Friday, January 25, 2013

Gettin' our country on!

We went to the Ft. Worth Stock Show and Rodeo yesterday. We spent most of our time before the rodeo checking out all of the John Deere tractors that were on display. AJ was in heaven! He would sit on one tractor for a minute and then want to sit on another and then another and another! There were just soooo many tractors that I think he was a little overwhelmed. Ha ha!

We were eventually able to tear him away from the tractors so we could check out Elsie, the Borden milk cow, and the livestock. We went in the sheep barns first and saw some ewes and even a couple of rams who were fighting. It was kind if funny because you think of sheep saying "baaa" but not these. It was more of this maniacal baa/moo thing that was a little creepy. Even more creeping was how well AJ could imitate the noise!  As we were walking out of the sheep barn to go see the cattle he was practically yelling the noise back at the sheep! I wish I had gotten it on video!

We made it around to see some cattle, rabbits, angry chickens, ducks, baby chicks that were actually hatching in an incubator, a donkey and of course horses!

Once it was rodeo time we found our seats and almost immediately AJ spotted a lady selling popcorn. :/ He watched her like a hawk and kept holding out his hand towards her. He looked kind of pathetic, in a very cute way. Ha! So of course he got a box of popcorn and devoured it by the fist full! He actually got really into the rodeo. He would clap every time a cowboy or cowgirl would come out to do their event and yell, "Yay!" when they finished.

We had a great time! I absolutely love building these memories with my family! (It's also a plus any time I get to see my handsome hubby in a crisp button down shirt, jeans and boots! *gasp* LOL!)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmastime is near!

    Eeek! This is my favorite time of year! I love, love, love Christmas and I am loving it even more now that AJ is old enough to begin to enjoy it too! He has absolutely loved seeing all the houses decorated with Christmas lights. He loves to go for walks through the neighborhood after dark to see all the lights. One night I took him out in his wagon and we were gone for probably close to 45 minutes and he did not want to come home! He has made it his job to turn on the Christmas tree after he wakes up every morning. It's so cute!
I have had a great time decorating the house this year. I have been able to add a few new touches here and there this year, including some things I made and I have lots of ideas for next year! ;)
Thanks to Pinterest, I've also made a few gifts this year and I'm pretty excited about them! I've only got a few more gifts to buy and then I'll be finished with my shopping!
Andrew, AJ, and I put up lights outside for the first time this year! I had bought a few strands the first year we were married but never put them up. I found some on sale this season and got a few more strands and we did a pretty good job, if I do say so myself!

Merry Christmas from the Withers!

November Update

     Well, November has come and gone. We had a wonderful time with our families on Thanksgiving! We spent Turkey Day at Andrew's parents' house. My mom, dad, sister and her boyfriend came too as well as some of Andrew's other family. Of course there was lots of delicious food and lively conversation (As if any other kind of conversation exits in the Withers' house. Hehe.). I love the holidays! Of course the day after Thanksgiving, the Christmas decorations were unpacked and the decorating began! Here are some pictures highlighting our November!

First buzz cut!
First bubble bath!


Playing with his nativity while the
Christmas decorations are put out!