Sunday, October 27, 2013

Fall Leaves

One of the best things about living in Atlanta is that we get real seasons.  Fall and Spring are glorious here.  As such, we have been enjoying our October, and Kira has been greatly looking forward to playing in the leaves.  Today on a lazy Sunday afternoon, Jay helped her rake up a pile.  She and John then destroyed said pile.  And repeat.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Happy Friday

... from a 4-year-and-7-month-old (with a dirty face if you look closely).

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Happy Thursday

...from a not-quite-11-month-old who will not stay still for pictures.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Extended Absence

All three kids have been varying degrees of sick for the past ten days or so: coughs, runny noses, our first-ever ear infection (John--the lucky winner!). Here they are on a rainy Saturday morning, playing "sick." John stayed home from school yesterday and got to watch Toy Story--this prompted a wave of the two big kids pretending to watch TV. That's why John is holding those DVD covers: he's imagining how great it would be to be watching TV.
For the record, we do not put our children in buckets when they're sick.  John seems to like it, though. Maybe we should give it a try next time.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Simon's First Word

The boy has been flirting with it the past week or so--a possible "da-da" when Jay came home on Wednesday, a potential "bye-bye" to the diapers in the aisle at Coscto, he sometimes makes "mah mah mah" noises while eating (more?)--but today we have a definite, vetted first word.

In the parking lot at Kroger, Jay and John and Simon ran into a student from Mays. John was a little shy, but did decide to say "Bye-bye Richard!" when they parted company. Moments later, staring across the parking lot, Simon calls out, "Bye-bye! Bye-bye!"

Jay caught up with Richard to tell him that he was the recipient of his youngest son's first word. A moment possibly wasted on a teenage boy, who merely responded matter-of-factly, "Because I'm Richard!"

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The New Girls

After discovering two of our chicks were roosters, we shipped them off to a farm (no, really, they're living on a farm now).  We needed two new hens to replace them.  Enter our New Hampshire Reds.  That's them in between Franny (in the foreground) and Lucy (the yellow chicken).  We now have four hens, and all four actually lay eggs.  This gives us about 3 eggs a day all in varying shades of brown.