Friday, April 16, 2010

Fringe benefits...

One of the many blessings of living on the farm is free entertainment!

Earlier this week I heard our big yellow dog barking frantically. While I am usually too busy making snacks and changing diapers to notice, the barking went on for quite a while. So eventually I meandered over to the window to see what was causing the commotion...

She was barking at the old outhouse hole in the middle of our backyard (bet you wish you had an outhouse hole in the middle of your backyard). Apparently, she thought she had this beastie cornered but somehow it had slipped away and was headed for the house when I saw it.

I had to show the boys (whose eyes about popped out of their heads) - which brought the dog -which caused the snake to panic and crawl up under the porch.

Nobody's forgotten to shake out their boots yet!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Two things...

Conner (who was supposed to be asleep in bed) saunters into my bedroom tonight, where I was trying to nurse Cicely to sleep.

Props himself on the edge of my bed and says "Two things".

And here is the whispered conversation that follows:

Conner: Two things
Me: What?!
Conner: One (holds up a finger and points to his nose)
Me: What?!
Conner: I can't sleep in my bed.
Me: Why not?
Conner: My nose is stuffed up.
Me: Then take an extra pillow and get in bed!
Conner: Two.
Me: What?!
Conner: I need a stuffed animal.

I really don't know where he gets this stuff.


And we think Cicely may have actually laughed for the first time today.

Life surely can't get any sweeter than this.


Thursday, April 1, 2010

It's Friday! Oh wait...

It should be Friday, but I guess it is just Thursday. Daddy has off tomorrow so it's kind of like Friday.

Woke up this morning to Colton yelling because he finally lost his tooth, and poor Conner looking like he got punched in the eye.

Turns out (after a trip to the doctor) that Conner's eyes are just allergies. I was terrified he had pinkeye, but NO!

Cis rolled over all on her own today. She was in the crib which kind of slants downhill because of our floors, but I think it should still count.

I decided to pull out the silverware (actual silver-ware) and polish it with some silver polish, it was kind of fun. Not really, but it was fun imagining where it had been and what it had been used for. And it is fun to think about using it with our family some day soon.

We'll be wearing our working clothes tomorrow!