Funny baby story

BigKid’s cousin Jalina comes over once in a while after school to play with BigKid so I can get some work done. Usually renos. They always have a great time, and BigKid wants nothing to do with me when Jalina’s around. (Oddly reminiscent of a certain sister of mine when she was about the same age) Well, today must’ve been more fun than most, because after I put BigKid to bed she was grinning and giggling in her sleep. So very cute.

another sick day

First she snuggled with me for a bit, then she snuggled with Bear while I got some lunch.
Then she snuggled with me some more, except when I got up to take a picture.

She slept on my chest for about 6 hours today, poor little bug. She was feeling so much better this evening though, thank goodness. She even got down to play on the floor for a while.


I just realized that I forgot to write about another of BigKid’s new adventures. Sunday before last, we all went out with Uncle Scott and Uncle Mark in Scott’s boat. BigKid got to use her new lifejacket, and she had a great time. She didn’t test out the lifejacket, but she got wetter than I did! Andrew dipped her feet in when we were out on the lake, and I was helping her “jump” in when we were back at the dock. She had a blast going in over and over again, barely letting me have time to rest my arms from lifting her. She went in all the way up to her armpits! Sadly, no pictures, because I misplaced my camera for a few days there.

Sick baby.

The only good thing about a sick baby is she snuggles.

First she snuggled with me.

Then I went to the grocery store and came home to find this.


Sometime between 2pm yesterday and 9pm today, BigKid sprouted a new tooth. This one’s not just barely cut either, it’s quite a bit out already. Yeouch. Her molars are giving her a bit of trouble though, so I’m not sure she noticed it. Poor kid.

Someone should fire me.

We’ve been pretty busy the last few weeks, but I should’ve been able to get on here and post a couple pictures at least. Here’s what we’ve done.

We got the garden in 2 weeks ago, but my pickling cucumbers died so I need to go buy a few started plants for that. The watermelons and 3 of my tomato plants didn’t make it either, but we’ll make do. We have potatoes, corn, beans, peas, summer squash, pumpkins, lemon cukes, beets, lettuce, radishes, cauliflower, sunflowes, herbs, strawberries, and lots and lots of tomatoes. Good thing we like tomatoes.

One of Andrew’s cousins got married May 26, and BigKid and I went and had a great time. Andrew couldn’t make it because of work, unfortunately. I met a lot of relatives that I hadn’t met before, and saw lots that I had. It was great.

Our siding got finished, our yard is mostly cleaned up, and we’re just waiting on a garage door now.

BigKid isn’t walking yet, and now refuses to try taking steps either, she just goes limp when you try to get her to do so. So we have a few more days before she starts taking off on us, I guess. She has 4 teeth all the way in, one halfway, and one that keeps poking through and going back in. And it looks like the next one will be a molar. That’s the giant bump I feel on her gums anyway. Still no words that we can understand, but she tells us big stories so we’re anxiously waiting for clarity.

Bailey and Morgan are doing great, in perfect health and enjoying the summer weather. Charlie is doing better and healing well, but has a long road ahead of him. We had him back to the vet on Monday and it looks like we’ll be into October before the skin completely closes over the wound. Big brat got out of the fence today and took himself for a walk in the neighbor’s field. I happened to catch him dancing down the road when I was mowing the grass and ran back for a halter and then out to find him. He was rolling in the dirt, of course, because I had just brushed him this morning. Turned right around and came home with me though, thank goodness.

And now, pictures!

BigKid’s first car. She’ll climb on and off this thing for hours, she also likes to walk along pushing it, it gives her just enough support to stay up.
Pictures from the wedding:

BigKid & Grandpa Clayton

This one was too precious to pass up, BigKid & Aunty Diane
Soaking up some sun.

Getting so big! She’s more of a toddler and less of a baby every day.

And today, with her new favorite toy. She thinks the insides are quite good too.