Friday, September 12, 2008

Catch up post #3... Dirty boy

On one of the rare weekends we didn't go to the cabin we decided it would be fun to head into Anchorage and watch our nephew Trey race his dirtbike. I also wanted an excuse to take pictures with my new camera. We got there too late to watch Trey but luckily we knew other racers and so we spent an enjoyable afternoon at the races. It was really dusty there and so while I did not have my camera out very long I was able to capture a few of Landin being a boy. He is so funny and I am learning the true meaning of terrible twos. The girls paled in comparison when it came to mischief. It's tons of fun though and I'm grateful for the blessing of a boy!

Catch up post #2.....more birthday/Mom has lost her mind!!!

The title to this post may seem strange so let me explain. I am not what you would call the "pet lover" type. Our pet fish Bob was pushing it. So when my girls showed a rather large interest in animals I knew I was in BIG trouble. Lainie has wanted a bird for a very long time and after many hours she spent hatching detailed plans to catch a wild bird, and many unsuccessful attempts we knew we had to get her one for her birthday. (Now is the time to call me a softy.)
I had been researching the whole bird purchase and what else we were going to need other than the bird itself. It was proving to be a pretty spendy gift. As a last ditch effort I checked good ole Craigslist and lo and behold there was the perfect bird setup listed just that morning for the grand total of only $100 dollars!!! The down side....three birds came in the package. Yes, you read that right THREE!!!! My mother in law, Patti, was gracious enough to go pick up three birds, a huge cage, a smaller cage, and all the accessories and supplies that went with it. She took it all home scrubbed the cage from top to bottom, put a spit shine on it, then she and Greg delivered it into my walk in closet so that we could wheel it out later and surprise the heck out of the birthday girl! It worked, she was so surprised she was speechless! Thanks Patti and Greg for all the help, it is greatly appreciated! The kids named the parakeets Opal and Tika, and the cockatiel Moey.
As if the birds weren't enough for this poor mama. Lexi has had a deal with her auntie for a while now that when she bred her Yorkies she would be able to get one. Tami's dogs did have puppies but only two. One for Tami to keep and one to give as a stud fee. That left Lexi with no dog. I was crushed...He He! That was until good ole Craigslist came to my rescue once again. Tami called me (only two days after we moved the birds in)totally exited because there was a Yorkie-poo (half yorkie and half poodle) on Craiglist that had been rescued and the woman was just trying to sell it for what she had into it. Great Bargain! I'm not a girl that has been known to pass up a great bargain so I told Tami to see if it was still available and sure enough he was. Tami and I drove down to Soldotna the next day and picked up Rosco our six week old, one pound,(at the time) peeing, pooping, chewing, (still doing these things)newest addition to our farm!!! Ugh... now you can say I am losing my mind!

Catch up post #1...Lainies sixth birthday!

I have come to the realization that there is no way I am going to get my blog caught up AND have fabulously written and well thought out posts. My attempt to "catch up" will consist of a few mediocre posts and lots of cute pics!

We will start way back in August with Lainie's birthday on August 13th. It was a really low key day that turned out fantabulous. (My own made up word, silly but I LOVE it!!!)We went to a small park at the lake and the kids had a blast playing on the playground, feeding the ducks, and flying kites. I can't believe that she is six years old already. Thank you Lainie for being exactly who you are. You are such a blessing. Thank you Jesus for the gift of a beautiful, special, thoughtful, kind, chatterbox, fireball of a girl, that you gave us six years ago.

NOTE: My birthday was also on the 12th of August and my totally awesome husband spoiled me once again with a Nikon SLR digital camera. I am soooo exited and have been researching all the lenses and different things I can do with my "new toy". You will notice that my posts will have many more pictures now. I hope you enjoy them.

I snuck into her room and decorated while she was sleeping so she could wake up to a party! She was thrilled.

Elated to be the birthday girl!

The kids...

The gifts...

The candles...

The cake...

The six year old!!!!

Fun times with the kite. Thanks Faith and Gabe!

He kept stealing all the gumdrops

Here ducky, ducky, ducky!