Tuesday, October 30, 2012


asher wanted something to complain about on sunday, so he complained that it hurt when I was putting product in his hair. He normally loves to have his hair styled, so I tried to cheer him up by showing him the results in the mirror. He just stuck his lip out and said "I look like a meerkat.". I tried forcing it into a bit of a mohawk shape and he cheered up enough to pose for this photo.

Ryans Birthday

Ryan had a birthday last week and we squeezed in a quick birthday celebration after soccer practice. The best part, aside from our happiness that ryan made it to 36, was that Ryan and I ate peach-raspberry pie for the next 4 days and the kids never asked for any after that first night.

Ava is a Terrific Kid

I went to an assembly at Ava's school today because she was named the Terrific Kid for her class in October. they called each kid up and read all the nice things their teachers wrote about them. When it was Ava's turn I could see that she was sucking in her cheeks and biting them to keep herself from smiling.  I wish I had gotten a picture of it. She is such a funny girl! She is definitely terrific and she tries her hardest to have perfect behavior at school. Ava is kind and helpful and she is a great listener. As much as she tried not to show it, Ava was thrilled to be the first Terrific Kid of the year!

Here she is with her bumper sticker and finally, an excuse to smile!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Turtle Pond

One of our favorite spots in our neigborhood

Takin'care of chickens

We have been caring for our neighbors chickens for the past week. The kids, especially Betty, have been loving the it. almost every time we go Betty calls out to the chickens with a loud "Hi-lo chishens!" at the beginning and she usually refuses to leave at the end.

chickens are shifty little critters, with their beady little eyes and jerky movements. we watched one find a worm yesterday, and then she trotted frantically around this tiny pen while the others chased her. then another chicken nabbed the worm from chicken #1 and tried to eat and run away from the others at the same time. the only chicken who did not get the worm was sweet, fluffy, tiny Suzie. suzie is a bantam and her ggs are so cute the kids forbid me from eating them.

Here is asher feeding them peices of grass. yesterday a chicken pecked his finger and Asher said "that is how they show their yuv!" (We are hanging onto ashers speech impediment until it stops being adorable)