Monday, May 31, 2010

Walls Go Up

The floor is finished and the walls are up! Next up...a roof!

The Beginnings...

...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???

Selling Puppies

Put the ad in the San Antonio Express and less than 24 hours later, half of our puppy pack is gone.

Chris took this picture while visiting last week.

Here's Naya, our great Mama-dog!



Monday, May 24, 2010

Hello Summer!

Thanks to Grandma,
summer on the farm has begun!!!

Here is a play by play of our typical afternoon in the sun.




Thank you Grandma!!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Puppies!!!

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..

DUMP!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Tractor Time

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

Mother's Day at the Beach

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.

Say Cheese!

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.

Found this large shark on our way out of town...
As you might have heard, Everything is Bigger in Texas,
Well....except for the surf :(.

We had a lovely Mother's Day at the beach. Hope you had a great Mother's Day too!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Brothers in the Bath

After dinner baths might just be the boys' favorite time of day. It's kind of like swimming, you know, but not really.

Five teeth and counting...

Splashing is so much fun for this little boy =)