Thursday, October 27, 2011

New Additions

Over the past week we had 6 little chicks born. You see one of our hens, the youngest infact, decided to go broody. Sometimes wanting to be a mother hits us early in Well since we do not have a rooster and after 2 weeks of watching her set on unfertile eggs & air, since I would gather all eggs in the morning, I decided to buy her some eggs. So I found a lady that lives near Joes work that had some breeds of chickens that I have been wanting. So I bought 7 fertile eggs from her, 3 of which we were not sure if they were fertile. She charged me $5! I came home 3 weeks ago and put all 7 eggs under our little broody hen....

She was such a determined hen, I mean we had to move her twice and she let me look under her to make sure all eggs were ok and none were rotting almost everyday! Then bright and early monday morning I went out to the coop. Before I even opened the door I could hear little "peeping" coming from inside.. Over the next 24 hours she hatched 6 of the 7 eggs. I ended up opening the last egg after she left the nest and found it was just a yolk and was never fertile.. So now we have 6 new, CUTE, babies running around. They have all since been moved into the garage as the temps are dropping today and we expect lows in the lower 30's the rest of this week!!! But here are the cuties!!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Nick

This past Saturday we celebrated Nicks 7th Birthday with a Halloween themed party.. It was SO MUCH FUN!! We had pizza, and hot dog mummies, ghost poop, and cake!!! I'm so glad my boy had a great time and I must say it was the best home birthday party I (we) have ever had/done!!

Here are some pictures!!

Also I wanted to say I know I said I was gonna blog like 3 times a week, but I do have a legitimate excuse. The past week and a half I have been down with nasty pneumonia.. I'm still not over this crud, and I hope it leaves me SOON!!! But I will be back to posting (alot) :)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Getting Over The Bug

Whew its seems the three munchkins have been passing around the same cold for 3 weeks now... Oh wait they have! Emily was the last are hardest hit by this coughing bug. Luckly knock on wood she is taking a turn for the better.. Here she is all piled up in our bed watching her Dora & Cailou!! She better perk up because her big brother Nicks turning 7 years old this week!!! :0

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Its Been Awhile

Well here I am, once again taking up the "blogging" thing.. I had passed the notion to just all together do away with our blog. I mean who actually reads this thing anymore anyway! But then I was reading a friend of mines blog. She is an awesome blogger (and photographer) and she mentioned every year she takes and prints off her blog post (she averages a post every 2 or 3 days) and puts them together in a cute book/notebook and displays in on her coffee table.. She made the comment it was better than just an old picture book.. I thought what an awesome idea! So I went back and started reading our blog, this blog. I came across some post I made almost 3 years ago about some worries and concerns we were going through at that time and it actually felt good to remember those times and how we came through it!!!

So here I am, blogging again. I am going to make an effort to post at least 2 or 3 times a week.. And get back into taking pictures of the family on a DAILY basis!!! Yea they might be boring post every now and then, and hey there might not be anyone reading it. But I will have it for us! For our family to read years from now and remember, good and no so good, this time of our life!!!

With that said I will not be posting a long drawn out update post right now, I mean LOTS have been going on. Some of which I am not quite ready to share in words! As for now, let get this bloggin a goin!!!