1 Bay Peruvian Paso 10 years of age. Sweet and wonderful in every way. Bought for Liam.
1 Sorrel Peruvian Paso. 14 years of age. Strong and spirited, but extremely well trained for us. Comes complete with papers from Spain.
That's right ladies and gentlemen. We got BOTH horses.
The friend who's horses I'm training went half with us for both of them and has agreed to keep them at her farm for us in return for training services.
I am over the moon!!
I have wanted for so very long to be back to being involved with horses. I sold my final foal that I had lovingly raised and trained about 5 years ago, and the pining for another has not at all lessened since then. Getting hired on as a trainer this year was wonderful! But now owning a horse of our very own is just.....awesome.
Matt is thrilled! I thought for sure that this would be a no go with him, but he is head over heals about the idea of having our own horses for us and the kids.
Pictures and more horse raving to come!
She did it!
Rebecca gave birth to a beautiful baby girl at home in the water Friday afternoon!
Labor was long but she was born in just one push. A healthy 7lbs 5oz.
Welcome to the world Delia May!!
You are loved by us all more than you could imagine :)
We are going to a few different farms tomorrow to look at ponies in hopes of finding one for Liam.
More on this later....
It is so flipping awesome to have a potty trained boy!!!
I have the hardest sleeping kid in the world!!
When he sleeps, he SLEEPS!
Now, he does still wake 2-3 times a night (as well he should, light sleep periods and even wakeful times during a sleep cycle are extremely important to the developing child's brain. Especially from birth through the age of three. *This Public Service Announcement is brought to you by the letter Y*) but god help you if you have to try to wake the kid when he doesn't want to be wakened.
Just now I was reaching across him as he was napping and spilled the tall glass of water I was holding all over him. And he did nothing but rub his face, moan a quiet "Noooooooo" and roll over! :p
Today I was really struck by a visual reminder of just how little Liam still is.....how far he has yet to go.
Matt took of his wedding ring last night and set it on the dresser while he went out to rotate the tires. I found it while Liam and I were dusting this morning and so I handed it to him to hold for a bit. He loves pointing out our "ings" to us daily, so I thought it would be fun to let him wear it for a bit.
What I didn't anticipate however was the gutteral emotional reaction that I would have to seeing the ring I placed on my husbands hand the day we took our vows so big upon my little sons thumb.
I teared up immediately looking at his small soft fingers so carefully rubbing his fathers ring. They are such a stark contrast to Matt's strong, big, weathered hands.
I've been thinking all day about how quickly two years has passed. And how everyday I can see more and more of the man he's going to become. A man so very much like his daddy.
So brave. SO brave! Strong, compassionate, introspective, observant, outgoing, FUNNY!
I could, of course, go on and on :)
How lucky I am to be entrusted with his care and keeping as his tale unfolds.
Quiet but strong,
small but steady,
and fast as a little mouse.
So wonderful to hear.