Incentives

Shiloh is becoming extremely independent.  We are helping her learn how to balance making her own decisions with the times where she needs to obey our decisions for her.  Some days its a struggle, but I have learned that she likes to know more about our daily routine… as in she wants to know what we or she will be doing first, then next, then after that, then lastly.  Giving her this breakdown, gives her incentives to be patient, something to look forward to.  We had a BIG week last week.  My little brother-in-law got married on Saturday, and we were all involved in the wedding.  It was a busy time.  It was an exciting time.  Shiloh and Capri were both flower girls and they were amazing.  I wasn’t amazing because I forgot to take a single picture of them…  Thankfully, a family member did snap and post one cute pic of them…

It was a long day of wedding extravaganzas, and so, for Shiloh one of her incentives to power through the ‘boring for a 3 year old times’ was that on Sunday she was going to visit the new baby lambs on the dairy.  It gave her something to get excited about.   So on Sunday we sleepily woke up late…

And eventually, we made our way to the dairy.  The lambs were all born in the last 3 weeks, and some were born just that morning.

Shiloh got to hold one of them… they were SO ADORABLE.  This one was a bummer-lamb… meaning the mother had one too many baby lambs than her milk supply could provide for.  She had triplets, and this one wasn’t getting enough milk.  So he has to be bottle fed… and bummer lambs tend to be really friendly and love to be held because they are bottle fed.  This one was just precious.

These two were born just that morning.  There is something about black spotted lambs that is so beautiful.

Michael raised them all… he takes care of them day in and day out.  There were 5 mommy sheep, each had 1, 2, or 3 baby lambs… and then in another pasture, Michael keeps his two rams.

It was such a fun experience to watch Shiloh finally get to see the lambs.  The whole wedding being over meant she could look forward to this day.  We are just crossing our fingers that Shiloh doesn’t ask for a lamb of her own now, haha.

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