Thursday, January 24, 2013


Every year we go to Kolomoki, a plantation in South Georgia, for a weekend of quail hunting with Seth's family. It's really cool to learn about the art of quail hunting. The horses, bird dogs, and black labs are all in sync and well trained. The kids always look forward to riding the horses and seeing the dogs in action. Brenda, Melissa, and I switch riding in on the mule wagon/bird buggy. The property is breath taking and the weather is warm, which is a nice break from how cold it's been in Cumming!

Adelyn riding with Seth

James took his naps in my lap. It took Brenda and I a long time to get him to sleep! For some reason, this 18 month old thought there were more interesting things to do than nap. Brenda sang to him for a LONG time until he finally gave it up! 

This lake is beautiful. There are swans, geese, and ducks. There is also a bald eagle that resides nearby. 

Toss up!

Kolomoki is a working farm (lots of corn!). Surprise! James loved seeing the big tractors!

John Ray was nice enough to give him a ride!

There are 3 black labs (Duke, Sly, and Sam). Meet Sam and Duke. 

Carolyn rode James on the horse. He loved it! Carolyn also rode Adelyn for about an hour and Adelyn talked the ENTIRE TIME. I am sure Carolyn went home that night and just sat in complete silence. 

Big girl riding by herself (for about 2 minutes)

Random shot of the bird buggy and ladies on horses

Unfortunately, my kids had a nasty cold. We skipped the hunt on Sunday morning and just wandered around the property. Adelyn had fun climbing trees!

In other news, James is  19 months old (Jan. 22nd) and I can't believe we're on the downhill towards turning two. He's turning into a little boy and I wish he'd sssslllloooowww down on the growing up! He's very curious at the stage! He's a good little boy. :) Adelyn is doing great as well. She's hilarious! A friend was telling me about a website for preschoolers (ABCmouse....anyone used it before?), so I asked her to sit down with me so we could check it out. She said, "Oh, is it". WHAT??? How does she know this???  I guess that's advertising at its best. 

I managed to give myself a little gash and bruised eye by opening the car door on my face. Way to go, Resa. It turned a lovely shade of yellow for several days. 

Little man finger painting

I let Ms. Indpendent dress herself one morning (since we weren't going anywhere other than the grocery store). Not pictured: a green floral headband

Seth was out of town so I let Adelyn and five of her closest friends sleep in my bed with me

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