Friday, August 30, 2013

Boy LOVES tattoos. He generally tattoos himself with sharpies each day. I did a little more intricate work for him.

K colored in Ts snakes.

What did they do to that girls hair...

Nathalie made breakfast, and with the last of the batter she made a penguin which she ate, head first.

Cabbages, too bad the kids do not love these as much as I do. Tad will eat egg rolls and he might eat sour kraut. Not sure.

A LOT Of processing has been happening.


Max's mom was out, and he was a bit lonely so here he came. He spent about 5 hrs here, as he often does. Bully was not kindly giving up her bed, she prefers the futon.

Found this on the camera card, as well as the next. Kitten is lazy and spends a lot of time sleeping in Nan's bed.


So, see the one on the left of the photo? That is a Peter Rabbit. We buy them from amazon when we are in a hurry, fruit and veggie blends, 100% organics, no salt, no sugar. I make them myself most of the time, I use goat milk yogurt, fruits and vegetables. Grayson bought the kids some squeezies for Christmas that we put them in for travel.

Why? That is what I want to know. Why does this toothbrush need a steer? oh, wait...Um. He is a bull still.

Half of my canned tomatoes, the plastic lidded one went into fridge obviously

"Mama, my girl be so tired." Nathalie and Tad have had early morning private swim lessons and are worn from early morning/late nights. Bully's bed is on top of the old futon mattress folded in half, as we do not have a home for it.

Mama, I am going campin'

I have my hatchet, my tent, my gun, my sleeping bag.

Baby do you have a flashlight? WHAT? Mama, I see in the dark!

"Hey girls, can I come in??"

"Can I have some popcorn then?"

"Hey excuse me! I am sorry you are watching a movie, the cat is getting onto your tent. He will kill you."

The girls are camping inside. The boys really are camping away from home. They left on their dirt bikes, several minutes away, not sure where. I am trying to be grown up about that.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Cat trap

Yes, it is raining. I dropped an empty fodder bin on the porch during chores, and it was an instant kitty trap.

We got a new futon mattress which is incredibly comfortable. I left the old one on the floor with a clean blanket, it became a giant bully bed. Nathalie's pillows and blanket are on here because when we came home from swim meet today, she did not feel well.

Bully is snuggling with Nathalie and her pillows.

"Oh mama, I am SO SO sick." How sick baby? "Mama, I have some congestion!" Oh my. How sickly...

Teeny harvest! Nathalie shelled 1 pea pod from the garden to feed the rabbits the pod and we picked our first tomato. We have eaten lots of garden food and have much to harvest, but this little tomato and pea picture is so cute.

Super Bully! In a knitted scarf by Faith.

"Oh Bully, honey, you look so lovely!

"No, Bully, you cannot have this dressy up. This one is for me. We will be so classy you and I."

Bully thinks she is a lap dog

Tad thinks he is mean

"Excuse me, we are having a talk. can you go away?"

"Bully! I love you."

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Futons and smiles.

New dog bed

N and I carried the mattress and futon that we bought used, in separately. Tad has a pulled ligament so he directed (of course patiently because that is his manner as we all know) and we added the egg crate because the mattress is terrible. Its too thin and floppy but it will work for a wk until a better one arrives in mail.

I only use metal frame futons. I cannot open/shut the wooden ones well.

We put a duvet and a sheet so we can change the sheet regular. Bully sheds and kitten leaves dirt everywhere.

We never have enough seating. never in my married life have we had enough seating, but adding the dog in made it worse. So instead of a recliner, which is always what we had in addition to couch/futon, I bought the futon so we have that along with a couch. So now 2 full size seating areas and 1 is a bed! perfect.

We have always preferred futons, we have a nice leather couch with recliners because we traded it when we bought our last house. She stayed a cpl wks after closing to close on her next house, whereas usually you close one/move to hotel, close the one you are buying. We helped her not have to do that in exchange for 1000$ and she offered us a brand new, nice couch. We accepted and like it very much but when it bites the dust, it will be a 2nd futon. I love extra sleeping areas for guests, or family movie nights.

Tad insisted he would not smile so I told him, "Look so fierce, do not do smiling at all."

Fierce right??

"I am all done laughing mama. The cat is just this side of kickin' Nan's ass too. Look out Nan."

She smartly let go. Bully always watches the cat as if she considers going after it but is mostly too lazy.

There you have it. 8 seats. Yes, 8, not 6. We can all 4, when Frank is home, sit on one couch and even the dog fits bc she thinks she is a lap dog, or Nathalie will lay on the back.

We brought the futon through the front door and as we set it up, the chickens came by to see if it was food we had brought in, or if we had a snack for them, or maybe did we want them to come try out the futon? Maybe for a visit?

They do come in if we leave the door open.

It started to rain and these beggars said they could not make it to the barn or coop without getting wet.

"No, seriously, I said please let me in. I am going to start carrying on and you will get no peace, let me in or carry me covered to the coop. Your choice puny human."

Tad told Nathalie, "Stop using Bully's dog bed to put your LEGOs on!" why I ask, why?

"Her is my girl mom. I loves her."

"SEE! She rubs my belly!"

"And I smiles."