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workin’ cattle

Wow! Thank you so much for your many comments yesterday. It made my day to read through them all. Really, it did. What an awesome privilege it is when God entrusts us with a child. We are praising God for this new little life and are so excited for Levi to be a big brother. Thank you for rejoicing with us! I will keep you posted along the way…of course!
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Levi has a deep love for cows. When he sees a cow, he moos. When you ask him where the cows are, he points and moos. When we read about cows, he moos at every cow picture.
Anytime we visit the farm, Levi will leap out of my arms to the first person who will take him straight to the cattle pens. The farm is this little boys dream world.
Joel got in a shipment of cattle last week and he told me to bring Levi to the farm so that he could watch them work the new calves. Basically working cattle means giving each new calf an ear tag and shots (that is a simple farmer’s wife explanation).
Levi got out of the car and started mooing immediately. He loved watching the cows…and his daddy too.
He had a front row seat as each calf came out of the shoot. He thought it was pretty great…for about five minutes.
And then he spotted his daddy’s four wheeler parked nearby. He left the cows and walked directly to it. I set him on the seat thinking that would keep him content for awhile.
It did until he realized that he couldn’t make it go. And that his mama doesn’t ride four wheelers like his daddy does. Bummer.
And then the uncontrollable tears came. A fit like I have never seem from him before.
And he never recovered. I tried to distract him with the cows, but he kept walking back to the four wheeler…pointing and crying. And we finally had to just go home. With no four wheeler ride.
Contentment is so hard…for all of us!
  • Country Girl - This sounds just like Zethan. Moo-Moos are his absolute favorite and we have some newborn ones right now so he calls them “baby moo-moos” and if he even thinks he hears the four wheeler, he wants to “ride ride, ride, ride”. Farm boys are so fun!ReplyCancel

  • Mindee@ourfrontdoor - I seriously love it when mamas document the fits. I wish I had thought of that. I’d like proof to show my teens now!ReplyCancel

  • Toni :O) - Awwww…poor Levi….cute photos though and maybe Daddy will give him a ride sometime this week. Still so excited about your news yesterday…I think there’s a new spring in my step knowing what a blessing and miracle this truly is for you and your family…SO awesome! Have a GREAT day!ReplyCancel

  • Todd and Courtney - I wanted to post a big congrats to you in case you couldn’t read all the comments yesterday 🙂 Im so happy for you Jess! I love that your little Levi loves the cows. He’s too precious. My blog is now private but my email is CourtneyEStephenson at gmail . comReplyCancel

  • Bethany - Love it! That fit is so cute. Our oldest threw a fit like that in S@ms Club when we made him walk away from a four wheeler. Funny, but they do become sweet memories.ReplyCancel

  • Deb - So happy for you and your sweet family. Praying for a healthy pregnancy.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - love these pictures!

    If you need a lesson on driving a 4-wheeler I can teach you. I’m getting pretty good 🙂 Then Levi will think you’re a little bit cooler.ReplyCancel

  • MFuglseth - Wow, what a sweet little Levi! Congrats on your news, I love reading your blog.
    I will pray things go great for you!
    Molly 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Mindy Harris - awwww he’s so cute.
    your pictures are really good!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - That’s hilarious! I love how boys are just wired with an affinity for anything requiring a key or having buttons.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Awww! Poor Levi.
    I love that we can raise our kids on the farm!


  • hoosier68 - I’ve followed your blog for couple of years now. Part of my daily routine is to see what you have posted. The grandma in me predicted that Levi would soon be announcing a new sibling and I was right. Congratulations! Keeping you in my daily thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - Bless his heart! That is definitely one of the hardest things about this stage you just can’t reason with them. I hope he calmed quickly once you left. Where did you get that adorable hoodie??ReplyCancel

  • Amy - Oh my goodness. Those are some sad, sad pictures. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • merlin - I could relate to Levi’s picture of disappointment. How often we, as adults, are left not getting what we want, not understanding why life isn’t going our way. Do you think God has a photo album of those moments? I’ve never thought about it until seeing this picture of Levi, but I know I’ve given God lots of photo opportunities and now I really pray “Come to me as little children” is meant literally.

    Levi, you are too cute. I would have taken you for a ride.ReplyCancel

  • Sara - I jut scrolled down and saw your news. Congratulations on the new baby! How exciting!

    Ah, temper tantrums. Aren’t they fun? My daughter is a bit older than Levi and she can really throw a fit. Wow.

    He is so stinkin’ cute. Seriously adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Meg - Haha, cute post. Love that he loves cows, he is so precious.

    Glad to hear there is no four wheeler riding–dangerous stuff.ReplyCancel

  • Katie - Just wanted to say a few days congrats! How wonderfully amazing! Will be praying for you! Love from Stillwater, MN. Love, KatieReplyCancel

  • Nan - I haven’t been by here in so long. What a great post to happen upon! Congratulations! May God bless and protect you and your new little one on the way!ReplyCancel

  • Tricia - He is absolutely adorable, even when he’s crying! And on a second note….Congratulations on your new addition. I know Levi will make a fabulous big brother!ReplyCancel