Friday, June 4, 2010


Chickens have arrived! We ordered 10 and got 12. I guess in case they don't make it...... there is one who seems quite lethargic. Hoping. They had quite the day. At two days old they got loaded in a box, shipped overnight and unpacked. They got some water, then I picked them up and put them in the back of the car with a bit of food in their box. Drove to pick up kids and gave them water, drove to show them to Dave and then finally home. That was likely nearly 24 hours after they got loaded in the box in the first place. Poor little things. Well, they are happy in their big box with bedding, food and water and a light. But, they are sooooo tired, they just keep falling asleep standing up and then fall over. Then they get up and run around and eat and drink and preen and then fall asleep. They are sooooo cute all those little chicks. Name them? NO. Every one is smitten with them, but they are work animals, they will lay eggs and when they quit they will be named fryer and nugget, etc. I wonder if they will peep cheep peep cheep all night long? I hope they get some sleep!

The lethargic one, cute red headed gal.

Awwww, so cute.

Fluffy yellow chick. We think this is an Americana, she will be bluish.
An Australorpe gets a drink
She is soooo tired she just went to sleep. Then she got up and ran around and then went back to sleep. Such a cute baby.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

New look on adoption blog

New look over on the adoption blog. Hoping it will be easier to read! I think the other was too dark.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

End of May

Well, we had our first boy stitches. Fun times. The boys were sliding on pillows on the tile floor. Not such a good idea. Nate missed the pillow and hit the floor. 7 stitches on a Friday night. Why does this happen when offices are closed? Anyway we got in and out of the Memorial urgent care. Nate was a brave boy and only teared up a bit when they gave him numbing shots. I said "ouchi wa wa" and he giggled and then it was numb enough to not cry. He was really tired of being still though and just plain tired. He went to bed quite late that night. This is after he got the stitches out.
Please take a picture of me too Mama! Such a handsome son.

Olivia enjoyed a special day at school celebrating Colorado History (of which she enjoys a great amount of her very own personal history and blood line as a native and daughter of the Pioneers). They also got to see the Thunderbirds fly over for the Air Force Academy graduation which is across the highway from the school. Great show.
Dave went over to 4th grade to show them buffalo heart and lung to end up their resperatory unit. That was fun for all!

And field day. What school year is complete without the compulsory field day. The kids had fun and enjoyed their "team class" shirts. Phoebe's last field day. Of course I had to record it on film.

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Keep on the Sunny Side

The Whites - Keep on the Sunny Side
(Depression Era song)

There's a dark & a troubled side of life
There's a bright, there's a sunny side, too
Tho' we meet with the darkness and strife
The sunny side we also may view

[cho:] Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side,
Keep on the sunny side of life
It will help us ev'ry day, it will brighten all the way
If we'll keep on the sunny side of life

The storm and its fury broke today,
Crushing hopes that we cherish so dear;
Clouds and storms will, in time, pass away
The sun again will shine bright and clear.
Let us greet with the song of hope each day
Tho' the moment be cloudy or fair
Let us trust in our Saviour away
Who keepeth everyone in His care