The Macs

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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!


Blogger Country Girl said...

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!

March 29, 2011 at 8:54 AM  
Anonymous Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

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!

March 29, 2011 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Toni :O) said...

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!

March 29, 2011 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger Todd and Courtney said...

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 . com

March 29, 2011 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Bethany said...

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.

March 29, 2011 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

So happy for you and your sweet family. Praying for a healthy pregnancy.

March 29, 2011 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

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.

March 29, 2011 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger MFuglseth said...

Wow, what a sweet little Levi! Congrats on your news, I love reading your blog.
I will pray things go great for you!
Molly :)

March 29, 2011 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger Mindy Harris said...

awwww he's so cute.
your pictures are really good!

March 29, 2011 at 2:49 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

That's hilarious! I love how boys are just wired with an affinity for anything requiring a key or having buttons.

March 29, 2011 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

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

March 29, 2011 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger hoosier68 said...

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.

March 29, 2011 at 6:12 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

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??

March 29, 2011 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Oh my goodness. Those are some sad, sad pictures. :)

March 30, 2011 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger merlin said...

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.

March 31, 2011 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

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!

April 1, 2011 at 6:46 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

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

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

April 1, 2011 at 11:28 PM  
Blogger Robert J. Nash said...

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

April 2, 2011 at 4:03 PM  
Anonymous Nan said...

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!

April 3, 2011 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Tricia said...

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!

April 3, 2011 at 12:27 PM  

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