Saturday, August 11, 2012

Evening fun

 Daddies are so much fun :)t

 Love when the light hits the sage just right...
This is Brandon, one of the older twins that live here.  Wilson and Ella take care of a lot of kids on their homestead, they have huge hearts. They all got tired of saying Brandon and my Brandon and their Brandon getting mixed up so they decided to give my Brandon a new name.  His new name is Chapa, means Beaver in Lakota.  Now I get to get used to knowing Brandon as Chapa.
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 The taller girl is Angelica, she is Brandon's twin.  The other two are twins, Haley on left and Tony on the right.  They all look clean in the morning, but by sundown they all look like they haven't bathed in weeks.

 Brandon, twin, made the kids airplanes.  They went all over flying their airplanes and had a blast.

 Not sure how to spell her name, but its something like Matay.  I'll have to ask about that one.  She is such a sweetie.  She comes up to me at least 3 times a day for a hug.  I told her I love hugs so it works out great for both of us.  She reminds me of my sister Chrissie when she was little.  Sweet with big brown eyes


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

South Dakota


We are living in South Dakota on an Indian Reservation.  We have talked about doing this for a few years now, a couple months ago Brandon came home from visiting out here and asked if I'd come with him and of course I said yes.  We didn't quite know how it was going to work out so we didn't make too many plans, just did it.  We got here and stayed in a tent for a few days on our friends land, the Colemans'.  Brandon brought out all his tools, his truck and trailer so he's been hard at work helping repair, haul and such.  They have been very grateful.  They found us a trailer to stay in till we figure out the next step.  They have been very supportive and giving to us since we've arrived.

These pictures are from where our trailer is set up.  I have a beautiful sunset every night. LOVE it!

 The storms out here are pretty crazy!  One night the wind was blowing REALLY hard and I thought for sure it was a tornado, but they assured me it was only the wind.  For a few days it did nothing but blow all day and I thought that was going to be how it was all the time.  It was driving me crazy, but the wind stopped.  On those hot days, which we've had a lot of since we've gotten here, the wind feels nice, so the then you pray for wind.  That is probably why it gets to windy here, so many prayers for wind because of the heat... :)
Oh, did I mention it's hot?  REALLY hot :)  Brandon decided to make a slip n slide out of tarp.  Anyone that has tried this will tell you tarps don't slip or slide.  That picture of Brandon on his tummy was his failed attempt to slide.  I know, looks like I got a great shot of him in motion, NOPE!
The kids found a way to have fun with it anyway.  Then they told us that we could make a pool out of a big tire they had so Brandon hauled up to us.  The kids had fun!







 This is Judah in our trailer.  He can't wear clothes out here, he gets way to miserable and fussy.  The picture on the bottom of him sleeping is how he sleeps now.  Sprawled out, no clothes, mouth open, eyes slightly open, and his right hand always ready to swat the fly trying to crawl up his nose.  Hopefully someday he will forgive his parents for taking him out of his home into this new harsh environment.

Brandon and I are liking it out here, I say liking because we love it and at moments we hate it.  For the most part we love it.  We love our time together with the kids, we love the people and their big hearts, we love the Native culture.
Thank you everyone for your love and prayers. 
Love DeLynn

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Flying a Kite, kinda :)

What do you get with red string, a grocery bag, lint roller and some wind? A make-shift kite :)
I taught Ryker this week about taking care of the Earth and we picked up garbage/litter and threw it away and he LOVED it. He told me he wants to do it every day, so we went out to pick up the trash today and we liked the way the wind was hitting the bag and decided to make a kite. We also picked up some garbage while we were out. It was fun to get out and do something nice for the Earth and get creative too.




Judah and I just watching brother :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Christmas 2011

I finally found my card with my christmas photos on it. I unfortunately don't have very many. I got sick Christmas morning and all my fun plans for pictures went out the window. I got a couple christmas day on my phone but they didn't really work out too great. Oh well, at least my wonderful husband took care of me that day and took me along with him so I have the memory :)
Ryker and I had a fun day the week of Christmas and made this box. It was great fun. Isn't he the cutest :)
This is what I got of Christmas, it was the night before at my moms a couple hours before the bug hit me.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ryker Loves So Much


For awhile there Ryker was having a really hard time whenever Kenzie had to go home. She would leave and he'd be gloomy and we'd ask what was wrong and he would be glum and say his heart was broke cuz Kenzie left. I'd try cheering him up and sometimes he'd even cry. It would break my heart to see it. One time I told him it was his brain making him sad and if he could think of something that made him happy that may make him feel better. He told me that Judah made him happy. He is such a sweet boy.

One day we were driving in the car somewhere and out of the blue he starts up this conversation:

Ryker: My heart doesn't brake when Kenzie leaves anymore Mom
Me: It was pretty hard for you for awhile there
Ryker: My brain made it hard
Me: Wow, you are right
Ryker: My brain got it sorted out.

He's so smart. I was floored.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Judah 5 Months

I just couldn't resist it. He has been grabbing his feet for a couple weeks now and I LOVE it so I had to get some pictures of it. I just love this boy :) Isn't he handsome?!?! Oh and I'm so happy he finally smiled for the camera. It was pretty hard still because he is so intrigued by the camera and lights. He'll laugh all day long until I get a camera in his face.






Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Love My Boys and Kenz of Course :)


I was just trying to put Judah down for bed and he was struggling to stay asleep. I was getting frustrated and needing some help when I remembered a year and a half ago when I held my miscarried baby in my hands, then I felt Judah in my arms and felt whole. It was a blessing to have that memory remind me how blessed I am to have these two beautiful miracles in my life.



I know, pretty scary face, but I had to put it up here because I LOVE the face Ryker has. He could see my face on my phone and was cracking up. I'm so happy I can make him laugh like that. As you can see, Judah doesn't get my weird side yet. I sure hope he thinks I'm as funny as Ryker does :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Judah 3 months


I can't believe my baby is 3 months old. Crazy. I tried getting pictures of him smiling but the camera distracts him too much. He actually smiles a lot, just not for the camera. Enjoy!






Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Smiles and Loves

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Just want to show you his new little squeals.
I LOVE it :) He is almost laughing... Can't wait!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Smile

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This is from my phone and it has to be a small file to send it to my email so that is why it's so short, but I think its short and sweet :)

More Judah and Ryker

Here are a few more pictues. I love this one. He's my cute lil smile bug. This isn't quite his smile, but definitely happy boy :)
Ryker fascinates him. Its fun for me to have Ryker to entertain Judah. Yesterday Ryker pretended to be a dog for a good half hour and Judah and I played fetch with him. Ryker still can't wait for Judah to like transformers.
Ryker gets a little jealous of Judah sometimes so he likes to pretend to be a baby. Sometimes its cute, sometimes not so much.
This is a very common look for Judah when we are watching Brother. He is trying to find him. Its hard for him sometimes because Ryker is ALL over the place.
Aren't they cute :)
This is his crooked smile like his mom.

AMAZING VIDEO!!

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