Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A day in the barn with Daddy

I wrote this post a couple weeks ago but for some reason it wouldn't let me upload any pictures...... so, tonight I tried it again and it let me!! :)

On December 10th Blake and I went into the barn with Tyler. He was in there learning how to do all the work the hired hand does for the week. I didn't think Blake would like it because every time he saw a little pig before this day he didn't like it when it made noise. So I thought we would get in there and need to go back out in a little bit. But Blake surprised me and loved being in the barn! He wasn't so sure about the sows but he loved all the little pigs! While we were in there we moved pigs from the grower to the finisher and Blakey had fun making noise to get the pigs moving. He liked to run around the pen and make all the pigs go crazy :) After we got all the pigs moved we went and sat in a nursery pen (which is little pigs) for a while. He would chase one pig around until he "caught" it so he pet it. We stayed in the barn for several hours before we went home. After we got out I told Tyler I have a feeling we will be going in the barn more often :) We haven't went in again yet but we probably will in a few weeks when Tyler does weekend chores.

Trying to figure out which pig to chase after.
I got him.....for a second before he runs off again :)

Let try a different barn to see if these pigs will come to me :) Nope.....they still run from me mommy :(

He stopped trying to catch the pigs so I could take a picture of him and daddy together, then it was all about the pigs again :)

Oh, and if you were wonder no Blake was not wearing shoes in the barn :) He was just wearing his socks because I didn't think to get the boots that mom and dad have for him :) But I didn't have to do the laundry so it was ok :)

We will have to go in the barn again sometime soon :) I went in yesterday and helped Tyler but my mom watched Blakey for me.

Have a good week! :)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Blake's First Year

There is a lot of different things I could blog about today. I told Tyler my new years resolution is to update the blog more :) But I thought since Blake is now 13 months I would do a picture review of his first year. I should have done this a month ago but at least I'm doing it :).The picture above and below the words go with each month.

Blake Gerald came into our lives on November 24, 2011 at 4:23pm weighing 7 pounds 5 ounces and 20 inches long. 

 1 month- He was 9 lbs. 6 oz. and 22 inches long. He rolled from his tummy to his back at just two and a half weeks! He also started smiling at us :)


2 months-He weighed 13 lbs 8 oz and was 24 inches long. He rolled from his back to his tummy on January 31st! He started holding his head up on his own and he liked to stand up when we held him. 


 3 months-Weighed about 15 pounds. He started laughing a little bit. He was wearing mainly 6 month clothes. He loved being in his jumperoo.  He started to really enjoy playing with daddy.


 4 months- He weighed 16 lbs 6 oz and was 25 inches long. He started playing with his tractor and loves Harry the octopus. He liked to go outside and play with our cats. He still really liked being in his jumperoo.


5 months- He was 17 lbs 5.5 oz and 26 1/2 inches long. He was sitting up on his own, he crawled for the first time and he started pulling himself up. We started finding him everywhere throughout the house. As you can see he was developing his goofy personality :) He was blowing bubbles a lot! He really liked to play with our cell phones.


 6 months-He went into the woods for the first time and loved it! He also really liked Diesel and just being outside. He still loved being with his daddy. He started getting into everything!


  7 months-He was 19 lbs 10 oz. and 29 inches. He started standing up on his own and would push things around the house. He also liked being pushed around the house :) He loved eating anything but sweet corn and cucumbers were some of his favorite. He got his first tooth on July 3rd! And he liked pulling things out of the boxes I was packing as we were preparing to move.


8 months- He took his first steps on August 10th. Loved helping daddy work on the farm and getting tractor rides! He started playing with his farm toys all the time. Went squirrel hunting for the first time, and loved it!!


9 months- He started walking on Sept. 7th!! Had 2 bottom teeth. He liked to help with harvest any chance he could. He was walking all over the place! Still loved to be outside and play in the yard or with the dog.

10 months- He loved being with daddy working on the farm still. He liked to pet the deer daddy brought home. When I was not watching him when we were at the field he liked to eat dirt. It only happened a couple times though :)

11 months- He had 4 teeth. He starting getting a much goofier personality. This picture shows it perfectly :) And the other picture shows his love for deer, along with his daddy's :)


12 months- He weighs 22.6 lbs and is 30 1/2 inches tall. He has 9 teeth: 4 on top, 3 on bottom and 2 molars. He went into the hog barn for the first time and he loved it! He is crazier than ever and runs around the house non stop. He gives kisses and hugs a lot and likes showing people his teeth.

 Without him our lives would be boring! He has brought so much joy and laughter into our lives. He can be onry at times but he can also be really sweet when he wants to be. Our lives wouldn't be the same without him! 

A little side by side comparison :)