Saturday, April 30, 2011

April 30

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Thumper the rabbit had some free time this afternoon out of his cage.
When it was time to catch him again, the kids were more
than happy to help, as you can see!

April 29

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Yesterday was such a crazy busy day...
but we survived!

Photo of Josie...just because I like it!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

April 28

These two get into so much mischief when they are together.
Reuben loves it when the kids have days off school,
so he's got a buddy to rough-house with!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April 27

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This is definitely not the greatest of pictures, but I have
proof that the evening grosbeak is back!  We've been waiting
all April for them, but this morning there they were!
Better make sure there's lots of black oil sunflower seeds out there!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April 26

What's a girl to do if she's 37 weeks pregnant...and getting impatient?
Why!  Start rooting through the flower gardens of course!
It may have been only 7C outside yesterday, but that didn't stop
us from making a trip to a few garden centers yesterday.
And of course we didn't come home empty-handed.
Would you be able to resist these beauties???

Monday, April 25, 2011

April 25

We had 2 days of warm, sunny weather on the weekend,
and now the dandilions are blooming in full force.
The kids were picking some for the bunny.
I love Josie's caring, motherly attitude lately!

April 24

This photo was taken April 2010.
I can't believe how late the gardens are this year,
compared to last year.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

April 23

Call them crazy kids for asking...
Call me crazy for agreeing...
but it's 19C out there.
Yeah for Spring!!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

April 22

What a beautiful day today was..for many reasons!
The weather was absolutely wonderful, sunny and warm!!

The lawn got mowed for the first time this season!
Mmmm, the smell of fresh cut grass!!

And the best part of the day, by far, was that my kidney stone is OUT!!!
I am SO happy about that, I couldn't quite believe it was true!
Much to be thankful for!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

April 21

Just a couple pictures of my little garbage man.
Yesterday morning, he happily wheeled the recycling to the road.
When he heard the garbage/recycling truck come in the afternoon,
he raced out to collect the cans.  It took him 3 trips to collect 2 cans,
then the lids, and on his last trip back he said, "I's so tired!"

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

April 20

Is it just us or do you get mice in your car/van too?
We've caught 2 mice in the last 2 days.
And this is the third time there's been mice in the van
since we bought it almost 3 years ago.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April 19

Yesterday this pair of wood ducks was swimming in the slough
in front of our house.  I would love it if they would nest close to us.
Does anyone have any nest box suggestions?

Monday, April 18, 2011

April 18

How exciting!
Oma came over after school today to take us to see some baby animals.  There were baby pygmy goats, baby bunnies, baby chicks, pot belly pigs, and more!
The kids thought it was great!

On another note, we wish cousin Kyle a very
Happy 16th Birthday!  Clear the road!!

April 17

Reuben trying his hand at fishing last year on holidays.
He even caught a bullhead or two!
Photo taken August 2010.

And today we want to wish Marlayna
a very Happy 15th Birthday!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

April 16

Best wishes and God's blessing for the coming year.

Friday, April 15, 2011

April 15

Happy Spring Day!
Spring and bunnies go together, don't they!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

April 14

Things get kinda hairy around here sometimes.
This morning, Reuben had to apologize to Josie for being less-than-friendly.

And today, we had some little cousins (and moms) over for coffee/lunch.
Made me feel like a great cook when my nephew asked for a fill-up
of 'Krap Dinner'!  Too cute...he really thought that's what it was called!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

April 13

Putting on the miles.
Not a day goes by when this hand-me-down 4x4 isn't taken for a spin.
It's been a favorite of all the kids around here.

And on another note:
We are thankful for a good report at our 35 week doctor appt today!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April 12

Patiently waiting for her coffee and donut!
What is with this dog?  She really DOES believe she's part human!

And a BIG Happy Birthday to Auntie Renee today!
Hope you have a wonderful day...and enjoy the beautiful weather!

Monday, April 11, 2011

April 11


Last Saturday we got some things done around the house.
#1 - to the bottle depot, where we returned 891 cans & bottles = $53.85
#2 - cleaned out the back flowerbed
#3 - prepared the soil and planted the strawberry plants

After we were done for the day, we sat around our first campfire of the year and roasted hot dogs for dinner.  What a great day!

And in the bird world...if you are interested!
We had our first hummingbird arrive at the feeder last Friday, April 8. American goldfinch on the same day!
Yup...Spring is HERE!!

April 10

Babies, babies, babies!  It's all I have on my mind lately!
35 weeks today!  Yeah!
This is Reuben, less than 24 hrs old.
Picture taken January 2008.
(Did you think this was the newest family member to arrive??)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

April 9

This morning we made a trip to the bottle depot to return our empties.
How much $ did we get back?
What is your guess?  Leave a comment!

Friday, April 8, 2011

April 8

Loving the beautiful weather!  Yesterday was gorgeous...wonderful, considering rain was predicted!
Took these pictures last night as the sun was setting!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

April 7

When I saw this loaf of bread today, I couldn't resist buying it.
It's the most interesting loaf I've ever seen...and the kids think it's really cool!
I'm off to make Rich a sandwich for lunch!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

April 6

This group of goats moved into the field behind our place.
Hopefully they can keep the grass level down back there!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April 5

This morning Josie had a molar pulled out.  I was so nervous about it, and I didn't dare tell her why she was going to the dentist.  But she handled it much better than I did.  The tooth fairy will be happy with this tooth, shiny cap and all!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

April 4

Today's forecast: rain, rain, rain with some snow mixed in.  High of 2C.
The forecast for the next 5 days: rain, rain, rain.
So NOT looking forward to it!

April 3

Interesting things happen when you leave 3 kids alone for any period of time.
Picture taken April 2009

Saturday, April 2, 2011

April 2

Today was the annual plowing match.  As you can see from the top picture, the weather wasn't too cooperative.  The mud was unbelievable.  The kids were really looking forward to going this year for the first time, but it was WAY to mucky, rainy, and cold.  We stopped along the road, but no one got out!
But this afternoon, the sun is shining brightly, and I found blossoms on my trees along the driveway!!!  (Sorry Auntie Niet, but I HAD to post this!)

Friday, April 1, 2011

April 1

Josie is becoming a great helper in the kitchen lately.
Here she's chopping up onions for in the macaroni last night.
(hey Auntie Renee, the chopper works GREAT!!)

And we want to wish Auntie Melissa a very happy birthday...
no joke!