Monday, May 25, 2009

Mom, I want to play too!

Spent the day on the Red River in a very special spot, that most people can get to. However, our family had a blast... right down to the four legged members.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Before I was a Mom, I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby. I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunizations. Before I was a Mom, I had never been puked on. Pooped on. Chewed on. Peed on. I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts. I slept all night. Before I was a Mom, I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests. Or give shots. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep. Before I was a Mom, I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put her down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom. Before I was a Mom, I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.. I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby. I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy. Before I was a Mom, I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay. I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom. I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom ...

Monday, May 4, 2009

Baby Goose

"Standing Guard"

The weekend of my birthday Ronnie took us all camping and we sent the weekend in the Wichita Mountains. On Saturday we went up to Medicine Park and spent several hours walking around while the kids played in the river. Rosalee and I stopped off at the Riverside Cafe and enjoyed the music from the Tavern next door and while enjoying the day noticed a Goose on the rocks across the water from us. We also saw that he was standing guard over his "Lady" and new "Baby".

"Mama and Baby"

So this weekend the boys went to their Aunts and our drop off and pick up point was Medicine Park. Yesterday while waiting for everyone to arrive, I went over to see if I could see our new mama and her baby and with hopes that maybe another egg had hatched.

Well, I found our little family, but they had only had the one little baby Goose. He was so adorable waddling around and exploring his new world. We got to feed him and his parents but we were unable to hand feed like the other geese. They wouldn't let us too close without "Hissing" at us.

"Exploring new Territory"