Everything you never wanted to know about our family and various other subjects.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Eggs and Chickens and Chickens and Eggs

And Johnny, my busy egg checker.

These girls got it made.

He's out looking for eggs at least every other hour throughout the day.

Must be squeezing our girls to improve production!

Whatever he's doing, it must be working...we're getting 3 to 4 eggs/day now.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Miss Marianna and the Potty Training Experiment

Let me begin by saying, I hate potty training.
I am terrible at it.
You'd think with all my years of experience, I would be an expert.
Here's my unsuspecting girl a few days before the start of the potty train.

Little Miss Booger Nose

Here she is two days into the "experiment".  This is what I call the "hiding phase".
As in... "Marianna, do you need to go potty?"
"Marianna, where ARE you?"
By the time I find her, she's managed to leave a little puddle on the carpet.
 I'm a real expert at this.
We put this off for so long,
I thought I would luck out and she would just take matters into her own hands.
(ew, maybe not the best choice of words when pertaining to potty experiments!)
Maybe I should wait until December.
(this is what's running through my head half way through the day.)

Or maybe I should stop and take a picture and laugh with my sweet girlie.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

On football day...

We are so over those Vikes....go Packers!
Moving up in the world.  We're on to climbing.

Everyone wants to be in on the picture.
All worn out!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Marianna and her favorite puzzle

This Morning

Johnny:  Dad's pancakes look better than yours.
Me:  Gee, thanks.  You know it's not about how good they look, it's about how good they taste.
Johnny:  Yeah, right.
(Guess my argument wasn't very convincing.)

Saturday, November 9, 2013

The First Egg!!!

It's about time!

More apple picking....ugh

I had to have the boys climb our big apple tree this year.  It was loaded!

Johnny's trying to shoot the apples down with a nerf gun.  Actually,
I think he's aiming for Matthew.  Great helper.

Hi Ho Hi Ho...off to bake we go!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Happy baby!

I dare you.

My favorite....look at all that sweet, soft hair.
Oops, see that open door?
Uh-oh, gotta go!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Photo Dump from Joseph's Weekend at Home

So he says he likes to cut wood.  Well, maybe not anymore. Heh, heh, heh!  No, really.  We didn't work him too hard.  But they did manage to eliminate this leaning tree that has been slowly tipping over for about a year now.

Why is Johnny always in the "crazy kid" picture?

Marianna's not quite sure what happened.

On Sunday, Joe K. stopped in to pick up our Joe and head back to school.  The kids persuaded him to play a little football.

While Dan was checking out the gopher damage across the field.

Marianna is lovin' on our sole surviving kitten, Smoke.

Hey, Joe!  We miss you already.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Fall Clean Up

Sheesh!  That is a lot of leaves! They're pretty but not so much when it's time to rake a couple of acres.
Just took this picture to show Matthew that all his hard work and lawn mower riding paid off.

The Big Guy!!

Eating ONE cheerio at a time!

Except when the big sister gets involved.  Must eat faster!