It took a minute to get this post started because I had to go search for my (computer) mouse. I think just about daily I have to ask Rad if he has seen my mouse. Luckily, Mcree steals it and brings it to Rad so it is usually safe and sound.
On to more exciting things.
You guessed it, we went to the farm this last week. I was a little bummed when I heard it might be raining all day. Selfishly bummed for me but excited for all the plants at Urbanna Farm. And somehow I forgot that 4 year old boys LOVE to play in the rain. Gress and the farmer were both dressed in their coveralls and the farmer put Gress to work. The farmer truly shepherds Gress…so very thankful for him! Surprisingly, rain at the farm was fun and by mid day the sun was shining. Sweet Elijah is getting faster with his army crawl and I love to see Gress make him laugh. They have a sweet little friendship. We were hoping the mama goat would have had her babies but no such luck. Melissa and I let the goats out to walk around and one of the goats is a little crazy running and looking like she will head butt you at full speed. Let’s just say that the farmer’s wife is much braver than me! We found out that the rabbits, that Gress now calls “meat rabbits”, are about to have more babies. The chickens are always fun to see roaming the farm. As we were on one of our walks, Gress asked the farmer’s wife, “why does one chicken get on top of the other?” and she gave me a smirk and said. “because they are getting married.” Glad she answered that one. I am SURE there will be many more questions about that later on! Melissa and I found ourselves laughing at the many adventures that happen on the farm. Gress was so tired when we finally made it home at 7pm that he was crying with exhaustion. In an effort to toughen Gress up, I asked Gress if he thought the farmer cried from exhaustion, and he just looked at me with a blank stare. Guess that tactic didn’t work! 🙂 No doubt the farmer is that exhausted every night!
(Notice the car ride photo with Gress in his coveralls and coonskin hat…and he purposely smiled like that.) When we show up at the farm, no wonder Andy and Melissa just look at us and chuckle!
Mcree just turned 15 months and that meant a visit to the doctor for his checkup. When the doctor walked in the room, Mcree started laughing (he has this fake LOUD belly laugh that he has just started doing). He is a healthy and happy baby. He had to get a shot and I wasn’t sure how he would do since he hasn’t had shots yet, and often he is quite dramatic when he hurts himself. I decided to give him a lollipop just before the shot happened. He was overly enjoying the sucker that when the nurse squeezed his leg, he chuckled looked at her and then went back to enjoying his treat. AMAZING!
He weighs: 25.12 lbs, 65%
He is 32 inches tall: 75%
And his head is 19 1/4
(and yes, Mcree still has his paci, usually just a nap time…not sure when this will be weaned..kind of a good thing to have when they share a room! 🙂
I love our family time, and getting to share meals out together. Although I have to admit going out to eat with one kid was a bit more enjoyable as there was 2 people to help out. Now it is one to one man defense and often we are busy making sure food isn’t being thrown or Mcree is well fed. Rad and I want our boys to know how to behave in a restaurant so we work on manners and proper behavior when we are out. There will come a day that I will be able to eat my full meal without feeding someone else in between each bite, but in the meantime, I will savor this craziness. (I love the little “kids cup” they gave Mcree and he was so happy to have his own with a straw and all).
In between the post office, the grocery store runs, jumping at the jumpy place, visiting with friends, and playing at various parks…it has been a packed week. Gress came in our room this morning at 6:45am and said, is it morning time yet. I looked at him and said, in 15 minutes it will be. I asked Rad when boys start sleeping in and we guessed around 12 years of age. NOT wishing away this time, just wishing for a bit more sleep! 🙂
Hope you have a great weekend!