Friday, December 18, 2009

Pure Dalleyness

I wanted to document the cuteness that is my little Dalley Bug. I am terrible about writing down the cute things he does and I am afraid I am going to forget them. He is getting quite the personality. It is funny how much he reminds me of Dustin with his little attitude and his expressions.
Dalley loves to help me, his favorite thing to do is to sit on the door to the dryer and push the wet clothes in. Sometimes he even steals clothes from the clean pile to push in there so I have to watch him closely. He also likes to put things away. He just doesn't always put them where they go. Last night I asked him to put his boots in his bedroom and I found them in the tub. Another time I gave him a cup to put in the sink and I found it in the hamper. I guess I should just be thankful that he is at least willing to help.
He always wakes up in the best mood. Quite often around four in the morning he climbs in bed with me. Last Saturday I woke up to him patting my face and saying mama. I opened my eyes and he was about an inch from my face with a huge smile. I love his sleepy smiles.
He is a big tease, which has actually won him a few spankings. He loves to run away from me when I try to change his diaper and he giggles the whole time. It is hard to get mad at giggles. The other day I put his toboggan on him and turned around. I heard him say "mama, mama" I turned back around he had the hat pulled over his eyes so that he couldn't see and he was smiling so big, I could tell he was really proud of himself.
He loves horses and cows. RFDTV is a life saver. It is a channel for rural living and they always have horse training shows and other shows like that. His favorite is to watch the Craig Cameron horse training show and the Superior livestock auctions. I was at a friends house the other day getting some sewing done and he was getting bored. She told me I could put on some cartoons for him, I turned on RFD and there was a dressage competition. We didn't hear a peep from him the rest of the morning. Also we went to eat at Applebees with my parents a couple weeks ago. My dad had the waiter turn the channel on the TV by our table to the NFR. Dalley watched that all through dinner. He also likes to gallop around making clicking noises with his tongue pretending he is riding a horse or a bull. He always has one arm in the air and he must be a really good rider because sometimes he puts both hands in the air. He likes to get thrown off. He will pretend to get bucked off a roll around on the floor. Then he always gets back on. He is definitely Dustin's child.
He doesn't say a lot yet, but I love to hear his little voice. It is the cutest thing. It is so sweet to hear that little voice call me mama. He gives the best hugs and he isn't very stingy with them. If you ask for a hug he will run at you with his arms out and give you a big squeeze. My favorite thing is when he is on my lap he will put both hands on my cheeks and turn my face to him and give me a big kiss. It is a heart melter.
He has had a hard time with his medical issues, but to meet him you would never know it. He is such a trooper, he takes his meds every day like a champ and unless he is really tired he doesn't let on too much if he isn't feeling good.
I still can't believe that I the one heavenly father trusted to raise this little guy.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

This little piggy went to market...

Just a quick post with a picture that I thought was too funny. We were sitting around one night and Dalley was playing with the tape so I taped his nose up. He makes quite a handsome little pig. Then there is another picture of my really cute nephew Ira.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Thanksgiving Fun

This year for Thanksgiving Dalley and I headed out to Nevada. We headed out the Saturday before Thanksgiving. We stopped in Cedar and picked up Stina then headed out. We stayed until the following Saturday. On our way home we got stuck in a snow storm and ended up spending the night in Cedar then got home the next morning just in time for church. Then that night Dustin got to come home. We were so happy to see him. We missed spending Thanksgiving with him.
Dustin spent the week in apprentice school in St. George then he had three days off. That is the most time he has had to spend with us for months so we were really excited. we went to Cedar Friday night and met my parents. My mom and I went to a movie while the boys stayed at the hotel. The next morning we got up and went to St. George to see Dustin's dad in the hospital. He has been having trouble with his circulation in his leg.
We got back to Circleville around 3:00 and immediately got in Dustin's truck to go tree hunting. Dustin and Dalley drove up the road and I hiked around in the hills. After about an hour of searching I found the most perfect Christmas Tree ever. It was a beautiful Blue Spruce. Perfectly symmetrical on all sides. I called to Dustin and he brought the saw up. On the way home Dustin was worrying about the white smoke his truck was blowing so he rallied a little bit and lost the tree. We had to turn around a go get it. Then a mile later he was talking on the phone and not paying attention and lost it again. Needless to say it is not as symmetrical as it had once been. His friend Kasey came and helped him put it up and once we had it decorated it was just perfect, even with the few broken branches.
Dalley and grandpa at the ranch, Dalley followed grandpa around the whole week. he would not let him leave the house with out him
I love this picture Stina took of Dalley checking out the cows
Dalley and Ira up at the corrals
Dalley and Ira on the hay stack, they were pretty good buds by the end of the week.
I like this picture cause Dalley's pants are sagging off of him

My handsome boy

Dalley's true love, horses

Stina took this picture of Dalley, he loved this tractor

Teasing mom with mac and cheese fingers

Dalley loves grandma

Two cute boys at bedtime
Dalley and Great Grandpa

Dalley and Great Grandma
I put a hair thingy in Dalley's hair. I thought it was too cute

My little hard worker ready to go do chores with grandpa

Stina and I painted my mom's kitchen so my dad took the boys to empty trash, Ira wasn't too happy about leaving mom behind.
Stina painting mom's kitchen

Ira smiles more than any baby I have ever seen. He is such a cheeser too.

Dalley being a cheeser
Dalley talking on the phone to dad, he thinks he is so big.

Wearing grandpa's wild rag

My Dad's deer

Dalley and grandpa and dead deer

The delicious coconut creme cupcakes Stina made. They were so yummy.

I just love Dalley's hair
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving I helped my dad load the tractor on the flatbed and then we hauled it out to the range. While we were loading it Dalley sat on this little blue tractor and played. He was content the whole time just to pretend to drive the tractor.

When we got to the range, we burned some brush piles that had been dozed last winter

We roasted a hot dog for lunch

Dirty Hot Dog Face

Dalley giving his buddy a hug

Shawn and Dad with all of the grand kids

The day after Thanksgiving we went back out to the range to do some more burning and some tractor work. We went to the cabin for lunch. The boys love this tire swing. It was all Lukie could talk about on the way out to the range.
Lukie and Dalley

The front of our old cabin

The Inside
This is one of my most favorite places in the world. I never feel as peaceful as I do out at the cabin.
The sunset we saw on our way home

Cheesy Ira, about to eat birthday cake

Dalley with his antlers