Wednesday, May 27, 2009


I blogged this picture first because it is my favorite. These pictures are not all in order, just pictures from when Frank was home. There were over 1000 pictures, so you just get a few... This photo compliments of Tad.
This is my brood in the zoo, we spent an afternoon here and in the museum. The zoo is the nicest we have ever been too and Frank loves zoos and has been to many. This one has a lot of acreage for the animals to roam free on, they can leave their cages and go outside. They are less caged than most zoo animals.

Mm, mm, mmm.... I like this picture, the hat, the jeans, the boots, oh the man...
My favorite snake! I wont let my son own one but he fascinates me! Why is he white? I haven't found out yet. I assume he is an albino python. I have seen quite a few pythons, and never one this color.
Um, me. Frank took the picture, I do love this hat! A girl can get so much more done with the right boots and hat!

Nathalie coming out out of the crawl tunnels, you crawl in and come up in a glassed in area and you are INSIDE the bear cage. It is neat, there were black bears, one sleeping nearby.
Frank and Nathalie in the glass cage, Tad is on his way in, they all 3 fit in here!
Tad's favorite animals, just like Franks- the BIG cats. Tad likes the lions best. I think Tads mane is quite cute too!

Putting up the pool, it is filling but still fun to play in especially if you are short. This is one of the many jobs made easier by Frank being home. Once you have the flat spot, you can use it the next yr but the first yr is a lot of work. He tilled the spot and then we leveled, and then some friends came over and they tilled/leveled more with us!

The lighting in this picture is beautiful, look up to the left/top of the picture. It was a pretty night. The kids missed jumping on the trampoline more than any other game/playing that Frank did when he was home. The few mo before he deployed, they were out there almost every night jumping. He jumped almost every night while home! He is pretending to kick someone here.
Nathalie helping with the portable chicken coop, this is good for temporary housing for a chicken(s), rooster, or small chickens not ready to be free range or move in with the big ones. We are using it now for our hens and roosters until I get the large one built. We did get rid of a lot of cats, or rather Frank did (in a nice way) but there is still one lurking and plenty of other predators. We can have the chickens out during day when we are out there, but they need to go in to safety at night. Frank helped us build this and cover it in chicken wire to have a safe place for now.
Making dart guns out of CPVC... these were FUN. (NOT) I am actually neither way about them, my 3 children, er, husband and 2 children enjoyed them thoroughly.
This is a picture I missed, him working with us. Here he is mending an extension cord. Which was run over because of me not paying attention... To his credit, he has taught the children and myself how to mend and he also doesnt complain when we cut them. Again.
Another chicken coop picture, sorry for poor order but blogger/my computer have been having trouble this wk so I am wanting to give you lots of pictures, but I didnt bother with order. I was just pleased it worked!
Tad riding a dirt bike for the first time, he fell of at first quite a bit but he got the hang of it. It belongs to some friends of ours, their whole family rides and they spent the day with us. Nathalie got to ride with Eric (their daddy) but was not interested in, nor ready, to ride on her own.
Tilling the spot for the pool, I had to take a lot of pictures and anyone who knows him knows he worked a lot by choice so there are pictures working, pictures playing with the kids, pictures with beer and pictures kissing me. Thats about it...
Nathalie asked Frank to have a birthday party early with cake bc mommy doesnt make good cake, and she chose decorate her own piece my what a mess! He bought twirly candles and made a cake and we sang and had a party 2 mo early. It was fun for her and a great memory.
So there are a lot more, and I have many more posts to put on later this wk. I am behind on posts, because of technical difficulties. I have pictures of all the things we built, fixed and made while Frank was home and I will post those, followed by a post on new chickens and new goats!

1 comment:

Fjpsam said...

Thanks for some great shots of everyone...PawPaw from Greenfield