Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My baby girl

found this pic, not sure but I believe she was 3
April 12th(yes i know it is the 13th now)...This date in 1999 we welcomed into the world our sweet baby Britt.  She had a bit of a rough time in the first week, but wow look at her now.  She is 12.  Cant believe she is already almost a teen. (yuck)  We were so spoiled with Val that when Miss Britt came along she set our world on edge.  Thats right, she was quite a mess(not sleeping throught the night even to this day she sleep walks) But you wouldn't meet a sweeter, kinder girl.  She has the biggest heart.  Ive been thinking alot about her today with reason, it was after all her birthday.  She got to bring her horse to our pasture this week inlight of her day, so she didn't really seem to mind that I had to work and she had a softball game on her birthday.  As long as she gets to play with Ladybug alittle before the day is over.  She is now fast asleep in her bed(for now) most likley dreaming of her best friend(the horse not anyone of her people friends Im sure).  A little story about Britt.  She is the biggest animal lover you may ever meet.  So much so that this last summer we had a problem with mice for a bit(we live in the country it happens, its why we have a cat)  anyway, the mouse problem(made worse because britt was leaving food for them without us knowing it).  I had bought those traps that dont kill the mice, the sticky kind...well Stephen found that we had captured one and asked Brittnie to take it outside and put it in the trash can(he should have known better)  She took it outside like she was told, but she didn't put it in the trash.  Instead she pulled this mouse off the sticky trap( how she did it without pulling his feet of I have no idea) she placed him in a small container and told Stephen she was going to keep him for a pet.(much like the armadillo she caught with her own hands and brought home in a milk crate while out with grandpa) Of course Stephen wouldn't let her bring it in the house, and she forgot to give it food or water. (he died a day or 2 later) and Stephen got rid of him.  Needless to say we started leaving the cabinet doors open so the cat could get to the mice and eventually bought the right kind of traps to do the job right.  As for Britt, yes she was not happy with us for killing the mice, but she now understands that not every animal can be a pet. (i hope)

Britt talkin w/ Ladybug

with Chewy

"Get that rooster out of my house"

                                             Well these were a few of my favorite moments(there are way more that what is here) in the last few years of my Brittnie.  As you can see she there isn't an animal she wont love(wish I could find the photo of her holding the silly armadillo she turned out at our house to live on our farm)  Boy there will never be a dull moment at our house as long as we have Brittnie, she keeps us all hopping.

lovin on Clover(the blind hen)

learning to bottle feed a baby cow

Making friends(for a short time) with the soon to be dinner :)

This is the sisters about 3 weeks ago

One of my favorite photos of her with the many animals in her life.

If you have a favorite story about my Brittnie, please post and share. I would love to read it and I am sure she would like to see it here too.  Thanks for reading my ramblings.  Have a great day.


  1. This is so sweet!! Brought joy to my heart and tears to my eyes reading it. Then looking at the pictures and seeing the evidence of her heart!
    I also remember the time out at the lake when Brttnie caught the goose and all the girls gathered around her and we took a pic.
    I know that the twins spend alot of time with her when their there and I believe her big heart for animals has carried into them. They really look up to her and pay attention to everything she does. Which we both know can be scary at times. lol.. But the truth is when your with Brittnie your going to have a good fun time and its probably going to be outside when you do it. Which I love! I'm just blessed to have Brittnie in Katie & Christies life and our's as well! OH and another thing I love is the fact that the twins are always wearing their cowboy boots which I know is a direct result of Brittnie because theirs no kids in Glenpool wearing boots. We love her to pieces and thank you for sharing this blog with us.

  2. lol, yes Nae I do remember that day. I was amazed that she had no fear and just walked right up to that huge bird. She is like that with anything really. Never been scared of anything. Thanks for reminding me of that. I just tried to find that picture, but I think it is only a paper photo, not digital. Too bad though because that was a sweet memory. As for Katie & Christie being just like her...well I must admit that everytime I get the chance I try to spark that in them. I am a fool for the country life. I wish everyone could enjoy it as much as Brittnie does.

  3. Tammy thanks for sharing that it is amazing how fast they grow right before your eyes she is a beautiful young lady inside and out.....those pictures are just beautiful and show her love for animals....I remember when your dad and Stephen brougth in that big catfish out there at the lake and she had to pic up as we took pics and video she is something else !!!!!

  4. What a sweet post. If I closed my eyes, and listened to someone read this story, I could swear you were writting about Kaylie! Guess Britt rubbed off on her, def. wasnt from Natalie! lol