Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Claire Shannon Telford

This is what I know. She was born sometime on Sept 24th, in the early afternoon. She weighed in at 7 lbs 8 oz and she has red, curly hair. That's it.

Welcome Baby number 21

My parents are grandparents again with Mijken's baby GIRL!!! (What??? Ryan and Eric can't seem to figure out the boy stuff) She is #10 of the girl grandbabies. I know the blanket that my mom made her could have gone either way but it was pretty country and boy looking. My mom did take fabric, quilt makings to her house so maybe she will end up with a cute girl quilt and Mikey had also bought some cute girl fabric when we were reunioning in July. Hopefully baby Claire will have something to come home in. Her hair is red and curly??? Curly is exceptable but red??? Actually her mom-in-law is on the verge of red and they do have a Telford cousin that has flaming red hair. Doing good here other than the cats are stuck between the insultation and the floor boards of the house and I think I have a touch of the flu this morning. I was supposed to teach preschool and have VTers but had to cancel both. Bode woke up this morning and yelled "Yeh!! It's preschool day today." Then I had to break the bad news to him. Poor kid. He really likes preschool. He wrote his name on the back of the van in the dirty window. Mom and the kids added this fun border to my flower bed on Sat. It was a lot of work for mom as I laid on my couch. What a rough life I live. This is the "cat hole" in our front deck and the lovely board we use to cover the cat hole when we are expecting company.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The wheels on the bus

Ok, Yesterday my kids weren't home from school, like 1/2 hour late. Come to find out that the bus has to turn around at several stops (including our house) and it can't drive straight in and then back out. It has to back in to the turn around and drive out frontwards. So the bus driver, which is a really good driver, backed into the barrowpit and there was stuck until the jr high bus came along and all the kids got off of the elem bus and got onto the jr high bus and got home. I've been thinking about this and I've decided that the bus needs to get those cat tracks on the back tires so that it won't get stuck so easily. Wonder if Kim Haws could invent something like that??

Monday, September 17, 2007

Girls just wanna have fun...

I bet that's how Eric is feeling right now. We got the news that baby will be a girl. I'm not shocked at all and would have put $ on it. Eric said, "Just my luck." But then I think when Bode is running around like a crazy man, maybe we could only handle one boy. Baby is looking great and I'm actually soing very well for me. I have to start taking 2 antibiotics for 10 days each to help with any infections. Eric will have to pick them up from Walmart for me. I'm 19 weeks so basically half way through with my preg. At this time in Bode's preg I started laying down. We had gone to Blue MT Cabin and I laid around all that week and then we moved in with mom. Mom is trying hard to keep me from having to move in. I hope that I don't have to lay down forever. Things are looking good for me.

We're the proud parents again...

of 4 bouncing baby kittens. Mama Cat, as we call her, had her kittens. I noticed that she was skinny but didn't have time to watch her to see where she was going and see if I could find her babies. Eric found them yesterday in the back of the blue PU that has flat tires and has basically become the catch-all for outside. We will have to name the cats like Les Schwab, Goodyear, Michelin, and BF Goodrich. They all look like her except one that looks like it might be gray and white. Bode said that it looks like Merriweather. Our traveling cat that has traveled where no cat can return from.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

My family is full of genuises

Ok Lexi drove Eric's PU for the first time tonight. He was burning weeds. Eric said she did a really good job except when it came to turn corners and stuff. She got stuck a sandy spot but Eric put it in 4 wheel and she was able to go. She didn't drive all over the road like she used to. When Eric was driving home though, he let the kids ride on the burn tank, I know real smart and SOOO safe, He told me he was watching the kids, yeh he'll watch them fall right off of the tank and he'll watch them get run over. That's when the howling started for Lexi. Here she can drive this huge PU but the second Eric goes a little bit faster than a snail, like turtle speed, she starts freaking!! So as you can see, our family is full of genuises as she can drive at 11 but not hang on!!

Bode Can Write?????

We started mama school, I was the first mama to teach and I was supposed to show the kids how to write their names. I had a worksheet where they traced the dots around their names and then I sent home the same sheet for homework. Bode did his last night and after he got done tracing his name he wrote his name on the side of the paper. I was shocked to see that he could do it. I think that he's going to be a genius!!

We're the proud parents of...

a bouncing, baby calf!! Dad and mom gave her to us because they were getting rid of the mama and mom didn't want to have to bottle feed a calf. Her name is Licorice because, you guessed it, she's all black except the white tip of her tail. At present, she is chained to our cloth line pole because Eric hasn't brought the calf pen home for her. The kids are loving it. Bode woke up this morning and said, "I've got to go feed the calf." I can't wait until they can do it without my help. The incredibly talented Bode took these pictures of Licorice. As you can see, he has a future in photography and will be earning tons of money doing it.