Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Look at those tiny skates! Who knew they came so small?
Doing the Limbo.
Monday, September 29, 2008
as Mother of Crying Baby and had to stand in the doorway with Aiden in my arms and watch. But doesn't it look like she is doing a great job!?
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Local High School Marching Band
That is one happy kid.
Of course this was our favorite part - the horses!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Hey, give me that!
Ben. Isn't he a CUTEY!
So, as I said, Uncle Tim and Aunt B made the long trek across the country to spend some time with the fam. Not only did they trek across the country, but they did it with a five month old baby! Brave souls. From the sound of it though, Ben was wonderful. What did you expect? He is a Foley.
Our visit with them was short, as always. Even though they were here for 7 days (I think…Let me think….Hummmm – ok, yeah, I am pretty sure it was 7 days.), time flew and by the time they were leaving it had felt like they had just gotten here.
We did not have many outings. A football game here and there is all. Let me be the first to say that too many outings with two babies under 6 months old is too much for my psyche! The boys were great for us though…We had the previously mentioned catastrophic crying day with Aiden one of the days, but we seemed to recover nicely and get the most out of our time together.
It was great to compare mothering notes with B and know that someone else is probably covered with baby vomit right now too. (No really, I am. Aiden spit up down my shirt and into my bra about ten minutes ago. Then I put him to bed. I should smell yummy by the time Matthew comes to bed…Maybe I will change? Naaaa)
So, now they are back home and, from what I hear, dealing with their first baby cold. I wish them luck and remind them that “This too will pass”. I don’t know who said that, but it is my mantra.
Friday, September 19, 2008
We had a great time picking out her adorable new bunny, Isabell, and dressing her in her fabulous new gown. Hot pink, of course!
She even has a real heartbeat courtesy of a small battery operated pulsating heart we inserted into her chest before she was stuffed.
Isabell has gone everywhere with Sarah since we picked her up that day. I think the trip to Madison was well worth the wait and the endless pestering.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
The whole project started because my Mother In Law accidentally backed into their garage door. I have no idea how that could have happened with two noisy boys in the car yapping away in her ear... Anyway - Then the door needed to be replaced. Then it was decided that maybe the door should be bigger, and then why not replace the drywall, and while you are at it, doesn't it make sense to insulate it? And how about some new windows, and a new ceiling...hummm, what have I left out?
Well the whole project took a little over a week and now they have a brand new garage, ready for teenage drivers! Hope no-one hits that door again...
Papaw working on the wiring...should we trust him?
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
The new flock is made up of three Rhode Island Reds and three Leghorns (yes, which is the same breed as Fog Horn Leghorn in the Bugs Bunny cartoons). Previously we have had Ameraucanas, Rhode Island Reds, Buff Orpingtons, and one Silver Bantam. I have never had Leghorns before, but I hear they are an egg layin’ machine! This was proven on Friday when we already had our first white egg laying in the middle of the coop. (Rhode Island Reds lay brown eggs) Hopefully they will figure out what the nesting boxes are all about before long…
Of course we will be shipping eggs off to family and friends as needed also. So be sure to let me know if you are low out there!
It was a bit sad to watch her let go of everything she had accumulated over these past decades, but I was also very excited for her. She has a chance to start over in a new town, and while this might be scary at first, I think she will love being so close to her daughter and grandchildren. I love the thought of meeting new people and having new experiences, I just hope she enjoys it too.
So, while I was gone, the Farmer and Sarah were back home here having a ball! They called the Flip Flopping Momma and her hubby and went bowling (Sarah’s first bowling experience and I missed it!); they went out to eat (twice! Even though I left a fridge full of leftovers for them.), and helped Grandma and Grandpa paint their newly remolded garage. When I am home on the weekends, I am lucky to even see the Farmer. Anyway, no hard feelings…Even if he did tell the Flip Flopping Family that he was the “Fun Half” of the family…huh..I will have to remember that.
Oh yeah – and while I was up north, I purchased a 37’ fifth wheel RV! That will teach the Farmer to come with next time!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
I have to thank Aunt B for this one. She shipped it out to me a while ago, otherwise I would have never know it existed! Aiden loves it too, especially now that he is bigger and can sit facing outwards. Just look at those adorable cheeks!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Yes, it is true, our book club had it's first official meeting. I was thrilled to host this fun filled event. We ate desserts and cheese and drank yummy wine (ok, I had a wine glass full of milk - I am still recovering from last weekends shannanigans, uhg.)
We discussed The Other Boleyn Girl in depth. Contemplated the author's motives and direction, made assumptions on what each of us would do in the same situations, and put the topic to modern day terms. Then we got on to juicer subjects - like our husbands, our pasts and a certain almond shaped object that I do not wish to mention here.
It was a blast! I am so excited to have such a great group together! We are all very diverse, yet can truly relate to one another on every level. They are a wonderful group of interesting, humorous, an adventuresome women. I cannot wait until our next meeting! We will be reading "The Heretic's Daughter" and having a bonfire to celebrate. I am sure there will be more wine too. And a certain library bag full of beer...
Thursday, September 11, 2008
By 4 o’clock I had had it, by 5, I was miserable and by 6, I was in tears. Aiden had been screaming for 6 hours straight now. Without a break. I could only assume that the sobbing was a result of the four teeth that have begun to make an appearance on his tiny little gums. He had been changed, bathed, medicated, and rocked. I offered for him to nurse several times, each time I was reciprocated with an even louder holler. I was at a loss.
Thank God for good friends, that is all I can say. I called my dear friend, the flip flopping Momma, and she rushed right over, miracle in hand. Her husband took the screaming baby from my arms and turned him to face his wife. She then proceeded to drop three little magic pills into his mouth. Before the tiny white substance could even finish dissolving, Aiden was quiet. Not only quiet, but I believe he was falling in love with my friend! He looked at her with such a look of pleasure that I could not contain my laughter. Teething Tablets – that is what these little pills are called. Of course, around our house they are more commonly known as baby crack.
All I can say is; I love my friends. Where would I be without them? I am one lucky gal!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
conversation. Most of my friends will discuss just about anything, no matter how vulgar. But recently, I have been taken aback, and I love it! A new circle of friends brings many new surprises, and hanging out with these girls always keeps me laughing. Just remember, it is always the quiet ones you have to watch out for - isn't that right, Esther?