April 8, 2010

Don’t adjust your monitor just yet….it’s April Fools


Hayes LOVES April Fool’s Day.   He was so excited this year to try out all of his pranks.  Being my mom’s daughter, I tend to get into a little too. :) Some of my mom’s old tricks are saran wrap on the toilet, switching cereal boxes, salt on the toothpaste, rearranged clothing drawers, and Hayes’s  favorite…dyed food.  We decided to dedicate our efforts to crepes this particular April 1st.  We made green crepes with blue pudding and pink whipped crème.  Spence refused to eat any at first, but ended up eating plenty! (This was pre-diet!)


During breakfast preparation, Hayes split his time between helping me with the crepes, and dyeing our hand soap blue, salting our toothbrushes, and faking broken noses complete with fake blood.  All in all I think it was a successful day! :)

Honky Tonk and his boy Halftime


Hayes used to be completely loyal to me.  He would always pick me over Spence and side with me on any issue.  Not the case anymore.  He and his dad are as thick as thieves.  It’s fun and a little sad to see him grow up and become his daddy’s boy.  I blame most of it on the fact that I have to be his teacher and task master; force him to brush his teeth and comb his hair;  set reasonable bedtimes; and the big one…I don’t play video games! :)  It’s really not as bad as I’m making it sound…we still have a close little relationship, but I can definitely see the tides changing.  I’m glad it’s his dad and not a girl! :p

Babies, babies, everywhere!


Spring babies are hitting the ground everywhere out at the Potato Farm.  Chase and I drove with Spence to go feed all of the cows (about 200 + babies) on the ranch since we still don’t have any feed. (Note to Weather:  Please warm up and start growing grass!)  They’ve learned to come when they see the truck or hear the honk of the horn.  It’s fun to watch the mama cows appear from a mile away or over hills with little babies running right along side them. 


It was such a miserable, windy day that lots of the hay blew away.  The cows don’t seem to mind.


Most of the babies come in bucking and kicking up their heels. 


Chase and I stayed in the truck as much as we could while Spence got out and swore and cussed at the wind.  He always talks about moving on days like these.  :)  Thank goodness for the nice days or else he’d have us packed up and moved out of here!


I had to add this picture just to show that we have some hope.  With the generators and wells not working on the pivots, this is the only plant that grows on them.  Do you recognize it?? You would if it was big and yellow and tumbling across the road.  You guessed it…the tumbleweed.  When it’s small, it’s an nice, soft plant that the cows love to eat…you’ve just got to eat it before it turns into a deadly weapon.


April 6, 2010

Our Baby…..for 7 more weeks!

I took a few new pictures and got on here to update my blog.  But then I started browsing through and found some cute ones of Chase that I’d never posted.  He’s been our baby/youngest for almost 8 years now…a long time.  It’s probably going to be a shocker to all of us to have a new baby in the house.  The boys (Spence included) are so excited for our baby girl.  Hayes, of course wanted another brother, but I think he’ll be just as delighted with a sister.  In the evenings, both Hayes and Chase want to sit on the couch and lay their heads on my belly.  Now if we can just agree on a name! :)

Here is Chase as a shepherd or wiseman (I don’t know which he was supposed to be) at Christmastime.  He barely left it on long enough for me to take a few shots.  He seems pretty proud of himself.




After a long days work there’s nothing like relaxing in the baby’s car seat! :)  My friend Roxy gave me her outgrown car seat for our new baby.  It took me a few days to get it out to the shed to wait until I had the baby and Chase just LOVED it.  He would sit and watch TV and talk about the “baby gir-la”.  You can tell by the look on his face that he knows he’s too big, but he just can’t help himself.