Tuesday, April 20, 2010


So here are the rest of my weekend in pictures.  I also took a lot at soccer practice, well it was actually the soccer practice that wasn't.  We signed the girls up late and hence we are not on the coaches email...and apparently I didn't get the memo that practice was canceled.  Thankfully it was a beautiful evening and I spent some time taking pictures of the kids playing.

Isa and Saoirse with some chickens.  The chickens all have names.  And the girls know which chicken is which!  They all look the same to me.  Saoirse is holding one of our chicks, which is growing up quick.

Hey, my picture got put off center...got to love blogger.  Here the chickens are playing 'baby'.  I truly never knew how funny chickens + kids were!

Jonah LOVES, LOVES, ***LOVES*** the baby animals.  I think they are pretty fond of him too :-)

Lightening getting so big.  He's such a cutie.

More silly chickens.  I will someday have to get the list of names for all the chickens.  I know a few of them are, Mrs. Blockhead, Miss Blueberry, Teensy, Tiny, Biter.....Hey, I didn't name any of them!

Jonah decided to play with the hose for a bit.  I'm smart enough to stand far away...ask me how I got so smart.

Oh, look more chickens!  Hey we only have 19 to choose from.

The goats and Jonah get along really fine.  They have something in common....the love of food!  Here's Lily giving Jonah a kiss.  They were disappointed when they realized there was no food in the bin (we just moved the food out to other bins).

Jonah is a hard worker.  He was out there moving things around to where he thought they ought to go.

Here are some tops for those pails.

Um, Jed, you have something in your hair...

Well, yes that might get it out...

Not too happy with the outcome!  Actually he had no clue he had hay in his hair.  He just loves, LOVES, ***LOVES*** playing with water.  The nozzle got stuck and he got drenched!

yours truly.

Jed and I having a chat...and getting our picture taken.

Saoirse just being Miss Photogenic.

Take a close look, and you'll see the baby goat has his tongue sticking out!  He's giving her a smooch!

More baby goat kisses, although they make Flannery giggle.

As soon as we got to soccer practice tonight Moira plopped herself on some nice green grass and resumed her reading, that she was in the middle of during the ride over.  Scratch that, she's been in the middle of reading all day!

Saoirse and the boys played with some toys I brought along.

Jonah being a cutie pie.

Jonah being....um....weird? 

Saoirse picking long grass to hide her plastic animals.  It became a game of her hiding them and I was supposed to find them.

A boy and his tractor.

Being silly!

Saoirse and Jed found a lovely dead beetle.  Here is Jed checking it out.  Both boys are afraid of bugs.  Poor Jonah looses it if he sees one, or if he sees a spider web! 

Afraid of bugs, me, Mr. tuough guy?

All smiles.

Hiding her animals on me.

"You can't find them, Mom."

Moira, reading, and reading.  Here is a before and after I did in Photoshop Elements. 

More reading!

She did take a break, however, to give her little brother a hand.  (Of course I had to tell her he needed helping, because she was a bit absorbed in her book :-))

He needed help with his shoe falling off.

Back to our regularly scheduled program of stick finding.

Jed, looking like a big boy these days.

Some pictures

OK, just getting around to those pictures.  Some have been edited, others not.  Things have been a wee bit unorganized here.....and so I really need to be digging in and getting a lot of work done.  Not that I haven;t been getting things done, but sometimes when I do things that are not on my normal-every-day tasks, well things start to get messy over here.  I;m hoping to catch up soon, as I would like to spend some of our "free time" on other things than cleaning.  Our free time came when Jed's speech therapist told me she had decided to take Thursday off.  As it was Wednesday of this week and Monday of next week are teacher work days and early release from the schools.  So we have an unexpected week of no speech!  Which by the way is going amazingly well.  The other day the girls were asking Jed to say some words.  I MUST get a video to document his progress, but first I have to recharge the batteries for the camera. Today, while looking at a book, Jed was able to say these same words all by himself, with NO prompting!  (A lot of times you have to say the word first, and then he will copy- or try to copy- you.)  So he said, 'puppy', titty-tat (kitty cat), 'pig', 'off', and came close to 'flower'.  Ok. on to half ofour weekend of pictures, I'll have to get the rest up another time.

Saoirse at soccer.  They only have one more game for the season. 

Here is the colored version of "The Legs".  Farther down you'll see how the head shot didn't cut it!

This was way too funny.  There is a little boy right behind Jonah who was trying to say hi to him.  However, Jonah had just gotten that Gatorade in his hands and he was afraid that this little boy was going to steel his goods.  Normally Jonah is all bubbly and waving at people, very social.  But here he is all suspicious and freaked out!  Way too funny!

Flannery waiting on the side line for her turn to go on the field.

Saoirse looking through the 'gear' thingie, in the fountain.

There was a whole lot of running going on around the fountain.  I was wincing a lot!  The bricks around the fountain are put into a 'gear' format (if you were looking at it from the sky), so there were a lot of corners....you know to bust a lip open on or something. Thankfully that didn't happen.

The boys dipping their toes.  Jonah had no fear of the water...he wanted to jump right in.  It was only about twelve inches deep, but still, I had my hands full trying to keep him out of the water.

Trying to get a decent picture of the girls.  Flannery was in a silly mood the whole time and each and every single time I tried taking a picture with her in it she kept making goofy faces.  I admit that after a while of that it grew thin on me!  Like I said, little boys running here and there, and I don't have the time to keep retaking photos!  Ugh!

She's not looking goofy here because she didn't realize the camera was on her!  That was the secret.

Saoirse dipping her toes.  We had to go grocery shopping afterward and the bottom half of her dress was all wet :-)  There was a lot of splashing going on!

I like this one of Moira and will eventually crop it, but no time right now.

What a great shot of the men in my life :-)  One way to get the boys to sit still was to feed them!  Which is why Jed has an odd expression on his face....he was chewing :-)

A close up of my photogenic child.

At the very end as we were getting ready to leave, Isabella stood still long enough to get her picture taken, willfully that is :-)

All righty, off to do some school, outside time, then cleaning.  Pop some potatoes in to bake for dinner and then pick up Saoirse from soccer (Jeremiah's taking her and Flannery to practice this evening).  Hopefully if all goes well we will be ordering some garden seeds and milking supplies this evening. How exciting!!!  Jeremiah made the base of the milking stand, now all he has to do is make the holding bars (not sure what to call them). We should be having milk by next week sometime!!  How cool is that?
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