Friday, October 31, 2008
As always, T.S. wasn't interested in having his picture made. He even tried to cover up his pumpkin so it couldn't be photographed. Sadie, on the other hand, has become quite the camera hound. She pretended that her pumpkin had eaten her hand.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
- T.S. took a croquet mallet to the garden. He enjoyed smashing old squash and tomatoes. "Look mom, I squtted (sounds like cutted) it." "You squashed it?" "Yeah, I squtted it and it went splat!"
- He lined up the empty jugs of antifreeze mom was using to winterize the sprayer. "Mom, it counts seven both ways."
- We let the young chickens out--he waited until all ten were in an area together and then barrelled through on his trike.
- When Robby got home, "Look dad, I'm having crambled eggs for supper." (That would be scrambled.)
By the way, he announced that his maize is growing and his wheat is coming up nicely because of the rain.
What a fun afternoon!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
- clean out the rat and gerbil cages
- new bedding for chickens
- jump on trampoline
- walk lambs, feed lambs, put coats on lambs
- check the pigs and put new hay in the pig house
The kids had a ball on the trampoline. They love to jump really high and do cheers (yes, T.S. joins in, too.) I know T.S.'s head is missing and that it is technically not a good picture, but I thought it was funny--it looks like he's jumping so high he jumped right out of the picture. Also, please notice how beautiful our sky is today.
There may be hope for learning something before Kindergarten.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Also, many of you may not realize I have a second blog. Laura's Thoughts is my indulgence, a place where I can jot down my thoughts. Check it out, I'd love some feedback on yesterday's post.
It is rainy and cold today. We've had our first big cold front. The dampness is adding to the cold. We've got soup cooking on the stove and the boys are enjoying another day inside. Here are pictures out our front door. T.S. commented this morning that he thought the rain would help his wheat. That is his "field" with the trucks and tractor in it (under the stump). I'm wishing we would have planted some real wheat in his field; who knew we'd get this much moisture. He is a true farm boy, he also talked about how much this would help GeGe's wheat and milo.
We are very thankful for the rain. I'm expecting Noah to arrive any minute--we may need a boat when it is time to go to town and pick Sadie up from school.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
As you know, T.S. doesn't like having his picture made either. I was chasing him around the house to take the "after" picture (for a before one, see today's earlier post--he wouldn't pose for that either) and what followed was probably similar to celebrities being chased by the paparazzi. He shoved the camera away (thus the hand picture) and ended up falling and hitting his head on the coffee table (thus the tears in the final picture). He decided he was okay and up for a game of "tickle time." That's when I got the last picture.
Why my kids beg to be tickled is beyond me. I view being tickled as a form of torture. But that is a game Robby and the kids have always played together. Surprisingly, it even has some rules.
It is rainy and chilly today. A perfect day to try a craft. We are trying papier-mache pumpkins. You can go to this website and see what we are attempting to do. We've put the first layer on and are waiting for it to dry so we can put the second one on.
T.S. lost interest after gluing on his first strip of crepe paper. He chose to blow up a balloon and kick it around instead.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
The ride home from seeing Nonnie today went something like this.
Sadie: Do you have it in 4-wheel drive?
T.S. tries to make a comment as we are fish-tailing down the road.
Nearly at our turn in--T.S. is whispering "almost, almost."
We turn in to the paved driveway--Sadie sighs and breathes out--I guess she had been holding her breath. T.S. cheers, "Yes, we made it."
I was confident the whole time. (praying: Lord, let us make it to the turn-in seems to help.)
It is funny when you are a kid, you think being quiet will keep you from being stuck. We used to do the same thing to our parents. Here's to lots more muddy adventures!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
The rest of the pictures are of the kids picking them. (I know those should have been first with the final picture last) Apparently T.S.'s was very heavy. Sadie seems to be a descendant of people who carry things on their head. If you can't tell, it was/is very windy today.
You'll also notice the kids' boots. We call them irrigating boots. Wal Mart calls them chore boots. The kids and I each have our own pair to wear in the pens when working with the animals.
Speaking of which: the new pig is officially named Harry. He is feeling better and not limping nearly as much.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
When you get T.S. by himself he can come up with some interesting ideas.
For some reason his piggy bank is in the kitchen. I asked him to please take it back to his room and this is what transpired:
"I'm going to leave it in here."
"Why? It really needs to go back to your room."
"I'm leaving it in here so people will put money in it when they walk by."
"Do elephants really like peanuts?"
"I think so, but I don't know for sure."
"They said they do on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. We need to put some peanuts out."
"If we put peanuts out, do you think elephants will come?"
"Are you sure you want elephants to come to our house?"
"Yes, I'm going to ride them. Do you like spaghetti?"
Don't you wish you had that thought process and had that innocence to trust such simple things? I think we need to get some peanuts--I'd like to ride an elephant, too.