Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Randoms and Roping

October has been a pretty busy month, but I think it’ll look pretty pale in comparison to what we have going on in the next couple months. I’m just bracing myself for busy, busy, busy – running here and there!

Stella will be 17 months old tomorrow and that is just unbelievable. I can’t believe how sweet and smart she is…and pretty sassy! It’s sometimes a struggle balancing discipline with love versus getting outright mad at her blatant disobedience. But, I do love that she’s strong-willed because I know that will serve her better in the future than be a timid, crowd-follower like me!

Blake’s back in full-swing roping several times a week – and I'm very ready for him to go compete because I get so excited watching him during a roping competition and I’m ready for Stella to see her daddy compete! She loves being outdoors at the roping arena and I can’t wait until she’s able to ride!

{Practicing her climbing skills}

{Snack time after church}

{Trying to "clip" her toe nails - I had it so she couldn't actually clip them - but it was still cute}

{Date night at Simply Fondue}

{I love fondue - mainly the cheese and dessert course!}

{Stella giving G-Daddy snacks}

{Stella and I went to my friend Ally's baby shower - let's just say we ended up leaving early due to behavioral issues}

{Sweet face}

{Stella playing with her cousins, Carson and Allie}

{I love this pic}

{Aunt Ray Ray with Stella}

{The wind made it SO chilly out there}

{Did I mention she also likes to eat dirt/sand at the arena?}

{Blake and Ryan}

{Turn and Burn!}

{If I had a dollar for every time I'd seen them rope - I'd be a rich chick}

{Grits was a lil too into everything - so he had to get tied up}

{Ropin' machine}

{lunch date with my sis}

{I am SO glad I early voted - I was done in less than 5 min!}

{Grits is getting insanely big...and more energetic, if that's even possible!}

1 comment:

  1. Love all of the pics! I want to see Blake rope sometime but I think I would be scared to death!! Ha! Oh speaking of toddlers and behaviors....I have a strong willed one and for us its only gotten worse! HA! We have good days and bad days but we are in the throws of the two year old phase and I hear that for some 3 is worse! Yowzers! Pray for patience for me :)