Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Blossom Fest weekend

sweet babies.... It was a blast having both kids at Blossom Fest this year. Rhett was older and loved strolling in the wagon w/ his Sissy.  It was a long day but a good one.  Shelby helped her daddy set up the night before (he was over the serving lines for the World Champion Steak Cook Off at the Blossom Festival) and then she had to dance at the Blossom Festival on Saturday morning. Her favorite dance, Carwash.









 They may dance at different studios but they're still friends and some sassy girls! :) haha... in front of the world's largest potato!




 So after all the fun at Blossom Fest that morning, we decided to come home and good thing we did cause it started raining AGAIN...
I never dreamed having two babies would be so hard but sooooo fun. They are so sweet together and yet have started picking on each other and it's funny but exhausting too. Rhett is holding his own but the fits have started and we are trying to nip that! haha... boys are DEFINITELY different.....

Shelby practices grooming and riding her stick horses and play horses constantly. She's soo ready for her first show May 30th!
 The end of the weekend was great and fun at Kristen's birthday party! Shelby having such great friends warms my soul.:)





Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Our little rider...

Our family is blessed...
Not only blessed with health and happiness but with amazing kids who never cease to amaze us.  Shelby had her 5ht lesson last week and when we arrived to Shaw Performance Horses ranch for her lesson we didn't see Midnight in his pen or ready for her and one of  Mr. Alan's workers said, "oh he's put out in the pasture. See?"  He was far out and happily eating. :) She then told Shelby, "You're going to ride Badger now!" She was a bit upset that she wasn't riding her precious Welsh (Welch) Pony, Midnight, any longer but was SUPER excited when she met Badger.  He's GORGEOUS! His left eye is blue with white eye lashes and his right eye is brown. He's sooo sweet and gentle too. He's a big horse and she was more excited to know he was a big horse and faster. Mr. Alan said she was ready and ready for a horse with more speed and get-up! :) haha...
There's more news too....




Sweet Blue....good ole ranch dog!

I finished Mr. Alan's pallet for him to take to World. He loved it and I was soo glad and relieved!

Sweet Badger









this is one of my favorite pics of her...

When she was finished with her lesson and we were about to leave, Mr. Alan told Ms. Linda, "Hey, I think she's ready for Lead-Line in Ruston on the 30th."  I thought he meant June 30th but he meant MAY 30th!!  She will do her first show the end of this month!! THAT'S NOT THIS WEEKEND BUT THE NEXT! :) She is sooo excited and so am I! :) Wow.... I never dreamed she would learn this fast and be this driven.  She is not afraid to command and control the horse all the while being gentle, patting him, caressing him and beaming from ear to ear.  She got to trot for the first time too and felt how different it feels REALLY trotting and the strength and balance it takes.  She is counting the days til her next lesson and her first show. :) I can't believe our baby is now a member of Shaw Performance Horses.  We love being apart of this family and learning more and more. I've got a LONG WAY TO GO to learning horses and all that it takes to be the mom of a rider.  We are even talking of selling our home, finding a home w/ land or building because we know eventually we will have to have horses for this girl and we want her to have the space and learn what it takes to care for them.  This is a LONG WAY from coming and we are thankful to have Mr. Alan and Ms. Linda to teach her and not only show her how to ride but how to care for horses herself.  We see a future in her and we want her to succeed. :)  I'm so shocked to see how passionate she is and how this truly is her dream and seeing it unfold is awesome.  Guess I better continue to brush up on country living and how it works.. LOL....

Thursday, May 14, 2015

We've Gotta a Walker!

Rhett was 14 months May 7th. #1, HOW DID THIS HAPPEN and #2, this age is sooo much fun! He's got quite the strong personality. He goes from sweet, cuddly, and gentle to 100% rough and tumble boy! He LOVES to aggravate his "Sissy" but also loves nothing more than to see her and be around her at all times. He does have a temper. Haha...he gets it honestly from me and well, the red-head in the family :).  Having a boy is SOOO DIFFERENT than having just a girl. Don't get me wrong, Shelby isn't 100% girly girl, but man are they different all the way around!
He's FINALLY starting to eat foods! It's still a work in progress but we are gettin there! He's down to maybe 3 bottles a day, so that's HUGE! He also loves to drink V8 Fusion and loves drinking out of a straw! It took shelby FOREVER to learn how to drink from a straw and Rhett's been at it since his 1st birthday!





These two brightened my dim Mother's Day. Shelby's beauty is overwhelming here and Rhett, well, he's going "Broom Broom" and just concentrating on driving his car. HAHA

Now he's happy cause Sissy is driving their car!
Rhett is by far different than shelby ever was and is when it comes to sleep. This boy LOVES AND NEEDS his sleep and he wants you to leave him alone in his bed.  Rock him in his rocking chair w/ his bottle, lay him in his bed and close the door. That's his bedtime routine. LOL...


He LOVES to play in Sissy's room and destroy everything in site especially when she's not here!
 So I FINALLY got how Rhett usually get around on video. We laugh and call him "Tiny Tim" cause it's soo funny to see how he scoots.
Part 1:

 Part 2 of "Tiny Tim's Scoot:"

This was on May4th...



So here Rhett is MONDAY, May 11th... What a difference a week makes!! Crazy huh??
Once again, he loves his Sissy. She's the main reason he's walking. She is the one who's been working with him. :) I LOVE THIS... and love her excitement! OH, the "Broom Broom" sound he makes, is his way of making a car sound cause he was "driving" haha....


Life will never be the same now for sure!!

A year in the life of Rhett

A year in the life of Rhett