Monday, September 28, 2009

fun with the bubble train

bubble train! from meg g on Vimeo.

cutie patootie

If Aurora is the chicken whisperer, then Laurel is the chicken cuddler. She pets them like rabbits (when she's not pulling their feathers).

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

birthdays and rainbows

My little Canadian princess!

My sweet little darlin' is two! And it rained! The pond is full once more, the upper lake is about to top the spillway, and the grass is green. Good stuff.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

beautiful rain

We have been waiting for a good rain for oh so long. And we finally got two decent storms. The first came last Wednesday when Michael and Melissa stopped at our place on their way back from Colorado. And the second arrived last night as we were having dinner at the Kendall/Bendall house. The sound of rain on their metal roof was ecstasy! And the kiddos frolicked happily!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

congratulations doctor stacia!

I am so proud of my sweet sister for finishing her doctorate! We loved being there with her to celebrate.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

magic chicken time

Tim took these shots of the girls out with our chickens the other evening. I love them.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

snackin' buddies

Kept Grover the other morn and he and Laurel loved to nibble breakfast together. Good food and good conversation, I guess.

Friday, April 17, 2009

sweet blissful yogi

Here is Aurora playing with "bunny ears" pose, wearing her new skirted leotard. She outgrew her old one. Just woke up one day and was too big for it. She is so tall!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Both kids have had a virus this past week, and we have come to love playing ZINGO! Great family game given to us by somebody . . . can't remember who!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

sisterly love


From time to time these days Aurora practices her nurturing skills on her sister. Provides her with a toy, gets her hair out of her eyes. I relish those moments. And they have been snuggling with each other lately, too. The snuggling can devolve pretty quickly into wrestling, but I enjoy it while it lasts . . .

Monday, March 16, 2009

st patty's weekend

We were lucky enough to have Orion for the weekend, and he and Aurora thoroughly exhausted those chickens. Zeppo got to swim in the newly-filled pond, the spring peepers are out, and last night we had a St Patty's gathering. A superb weekend altogether.

Tim holding little Sander.
Jeff and Grover in the field.
Pink jasmine in bloom.
Striding the territory.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

aurora, the chicken whisperer

Aurora can tame any chicken, even our alpha female Guinevere (top photo).

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

potty party!

Laurel and Grover are working on potty training. And this try was a success! Adrienne bought us two new potties at the IKEA, so we can have them all over the house!