Thursday, July 14, 2011


For about two years, Chad has been looking into getting chickens. We have allergies in our house and can't do cats/dogs. Plus, how often do you have a pet that is actually pretty useful? Shortly after he started looking into this I got pregnant and told him he could get some, but I would not be helping. I was not about to put up with animals in the middle of a pregnancy.
Then, when we found out some friends with chickens were getting ready to move and wanted to find a new home for their flock of two, we couldn't say no. This past weekend the chickens came home. I think we're in love...
The coolest thing about these chickens is they're super smart. A few mornings ago Little s had closed the coop door after letting them out. Unfortunately that is where they lay their eggs. I came out a short time later and they ran up to me squawking and carrying on about something. I walked over to the coop, found it shut, and opened it for them. They immediately jumped inside and laid their eggs. It was so cool. Kiwi LOVES these gals. They are now "her" pets. She is in charge of feeding and watering, and getting them out of their coop in the morning. The second day we had them, they had been harassed to the point that one jumped up on top of the coop, which is next to the wall. We found Kiwi in hysterics yelling "MY CHICKEN!" because she was afraid Nutmeg would get out of the backyard. Here is the first beautiful brown egg. One a day from each equals egg breakfasts every four days!
I can't believe how docile they are. They haven't pecked any of the kids, and they get picked up and held quite a bit. These are way better than a dog!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

At least in Chad's opinion. Between his birthday, father's day, and our anniversary, June is a pretty big one for him. This year he's one year older, celebrated Father's day as a father of four instead of three, and managed to be in town for our 10th anniversary! There was a time when we were pretty sure that wouldn't be the case.
Gregory with the massive ice cream cake I made for his birthday. Chocolate cake with Mint oreo ice cream and whipped cream frosting. It was delicious!
Father's day brought all of Chad's favorite things (plus some of the kid's favs too). Hot sauce, cheese, spicy chocolate, and black licorice. The kids enjoyed some soda, which is a rare treat at our house. Then there was the shirt. I think it has been officially deemed a pajama shirt due to my little addition on the back (in purple). I think it's cool to see all the kid's hands and feet together in one place.
I love you Chad! After ten years and four kids, I can honestly say I'm so glad I married you.