Monday, July 29, 2013

Summer Eats

Who doesn't like a sweet, Juicy Watermelon?

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Stampede 2013

Even if we don't make it to many rodeo's in the summer, we never miss the SKI-HI Stampede, Colorado's oldest rodeo!  Wyatt made friends with the announcer this year, got to enjoy some night rides and spent almost four hours riding and pigging out on carni food a few days later.

Yes - he does have bandaid on his cheek. He got stuck under some chairs in the shed while one of our momma cats went after another cat and I think he got caught in between. I was right outside the door when it happened but only saw him sitting crying with the cat next to him wondering what all the fuss was.  At first I wasn't sure what had happened other than he must have gotten scratched, but after cleaning him up I realized we were going to pay a visit to the drs. Luckily he didn't have to get stitches, but they did glue it. I wish I had just taken care of it with good tape like it was when we went in because the guy who did it didn't get it closed enough. Oh well. Medical care in the we are now putting Mederma on it and it is looking like it will eventually fade away.

After the inital hurt of it all he hasn't cared anything about it and still crawls around after the cats with no fear. So in his own words..."It's an accident mom".

Friday, July 19, 2013

Living at the Pool

Today was the last day of swim lessons. Whereas I'm sorry to not be swimming every morning except for private lessons, I really will appreciate being able to work on my class and contract work first thing every morning so as to free up my afternoons.  I realized I hadn't taken any pictures of Wyatt all summer despite being at the pool four to five days a week.  He took lessons this last session and did awesome in a new environment with other students and teachers. I regret not being able to take pictures of him with his class and going off the diving board, but I'll try and get that later this summer since the pool is right down the road!


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Fishing on the River

A friend of ours lives on the Rio Grande in the most beautiful ranch.  A bunch of little rivers and ponds dot the property so I took Wyatt "fishing" for the first time. I didn't put a hook on and he had a blast anyway. One of these days we'll try to catch something!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Cuckoo Houses

Wyatt brought me Cuckoo bird houses while down the craft aisle in Walmart one day. I'm not sure where the phrase cuckoo bird came from, but he was insistent we had to paint them for the birds. One was mailed to Nona in Michigan and the other is hanging on our tree outside. For the Cuckoo birds of course.

I personally like how he sticks his tongue out while concentrating. Evidently I do that also.

Friday, July 05, 2013

Look What Rumba Did!!!

Our new little bundle of joy has arrived! Yeah! She was born sometime between 11pmlast night and probably 2 or 3 this morning. Rumba never shows any sign of foaking - doesn't wax, never sweats up or gets anxious...she gets soft around the tail weeks in adnavce and her bag stays full for weeks too - so it's impossible to tell exactly when she is truly getting close. Luckily she is a super easy foaler since we always miss is. She's perfect and I think is going to look like her daddy Grizz, a big, beautiful dun marked grulla. She's a half sister to Ringo, who continues to do well with his training!

Look! Smiling for the camera!

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Happy Fourth of July!

We finally had a rainstorm tonight! Yeah! No Fireworks anyway because of the fire ban, but we did sparklers anyway. Super fun!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

The Wienie's New Abode

Ok - Our small house is not very condusive to dogs and the wieners have been sleeping in the stock trailer because they dig out of the big kennel with Mac and Roxie.  Now they have their own penthouse.  Nate does good work eh?

The fires have dwindled and no structures burned thank God!  Monsoons are starting to come in too so hopefully that puts it all out. However we still can't have fireworks for the fourth :(

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Loves His Babies

Wyatt loves animals. Sometime too much, but I'd rather he be over-lovable than not enough. He has taken to carrying around the two kittens we have kept around with him everywhere. They are wising up to him though and hide. But when he does get his hand on them they follow him everywhere!

He also climbs in with his mini-pony Tootsie all the time. She's a stinker and won't let him catch her until I put a halter on her, but she tolerant and gentle with him so she's pefect for a kid learning the ropes with a horse, and who likes to climb in with the horses.

And THIS relationship never gets old. These two are too much together.  Not sure I blogged about Wyatt's new room. We finally are redoing the house this summer. We have a HUGE back room we have used for storage, so now we are turning it into a master bedroom, the family room into a dining work area, the old master bedroom into a den/guest room, and the spare bedroom FINALLY has turned into Wyatt's room. Toddler loft included. He loves it but still crawls out of bed at 5 am to sleep with mom and dad.

He loves Mari Cart so hence the Mario sheets.