Friday, January 19, 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

Somebody is turning 4 tomorrow...

Our favourite little cowboy is turning 4 tomorrow. Today I gave all of the boys(including Scott) a haircut. Scott is currently out to lunch with the little man and I'm sure they are enjoying "people watching" while they eat their special meal. Last year I enjoyed taking Samuel out for him special Birthday lunch. I think it took him about 45 minutes to finish his food because he was full of questions and interested in everyone around us. I will be sure to take lots of pictures tomorrow as we celebrate and thank the Lord for sharing this lively little man with us!

His current interests are still The Lone Ranger and Roy Rogers. He loves to chase and arrest the "bad guys".

He can count to 30 and enjoys drawing.

He is the regular usher at church, with Caleb occasionally filling in for him.

He prays for the firemen and the mounties on a regular basis and believes that God wants him to be a Mountie when he grows up...

His favourite thing to do is "wrestle" with Scott.

He is in the running for being our tallest 4 year old. We'll find out who gets that title when we measure him tomorrow. It's going to be a close one between him and Addy.

He makes sure that people don't mess with his little sister, Lillian, but makes sure that she gets her fair share of teasing... We are not concerned about him hurting her because when we hear him crying we often find her "sitting on him". This gives us a good chuckle because she is half his height and weight. Good to know that he can be the gentle giant sometimes.

He loves "reading" books and still enjoys snuggling up with us.

Trying to remember to cherish these years when they are little. The days are not always full of fun and the whiny attitudes can be a challenge, but we wouldn't trade our little people for anything!

Well, I'd better be off! Kiersten and I are going to decorate the cake while the little man is away...

Warming up...

The temperatures have been close to -30 or colder off and on since the week of Christmas break. We are thankful for the Lord's leading us to cut back on our farming ambitions, which means far less time needed to feed the remaining animals. The chickens faired quite well and still laid a decent amount of eggs. So thankful for Elyssia and Garrison taking care of those outside chores and allowing the rest of us to stay warm inside! We are also thankful that Scott has had inside work for most of those really cold days. We have been enjoying his schedule for the new year, which includes him taking the days off on Monday. Saturday and Sunday are usually full of preparation and delivery of sermons, making visits, etc... To see him get the opportunity to slow down a bit and have extra time to spend with the kids is a blessing!

We don't want to forget our family and friends that still have to be outside and the livestock who have no choice about staying inside to escape the cold. Thankful that it looks like things are going to be warmer for awhile and thankful for the faithfulness of those who go out to take care of their animals every... single... day.