Thursday, September 30, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The bonfire was huge!
The music was soo loud!
I tried to record some of it on the sd card, but didn't get much. Had to post it anyway to see if I could, having never done it before.
I did get a whole 20 min on the video camera before the battery died.
Colton and his buddies had the video camera before the show to try and make a video and forgot to recharge it.
They had a great time and it was good experience for them.
I'll be looking forward to the next show.
Monday, September 27, 2010
The back pasture area is really going to require some dirt work
Good thing the Hubby has a little bob-cat thing.
Otherwise moving all the dirt that is needed would take forever.
Caden sneaking up the hill to check on the turkey that has a nest in the tall grass on the other side of the fence. She has about 14 eggs at last count.
He got a surprise though and the turkey was dead.
The Hubby said something had gotten hold of it and killed it.
I don't think it was our dogs because they have never bothered any fowl that we've had.
Now the neighbors to the East of us have a dog that killed one of our cats last year and the other neighbors to the South East of us have a lab that will come over when she is in heat and pester our dogs. Could have been coyotes though. They've been pretty active in our area recently.
Chyann and I did some horse riding, but not much.
The ground is so soggy it's like walking on a sponge.
I've also had a head cold and haven't felt like getting jostled around.
Colton's band has their first show tonight. They are playing for a neighboring towns homecoming bonfire. We are going to go and video tape it for them. He's pretty nervous. Lets hope shakes that off and does well.
Caden's football team won their game on Saturday.
He even got another touchdown!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
My baby and his pup. Too bad they don't stay this sweet and innocent.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Thought we had till December 1st to get his picture for the year book turned in, but the date was changed to October 1st. The original plan was for a friend of mine to take his picture since she has a talent for picture taking, but summer got busy and we didn't get it done.
When I found out after school started that I only had 3 weeks to get them turned in I got Colton an appointment with a local photographer. Had to pay a deposit on the pictures then, but no sitting fee, to hold the spot because there were tons of kids that hadn't gotten their pictures done yet either and appointments with the photographer were scarce.
Anyhow, I'm excited about the pictures tomorrow. We are taking Colton's dog Lucky for some pictures and of course his guitar. Hope the weather is half way decent so half the shots can be done outside.
Should be fun.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I'd say she is definately showing signs of imporvement.
Monday, September 20, 2010
After the game we headded to town for the weekly shopping. On a whim we stopped at a thrift sale and my, oh my did we hit the MOTHER LOAD!
Lots of cute clothes for Chyann (a few for me even) and Caden got some goodies also. Right down the road was another sign so we stopped there too. ANOTHER fantastic stop. The gal was packing items up in her truck to take to goodwill and told Chyann she could HAVE any clothes she liked! Holy cow was that girl in hog heaven! I got a very nice picture for a buck and this lovely little bowl. Not to mention a horse shower curtain still in it's original packaging and a rug to match both for a buck!
What a day! I love those good thrift sales! Guess that's because I'm so cheap!
Kris came over Saturday evening and we had a nice dinner and visit.
Sunday Chyan and I rode horses for hours. No kidding.
I rode Jenny, Gypsy and Scotch. She rode Casper, Cowboy, Gypsy and Jenny.
Every horse got saddle time and every horse did great.
I could barely walk last night I was soo stiff and sore.
That's the bad part of my new job. You sit on your arse all day and come the weekend I'm so much more active it about kills me. I suppose I should do some kind of exercise during the week so I don't suffer as much on the weekends, but when is the problem. Going to have to fit it in somewhere otherwise I'm in for some real trouble down the road.
The apples are ready and they are delicious.
I've really got to do something with them.
The turkey is sitting on a huge clutch of eggs. Guess we'll see if any hatch.
Let's hope this week flys by as fast as the weekend did.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Scared the Hell out of me!
As I stepped out onto the porch they started flapping and squawking! Trying to fly into the air!
I froze for a moment then started swinging my arms to bust through the pack of feathers!
As my heart slowed and the birds made their way off the porch I saw an amazing amount of bird crap on the porch!
We are having a box delivered UPS today. Wonder what the driver is going to think about that mess? Because I'm not cleaning it up. Sounds like a job for my lovely children.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
That sure was a lot of fun.
Only draw back were these folks that came and stood right in front of our chairs! This is what I was able to see and I'm sure the guy farted! About killed us!
Colton in his last Fireman's parade.
Chyann in her first Fireman's' parade.
After the parade we went to the fair grounds for Caden to do the penny hunt. He found about a buck in change. Then it was time for the pedal tractor pull. Caden was sure he would win the trophy. Unfortunately he didn't, but handled the loss well.
The kids all showed off their skills to Grandpa.
Grandpa ended up giving them a ride to school.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Do you think they were? No.
All the kids were still excited about what their Daddy had brought home.
I was quite surprised to see more fowl - five more domestic geese.
Now a total of 8 geese, 2 ducks and 3 chickens.
There is 1 male goose, 2 mature females and 5 young hatching's.
With a few more geese to be picked up today.
What in the world are we going to do with all these geese? Not to mention the ducks.
Hello -- we have a pool! Don't you think they are all going to be trying to hang out in it?
Guess we'll see what happens....
As for dinner at Krissy's, we had gringa enchiladas and they were fantastic! Going to get that recipe for sure.. And we had some of her wonderful pear cider that she got on a recent road trip.
Fun evening, wish it wasn't a school night so we could have stayed longer.
Bonus of the whole day was Caden puking in the van on the way home....
What was up with that!?!? Don't know.. He was fine when we got home and was fine today.
Must have been a little motion sickness, which I thought he grew out of about four years ago. Last time Caden was car sick my Dad was here and we drove to Rochester with Caden puking the whole way there and back! Fun day that was.
Anywho.. Lunch break is over. It's almost Friday - is my house clean? Mostly. Is the laundry done mostly.. Gonna be a long night.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
After a busy, fun weekend I don't wanna go
I managed to figure out how to load Cd's on the computer and put the music on my new phone. Heard some music I hadn't thought about in a long time. Like:
Whoooh, listen to the music all the time..
The sailor said Brandy what a fine girl you are, but my life and my love is the sea.
We never even said a word, just walked out and got on that bike and we rolled, we rolled clean out of sight.
You should have been gold knowing how you made me feel.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Aaah, it's a looong weekend!
I think both of them together are too heavy for Cowboy so I told them to quit and ride a bigger horse double.
Found a stick bug on the van the other day.
The black walnut tree is putting out nuts for the first time in seven years.
With the horses out mowing there is a lot of crap to clean up and that is Cadens job. We've sure got a good compost pile going this year.
Rode horses with Chyann last evening. We had a great time, until the sun began to set and the skeeters came out to eat us alive! They were horrible. We couldn't get home fast enough!
Note to self: Lots of bug spray when we ride today.
Also our weather has turned cool. I'm closing the windows and have an extra blanket on the bed at night. I'm glad this cool weather is only going to last for a few more days - I love the heat!