Saturday, March 25, 2017


Since it was raining yesterday, the boys didn't get to ride. But they learned about how to groom, feed and care for the horses instead (which they enjoyed almost as much as riding I'd say!). :)

Friday, March 17, 2017

Horseback Riding Lessons

Today was the boys' first horseback riding lessons. Jon and I have wanted to get them a bit of exposure around horses, since both he and I have had a little bit ourselves growing up (if I had the room, I'd own horses myself!!).

Callum was pretty nervous and freaked out anytime Eddie (his horse) would move about. He was able to ride a few steps here and there around the mounting area but wouldn't tolerate much more.

Logan, on the other hand, was terrific! Which was surprising, since he was more afraid and uninterested of the lessons than Callum when I mentioned them. :) But he mounted right away and listened to the trainer carefully. Before we knew it, he was off walking to a nearby arena where they practiced a number of handling lessons (mostly how to steer the horse forward, back, and turns left or right). He had a really great time, and I think because of that, Callum gave it another try toward the end to see if he could last a bit longer (he did, but still bailed out early).

It was so fun to be out there, hanging around the ranch and watching all the horses coming and going. And, of course, watching my boys learn how to ride!! Hopefully they'll want to continue for a few more lessons, at least. :)

Another day, another poke

The boys are off school today, so I've packed the schedule with Dr appts 😊

Earlier this morning they both had their teeth cleaned at the dentist. This afternoon Callum had his monthly lab and exam (all continues to look great).

Even though he's wearing green today, poor guy still got a poke. Hopefully the green bandage wrap will help ward off any other pinches. 😜

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Studying monsters is appropriate bedtime reading

Right? 😬

Back to swimming!

Now that basketball season is done and it's starting to warm up, the boys are back at it with swim practice. πŸŠπŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

Catching up!

Today, Callum got caught up on all of his vaccines and did a wellness health exam (which included an eye exam and hearing test). Normally these are done before Kindergarten so it's been a long time coming. We have no idea where he'd be if he hadn't had chemo, but he's looking good on the growth chart as is (85% in height and 75% in weight). He also passed his eye and hearing exams with no problem. πŸ‘πŸΌ

He DID however, have a major issue with all of the vaccines (and TB test). Poor guy screamed bloody murder, as if he's never been poked in his life. *sigh*

Luckily, we got through it all and he's happy to hear he doesn't need another shot (other than his flu shot anyway) until he's 10. Yippeee! πŸŽ‰

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Loganism of the 3rd grade?

I was at the boys' school this morning doing a few things and ran into Logan's teacher, so I chatted with her briefly. They're working on writing various stories right now.

On one assignment, she asked the class, "Does anyone know what a rhetorical question is?"

Logan raised his hand and said, "Oooh I know this one! It's like when you ask, 'How many times do I have to say no?'"