My oldest son… 9 yrs. old. Every time my children turn a yr. older, I get all sentimental and say things like, “I can’t believe he or she is that age already!!” and “Where did the time go?”

That’s what I’m thinking now as I type this 🙂 How is it that he is 9?? Some days he surprises me with how grown up he can be, and the next time he acts like he’s reverted back to a 3 yr. old. He loves anything with a motor! Sometimes I wonder what else he could possibly start up in a day 🙂 I know that comes from his daddy 🙂

I always love to see my children at each stage as they grow, but I do feel a twinge of sadness at how fast the years really do go by.

Tomorrow school is starting for the year, and he will be entering 3d grade. He really enjoys school, and does well, so I’m hoping for another good year.

all proud of his bday gift :)

all proud of his bday gift 🙂

mosl 014I took him and some friends swimming for his bday.. mosl 015mosl 054_edited-1 mosl 056_edited-1 mosl 059_edited-1My sweet boy! He has brown hair and eyes just like his daddy. Handsome like his dad too 😉mosl 061_edited-1 I may have been acting a bit ridiculous so I could get some smiles 🙂 Instead I get this 🙂mosl 062Love him!! Even though he can frustrate me like crazy 🙂mosl 065_edited-1 mosl 067_edited-1 mosl 068_edited-1 mosl 074_edited-1He so badly wanted a picture with Misty, so I obliged. I decided not to order wallets of this one though, because she looks so poorly. Sure, I could do some photoshopping, but that’s not real life. I’m hoping by Kirsten’s birthday to be able to take her pictures with her. Think she’ll be looking good by then 🙂

Have an awesome week! ~ Jolene

A Happy Day

It was a morning that Dale came back from hauling a horse for someone, that there were some very excited children at our house. An Amish acquaintance of ours blessed us with a free pony. Or small horse? There is still some debate on that 🙂 I think it looks to much like a horse to be a pony. Does that even make sense? 🙂 I have no experience with horses 🙂

Anyways, we added to our Old McDonald farm 🙂 I guess someone dropped this pony off at this Amish man’s farm because it was neglected and needed care. And then it came here. I pitied the poor thing! Very thin and losing hair. She is getting plenty of attention here! Maybe more than she would like 🙂mosl 036_edited-1 mosl 037_edited-1 mosl 038_edited-1 mosl 039_edited-1 mosl 040_edited-1They all were so happy! Kirsten has been begging for a horse for so long 🙂mosl 045_edited-1A good shampoo was in order. I’m actually quite proud of my hubby for helping the children . This is definitely not something he would normally do 🙂 Unless it was a cow 🙂 mosl 046_edited-1 mosl 047 mosl 048_edited-1Her name is Misty. She is starting to look much better, even though Tristan cut her mane rather short 🙂 Guess he thought she needed a trim as well 🙂 I told the children not to ride her till she is stronger, but it wasn’t long till I’d see them. We have no saddle, they just sit on her bareback 🙂 She is quite gentle, which is great for these people not used to horses 🙂

At any rate, I prefer her over the pigs 🙂mosl 042_edited-1Who as you can see are starting to look quite portly. In fact, I think they will soon be headed off to various butcher shops  🙂 Randy and Diana are giving one to us, and I think when I’m eating that yummy ham, and bacon, and sausage, I will remember all the pig chases, the running through flower beds, and I will be smiling 😉