Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wild Nights Are Callin'

ooo - Maybe I should not have taken this picture - it sure does look like I am being threatened...
The FlipfloppingMama makes pie!
Alohaknitter sits knitting - of course.

When did we loose our cool? I know I have asked this before, but seriously. We (we, meaning my group of fellow SAHMs and I) recently had a girl's night out. There was once a time that this would involve dinner and a bar of some sort, or maybe out dancing...Then we had children. It has all changed. Now I am Happy to hire a sitter for a night of pie, knitting and a movie with the girls, just as long as no one is screaming "Momma!" or pooping their pants, I am happy to just "BE".
It was a great night too. I even got an education about the movie Footloose, which I had never seen before, and I learned that when you get very angry, the solution is to dance. I will try this next time...Hey, it worked for Kevin (eat my) Bacon. However, I did get attacked by a crazed cat that night too....


I just had to snap these photos the other day when Matthew took the kids out to do chores. Let me tell you, this girl has style - she rocks the chore boots and skirt look!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Be Afraid - Be Very Afraid

OK- I am starting to get a little scared...Aiden has been on solid food for a while now, and I am afraid that we are not going to be able to afford to keep feeding him. It is not that I do not want to feed him, it is simply that he NEVER stops eating!! Either he is going to be 6'4" and 250lbs by the time he is a Freshman in High School or he is going to be the first 350 lb 1st grader - I am not sure which...
Here he is demonstrating his great appitite by finishing off an entire hamburger...After he already had 1 bannana, 3 strawberries, 1/2 Cup of yogurt and a cup of milk....Uh, I think he is still hungry - maybe I should go down a steer for him?...

Friday, April 24, 2009

Cleaning A Little Safer...

OK - by now most of you know about my tendency to get a little carried away with my cleaning...Well, it should be no surprise that once a week I like to hand wash all my hard floors in the house, then I spot clean daily with wet swiffers. Recently a friend sent me this horrifying email with warnings about cleaning with swiffer and it's close chemical makeup to antifreeze and how this may harm small children and pets.
So, that being said I am back to washing my floors by hand every afternoon and I have switched back to plain ol' vinegar, water and dish soap. The reason? Well Aiden has to be right under me as I wash my floors, he enjoys skating over the wet laminate on all fours, belly flopping on my tile and wiping his feet on the hard wood - little did I know he was doing all this in the antifreeze called "Swiffer" that I was using previously! There go my knees!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Things You Miss If You Do Not Wake at 5 A.M.

The other morning while sitting on the couch with Aiden at 5 a.m. (his new waking time...uhg) I heard a tractor outside my window. I looked out to see the neighbor moving a barn to his property.
I am assuming he is moving it at 5 a.m. to avoid the Sheriff who would have surley made him rethink his not applying for an oversized vehicle permit.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ben Comes to Visit

Last week we had visitors. As much as I always enjoy spending time with the Farmer's brother and his wife, this time was different, they have Ben.
I was very excited that they were coming, but little did I know what was in store for me. The last time we saw little Benjamin he was only about four months old, and although he was pretty darn cute then I was too busy with my own 3 month old to really notice much else. This time Ben turned a year old while he was here, and he was quite the little heart breaker. I do not know if it was his beautiful hazel eyes that smiled so brightly at me each time he saw me, or that adorable way he hides in his arms when he is bashful, but I am fully, head over heels in love with this little boy.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Chicken Eating Cats!

So, with the recent development of a murderer in our midst, I was trying to explain to Sarah that if, on her ventures out in the yard, she should run into the mink, she is not to try to pick it up or pet it. She, of course, has no idea what a mink even is, so I tried to explain.
"It is like a long, furry, rat-like creature..."
"It's a rat?" Sarah asks, her face puzzled.
"Well, no, bigger, like a small cat."
"A Cat!"
"Not exactly, but close..."
"We have Chicken Eating Cats!?" She screams hiding her face.
"No! It is not a cat." I try to explain...
"AHHHHHH, I AM NEVER GOING OUTSIDE AGAIN! WE HAVE CHICKEN EATING CATS!" She exclaimed and ran to her room, slamming the door.
I think all hope for sending her out to play has been diminished.

Need a New Stole?

The other day the Farmer ventured out to the chicken coop on his daily round of chores and egg collection, only to find a massacre had taken place in the coop. This is not the first time that we have lost chickens to vermin around the farm. It is, however, the first time they have been killed in mass numbers in the safety of their own coop. It was disturbing to find that we had lost five hens in one fowl (he he) swoop. The bodies were missing, but we could safely assume the worst.
Chalking this kill up to another raccoon, the usual suspect on our farm, the Farmer promptly baited a live trap and waited for his catch. Several days has gone by and we have not seen hide nor tail of the guilty party. The bait disappears each day, but the trap had not been sprung. We began thinking the was a clever raccoon indeed.
While doing some maintenance work a couple days after the crime, the Farmer stumbled upon a small hole under our large machine shed. Around the hole were the remains of our precious egg layers. Apparently whatever killed the chickens also tried to bring them home, but did not take in to account just how well fed our hens are... It seemed as though the animal did it's best to drag the lifeless bodies under the shed and in the process tore them to pieces. Either way, that little critter got a good meal, even if it did have to have take out for several nights.
The other day I was standing in Aiden's room doing my motherly duty of diaper changes (Boy, this kid can poop!), when I hear the surprised screeching of one of our Auracana hens. She came flying (ok, they cannot fly, but she was running fast enough to take off) around the corner of the corn crib like her tail feathers were on fire! Just then I saw another Auracana hen run through the goat pasture with a small mink hot on her trail. This was my Oprah Ah-ha moment! A mink, of course! That is why we could not catch it in the live trap - it could squeeze through the wire.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

School Picture - Jr. Kindergarten

April Fool

Ok, so we are not expecting a new addition to our family, at least not yet... I did get some of you though! It is nice to know that, even with my not so frequent blog entries, you are still checking on me out there! Lots of love to you all!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Big News

I just ordered this shirt for Aiden...Guess What!?

Hey Homie

'Nuff Said


Sorry - just Love this photo, so had to post it.