Monday, November 28, 2011

Our Farm =)

When Isaac turned 4, we got fish; easy and inexpensive! We have had at least 2 dozen fish/dwarf frogs come through this home now. And when someone can tell me why 3 of my fish committed suicide this past August I would love to hear why!

When Isaac turned 8, we got a hermit crab, named Hermie . He was great to look at for about 2 seconds. He was nocturnal and not very interactive. Things we told Isaac before, and things he believed after =)


We also got a guinea pig named Taco around this time. Super cute and fun, but hairy! It is part of the rabbit family. She would love to be taken out everyday and played with! However, with my allergies, she only gets to come out outside. She could use a home that will play with her =)


When I turned 37, we inherited an outdoor cat named Julie (she needs a home immediately). Julie is a Himalayan and beautiful inside and out. The children would hate to see her go, but she is meant to be an indoor cat and the weather really isn’t warm enough for her to be outside. We do have a doggie house for her, but a nice inside home would be better.


Then, just because, we got a bird, named Will, who died =( So,to mend the broken hearts, we got a Bird named Blue Scurry. Blue likes to sing when we vacuum or when he gets wet from playing in his water and fly around his cage and make a terrible mess. He also likes to be around the children.


We are also waiting for a possible butterfly to hatch this spring!

Caterpillar crysallis on the lid

For fun, we have also animal sat my parent’s dog, Elly, our friend’s dog, Cookie, and our friend’s hamster Bianca. (we were supposed to have their bird, but that had a tragic loss too,not my fault though).


Meet Will =) Say Good-bye Will =(


On November 15 we went to the Magnolia Bird Farm for a field trip. We came home with this lovely parakeet, Will. He was so friendly and sweet! He would sing when the family sang and sit on Bekah’s and Isaac’s head while they worked. He was great!

Will's Grave

Sadly, this is Will now =( Due to an extremely unfortunate accident, he is no longer with us. My heart is still breaking.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thing's Change

I LOVE my Oak tree!


So, last January, Isaac joined the ranks of scouting. He got his uniform for his birthday and wouldn't take it off!
He absolutely loves going to his meetings and LOVES earning the awards!!!! In preparation for becoming a scout, he learned everything for the Bobcat rank BEFORE his birthday! So, on his birthday as he opened his manual (way easy presents for this birthday), he promptly opened the book to the page where we sign off and started reciting everything he had learned. Funny boy =) By May, or June, he earned the Wolf rank. Since then he has earned 3 arrows, about 10 belt loops, and 3? awards (Leave No Trace, etc). Come January, we will actually have to start putting effort into him earning the next rank. Fortunately, he does most of the initiating, so my life will be easy =)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy Halloween

We had a great and festive Halloween season!
First... Bama and Papa's party. Isaac went as a ranger (reluctantly because he only had 2 arrows and not 36 like a real Ranger), Bekah went at a mermaid (which she had been BEGGING me to make a skirt for for over a year) ,and Benjamin went as a pop pop eater (we forgot to change him the entire night, but he had lady bug wings to wear with his cousin).
Next, we had our trunk-or-treat party at church. Isaac went as a wizard (he lost his quiver on a hike is still very upset), Bekah went as a fairy, and Benjamin went as a lady bug!
Then, the night we carved our pumpkins, the neighbor came over and asked us to come to their party. As soon as our pumpkins were carved, we dressed up and headed over. Isaac was a ranger again (without the quiver), Bekah was Snow White, and Benjamin was a pirate.
Finally, on Halloween itself, Warren's brother and his family came up for dinner (not so great Shepard's Pie, sorry) and to go out trick-or-treating with the bambinos. Benjamin and I stayed home and handed out candy. I think we actually had close to 30 trick-or-treaters! Isaac was a Ranger, Bekah was a Dancing Princess, and Benjamin was a Ladybug.
Trivia time... who can tell me WHY my daughter would NOT wear the same costume twice and would NOT wear that mermaid skirt she asked for for more than a year more than once! WHY!!!!!
I will go eat some candy now =)