Sunday, December 05, 2010

It's Feeling a Lot Like Christmas!

First off, I need to put a shout out to Galloping Grace Youth Ranch in New Mexico. They are a non-profit organization that caters to children on their ranch. Each year they host a Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Corral. We missed out on pumpkins this year and were determined to get our tree from them. Alas, between the funeral and a cranky sick husband we just didn't make it. I'm bummed. Hoping for next year!

So we put our tree up this weekend!

Santa visited a little early as my little man has finally made the connection between his hands and his eyes! We first noticed it in his swing when we attached the tray with toys. He definitely was reaching and manipulating!

He's such an active little boy and loves to stand supported, so we decided it was time for a jumper. With some serious online searches involved, we finally found an affordable one at Wally-World, of all places. He loves to bounce in it and play with the toys!

I also have been meaning to post forever about Tinkerbell, the Pony. I finally found her a good home! As I refused to sell her for pennies, a friend approached me with a fair trade. Tinkerbell has gone to live with a little girl who loves her and rides her regularly, and in exchange I got this:

Tootsie, the Mini. She eats less. Has a Shag carpet for a coat. And is Wyatt new trusty stead (when he learns to ride next summer). As she comes up to my waist, I'm not too concerned about falls.


BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Awww-Adorable! Both the little outlaw and Tootsie.

The nice thing about minis, is even if the little ones aren't up to 'riding' yet, if the mini is nice (which I'm sure you got a nice one), then the little one's feel so comfortable brushing and leading them. Meg spent hours just messing with her Mighty Mouse.

The Wades said...

Hey girlie. Thanks so much for the shout-out! That's so sweet of you. I can't believe you'd even consider coming all the way out here for pumpkins and trees--really cool. I'd love to meet you some day.

I'm so behind on reading blogs. This tree business is zapping me of my free time. ;) I'll catch up soon. Love ya and Merry Christmas.