10 November, 2009

Playing in the chicken pen!

4 yo DD chasing around a chicken! These are some chickens that some friends of mine hatched for me on Father's Day. They are just a mixed breed. I am hoping that they lay nice big brown eggs!

10 yo was helping clean out the coops!

12 yo just standing around looking all handsome!!

My 14 yo did most of the cleaning in the coops. I don't know what is up with that goofy grin!

There are 30 chicks. They are doing really good! We gave them some pumpkins from the local pumpkin patch that we got for free after the season. The kids had a blast picking them and cutting them up and throwing them in!

My two turkey hens and some of my Black Jersey Giants.

This was DD's favorite chick! The poor thing! She would not leave it alone! But it sure did make for a super sweet picture!

My big beautiful BJG rooster! To bad he has a date with the camp counselor on Thursday! He is heading off to Freezer Camp!

After Thursday I will be down to 30 mixed chicks, two turkeys, and one duck.

DD had the chick eating out of her hand!

DD was trying to get the chick to eat out of her hand first and then 10 yo had to do it!

LOL! She said the chick pecked her!

And of course no blog post is complete without a picture of baby girl! She is 9 1/2 months old now! She is starting to stand on her own...to her own suprise. She has been walking around the furniture for a while now. Her new trick is climbing up on the couch! She thinks she is big baby stuff!

02 November, 2009

Tonka Truck!!

The kiddos put 4 yo DD's pillow in the dump truck...and then baby girl in it! I am not sure if she was asleep before they laid her in there or not. She slept like this for a good 45 minutes or more!


Bill's cousin got married on Saturday, October 31st. It was a full costume wedding. The bride and groom dressed up as Mortisia and dGomez from the Adam's family. It was a really fun day. We dressed up in all camo.

The baby was a flower. She was not crying in this picture...she was talking and making noise.

We were blowing bubbles at the bride and groom. The bubbles were in little eyeball containers.

I just can't get enough sleeping pictures!

I swear I just can't take enough cute pictures of my kiddos sleeping! My 7 yo fell asleep on 4 yo on the couch the other night...she did not even care!


The boys' TKD teacher got them a bandana when he wen to CA (I think). The boys put one on the baby! LOL!!

That is 14 yo holding baby girl! Wow, she looks so tiny compared to his big hands!


We were blessed with some pears from some great friends from church. We were able to can up 80 quarts of pears!! Whew! I didn't think we were ever going to get them done because they took so long to peel and cut up. But, man oh man do they taste good!

15 October, 2009


Yep! It is our first snow of the year! I had to take a picture! It did not come across real clear on the camera but you can really see it coming down when you look at the neighbor's light over their garage!

09 September, 2009


These are potatoes from out of our garden! This was only from two rows! We still have 4 rows left to dig up!
I was canning up applesauce and DD laid down next to the potatoes and the next thing I knew she was asleep! A few of the potatoes got pretty big!

You can only see about 3/4th of the potatoes in this picture. We have them laid out so the skins can toughen up.

Apple picking!

We went and picked apples at a friend from church's house. I let the kids play with my camera and here are some of the random shots they took! From the apples we picked I ended up with 46 quarts of applesauce!! Thank you Bill & Tammi for the apples! 12 yo on their trampoline with the baby!

7 yo found a toad! That poor thing! He sure did torture it!!

Baby girl's new boutique outfit. I need to get a picture of 4 yo DD in hers as well as a picture of their Sweet Treats outfit I made! I have been totally slacking with pictures the last few months!

I just love this picture!


Baby girl dedication!

Baby girl was finally dedicated on Sunday. (I think I was waiting for her to be walking and talking before we got it done! LOL! Most of the babies are dedicated by the time they are a month or two old!) It was an awesome dedication and not just because it was my baby. She did not get scared at all for this part! She has no fear much like some of my other children!! She was kicking her legs like crazy and I am sure it was all DH could do to keep a hold of her!
I did get the girls a new boutique outfit made for this. They are kind of hard to see but it is watermelons.

Pictures from the soccer park.

We play soccer every Friday night and we got there early enough that the kids were able to play at the playground.
Baby girl just loves this swing!

I think this picture is priceless!

I think she is growing and changing so much!

13, 7 and 4 yo.

10 yo with baby girl at the park where we play soccer.

13 (he will be 14 tomorrow!!) and 12 yo playing on the tire swing at the park. I got on with 7 yo and almost got sick! I used to be able to play for hours on one of these but my body chemistry has changed since I have had kiddos and with each one I seem to be able to do less and less of this type of thing.