Wednesday, November 7, 2012

3 Years going on 12

I can't believe that Bo is 3 yrs old already. Where has the time gone? I am so thankful to have this little man in my life. He amazes me everyday. He is strong willed, witty, caring, thoughtful, smart, and has the softest heart I know.

Every morning my mom comes over to see Boden before we leave for the day. It is their "time" together. And every morning my mom puts him in his car seat and kisses him, gives him loves, and they each do the I Love You sign to one another with their fingers. And if for some reason my mom forgets any of these three things, he is heart broken. He has to call her on the phone right away and ask her why she didn't give him a hug or whatever she missed. He loves his Grams so much!

He knows that the green gasoline pump is for diesel trucks and that our truck is a gas truck, so we don't use the green pump. He can name every color of dirt bike for you with their appropriate manufacturer, i.e. red = Honda, blue = Yamaha, green = Kawasaki, yellow = suzuki, etc. Motorcycles are his favorite. When asked if he wants a brother or sister, his response is "a Motorcycle." He can run a four wheeler pretty much by himself. He knows and says that, "Mama, you have to feather the throttle." I'm afraid this kid is going to be a gear head and it is inevitable that motorcycles and other machines are in the near future.

He does not like to disappoint anyone and I hope that this trait continues. :) The other day I was putting him in his car seat and he had both hands in his pockets holding on tightly to two candies. I was trying to put the seat belt on him and this is how the conversation went:
Me: Take your hands out of your pockets so I can do up your seat belt.
Bo: Don't yell at me.
Me: I didn't yell at you.
Bo: You were just telling me?
Me: Yes.
Bo: Smiles and says, "Oh, okay. Bring it in for a hug."

I could go on and on about this little man. He seems to warm hearts of everyone around him. I know that God has a specific plan for him and I know his light will shine for others to follow. He is truly an angel in my eyes. I cannot imagine my life without him.

Here are some pictures. Enjoy!


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Merry Christmas!

This post is going to take you to a part of me that I don't show too often because I like to keep things light and pretty much make fun of myself and well... most situations. Life should be fun, right?

I just wanted to write a little something about Christmas (10 days away). Many times we all get carried away with the presents, the parties, making sure we get or make the perfect gift.... etc. I AM ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE. But for some reason this year (probably because we are all filling the pinch of money) it has really hit home what the true meaning of Christmas is and its CHRIST!!! and Family!!! I am so thankful for my Savior. I am thankful for my family and everything they do for me and all the times they make me smile. One little smirk or silly comment from Bo just lights up my life. And I can't help but imagine that is how God feels about us, each and everyone of his children too. I hope that we can all try to be kinder to one another, to give without feeling we need something back from it, or maybe just as simple as opening a door for someone. I was at the store the other day and there was a young mother in front of me with two little kids. A girl about 5 and a boy in the cart about 3. The little boy was in his jammies carrying a Mickey Mouse doll with him and it was tattered to no end. He just smiled at me. I didn't pay any attention to them, just because I was in my own little world too. Well I saw the mom counting out coins to pay the cashier and I overheard her say, "Well, nevermind. Lets put back the bread." I then looked in her cart and all she had was a box of diapers, two gallons of milk and some bread. It took all the power I could muster not to tear up in front of her. Realizing that the mom didn't have enough money, I told the cashier to just put the bread on my bill and she could take it. The mother insisted that it was alright and that I didn't need to do that. I again, held back the tears, stomping my foot on the ground (that's what I do when I am about to pee or cry, this one because of the latter) and insisted more that she let me do this. She thanked me over and over and left with her kids. The cashier then looked at me and said, "That was so nice of you." I couldn't reply because I was so choked up. I just shrugged my shoulders. What I wanted to say was, "Well I would hope that someone would do that for me, if I wasn't able to afford the essentials too." I left the store balling like a baby in the car all the way home. With tears in my eyes as I walked in the door and grabbed my boy and my other big boy and gave them a big squeeze and told them how much I loved them. Things were put into perspective for me. I hope that I never forget the lesson I learned that day and that is to be THANKFUL, especially for the small things in life. Things we take for granted every day!!

Now that I have that off my chest, don't expect to see me do that again for a LONG TIME! I can't afford to lose another bra size. lol.

