The kiddos received bubbles in their Easter baskets from Pa and Gram. We finally had a decent day to sit outside and test them out!
Monday, April 29, 2013
Last year, we planted 10 rhubarb plants in our garden, and this year we were lucky enough to have 8 of them come back! And, boy, oh boy, are they doing great!
Half of the plants (about two weeks ago)
Friday, April 26, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Over the weekend, Pa-paw and Ma-maw came down to help us "work" sheep. The lambs were needing their hooves trimmed, wool sheared, and a couple different vaccinations.
Pa-paw was happy to hand the clippers over to Momma...while Dallas watched and learned.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The kiddos got new watering cans from Pa-paw and Ma-maw for Easter, and they were finally able to use them when they helped water the flowers and pretty much the entire yard!
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The other weekend, Daddy decided it had been too long since the Oliver had been out for a ride. So after a new battery and a little work here and there, she fired up!
Patiently waiting to get going...
(Yep, that day started a week-long stomach bug that hit everyone in the family)
Monday, April 22, 2013
Before everyone had a turn with the stomach
flu bug, we enjoy an afternoon "Picnic on the Patio"
Friday, April 19, 2013
This is the first year for Dallas to sign up to play T-Ball. Unfortunately, there was a little miscommunication between the coach and Momma, and Dallas missed the first 2 practices :(
Oh, well...he is still having fun!
pitching machine. Yes, you read that correctly. The pitching machine. Even though they call it T-Ball. Apparently, the kiddo gets x number of pitches from the machine. If they don't hit, then they get a swing off the T-stand. Dallas has gotten a few hits from the machine, but we need to work on focus and speed.
Until next time...
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
After the birthday party the other weekend, we stopped at Rural King and picked up some new chicks!
Black Jersey Giant, 1 Brahma, and 4 Bantams. We like to think of the Bantams as "miniature" chickens :)
Until next time...
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Dallas was invited to his first "friend birthday party" the other weekend. When I first mentioned it to him, Dallas wasn't excited to go. Then, the next day at school when he found out his best friend, Spencer, was going, Dallas was super excited to get to go!
The party was for Eli's 5th birthday. Eli loves everything cowboy (he loves to wear his cowboy boots, belt and hat to school!) so this cake was very fittingThe Inflatable Fun Factory in Evansville. You can see us doing something similar when we first moved to the Evansville area here, here, and here.
Reba bounced for about 5 minutes, and then she was done. I think she would have liked it more if Doug or I would have gone with her (plus, it was right in the middle of nap time).
Dallas on the other hand LOVED every minute of it!
Monday, April 15, 2013
Remember last week I said that we had spent the weekend working in the garden? Here are a few pictures I was able to snap of the kiddos helping.
Last fall, we covered the garden with cow manure we were able to get from a neighbor that stopped to buy eggs. They said we were welcome to it, but we had to shovel and haul it! We also spread some straw and manure from the chicken house on the garden this winter. Doug was having a little difficulty getting the tiller through the thick spots of straw, so he asked Dallas and Reba to spread it out.
I killed the plants of tomatoes and broccoli we tried starting in late February. Doug and I think they didn't get enough water while in our greenhouse, so they fried. Live and learn...right?
Until next time....