Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Outside Adventures

For some reason, one of our baby calves wasn't nursing his mother, so Darren fixed up a little pen at our house, and brought him home for the kids and I to take care of. KatieLynn & Dean named him Blackjack, and we feed him 2-3 times a day. Right now he is just drinking milk, though we also have water and a little feed out for him. He gets so excited when he sees the bottle, but so far he hasn't shown much interest in the water or feed. Both the kids love little Blackjack, but KatieLynn especially does. As soon as she gets dressed in the morning, she is ready to go get in his pen, and she gives him hugs and kisses all day long, plus always tells him goodbye before we leave anywhere. The other day we started cleaning out the playhouse, first just sweeping it out, but when we got all the toys outside, we decided to wash them, which led to washing all the kids' ride-on toys and my car. Every time water is involved, Dean and KatieLynn always wind up very wet, so they put their swimsuits on before we turned the water hose on. :)KatieLynn washes the dishes from the playhouse.Dean is a great tire washer!


Dawn Jenkins said...

TOO CUTE!!! I can't wait to get out to the country!!!
How is the Biggest Loser comin'??? Prayin' for you daily!!! Love ya girl!

Dawn Jenkins said...

Just checkin' in to encourage ya...we have 12 girls signed-up so far, and after praying for you this week I already feel a sweet love for all of you!!! I can't wait to hear about your progress next Monday!!! I am praying today the following for you, "Father, we are your children. Jesus is Lord over our spirit, soul, and BODY. I praise you because we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful; we know that full well. Lord, I thank YOU for declaring your plans for us - plans to prosper us and not to harm us, plans to give us hope and a future. WE CHOOSE to renew our minds to YOUR PLANS for a healthy lifestyle. You have abounded towards us with all prudence and wisdome. Therefore, we give thought to our steps. Teach us knowledge and good judgement with concerns to our bodies. Our bodies are for you Lord. So here is what we want to do with YOUR help, Father God. We choose to take our everyday, ordinary lives - our sleeping, our eating, our excercising, our going to work, our walking-around lives, and PLACE THEM BEFORE YOU AS LIVING SACRIFICES. Christ, the Messiah, will be magnified and receive the glory and praise in each of our bodies and minds. Thank you Lord for the help you are giving us! In Jesus Name! Amen!!! (out of the Prayers That Avail Much) Have a great day! Your Biggest Loser Bloggin' Style Friend - Dawn