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October 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Jesse!

Life here has been unusually busy:) Mark and I went to a cattle handling clinic from Mon.-Wed. Today I have a midwife appointment. Saturday we have a wedding to attend. But it's all been good! Just getting behind on our blog updates:)
Our third birthday this month was on Saturday, Oct. 18th.
Jesse Alan. Jesse is a little farmer through and through. He lives and breathes farming. Basically if it has wheels, he's interested in it. If he knows that any work is to be done with a tractor that day, he will be sure to catch a ride no matter how early the hour. And he will ride for hours on end and never seem to grow tired of it. But he doesn't just ride, he learns. He knows so many things about farming already. After a day in the field he usually has many stories to tell. And stories he does tell :) If you ask Jesse a question about something, you need to be sure you have quite a bit of time to listen to his answer. He likes to give lots of detail! When he was younger, before he could really talk, he would just come up to you and babble baby babble (remember that Jody & Denyse?). Constant babble. Now we see why....he was practicing. When Jesse goes outside one of the things he will usually do is check the tire tracks on our driveway. From there he can tell if anyone has been on the yard, and usually who it was, unless it is a strange vehicle. He learned to ride his bike without training wheels this year within a few minutes and then he was off. He is a little scary to watch though as he spends more time looking at his tires than the road in front of him! Jesse loves to learn and spends many hours of his day practicing his phonics or his adding skills. Basically he's a little sponge, taking it all in:) We love you Jesse and hope you have a great year being 6!


Lynnette Kraft said...

Hi! I must say that your life looks FUN! We live on an OLD farm, but we don't farm. :) I've milked goats, raised chickens, etc. and I can't wait to do it again, but, well, it's a long story. We took a break for my daughters open heart surgery (since it was all for fun, not livlihood), but then the surgery didn't happen and we never picked back up on it. Oh well.... I'm really one of the only ones in my house who likes that life. My little boys would love it!


Anyway...it's nice to meet you!!! Your pics are cute and your little Jesse and Zachary are adorable (and all those other kiddos I see in the pictures)!

Have a great day!

Laura said...

Happy Birthday "late" Jesse!!!
Wow! being 6 is great....hope this year holds many new adventures for you! You and Stephen are just 2 days apart in age :)

Denyse said...

I remember the babbling. It was so cute.

It doesn't suprise me that he is watching his tires while he rides bike. He is memorizing the tread.

The Pauls' said...

Lynette: It's nice to meet you too! Farming can be a lot of fun, milking and such. I love animals and so do a few of our kids. So we try new things, they don't always work out, but we chalk it up as experience.
I look forward to getting to know you better :)

Laura: Jesse thanks you I am sure (he's in bed!). We seem to have a few kids the same ages!

Denyse: Ya, I guess that would be the reason he watches his tires so much. Hopefully by the time he starts driving a vehicle he has grown out of that habit!