This past week, we caught our first glimpse of our little baby which we are thrilled to welcome into this world in October! We were so tempted to find out the gender as we watched the technician do the 20 week ultrasound, but we had both agreed before time to wait to find out until the birth.
https://youtu.be/4NHmZj1Ey-E These little glimpses are so special and with technology today, we even got to see the 3-D live. Paul and Davia were excited!
The Texas experience would not quite be complete without taking in a good rodeo. Such an opportunity came last week and we couldn’t pass it up.
Paul has enjoyed pretending to ride a horse and be a cowboy for quite a while. Living in the country, we drive past cattle nearly every day, so it was fun for Paul to see them in a little more action. (After snapping this picture, we noticed the rainbow in the upper right corner. God’s promise has not failed!)
One of the fun activities that the Gladewater Rodeo offered was a Calf Scramble to see who could grab the ribbon off the tail of the calf. It was for children nine and younger and those five and under were supposed to be held by a parent. Thus, Daddy and Paul went for a quick jog and ended up getting the prize: One pizza a month for 12 months! I supposed the bigger prize was the fun memory this makes for all of us.
Paul was thrilled to get the ribbon. When we finished, we tried to explain about the pizza, but he had in his mind that a prize would would be candy. Thankfully, we had a treat along that was “a prize” according to his expectation.
It was fun to have some of David’s siblings around for the rodeo as well. Paul and Davia enjoyed being with “uncle Sam” and “Aunt Rebecca.”
Fishing for Fun
One of the fun evenings we spent as a family recently was at a lake nearby.
After only an hour, we had caught two bass that were keepers and a good bunch of sunfish that made for exciting fishing for the children.
Paul and Davia are still a bit shy when it comes to touching the fish. They would prefer to simply be spectators for that part.
We are glad to see progress on little projects around the house. One of them is just for looks. The wood stove surround was a fun project to knock out.
As with most projects, it is not quite done, but it is a huge stride closer to being done. We still want to wrap the base with some wide oak planks that were cut from trees off of the Waller Family Farm in Wisconsin.