Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Working On It

Molly has been trying REALLY hard to crawl. She is having trouble getting up on her knees, or else I think she would have it made. With her combination of scooting and rolling, she gets around really good, but crawling would just be that much better!

Everyday we devote some time just to working on crawling--she is getting SO strong!

Every so often, it's time to take a break from the crawling action and take a ride on the pony. Aren't her baby Wrangler's just the cutest?

Monday, January 24, 2011

The Heifers Are Home

It has been really cold and snowy lately--can you tell? Well, we finally got our new heifers home and officially doubled our cow herd. They are due to start calving the end of February, so they have a few weeks to settle in before the real work continues (for us anyhow).

It was quite the adventure hauling the heifers home. The place we bought them from is about 40 miles from here, so we borrowed a 24' trailer from some friends and figured we could make it in two trips home. We were planning on hauling them last Friday, but we were supposed to get 3-6 inches of snow, so we figured we better try to get them before the snow set in. We went for one load after Luke got off work one evening and everything was fine until we got about a mile from home. We had to turn a sharp corner and then head up a pretty steep hill--we got about 10 feet from the top of the hill and spun out. The trailer (and us) went sliding backwards until it hit the snowbank on the side of the road. Thank goodness there wasn't more of a ditch or we would of really been in trouble. But...we were stuck, and it was dark and cold and the heifers were all at the back of the trailer kind of piled up on each other. Let's just say it was a REALLY bad situation. To make a long story short, we are SO thankful for our friends that were able to back another trailer up to the trailer that was stuck and unload half the heifers into it. That way, the trailer was light enough to be pulled up over the hill and home. Somehow the truck, trailer and all the heifers seem to be fine...whew!

Unfortunately, we still had to make another trip first thing in the morning. Luke salted and sanded the hill before we left and we only hauled half as many cattle and thankfully made it fine. What an ordeal! We had planned on trying to actually purchase some more, but after that situation...I think we will be fine with what we have now!

Since we've had the heifers home it has been cold and snowy every single day, so we have been pretty busy keeping everything fed and happy.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Fun Times

Just for your information--the walker is REALLY FUN!!

Just thought I would share some cute pictures of Molly and her super fun walker!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy 2011

Luke & I not only stayed up until midnight, we actually made it until 2:30 AM! This may not be too surprising for Luke--but it REALLY is for me!!

New Year's Eve was also Molly's 7 month birthday and her Grandpa Steve's birthday too! According to my measurements, Molly now weighs 18.2 lbs and is 25.5 inches tall. She is really enjoying all her new toys that she got for Christmas and her feet can touch the ground in her walker--so she is cruisin' around. We also started giving her a sippy cup (just with water) and she thinks she is quite the big girl when she gets to drink out of it (with help from Mom).

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Christmas Day

Here's Molly in her "Baby's First Christmas" bib on Christmas Day. We spent the day with Luke's family, opening presents in the morning and then having Christmas Dinner at noon. Everyone kind of split up after that to visit the other side of their families. Since my family is too far away to go spend the afternoon with, we stayed there and Luke & Steve went hunting.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Christmas Eve

Here are some pictures from Christmas Eve:

Molly & her one and only cousin, Emma. They finally got to meet each other! Emma is not quite a year older than Molly. They played pretty well together and even shared toys. Emma does not like getting her picture taken, so this is one of the few I got of the two together:

We spent most of Christmas Eve at Luke's Grandma Thelma's house. She fixed a gigantic meal for everyone and we exchanged gifts. Here is a picture of Grandma Thelma with Luke and all of the cousins on that side of the family.

Molly has really taken a shine to her Great Grandma Thelma:

Here's our little girl on her first Christmas! We're so proud of her--she was such a good girl.

We went to church that evening and Molly was a very good girl until the last couple minutes when she screamed and cried some (it was bedtime and she was not up for being good anymore!).