in this post, you gotta go, just do it. Click the link, I'm telling you he is something else.
he shot his first deer, an eight point buck. Last year, he hunted many hours with my dad but never had the opportunity.
Last weekend was Youth Hunt, Saturday morning Joseph went hunting with my dad, they didn't see anything. That evening they went back and a six point buck came into the field. Joseph said he couldn't shoot is because he "had too much buck fever", as he said. He wanted to shoot it but couldn't calm down enough to stop shaking and aim the gun. The deer wandered off and a bit later does were playing and came into the field. One stayed behind and Joseph aimed the gun and shot a perfect shot, she fell right were she was standing. It was 135 yards from the tree stand to the doe! Joseph is a really good aim, just like the last time he killed a deer, he'd never shot this gun before, a 243.
The night before my dad had showed Joseph the bullets to the gun and they have purple tips. Joseph said they looked like lipstick and were going to be the kiss of death. When we arrived to look at his kill, he told us, "She got the kiss of death!" He was really excited, not sure who was happier though, my dad or Joseph.
I have memories of my dad and brothers getting deer, it was always an exciting time. I'm so thankful I get to live these moments with my son and he gets to live them with my dad. Seriously, this boy loves to hunt and he's good at it! Tomorrow he's hoping to get a buck with the muzzle loader, filling up the freezer sounds great to me.
I told Joe in the store that other day that I'd take the girls, then I realized he only had two very easy boys and I had four girls. The math just gets me all the time. I'm counting heads every time we are in public and often I have to make myself remember if I have 5 or 6 kids. I don't know if anyone else understands what I'm saying, this is the first time I've had this issue transitioning to a new addition.
The night Joseph killed the deer, he came home and we were all excited. Joe and I were trying to get him to tell us all about it again. Bethany had gone to a birthday party and all he wanted to do was talk to Bethany. The two of them sat on the love seat telling each other all about their evenings. She would tell him a piece of info and he's ask a question. It was really sweet, I turned to Joe and said, "Are you seeing this?"
If you've read this far, bless your heart! I know it was a little chaotic getting here, hope you have a great weekend.