Throw Back to Baby Grayson

I was looking through older pictures and saw a lot of baby Baxter and baby Chase and the chickens… then I came across baby Grayson. I can’t believe he was this small. I could hold him in one hand.

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Crazy how fast they grow (been told this happens when you have babies too 😉 ) Glad we have photography to document it. I just love their baby faces 🙂

Happy Memorial Day 2017!

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Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, was held on May 30 from 1868-1971. It marks the start of the unofficial summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries. Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans. (info from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Day)  

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Today hubby had to work this morning so I worked around the house, got the 2+ month old now chicks out into their outside pen for some fresh air, and did a few things around the house. My boys were on the porch watching me work and usually sleeping…

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Once hubby got home we did some more work in the yard, grilled out a late lunch, and are going for a lovely drive later with the boys. Its so lovely here today 🙂

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Our gratitude to those families who have lost loved ones in the line of duty. To all: I hope you and your families are having a pleasant and beautiful day!

Good morning…wake up

This is what I wake up to many mornings….

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Good morning mommy wake up! Then my other boys are by the bed waiting for their turn for a pat. Not that I mind, it is a pretty cute face to  wake up to. But sometimes I get him too…

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Good afternoon Grayson wake up… mommy is home 😉 (And yes that is the dogs bed that we often find Grayson sleeping in. Don’t worry the boys have many beds and usually only use this one at night or when I am in the room.) Hope your having a good week 🙂

New Sun Spot

Our baby Grayson is over a year old now. He has his own personality, own language and way he communicates, and he has adopted many spots all over the house that are his. His newest spot is on a new storage unit in the office of our home.

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It may be the afternoon sun he likes… or watching the birds on the feeders on the tree outside this window… maybe its the little mat on the top… or the plants to hide in… but whatever it is, we now have a new spot to look for him, when we are searching for him. But wherever I find him I know I will get one of his cute little meows and he will let me cuddle him face to face. Love this boy!

Snow, Bird, whatever that was…

Our little Grayson has a few perches in the house that he loves to sit in. During each season he has different things to watch and he will use one perch more then others. Right now he loves this one as he can see many things. He has recently been enjoying the snow falling…

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Watching the birds fly from the tree right below this window or the chickens in the yard.

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And sometimes I am not sure what he is seeing, but it sure keeps his interest.

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Its entertaining watching him be entertained by all the things he sees. It’s also cute to hear him make little noises with different things he sees and watch him sometimes try to go after something, only realizing he can’t get it when his paw swipes the glass pane of the window. I think he is calmest though when he watches the snow… but I can’t blame him that’s when I am calmest too 🙂

Time for Snow Fun…

Good morning…. Chase is ready for more snow fun today. He can’t wait to be out again today playing and having fun.

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(Who can resist this face that says “mommy let me play in the snow”) The plan is to finish inside chores and in between take snow breaks to let him run about and play. I am sure Baxter will join him some of the time. Today should be full of snow adventures.

First Snow…

We had our first snow… it was so pretty.

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It started last night and went through early this morning.

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After work today I took the boys out to play and enjoy the snow.

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Baxter has new boots as he is getting older and he gets colder quicker then he used to. At first he wasn’t sure of them, but then he got used to traipsing about with them on.

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Chase is a big lover of snow and he loves to race about and see how fast he can go then stop quickly and turn to race the other way.

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I love to take the boys out and let them play. They are now resting and recharging for more play time in the snow tomorrow.

Merry Belated Christmas 2016…

Merry Christmas… a few days late… sorry was pretty busy, but I was thinking of all of my readers.

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I hope you all had a blessed Christmas and enjoyed time with people you care about.

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We had a nice day of Church, family, presents, and very good food.

The boys patiently waited to open their gifts…

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And then fell asleep on their new toys…

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It was a sweet moment.

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Overall it was a blessed Christmas celebrating our Lord and Saviors birthday!

“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” -Luke 2:10-11

Heat Wave… hopefully waving bye bye

It is so hot again… so hot I want to crawl into an ice bath. On top of the heat our AC went out yesterday and it’s not fixed yet. To keep cool we have al the fans going, extra floor fans on, were going for rides with the boys in the car with the AC going, and opening widows around the house where the sun isn’t shining in to increase air flow.

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This evening it is finally cooling and Grayson has been finding a way to stay cool…

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He has loved hanging out in the windows. We have found him in different windows depending on the sun. I think its not only the air flow, but he has loved hearing and seeing different animals and bugs go by.

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They say the coming week we are supposed to be in the 80’s again so hopefully that will help. When you don’t have AC or a commodity like it… makes you very grateful for it. Praying its fixed soon. Hope the weather is nice in your neck of the woods 🙂

Snow Birthday

Every year it seems on hubbys birthday it snows. This year it was no different as I had told you in my last post. It started snowing Friday mid day and didn’t stop till sometime early Sunday morning. 3ft in total with some drifts that went taller.

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On Saturday we started snow blowing and shoveling. The snow was going sideways, but we knew if we didn’t keep up with the snow, it would freeze and make it impossible for the snow blower to work properly. So while hubby was snow blowing I was shoveling around the vehicles the walkway, and the front porch as that was the only door of the house we could get in and out. This was after we had tracked and shoveled to the chicken coop with water and treats for the chickens stuck inside.

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Sunday brought more shoveling and snow blowing to try to get my SUV dug out and more of the driveway cleared. We had it where the truck could get out… until a neighbor came by in his tractor with a plow and pushed snow all back in front of our drive. Didn’t matter anyways as the road was still so bad we couldn’t get out even with 4×4.

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Monday was more shoveling and attempting to dig out the mailbox, which still hasn’t completely happened.

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Tuesday more shoveling in the driveway so we could get both vehicles in and out one at a time and paths in the back yard for the dogs.

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Both Baxter and Chase had limited times outside as I didn’t want them getting too cold or frostbitten paws. The snow was clumping especially on Chase’s fur covered paws. We decided we may need to look into snow boots for him as his paws just get covered and he won’t come in as he loves the snow so we just don’t want hurt paws. Baxter on the other hand didn’t mind not being outside he enjoyed his bed inside more.

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Grayson enjoyed watching all of us from the windows and watching the birds who came to the bird feeders we had out front.

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So our snow adventure had us snowed in at our place and just chilling where we were warm, safe, and still had power so all went well. Now its back to work and life… If it wasn’t for the shoveling… I miss being snowed in and the world stopping for a few days.

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