Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Spring on the Farm

Spring on the farm means lots of baby things.  We got 4 baby bunnies last week.  One of them died but the other 3 are doing well.

Here's A.J. holding one of the new bunnies.  This is the first time we've held them.  They are just starting to get hair.

"Farmer Boy" looks pretty happy!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Chicken Little(s)

The sky isn't falling here on Dry Creek but we did get a bunch of chicken littles (also known as chicks).  The kids are so excited.  Heck, I'm so excited!  :-)

Here's a couple of pics.

We actually have several colors although it's hard to tell under the heat lamp.  We have whitish, yellow, light brown, dark brown, and black.  

The amazing part of this picture is that A.J. isn't squeezing the chick.  I have to keep saying, "don't squeeze, don't squeeze!"

Joshua loves holding the chicks and he is very careful.

Update on the house

So for the last few months, my brother Bill has been replacing the siding on our house.  I just realized that I hadn't been documenting it.  Oops!  He had to tear off the old wood siding, fir out for insulation, put on house wrap, and replace several windows and doors.  It's been pretty exciting and I'm thrilled with how the house is looking.

This is the front of the house.  He put in the nice big picture window to replace the 3 narrow windows that were there before.

He's also putting up metal soffits and fascia.  We replaced the small basement sized windows with big windows.  (In the bedrooms, it gives us egress . . . in the family room it just is so much brighter and nicer)

Here's a view from the east end of the house. (notice the new door and window)

So here's how it's shaping up now.  . . Let's compare that with how it used to look:

The back of the house with the new patio door.  When the weather warms up, we will paint the cement foundation under the deck to match the new siding.

Pretty dang fun!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Joshua's baptism

On April 14th, Joshua turned 8 years old.  Luckily that was also the day of our stake baptisms and so he was able to be baptized right on his birthday!  He was very excited.  To make things even better, his big brother Caleb baptized him.  Here are a few pictures of the day.  Sorry that some of the pics are fuzzy. . . It's all we've got.  :-(

 We tried to get a picture of all of Joshua's siblings that were there with us. . .

Unfortunately, his siblings aren't very good at pictures!

I'm not sure what's going on here but evidently JT said something funny.

JT isn't funny anymore and most people are looking but WHAT is Caleb doing?

About this point, it was time to give up.  (What is Caleb doing?)

Joshua's cousin Coleman.  It made Joshua's day to have a cousin there.

Uncle Bill and Aunt Marty and Aunt Sarah!

Grandma Baird and Grandma Clines

Four generations on both Clines and Baird side.

Joshua reading a card that he got.

The whole family

I love this one because Joshua looks so pensive as he holds Little Jon.

It was a wonderful day.  We are so grateful for the family that came.   Congratulations Joshua!