Here are some pictures of my little man. I have really never had Bo's pictures taken professionally. I decided to bite the bullet this year and get some done. His 2yr pictures kept getting later and later, and finally here they are. He is 27mos. old in these pics and going on 5. Bo has the softest heart I know. He is so aware of other people's feelings (and his too). He likes to tell us, "Mama, I'm crying now," or "Mama, I'm happy now." I hope that he continues to be caring, cuz I'm getting old and am going to need him to take care of me someday. Love ya Bubba!!

(By the way, I am not sending out Christmas cards this year, so please don't get pissed at me when you don't get one. Things were just too hectic this year, and I'm lazy!)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Potty for Big Bo!

I had heard horror stories of potty training for people, and let me tell you, this little man was nothing of the sort. I think that the trick was that Bo was more than READY for the potty. He was always telling me when he went poo in his diaper and sometimes that he had went pee. So I decided that I would give it a whirl. I didn't want to start him this early, but he was giving me an opening and I decided to try it. We started on a Friday night after work and that night he had NO accidents. Saturday was a tough day, 4 accidents in a row in the morning, then nothing the rest of the day. Sunday, he had two accidents and was getting very emotional. I almost decided to quit and just go back to diapers. Sent him with like 12 pairs of underwear to day care that week, and he had NO accidents ALL week! We have had one here and there, but I think I can say, we are done! He is good to go! Daddy taught him how to pee outside, and he would much rather pee outside then in a public restroom. Somehow we will have to figure that one out. I am so proud of him. He is so SMART! He is growing up too quick. I love that he is so cuddly, sweet and loveable. He loves to give big kisses to everyone and hates to hear babies cry. He is so concerned with everyones well being. He loves anything with an engine, especially his Uncle Clint's bike. He is obsessed with it! He loves to play with his puppy Duke, that is as energetic as Bo. Yet he loves to give him kisses and hugs depsite the fact that Duke tramples him almost daily. I will post more pics later of his 2yr. party. 2 YRS OLD!! Holy cow! I thank God everyday that he sent me this little angel.

Our summer was a long and hot one. We had SIX (6) new additions in our family this August. Four new cousins (2 boys, 2 girls) and my sister and brother both had babies as well. Kirt with his first child, a boy, Clay. He is so cute and has Kirt wrapped around his finger already. And then Carime had another girl that was born on Bo's b-day. Her name is Emery and she is adorable. Such a sweet baby.

Nathan has been busy already on hunting trips. He just got home from Alaska yesterday and then is off tomorrow night for Wyoming for a week. So it has been alot of just me and Bo time. I already shot my elk this year and so has Nathan. With those two out of the way early, it helps us concentrate on helping friends and family with their elk hunts, and then its on to deer in October/November. The SOLO Hunters TV show is doing great this year. We have received alot of positive buzz and I am hoping that it continues to do well. We have two bear hunts, three elk hunts and a moose hunt already taped this year and its only September. Hope that this luck continues for the rest of the year.

I am thankful everyday for our family and friends we have and all they do for us. We are very blessed. I hope that everyone else is doing well and I am looking forward to this fall.
 Loves reading on the pot, just like Dad.

 4th of July

 Macy, Preslie, Jace & Bo having fun at Papa's house.

His favorite horse, Marcos, at Grandma Tawnja's house.

His cupcake at daycare for his birthday. She swears it wasn't sour apple frosting, he begs to differ.

My 2011 bull. 425yrd shot, right in the boiler room!

Nate's 2011 bull. We call him Superfreak. Shot in a "freak" rain storm as well with 50mph winds. His club weighs almost 30lbs by itself. Definately a rare bull that Nate was happy to smack.

My little man in his under roos. So handsome. I could squeeze his little bum cheeks. So dang cute!

Monday, April 25, 2011

18 Mos. PicTures!

Well, I took Bo's pictures the other day. Here are a few, okay, more than a few. He did so good, for the majority of them. He was a little worn out by the time we were at the last spot. But he was a trooper. Good thing Nate was there to help make him smile. Bo has such a cute personality. Anything with horses or balls, he loves!

For Easter yesterday, he sure liked finding all the "eggies" and eating all the jelly beans that were inside them. We had a good time with family too. I am very grateful for everyone in my life right now. With all the horrible things going on this world, I am very blessed! I hope everyone else had a good Easter.

My favorite! ^

"You looking at me?"

Waiting for daddy to throw him the football. ^

Another Fave! ^