Monday, September 28, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

They learn from their Mothers

These does with their fawns are an example of the fawns getting a quick start eating protein. I'm guessing the fawns are about two months old.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

It doesn't take long...

At 10:51 PM on the seventeenth you can see strips of velvet hanging from this buck's antlers.
By this time the next morning he has most of it scraped off.

Here is another shot a few minutes later.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Bucks just beginning to rub off their "velvet"

Here is a picture of "Ocho" freshly rubbed out. He is a three year old with some pretty sharp looking antlers.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Grammy and Pappy See Katelyn in South Carolina

Freddy and I spent a wonderful 8 days with Lex, Kristi and Katelyn in South Carolina---here they are, at home in the backyard on a gorgeous evening at the beginning of our trip! Katelyn loves being outside with her Mommy and Daddy AND Ginobili, her protector.
Katelyn LOVES to stretch! She is happy to be in her swaddle and also happy to come out of it and stretch those arms and legs---bet she is going to be tall! Wanna bet?

Check out this cutie picture of Katelyn all 'dolled up' for her Daddy when he came home from work! She was 'styling' for him in this darling outfit!

We could say this is a 'mutual admiration society' picture of Daddy and Katelyn.

And here is Mommy and Daddy and Katelyn! Aren't they a lovely little family?

And it is official---Sandra is 'Grammy' and Freddy is 'Pappy'! Now Katelyn knows what to call both of us!

Katelyn is growing stronger each and every day---here she is on Kristi's shoulder (one of her absolute favorite places in the whole world). Look how she has her head picked up and checking out her house!

If there was ever a super dog to have a new baby, it is Ginobili! He is so attentive and good with Katelyn. He knows she is something really, really special to his Mommy and Daddy and will be one wonderful friend for her in the future. Such a sweet-natured dog!

After 'tummy time', Katelyn also likes time on her back---remember, she LOVES to stretch, so this is the time for that! She is so happy and secure and it shows!

This is the cutest family pose...they are all piled into the one recliner and Katelyn is happily nested on a throw pillow. Relaxing with the family---it can't get any better than this!

Grammy and Katelyn having a serious discussion---Grammy is singing "I love you, a bushel and peck, a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck!" Katelyn is not exactly sure what this is all about but she is definitely paying attention!

And talk about a pro---Pappy was the BEST at rocking Katelyn to sleep---she understood right away how much he loves her and how good he is with her---so she slept securely at the thought! Way to go, Pappy!

Our last day was 'Strawberry Girl' styling day---she is, of course, stretching---after we all had breakfast at Cracker Barrel (well, not Katelyn, of course) but the rest of us! Isn't this the cutest little outfit? Too bad she is growing too fast to wear it for long!

The last day of our trip...we are moving to the car to leave...and wanted to stay longer...:(
This is the little family saying goodbye as Pappy and I drove away. What a wonderful pose!
Our trip was just wonderful for us---worth every one of the vacation days Grammy took off from work! Watching Katelyn change before our very eyes was an unforgettable experience and we are SO thankful that Kristi and Lex let us come and spend this special time with them all! We love them all SO much and can't wait to see them all again soon!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009