Thursday, September 22, 2011

Everyone always asks how the baby is sleeping. Well here she her own bed!

We have finally, successfully moved her to her own crib after months of sleeping with her in the chair and then her sleeping in her chair in our room. She fussed for a few nights but really it didn't last long. She adapted really well to her bed.

Now she is doing awesome. We put her to bed awake, turn on her singing frog and she puts herself to sleep. And the best part? She has been sleeping all night. Finally. I deserve this after having the two younger boys not sleep through the night till they were almost 3. Drew still struggles to sleep through the night.

And yes, she likes to sleep on her belly with her tush up in the air. In the above picture she was so tired this night that she pretty much just sat in bed. Then she just fell over asleep.

Friday, September 16, 2011

This doesn't make me happy.

I found this guy hanging around on one of my green pepper plants the other day. YUCK! These things seriously give me the creeps. I have never had much of an issue with bugs in the garden. However this year the beetles were horrible and now I have these! Tomato horn worms.
This does not make me happy. However it makes my chickens very happy to have a tasty treat!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Littliest Egg

Tony found a "little" surprise in the nest boxes last night. He came running in carrying this tiny egg saying "you have to blog this and you have to tell them that I found it". So here is the egg that Tony found next to a regular size egg. This is by far the littlest egg we have ever gotten from our hens. Even the pullet eggs have never been this small. I have no idea which bird left us this little treasure.

It is hard to tell from the pictures but it is really about the size of a robin's egg. I am debating on keeping it just because it is so fun or cracking it open to see what the insides look like.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Drew and his first weeks at pre-school.

Drew has been in pre-school for about 2 weeks now. Today he came home and said "I made my first friend today." As he said it he went and hid. He is the shyest kid. Funny because he talks so much at home but you really have to get to know him and he has to feel very comfortable with you for him to talk to you.

Here he is on his first day.
He spent the morning before school crying and hugging me, telling me he didn't want to go to school. I felt so bad. I ended up crying and calling Will to see if we were making the right decision sending him to pre-school. I also called his teacher and informed her that he was having severe anxiety about coming and that it might not be a good situation. She assured me everything would be ok and they would take good care of him even if that meant someone just sitting with him till he calmed down.

About an hour before we had to leave he completely changed his mind and decided he would go. We talked alot about how he wasn't going to miss anything at home. Emily and I would probably just take a nap while he was gone anyway. He asked if Emily and I could sit in the van and wait for him to get out of school. He really wanted to make sure we were going to be there when school got out. I told him we would wait there for him. He seemed a lot calmer after that.

I was dreading dropping him off. I even called Will and asked him to take a late lunch and come and meet me. Once we got to school he bravely walked up the sidewalk. Here he is in front of the school.
When the teacher opened the door he was a little hesitant. He was the last one to go in. He gave Dad a hug and then another to me and walked in all by himself. I couldn't believe it. I was expecting kicking and screaming but he was so brave.

Every day I ask him if he met anyone new or if he talked to anyone and he usually says "nope". I believe him, at least the part about not talking to anyone. He went the entire baseball season without saying a word to his coach. So it will take some time for him to get comfortable enough to talk to people at school. I was pretty excited for him today when he told me he made a friend.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Emily 10 Months

Where does the time go? Can't believe this little girl is over 10 months old now. She is very busy. She has been standing up on her own for 2 months now but has still not taken that first step. Why should she? She is the fastest 3 legged crawler I have ever seen. And if she is on cement where it might hurt her to drag that second knee she just walks like an ape. She gets around just fine.
We are finally starting to get a little hair. Not enough for a pony tail yet but she does have one long curl in the back. And by long I mean about an inch or so. She also just got her 7th tooth.
With those 7 teeth she eats just about everything you put in front of her. She really likes to eat tomatoes. We found her sneaking some out of a box we brought home from Grandma's house the other day. She was having a great time.She is eating so much big people food that she has decided she doesn't really have the time to sit and nurse anymore. She is pretty much weaning herself. She thinks it's fun to do push-ups and head stands and twist clear around all while trying to nurse. It really doesn't work very well. It's kinda sad but just another sign that she is growing up.