Monday, August 18, 2014

34 Weeks

Thirty-four weeks along with Baby #11
and I am remembering this post from when I was pregnant with Ivy.
(The only thing different is that I've not dealt with indigestion at all this time.)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Farm Dogs

I tend to think that farm dogs are different than town dogs.
Basically, a farm dog's job is to bark when someone drives in the yard and when animals are where they aren't supposed to be.
It is expected that they will tolerate the kids' attention
and it's a bonus when they enjoy the kids' attention.
Our dogs do not come in the house (except for when Molly's being a big wimp and she pushes her way in during a thunder storm) so when the kids play outside, the dogs generally come close for some lovin'.

We currently have two dogs, Molly and Copper.
Molly is our smart dog and Copper, well, notsomuch.
When Molly is tired of the attention, she leaves.
Copper never tires of the attention and he never leaves--
he pushes in even closer.
Abram likes to pet Copper and Copper knows that this is a good way to get some attention.
The problem is that it stops Abram's swing from swinging and Abram gets mad.
Abram then pushes against Copper with his foot so he can kind of swing, but he pretty much just ends up bumping against Copper.
Copper doesn't get the message, Abram gets mad, Mom has to yell to the dog to get away.

Elizabeth was just about to fuss at me to "hep" her get up on the "hi-ya" (higher) swing, that's why her face is like this.
The older kids were all gone the day I took these and I tell you, it feels weird to "only" have three to take care of and watch.
It's sort of a reprieve and more work all at the same time.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Ivy's Got da Moves

Ivy and Ruby were the lucky ducks who got to go with Grandma and Grandpa to a rodeo this summer!
My dad had won tickets and their "dates" for the evening (friends of theirs) had to decline at the last minute so my mom called here and asked if anyone wanted to go.
Um, YES!!
My mom sent me this picture of Ivy doing some dance moves while waiting for the rodeo to start.
The kids (well, the younger ones anyway) enjoy seeing themselves on "the blog" so I decided to post this one.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Silly Faces

Now that I can use my camera again,
Ivy thought I should take a series of silly-face pictures.

So we did.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Elijah's Growing Up

Our kids have participated in Awana for several years
and this summer Elijah, Ruby, and Ivy got to ride in a parade
with the church where we go to Awana.
It was an "advertisement" for Awana so the kids each wore their vests/t-shirts.

After the parade there was a free pork supper at the church;
they had face-painting and some lawn games going on as well.

All Elijah wanted was a beard.
He got one.
(my mom took this picture on her phone)
He was absolutely tickled with his new look!

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