Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Rob got me a handgun for Christmas. It is a Smith & Wesson .38 special, model 64. It is a nice gun. I am excited to have it. I wanted one that was just mine that I could shoot and get used to. We went shooting the other day to try it out. It was really fun to shoot. Railey has her own little 22 that she got for christmas 3 years ago just after she turned 4. Rob painted it a really pretty pink and put her name on the stock. She has loved having it. She loves to go shooting with dad. So we took her gun with us too so she could shoot some and we let the boys shoot a real gun for the first time. They thought it was pretty neat that they got to shoot Railey's gun. They all got safety glasses and earmuffs for christmas so they wanted to try them. They were always taking Robs earmuffs so we decided to get them all their own pair.
Rob teaching Ryder and helping him shoot for the very first time
Teaching Robby and helping him shoot for the first time
Teaching Ranger and helping him shoot for the first time
Railey loading and getting ready to shoot

Me shooting my new gun
Rob shooting my new gun


We took the kids sledding last week. We didn't have to go very far to find good hills. There are a lot of sand dunes around where we live. These ones were only about a mile or so from our house. The had a really fun time. The boys haven't really spent a whole lot of time out in the snow. They all got new boots for their birthday and they were so happy and excited to have snow boots. It's kind of funny to see what they get excited about. I wasn't sure if they would be scared to go down the hills or not but they loved it. We took our dog Deke with us and he had a lot of fun too. Our other dog Savvy stayed at home. She is still trying to recover from her broken leg. Deke would chase the sled down the hill after them. He ran around and sniffed the snow and ate it. After we were done we headed home and had hot chocolate. It was a fun time.
The Gang
At the bottom of the hill
Catching a ride from Dad

The were so bundled up they could hardly walk. They could barely get up the hills. Most the time they had to get on their hands and knees and crawl up. It reminds me of the little boy "Randy" in the "Christmas Story" movie.