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Our New Baby "Sundae" the Baby Cow Has Arrived!

Kids, PersonalJill Adamy

Yesterday was a long and awesome day! Hubby and I drove my kids 6 hours to spend the week at my Mother In Law’s farm in upstate NY. We always have a good time in the car as we make the trek across state borders and the kids were super good even though it was quite a long car ride.

Once we arrived, we wanted to just sit out on the deck and relax for a bit before we began the drive back. But as we sat there, my mother in law said that one of the cows was about to give birth in the field (which happens to be right in her back yard!) So off we all ran, into the pasture to watch the miracle unfold! None of us have ever seen anything like this before but it’s a weekly occurrence on the farm so they’re totally used to little farm babies being born.

We got down to the field just as our farmer was pulling the baby out from mama. My kids (and us) were in complete awe of what we were seeing! Baby’s first breath and how mama cow knew exactly what to do once the baby was born. This was the first calf for mama cow and she did great!

Our new baby calf is named “Sundae” or “Sunny” for short. My husband and I left shortly after Sundae’s birth to start our 6 hour drive back home but my oldest daughter spent pretty much the rest of the day and night out in the field with Sundae and her mama documenting everything that went on, including her first steps and her first drink of milk.

Once the calf was born and mama took a break from cleaning her up, she is given a few buckets of water that is filled with vitamins for her after the birth.

Once the calf was born and mama took a break from cleaning her up, she is given a few buckets of water that is filled with vitamins for her after the birth.

As mama drank her vitamins, our farmer had to tend to the baby’s umbilical cord with iodine to help fight any infection after the birth.

As mama drank her vitamins, our farmer had to tend to the baby’s umbilical cord with iodine to help fight any infection after the birth.

Our farmer has been doing this since he was a child, so he knows exactly what to do when one of his girls becomes a mama. Loves his animals.

Our farmer has been doing this since he was a child, so he knows exactly what to do when one of his girls becomes a mama. Loves his animals.

Once Mama was finished with her vitamin drink, our farmer was showing us her teeth because my son was wondering how old she was. Who knew that cows only had bottom teeth! And our farmer was telling us that because she has 4 teeth on the bottom, that means she’s approximately 3 years old.

Once Mama was finished with her vitamin drink, our farmer was showing us her teeth because my son was wondering how old she was. Who knew that cows only had bottom teeth! And our farmer was telling us that because she has 4 teeth on the bottom, that means she’s approximately 3 years old.

Quite a wonderful start to their summer school vacation at “Camp Grammy”!! I don’t know how you can top that! I still can’t get over that we got to see this baby calf be born and how exciting it was for all of us to witness. And I’m thankful to mama cow that she waited for us to get there before the baby made her entrance!

Summer Vacation is HERE!!! FINALLY!!

Kids, PersonalJill Adamy

Happy Summer Vacation, Kids!!! We’re so excited to start off summer vacation and have a little break from the weekday hustle and bustle that goes along with the school year. Lunches every day, rushing around in the mornings, homework, projects, extra curricular activities. They’re all on PAUSE!!!! We are gonna just chill out and relax, enjoy sleeping late and playing outside. Swimming, gardening, drawing, and just plain relaxing.

Hope you have a fun and relaxing summer planned!

End of the School Year Gifts

Personal, KidsJill Adamy

This year was a quick one for the school books, that’s for sure! My kids started in one school district and ended in another. Funny how at the beginning of the school year in the old town, we had no intentions of picking up and moving. And yet, here we are ending the school year in a new town, new house, new school district and new friends.

At first when we decided to make the move for the entire family, we had a tiny bit of pushback from one of the kids… the oldest one. Totally understandable because 5th grade is a tough age to switch schools and be the new kid. Luckily, the two youngers were all in and couldn’t wait to start. So after a lot of consideration and weighing of the pros and cons, all 3 decided to make the switch mid-year to the new school. Originally, we were going to just commute to finish out the year.

Now that we’ve been here 3 months, these kids couldn’t be happier. They’re flourishing and absolutely loving everything this new school has to offer. From extra curricular clubs, challenging school work, fun projects and very caring and encouraging teachers and administration, the transition went so smoothly, we couldn’t be happier.

To say thank you to our teachers and bus driver, we bought some gift cards to restaurants, coffee shops and, of course, Amazon to say a small thank you to the wonderful people who have made this year such a positive and amazing one for my 3 kids. Each envelope we made using our gelli plate, doodles and a little bit of collage so that they were all different. Then we used some extra pieces of paper to use as a thank you tag with a note attached for each recipient.

So exciting to have the summer ahead and our bucket list of things to do is about a mile long! But we’re ready and looking so forward to slowing the pace down for a bit and just enjoying the time off!

Have a great rest of your day!

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