Monday, October 6, 2008

chicken coop



blake worked months on this chicken coop and was convinced that all the neighbors were going to be so jealous. i haven't heard one lust over it yet. billy would tease that everytime he came over he had to go inspect the progress on the chicken coop. you should see these chicks now, they are huge. we have 45 (not one died) and should start laying eggs soon. i have no idea what we are going to do when they start laying an egg a piece a day. what in the world am i going to do with 45 eggs a day?

our violinist

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the other morning blake rolled over and very sarcastically said, "i am so glad you brought music into our lives." it was a saturday morning at about 6:30 and avery was practicing his violin. he hasn't quite learned the difference between weekdays and weekends and he is in the habit to practice as soon as he gets up. i don't discourage him although blake thinks it would be nice.

farmer's wife






i really am a farmer's wife. my siblings are always asking how in the world i found the only other guy just like my dad in the world. he loves this field and it really has brought our family closer together. it is fun to plant something, nurture it, and watch it grow. it is not so fun when it needs to be hauled, but anna is becoming quite the little driver.

anna's 9th birthday




anna's 9th birthday. i can't believe how fast it goes by. sandra came up with pig cupcakes and anna was all for it. thanks for the grandmas because i could never have put them together.

avery lost his first tooth

avery lost his first tooth. since then, he lost the other bottom one. he has had kind of bad luck because the first one he lost, in the literal sense. the second one, when blake was putting the money under his pillow avery caught him. so now when he shows people that he lost his tooth they ask if the tooth fairy gave him money for it and he says, "no my dad did." its pretty funny. blake tried to cover it up by saying that the tooth fairy gave him the money to give to avery because she was in a hurry, but he didn't fall for it.

maggie nursing her puppies


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the kids have named them all, but we are not keeping one. we already have 3 dogs that drive the neighbors crazy. we have 3 males and 1 female (the black one). it has been fun. the kids love them. maggie is anna's dog. megan is taking the black female and she told her that even she has to pay $50. they all already have homes. she keeps on telling grandpa that if he wants one he will have to pay too even though his dog is the dad. she is such a little entrepreneur. blake docked the tails when they were 3 days and avery was like, "can i play with them." next thing i know, i look out the window and avery is playing with 4 little puppy tails.

she thinks my tractors sexy!

i decided that i was going to clean the dangerously dirty tractor windows. blake thought that it was hilarious so he went and ran and got the camera. it is his screensaver at work and the title is, "she thinks my tractors sexy."

08-09 school year


anna and avery are both in school this year. i thought i would find this difficult at first, but i seem to be adjusting well. the funniest is blake was really pushing for homeschool because he said that he never gets to see them and then this morning they were driving him crazy and there was a big sigh of relief when my dad picked them up for school. they are doing well in school and avery says that he is sick of getting stars on all his papers. he is convinced that he could skip up to 2nd grade and be in grandmas class. anna is our studious child. she is on the ball to say the least. she already has amounted a huge number of ar points this year.