Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Two Babies

Besides twins, this is most likely as close as I'll get to having two babies in the house simultaneously. It is pure joy and total insanity...all at the same time.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Blue Eyed Boy

Silas Creed- 6 weeks old

Marybeth, these pictures are for you.

I'm trying and trying to get a good picture of Silas' blue eyes but I just can't seem to do the beautiful blue justice. They are a true blue though...these babies ain't changin'...much to his mother's delight =)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Life With Three Boys

Three different personalities...three different faces...three different boys

Monday, September 13, 2010

Recent Storm

Here's a panoramic view of our front yard from right to left. We had hurricane-grade winds and rain for a little over two days a week ago.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Night at the Alamo

Both of these photos are courtesy of Riley...not bad, don't you think?

Rickstrew Family with Grandma

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Local Swimming Pool

We had a picnic and played at the local pool for a couple of hours last Saturday. Thought I'd post some of Riley's action shots. He is jumping and diving off of the diving board, with no help! Upon jumping in the water, he kicks to the surface and swims to the side all by himself. We are so proud of him. He has only had two weeks of swimming instruction (over a year ago). We're sure what gave him the confidence in the water is our above ground pool in our front yard. It's only 4' deep so he can touch...but it's deep enough for him to dive for toys. With just playing in the water every afternoon, he has taught himself to swim.

Grandma takes Abram in the shallow end to play.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Three Rickstrew Gentlemen

Who is Who?

Riley Dean, one month old

Abram Oak, one month old

Silas Creed, one month old

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Grandma Is In Town

Grandma flew in from Bakersfield CA to see her grandsons.
Our boys had lots of fun playing trains, reading books, going for walks around the farm, telling stories, being held, and going out to eat with Grandma.

Thank you for coming!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy 5th Birthday Riley Dean

A week before Riley was to turn five years old, he asked me in all seriousness...
Riley: Are you going to hang the birthday banner for me?
Me: Sure.
Riley: When I wake up, can there be blue balloons everywhere?
Me: Sure.
Riley: Will you be standing in the living room, waiting for me to wake up?
Me: Sure.
Riley: Will you have baby Silas in your arms so he can see me wake up too?
Me: Sure.

Nana sent a mask and snorkel and pool toys for Riley.

This years cake was a dump truck. Complete with a "full load" of oreos, junior mints, M&Ms, pretzel sticks, and licorice.

Grandpa and Gigi delighted their grandson BIG TIME with a brand new 1000 piece puzzle and a whole lot of John Deere toys to go with his tractor they got him a couple of years ago. Riley has enough equipment to have a hay farm of his own now. And he's the only five year old I know who knows more about big equipment and the process of growing, cutting, baling, and selling hay than most adults.

Riley's Big Day Out

It's not everyday that you turn the big F-I-V-E! In light of our recent audio adventures with Jonathan Park...we treated Riley to a day at the caves outside of San Antonio.

Abram's new digs...courtesy of the Taylor Family...thank you!!!!

Natural Bridge Caverns

Riley (5 yrs) and Abram (16 mo.) at the
Natural Bridge Caverns on Riley's 5th Birthday.

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Birthday Present for Silas

One of my farmer friends from Floresville gave little Silas a birthday present. Silkie chicks!

And one of them was still in the egg, ready to hatch at any moment.

In addition to our 26 hens, we have added 9 little Silkie chicks to the flock. They are adorable when fully grown...all furry and small and cute. Plus, they have miniature but yummy eggs.

'Ol Maverick

Sara D...this one's for you, babe!