Sunday, June 26, 2011

Workin' hard for a train.

My boys have been begging for new trains for the last two months. Ruger has been dying to get a "Spencer" train and Sawyer just wants whatever Ruger wants. So Jason told them that if they would help clean up the rocks in the backyard, then they would go and get their trains. We have a complete overload of river rock in our backyard, left from the previous owners and for the last 5 years, we've been cleaning it out slowly...a work in progress, but worth it. Oh, and if you'd like some it's free!
 So Ruger worked hard all day, I mean all day. He loaded up two wheel barrow fulls and was such a trooper. I was so pleased with him.
 Sawyer? Well, he took a bit more motivation. He was having too much fun goofing off. We went to the toy store that night to get Ruger a train. We explained to Sawyer that if he picked up his share of rocks that he could get a train as well. So later that night he went out with dad and worked pretty darn hard. He picked up almost everything and then woke up bright and early to finish his pile the next morning. Then he earned his train, "Patchwork". He picked that one because it was every color of the rainbow I guess. :)
 And well, this is me. Two weeks to go! We had a scare a couple of weeks ago. I was excited thinking I'd have a baby, but instead was sent home and put on bed rest. Blah! Thank goodness for wonderful parents on both ends for coming and taking care of my wild bunch. It was really great to be able to spend Father's Day with my Dad here. That hasn't happened in years because we live far away, so I was pretty happy about that! I'm sure he was too...HA! The pic above was taken last week; my husband says I'm much bigger now and so does my wardrobe. We're pretty excited to have some girliness around this house!


Emily said...

You look wonderful! Oh my goodness, two weeks - so exciting! The boys are just awesome for working so hard to earn their trains - I'm sure you are very proud! Oh, and that picture of Sawyer peeking through the window might just be the cutest ever!

Jeff & Ashlee Olsen & Family said...

Tiff, you look so cute! The boys are getting so big. It's been forever since I've seen you guys! Good luck in the next couple of weeks, it'll be so much fun for you to have a girl!

Amy Hamberlin said...

You look so cute! I love prego bellies as long as they aren't mine!LOL

shareenspace said...

What hard workers your men are! I bet the boys were so excited to get their trains. You look really good & I can hardly wait for that little girl! Love you!!

Kim said...

You look so great! WOW! I am sooooo excited for you and the fact you're having a little girl! YAYAY! I am also so proud of your boys. They are so cute it must be so hard to say no, but standing your ground is amazing. It teaches them responsibility from a young age. Good job momma!

Greene Family said...

You look so wonderful! I'm so excited for you guys, and praying that everything goes smoothly today with welcoming your baby girl into the world!! I can't wait to see photos!!
Ruger and Sawyer are such hard workers! Way to go on earning your new trains, boys!! They are learning great work ethic at a young age, and they are just so sweet!
I LOVE that photo of Sawyer in the window - too stinkin' cute!!
Hugs to you all on this special day!!