Monday, July 24, 2006

The week of Brandon's birthday!

Monday we had a small cake and celebrated with just the 5 of us at home.

Wow I got what I asked for! Posted by Picasa

On Tues. he had his homeschool friends over for a celebration.

Then on Saturday we had a family celebration with Grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins. We've never celebrated a birthday so completely! Nor do I plan to do it this way ever again! I had to clean up what seemed like a gazillion times.

Happy birthday Brandon Posted by Picasa

Brandon turned 8 on July 17th and we celebrated for most of the week.
Birthday bash with the homeschool gang! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Vote for MM!

OK, I can't say enough good about MM and his writing style. So it is now up to us to vote for him over at this blog for blogger of the month. Even though I think he should be nominated for blogger of the year, no decade or maybe century! I guess I'm getting a little ahead of myself here. Anyway, do your duty! Vote!

Sunday, July 16, 2006

We found a couple of interesting items that popped up on their own out back. Several of these beautiful white flowers popped up in the lawn.

We also found this bright red mushroom back behind the newly constructed hen house. Makes me wonder if the Smurfs haven't started a new colony in my back yard. Either that or we have one of those varieties of mushrooms that I've heard speak of. No worries, I won't be smoking or eating this variety! However I will take bids if you wish to try it! OK, not really but I sure was tempted! Damn the devil to hell!Posted by Picasa

Life on the "farm"

We've been busy here on the "farm"! Cloud, our bunny moved into his townhouse. He is very happy moving out of the one room apartment he had before. Now he has a roomie place with 2 floors.

I'm not sure what he will think of the new neighbors when they move in but I hear they will be a house full. I haven't had the heart to break it to him yet cause he's used to living a nice quiet life. I'm sure he will have 911 on his speed dial complaining about the noisy neighbors but it is something he will have to learn to live with.
Here are just a few of his new neighbors. I ordered 8 guinea fowl and received the 8 along with packing peanuts as they are so lovingly called, 13 baby roosters sent to keep the gunea babies warm. Anyone want a rooster chick? Posted by Picasa

Posted by Picasa Here is a better view from left to right of a baby guinea and a baby rooster. In a week we will have 16 baby chicks of different types and one rooster. I wish we could keep all the roosters but that is way too many roosters for our small flock. So if you live in or around Farmville, let me know if you want a free rooster chick! Ya hear!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

#1 son turns 22 today!

 I can't believe 22 years have past since the birth of my first born. This is one for the record books indeed since I'm barely over 22 myself. Well that's my story and if you are wise you will agree with me on this one!
 Shaun came out to visit us yesterday and we had a small celebration in his honor. I'm not sure how he has spent this day but I wish him the happiest of birthday's and that the rest of this year and the years to come be filled with love, happiness and riches.

Jackie, Nickie and Brandon were so happy to see their big brother and share in the celebration with him.
After a long day of fishing he passed out for a short while on our sofa while the rest of the gang watched TV.

I love you Shaun and want you to know just how proud I am of you. Being on the Dean's list is quite an accomplishment and I know juggling work and full time school is one of the hardest things to do! Keep up the good work! Posted by Picasa

Monday, July 03, 2006

Sad news from Magazine mansion...

I've mentioned in a few posts the wonderful blog of MM and how much I enjoy reading his blog. His family is having a crisis. They lost their beloved family member Blaze. MM has posted about this the latest saga of his life in cliffhanger fashion which is his style. This time however it is out of necessity that he does so. Go back to the post, "In which I am 0 for 2" to learn of the details.

I have never met him in person but I surely feel I know him through his blog as I'm sure all of his regular readers will attest. I certainly am sending all the good vibes, mojo and prayers for him and his family that they may bring Blaze back home to them unharmed.

UPDATE: I'm happy to report Blaze is home! MM, I'm so happy to have read you were able to locate Blaze and I know you need some time to recoop. You most certainly have to be the bravest person I know!