Friday, August 11, 2006

Little Red Wagon....

Well we've dug out and washed the wagon that we bought for Gabe last year. Turns out I've really been missing out this summer by not having it ready to go. The kids are loving it! I hosed it down, as it was pretty dirty from all my gardening supplies, then washed the padding (yes it's really quite cozy), and dusted off the old canopy. Once it was together the babes couldn't wait to get in. Here are a few of the pictures of the first wagon ride of the summer:

Ashlyn thinks she is invincible and like to pretend she's surfing while in the wagon. I have a play by play of the activity that was keeping her the most happy, "Watch mommy pick up toys":

"Look at my Flamingo" .....................Oooohhh...I dropped it...

Oooopsie! (hee hee) ...........................and now for the book!

After playing a reallllllly grrrrreat game of "watch mommy pick up toys", Ashlyn decided she was up for some milk and she fit perfectly in wagon for a little siesta........okay so she didn't really sleep, but it would have been nice.

I then found Gabe's walker ...which Ashlyn has now adopted as her own, and so many memories came flooding back from when Gabe was still learning to walk at 22 months. He was so cautious about every little stone on the laneway and held onto his little walker for dear life. His little boots, clip-clopping along. So precious. Ashy on the other hand would prefer the 'dive-right-in' approach and will likely go head over heels on this walker a few times before actually realizing that it's for balance..not for climbing. O, have I ever got some 'fun' times ahead with her.....hmmm, makes me smile already.

After our wagon/walker activities, we decided to go and see how Daddy was doing with the Hay baling. Dwight had mentioned earlier that he, his dad and his crew of neighbourhood and church boys had just baled and mowed (put the bales in the top of the barn) 5000 bales in 3 days !!!! That's a record here on the Farm. He was pretty happy. As we ventured behind the house we noticed a storm cloud brewing over the barn, this of course would not be good for the hay. We walked a little further and found Dwight pushing to get the remainder of the load into the barn. Go Daddy Go!

We also made a detour to the calf barn, to visit the little baby cows (Ashlyn surfing all the while). Here is a picture of the some of the newest calves in the barn.

Dwight has recently implemented a new way of feeding the calves. It's an unlimited access approach that allows the calves to drink whenever they would like. It's called Acidified milk and it has been making some very healthy cows here at the farm. These 2 are about a week old, and are enjoying their newly bedded shavings, snuggling down for an afternoon nap. After our outdoor morning I decided it was time to head in for naps and after the struggle of getting them to bed was sure worth it......2 hours, Aaahhhhhh. It was lovely.

2 He called a little child and had him stand among them. 3 And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Pure faith, pure innocence.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What an incredible job you have been doing. I love reading your blogs and seeing what the little kiddies have been up too. Keep it up!!! Love ya all! BK