The floor is finished and the walls are up! Next up...a roof!
Monday, May 31, 2010
...of a chicken coop.
Before Tom could build the chicken coop, he had to build some saw horses, which he did out of some scrap lumber we had laying around. Riley helped him that night by handing him things here and there saying, "Here, Papa...more screws for the saw cows." =)
After the "saw cows" were built, they built the floor for the coop. Our chicks are getting big and are in desperate need for some space to roam. Hoping this will be finished soon???
Monday, May 24, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
The puppies are 5 weeks old now...and so cute.
We've got posters up around town to sell these babies...
but I know when they go, there will be two little boys who will be very sad.
I thought this was a funny picture of the pup.
Part of Riley's daily chores is to feed the puppies every day and take them out of their pin for time to romp and play.
Riley's idea of fun most often involves a dump truck...so the puppies get to go for rides.
And it's easy to get them all out too...just lift up and..
Friday, May 14, 2010
What a blessed life this little boy has! In between napping, eating, nursing, and playing...he gets to ride on the tractor with Papa every day. There is a side seat in the tractor and Papa moved his booster seat out there so he can be strapped in. He just crosses his legs and looks around quietly for hours at a time...all the while smiling and giggling to himself.
I'd have to say too...it might be his favorite activity out of all of the above listed =)
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
We spent Mother's Day at the beach in Port Aransas, Texas. The beach was full of seaweed (which I guess is common this time of year) and the waves were a little bit choppy, but none the less, we still had a lot of fun.
This was Abram's first sand encounter. As expected, he put about 4 cups of sand down his mouth. He crawled around and inspected everything. He loves the beach!
Riley loves the beach too! Papa brought his surfboard just in case there was a wave for him to catch. Knowing we were headed for the Gulf of Mexico, and a beach break at best, he didn't expect much. (What can I say, we've been spoiled to live on the Pacific Ocean for the past ten years!) There wasn't anything for him to ride so he used the time to teach Riley about balance and staying on the board.
Riley did amazingly well...and kept saying he was going to be a "surfer man" when he grows up. He never tired of Papa pushing him to shore in the white water.
Father and Son enjoying the beach.
This is my self-portrait. You can see our beach spot and van in the background. I'm 7 months now.
Bought this "Sportbrella" at Costco the day before this adventure. We were SO PLEASED with it. It's rain-wind-sun proof and sets up in three seconds (as advertised!) If you need something for the shade, I highly recommend this.