Friday, September 26, 2008

my new baby

i'm so excited i can barely contain myself. how blessed. look at this little teddy bear. boy or girl - i'm so tickled i can hardly sleep at night thinking about holding this little one! i love baby neck smell! and their heads. oh man to smell a baby's head - the best thing in the whole world besides puppy breath! oh and the neck of your man at the right moment!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

she has a mind of her own! good for her!

who you might ask? well duh, who else - abby grace. the girl knows her mind and will not - WILL NOT - allow anyone to change it. she is amazing. she is smart. she is funny. she is wild. she is passionate. she can be unreasonable and arguementative - but even so - she knows her own mind. it can be frustrating when she wont allow you to reason with her, but i admire the fact that she will not go through life regretting allowing someone to change her mind. i really do admire her. she has a zest for life that you rarely encounter in people anymore. life is not a chore for her - it's what she does - LIVE. what is also wonderful about it...she is setting an example for her brother that he can be who he wants to be and needs to be. i love my babies! i love my big girls too.

the story behind this........well abby wont walk on the grass AND she loves her scooter. if she is outside, she wants her scooter. as a matter of fact, if she is inside and going to bed...she wants her scooter. so she wouldnt walk with rachel to go feed the chickens so rachel put her into the wagon and of course, the scooter had to go along! maybe you can see the smile of delight on Abby's face and the smirk on her very tolerant big sister, Rachel's, face!
Again, i love all of my children.

Friday, September 12, 2008

chickens, chickens and more chickens

i think i'm addicted to hatching chickens. but hey, it's just chickens. so here are a few pictures of my favorite babies.....
please remember that rachel named these little guys. she is pretty much given free range on the names. the first 2 chickens are named after the country music group montgomery gentry! oh well - she is happy and they make her happy. and she totally takes care of them all. she loves all of our animals.
this is montgomery
this is gentry
this is sheeba
this is a new treo of 4 week old Silkies. how cute huh??
this is a new treo of 4 week old White Crested Black Polish Chickens. now they are adorable!!
rachel is really the chicken lady here. she loves these guys. she is the main reason i got in trouble with clay and ordered 15 more silkie eggs to hatch. i got a good deal, but still........he was not appreciative of my "deal" or my "for rachel" reasoning. especially considering i "promised" to not hatch anymore until next summer. umm....welll.....gee..... i know.. no excuse.
and here is the little chicken lady herself! she looks like she cares for chickens!