Sunday, October 26, 2008

Cluck Cluck!

Okay, anyone who knows me knows how I feel about animals (if you don't, refer to #7 on my "I've been Tagged" post). I'm not sure what happened, I think something to do with emergency preparedness and thinking the world is coming to an end and the need for chickens for eggs, but I decided it would be a good idea to own a few chickens. My animal loving husband hasn't been able to stop talking about them since I said I'd be okay with it so after much research and preparing on his part, we found our first 2. This is a Araucana (whatever that is) but they are egg layers that lay colorful Easter egg type eggs. She's about 7 months old.
This is a Silky (we had only planned on getting this one but fell in love with the other one and got a good deal for both). These seem to be the most tame and coolest looking. They almost look like poodles. This one is 9 months. She's really sweet. They lay eggs just not as many but we heard their eggs taste amazing.
We're trying to think of names. Anyone got any ideas?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Anyone with boys have one do this before?

So my sweet little Jaxon snabbed my mascara without my knowledge. I found him on his bed trying to put it on. Brian is freaking out and thinks I'm turning our little boys into girls. I told him to relax and that it was normal-it's the same when he mimics other actions, right?
He did this the other day when he mistook the highlighter to be chap stick. I am supposedly "banned" from doing girly things in front of him now. As if that's possible. What's really funny is I think I could give Jax all my make-up and he would know what to do with each piece.

Butterball Ryker is 5 months!

He's going to be scootin' around before we know it. Here he is kicking his leggies so hard!
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Sunday, October 12, 2008

I've Been Tagged

This is the first time I've been "tagged." I never really knew what that was before so let's see if I can do it. Here are the rules: 1. Link the person who tagged you and copy down the rules 2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself, 3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post 4. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know they've been tagged.
Sarah is the one who tagged me-Here goes!
1. Most of you know I hate odd number's excluding the number one and anything divisible by 5. The volume must be an even number and the microwave can never start or be stopped on an odd. Yes it bothers me that both my sons were born on odd days.
2. I love jingles! Not really intentionally but for some reason it seems I only have to hear a commercial or the theme song to a show once and I know it. I'm famous for knowing the Gumby theme song. Did I even watch that show? Seriously. My family loves when I sing...that's right, you know you love it!
3. I have to win. This goes along with being competitive but most people I think are. I am the type that will stop at nothing to win (I don't cheat though). If I lose (rarely happens), I will play again and again until I win. I'm a pretty sore loser you might say. I don't play for "fun", I play to win!
4. Being on time. I acquired this trait from my mother and being punctual is not necessarily a bad thing. It's good to be on time, right? It's also not a crime if you're late, right?...WRONG! It's never okay to be late!! I must be on time to everything, that's the rule.
5.I hate bugs. Now, most people do but bugs really really bother me. If I know of one alive in my house, I will hunt it until it is destroyed and disposed of. I have mastered the art of hunting a bug. I know how certain bugs move and I know what it takes to kill them. I also know how to kill them without it making a nasty mess. DIE BUGS! Brian calls me the crickanador. I so am.
6. Routines! I love my routines. I have them for just about everything I do. Not only that, there are logical reasons why I do things a certain way and in a certain order. I am so embedded in my routines, I'm not even aware that I have them most the time, it's just my life.
7. I don't like animals. All animals. Except on my dinner plate. That's really all I have to say about that.

I tag Mom, Amanda, Kristen, Chelsea

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Jaxon's Birthday Party

What a fun birthday party it was for Jaxon! I don't know if we'll be able to top it. He had so much fun and we enjoyed every minute of his excitement.
Here's uncle Craig. He's the uncle that likes to teach Jaxon things that we don't like. Jaxon Loves him though.
Grandma Bonnie and Grandpa Jerry celebrated their 28th anniversary today. We're glad they spent part of it with us. Congratulations!!
Here's the motorcycle cake. I matched it to the blue and orange motorcycle party supplies I found. Jaxon loved it!!
Nana and Poppy bought Jax an electric motorcycle. Luckily, he opened it last because once he saw it, he didn't want to leave its side for a minute! He didn't even want cake until Poppy came up with the idea of setting the bike on a chair next to the table with the cake. We sang to him and he blew out his candles all while sitting on the motorcycle. Birthday boy gets what he wants!

Here's cousin K.C. and Liz. He's such a good little boy and so dang cute!!
Grandma Bonnie. He sure loves her. She's the only one he'll talk to on the phone with.
What a surprise, another pic on the bike. Isn't his Mohawk cute? Thanks Stacy Jo!
Hallelujah! He loves his vacuum we bought for him. No more yucky big vacuum!
Great Grandpa Curtis-We're so glad him and grandma were able to come! He handed all of his presents to great grandma. I think she made them more fun.
Poppy and Great grandma Curtis. I didn't get enough pictures of everyone else that was there but I want to say thank you to everyone for making Jaxon's birthday such a fun and memorable day. After everyone left, we went through all the other presents and he loves them ALL! We are so grateful for our family who loves our son so much. I live for days like this where I have family over to celebrate moments in my children's lives. It doesn't get any better than this!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Jaxon Turns 2



I'm so mad at myself! I didn't realize until tonight that I didn't get a good 2 year pic of Jax. So here's one we just barely took, another we took earlier (we couldn't get him to step away from the vacuum for a picture) and one of him on the night he was born. We had a fun day but I don't think he has a clue it was his birthday. I think he'll know Saturday when he gets cake a presents. These past 2 years have been the best of our lives. We just adore this child. He makes us laugh all day long. We couldn't have asked for a better son and we thank Heavenly Father everyday for giving us such a sweetheart!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Yucky Peas

We actually tried this last night so it's not quite the 1st time but the 2nd. He's been eating rice cereal from the bowl and loves it-the peas...not so much. You can tell he wants to eat it but finds the taste extremely repulsive.

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