After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Sheep Trough

Felicity and I were on the front porch the other day when my Papa drove up with something BIG hanging out of the trunk of his car.

A sheep trough!!!

A month or so ago, I had told my Papa how I HATE those big plastic pools that are only really used for one season, then they crack, and get thrown into the land fill.  Can you imagine how many of those are in there!?  Anyways, I told him how if we had the money, I'd buy a big watering trough for the kids to play in.  He got this as the kids' combined birthday and Christmas presents for the year.

Denver finds it handy too.

As fun as it looks, I've just dipped my feet in, or my head, which really does lower my body temp on these HOT days.  And though many of my blog friends are reporting Autumn like weather, color changes, and falling leaves, we here could quite possibly have another month and a half of water play weather left.

And no water waste here.  At the end of the day, I just bucket the water out and use it to water the garden.


After they get cooled down, Logan and Lissy like to lay on the sun soaked cement to warm up, even though its in the hundreds outside these days.  Just because they're cute, I'll leave you with some pics of my sun bathers.



  1. That is definitely the coolest pool! And WOW it must be warm where you are.
    My "littles" have pulled out hats and mitts, and we are expecting frost tonight, as it's going down to minus 1.
    ...Yes, you win the "coolest pool award"!

  2. Such fun! And isn't he the greatest Papa?

  3. So cute and So fun! Brilliant idea!

  4. great photos! We have a horse trough for our ducks to swim in.... but we can't let Finn get in there... too much duck poo!

  5. my dad did that on his deer hunting property. he's building an old western town and he wanted a place for the kids to swim. What's better than a watering trough?

  6. Jealous. I would LOVE one of those. It's perfect. I love that you have one. Your pictures are so sweet. And I love the post about your Papa. I pray for patience like his. Love you friend and all your amazing kids!

  7. If we didn't have a pool this would be on my wish list. What an awesome gift.