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Monday, August 1, 2011

So did anyone miss me??   The truth is that it's been cuh-razy round here and by the time I get any down time the last thing I want to do is worry about keeping up the ol' blog.  Especially since we don't have much more than the common summer snapshots going on.  We are having fun and summer is moving at warp speed.  My camera is broken and I haven't even had time to care.. so all my photos these days are right from my phone.  Pathetic.    But I'm going to be better, really I am.    Here are a few pics of the last few weeks.
 On lazy days, I am always amazed at how much fun a group of kids can have with a hose and some buckets.    Seriously hours have been spent filling and splashing.  I don't see the appeal but I'm not arguing.
 Kobi & Jack did another triathlon and had a blast.  I am hoping more kid triathlons pop up because I think I have as much fun as they do.  Next year 4 of them will be able to participate!

 at the transition area
 they are all so proud of each other
 Run baby run

 Mina and Ty went to Panda VBS, while Kobi and Jack spent a week in Nebraska with their cousins.  I'll have to get some pics of that.. Kobi showed cows and lambs at the County Fair and won first place in a cookie bake-off.  Her prize was a blue ribbon and check for $1.75. How sweet is that.  She is so proud of that check!   Great fun.
 Ty's teeth are dropping like flies :) His language is getting so much better so quickly.  He still has a hard time pronouncing a few sounds but the things he comes up with.. kid is quite the jokester.   We can really see more of his personality coming out now.   He's starting kindergarten in a few weeks!!!  He is excited to finally be going to school with the "big kids" and he will be moving out of his own room to bunk in with Jack, which he is thrilled about.   He hates having his own room, but he is just starting to mellow out a bit.  He was running on Christmas morning excitement for so long that he had a hard time relaxing when anyone else was in the room with him.   My famous mommy words to him... "Ty, Relax" or "Ty, Chill it"  must be said 20 times a day.
 And for the shocker of the summer.  Since we have the coolest Grandpa and Grandma (a.k.a. Abui)  They, on a whim, just bough a horse farm a few minutes away from us.. so I see horses in our near future.    We know nothing about horses but figure that will change.  Any advice about how to find a horse suitable for a bunch of little kids (and parents) with no experience but willing to learn, would be much appreciated.
 The owner is of course taking these beautiful horses with her.   This is gonna be fun :)


Anonymous said...

Always love seeing what your family is up to and empathizing with the fun chaos that is having a big family. LOVE it! The horse farm sure sounds fun and will be GREAT for your kids! Think of you often... every time I hug Joshua... knowing you played a big role in getting him home to us!
take care~ :)

Mollie B said...

Might want to start with a pony. How very exciting. Do you see any chickens in your future?

Sarabeth Hudson said...

I missed you ;) How fun! A horse farm!!!!!!!

Sarabeth Hudson said...

P.S. Shasta might be a good resource about the horses...she has a farm now :)

Hebnix said...

Amy, I just saw this on a FB post... I'm thinking that it may be too far away, but you may luck out...

ALWAYS LOVE to read your stuff!
If you get time, send me Simon's (guide in GZ) email address hebnix at gmail dot com

Here is what it said...

Posting for a friend: FREE HORSES!!! 52 thoroughbred horses need homes. Will go to Sugarcreek this Sat. for slaughter.Gentleman died his son wants nothing to do with them. Most broodmares are broke and some are in foal weanling, yearlings, 2 yrs and 3 yrs old most are gelded.FREE and papered. Friend of the deceased is trying to find homes. 440-463-4288 Barnesville.

Shawna Sanchez said...

Might want to start with a pony. How very exciting. Do you see any chickens in your future?