2 Quite a big garden haul! I have no idea when to harvest things. I figure they have a terminal size (like terminal velocity?) but some things just keep growing!
3 Our stuff is HUGE! Any ideas for harvest fair? You could build a go-cart out of these!
4 New hen girls! 6 new chicks! Gordon looking at them from outside their bachelorette pad! They are eating kale from the garden.
5 Sparrow is eager to get a flock of his own!
6 He flirted through the fence shamelessly.
7 That is Fort Mandan (Lewis and Clark stopped there) - a place for new hens to hide if being chased. Ben built it.
8 Lemonade for the chicken-tamers!
9 Boys enjoy watching their new girls. Ben likes to have "chicken happy hour" outside, in the sun, building them things to play on. He is so funny. He loves to catch them and put them on things. All this handling is very good. It will make my job much easier when it comes to worming and dusting for mites.
10 There they are! Layla is Sam's - she is looking RIGHT at the camera. Ben's is to right, and looking to the left - Obsidian. He thinks her feathers look like obsidian.
11 They love their time with their chicks!
12 Layla is a smart girl. She's the ring leader.
13 Ben caught his girl!
15 Who's in the cage? I like having boys cooped up! Can you believe they could both catch hens in this tiny space?
16 More garden haul!
17 Those are rattlesnake beans in the foreground. We have like 1 cup of them. But still cool to grow your own beans!
19 New sneaks! I need a GoFundMe account to support boy shoes!
20 More chicken happy hour!
23 He's getting big!
24 Learning about the big girl waterer.
26 First day of school - AFTER school!
27 Enjoying some robot time - this thing can crack nuts, OR your TOES!
28 See the front hammer thing? That arm is heavy and it moves fast. There is an ultrasonic sensor, too, so it responds right away if you stick anything in front of it.
29 Do I look nuts or what? The horse (Emmy) seems fairly normal here. I had a great ride that day. Avoided being bucked off during a canter depart. I always feel like a million dollars when I work hard at a ride and accomplish some things.
30 Ben at soccer practice.
31 Swinging in the morning sun - so nice. On our way to school.
33 Chickens in morning sun :)
34 Sam is now playing ICE HOCKEY!
35 And he LOVES it! I am learning how to do a hockey stop, too.
36 Ben out there on skates during stick and puck. Good for him!
37 He kept trying to block pictures!
41 Now playing with some big boys!
42 Little Ben is so brave!
43 Love these guys!
44 The game jersey - he's #8.
45 Ok - got rear-ended on the way home last Monday. First time EVER! This is the other car which hit me.
46 This is what it did to the truck.
47 Making lemons out of lemonade - look at the price for this cake! We celebrated a crazy Monday. Ben was literally jumping up and down all the way to the checkout, and through the checkout!
51 Sam sporting his new hockey club t-shirt, and maybe a little tired :)
52 Another lemonade out of lemons - the Zamboni was broken but we didn't get the call in time so we drove 45 min down to practice and found it was cancelled. Set up a street hockey game with other players who didn't hear in time.
54 We want in!
55 At an officer spouse social - these were made by a Supply Officer's wife - she is INCREDIBLE! So cute! Cherries in white chocolate with almond sliver ears! I brought some home for the kids.
56 Hockey practice has started!
57 We still have some nice nights after practice. In a few months it will be DARK out on our way DOWN to practice!
58 Out on a jog. This is near our home. They have a big dahlia garden and recently addded this cute cart.
59 Ben learning how to be a goalie :)
60 Trying out making pizza on the new fire pit grill!
61 We made one with toppings the boys picked out - ham and pineapple. This is the first one off the grill :)
62 Looks good! That's dough I made, too. It behaved well despite not having much time to proof.
63 On to the second pie.
64 Cook one side, flip it and top. This is going to be kale, onions, yellow tomatoes and some leftover bacon bits. Everything but the bacon is from our garden!
66 This was REALLY good! Nice job, Dave!
67 A pull-up bar :)
68 If you just reach over and squeeze one of Sam's arms while he's relaxing, you can tell he is muscle-y. He doesn't let you get too close very often without a hip-check or a shove, but sometimes you can sneak in and just see how strong he is!
69 Ben doing some :)
70 A little word cloud on Sam's desk. Neat to see what is important to him. This is from back to school night.
72 AAAH! No! Chickens raiding the kale! They have found their way into the garden bed!
73 Hockey practice in full swing!
74 They are doing neat drills to build skills.
75 Ben and I decided to enter a zucchini race at the last minute. We had a little trouble with the axles - not exactly in the same plane initially, as you can tell!
76 Those are roller hockey wheels on it. The weight - over 6lbs!
77 Silly guy :)
78 Lots and lots of people came out for this!
79 Here are a couple neat ones.
80 Ben very excitedly pointing out one of his favorites.
81 A creeper?
82 Mom would have loved this one!
83 The ramp!
84 We're ready to race ours!
85 And they're off! Note theh wide axles...they caused some trouble.
86 There were first aid workers to pick up the carnage :)
87 His didn't fall apart! Pretty rugged!
88 These are Bainbridge Schools Foundation sunflowers! We raised them from seeds and they are the most giant I have ever seen! Good job, BSF!
89 Busy bee is working hard up there.
90 Out on Phil and Patricia's boat enjoying the sound on a beautiful sunny Saturday.
91 Thanks, guys! That was awesome!
92 Ben really starting to enjoy himself!
93 We ran out of gas, so I came back to fill the lawn mower and Sam had taken it upon himself to cut the grass with scissors, he was so intent on helping Daddy (who was away at the time). Wow! Nice guy!
94 Doesn't he look like a high-schooler here? He is unbelievably strong.
95 Ben watching, admiring?
96 More of mommy admiring Sam. I took 40 pictures of this guy mowing the lawn, I was so thankful and so impressed.
97 These guys like their salad bar!
98 Sam is still working hard at Stairway to Heaven! We promise to film the whole thing...I just haven't yet because he hasn't given the green light. He would like to get the solo down first, but that's ambitious. So I quick turned on the camera at lesson on Monday...