Friday, July 27, 2012

Bluegrass Fair

Last Saturday we hit up the bluegrass county fair. On our way there we got a call from the Bylunds asking us if we wanted their extra passes! yes! So we spent the night with their family, going on rides, watching a dare devil show and eating carni food which I regretted later that night.

G had to sit out some of rides because of his arm but Mac rode everything he could and loved it all. 5 hours just wasn't enough for him.

Friday, July 20, 2012


Life here has been interesting. It took us some time to get back into our routine after vacation. But it felt good to get back to the gym, back to the pool, and even back to house cleaning and jobs! Then Gray broke his arm and we've been trying to find things that he can do. But to tell your the truth his arm hasn't slowed him down much. We do play more board games and they obviously wrestle less but G has resorted to biting an kicking when they do fight. One day we attempted the pool, I wrapped G's arm up nice and tight and he spent the day dipping his toes in the pool and cheering Mac on, totally happy as can be. Love my easy going boy!

Helped dad water the lawn
After a very long month of little rain we have welcomed the daily thunder storms!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Friday the 13th started out like most Fridays. Woke up made breakfast, cleaned the house, showered while the boys wrestled on my bed. Started getting ready, boys still wrestling and then screaming! "G, sorry G, sorry !!! Mom it was an accident!"

When I saw gray's arm I immediately knew he broke it. Plus the fact that he cried longer than a couple of minutes made me think it was broken too. So we hurried and got everyone ready, dropped Mac and Annie off at a friend's house and headed to the pediatrician where the doctor took one look at his arm and called an orthopedic doctor. To make a long story short, the x-rays showed that in fact his arm was broken.

His arm right after he fell
While the nurse was looking at Gray's x-ray I overheard her say "wow, and he didn't even make a sound!" Gray really was amazing. Cried while we were home but the minute we left the house, no tears, no complaining. Even when I had to adjust his arm for the x-ray he didn't wince or say a thing.
In this picture you can tell the difference between the good arm and the broken arm.

"Mom I look like superman!" 
G is loving his cast and is still being a champ. I was worried about his pain and being able to sleep with his cast on but everything went great. He slept great and acts like nothing has changed. In Gray's short life he has been through a lot; multiple ER visits, stitches/glue, eye surgery, front teeth getting knocked out, and now a broken arm. But out of all my kids Gray can handle pain and crazy situations the best. He's always calm and never complains which makes everything easier on me and I love him for that. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

 We started picking blackberries at this farm when Gray was 1! It's been fun to continue this tradition and see how much our little family changes year to year. We met up with some friends and Gray proved to be the best picker (the only kid that picked after the first row) I have passed on my love of gardening and all things nature to G and he makes me proud!:) He had to show me every big, juicy berry he picked!
 The rest of the group. It was hot and dry, they were all troopers.

 The kids loved it at first and then the moms had to finish the picking

 Mac picked maybe 10 berries and he was done. The rest of the time he ran the fields playing hind n' go seek with the other kids

 Annie loved the blackberries. She ate them almost as fast as we picked them!

Annie playing in the hammock this year and last year. She has grown so much!

This was Mac the first year we went! He was just two and a half! Still two of my favorite pictures of him.

Links to the past blackberry picks