Wednesday, September 25, 2013

After 21 days...

...we have chicks!!!  We started out with 12 eggs, but ended up with 8 chicks.

This is the first one born.  Samantha named it 'Robin'

The second born is 'Golden Rod' for now. 

The third one born is 'Licorice' aka 'Licker'.  Before he/she hatched, its little tongue was going in and out through the hole in the egg.  As you can see, this little chick has some bald spots where the downy feathers have not developed.  Licorice was also born with one good wing and a short little wing...kind of like "Nemo".  We were not quite sure if it would make it through the night, but...

Here are 'Robin', 'Golden Rod', and 'Licorice' cuddling up together for a good nights sleep.  'Licorice' did make it through the night and is doing really good.

The remaining 5 chicks hatched today and they pretty much have the same coloring.  They are not all named as we have not seen their personalities yet.  Although, I can say that one of them has been nick-named 'Clumsy'.  For some reason, Clumsy ends up on its back, spread eagle, and is unable to get turned around without help.

Here is a good picture of 'Robin' (at the bottom), 'Licorice' and 'Golden Rod' (top)

Welcome to the world little ones :)




Sunday, September 22, 2013

Obedience to Law is Liberty


This talk is by Elder L.Tom Perry from the April 2013 General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Friday, September 20, 2013

The Words We Speak


This talk is by Sister Rosemary M. Wixom from the April 2013 General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
This talk has been such a blessing for me and I hope it is for you.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Happy 226th Anniversary!

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.




(copies of the above images were taken from here)

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Randoms from this past week

Taking a look at what went on in our lives this past week (not necessarily in order):
  • Kids worked on spelling, copywork, reading, arts and crafts, and science
  • Weekly visit to our favorite library
  • Enjoyed watching all the Web News relating to the Million Bikers to DC
  • Watched several movies
  • Sam taught us from the Bible - Genesis Chapters 1 to 3, Book of Mormon 1Nehpi chapters 1 to 3
  • Grocery shopping and breakfast at Dunkin Donuts
  • Having to do double lessons one day this week because of disrespectful behavior
  • Watching an awesome heat lightening storm at night.
  • Watching talks from the April 2013 LDS General Conference 
I am sure I missed a few a things, but we did stay busy and look forward to another fun-filled learning week.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Saturday Random Post


  1. Because of the beautiful cool weather, Sam and I got a little bit of the baking bug.  Sam made, with the help of Jiffy, cornbread muffins.  Sam and I, with the help of Fleischmans, made soft pretzels.
  2. I learned a very good lesson - when driving down the road listening to a good song on the radio, don't take a big gulp of hot liquid...you can burn the inside of your throat.  Not a smart move on my part.
  3. The afternoon was spent relaxing to a couple of Harry Potter movies
  4. Dinner was yummy tonight - Chicken Cordon Bleu, Mashed Potatoes and fresh Green Beans.  To top off a great dinner....ice-cream
  5. Listening to Nick and Sam reading to each other.  Nothing is sweeter than this moment in time.
  6. Blackie does not like the smell of bleach and he lets me know in a very not so nice way.  I think I figured out why. The vet uses bleach to clean off the tables after each animal visit.  The smell of bleach must trigger some sort of bad memory for Blackie.  Poor little boo boo kitty :(
  7. Getting the minutes done from work!!!!  Just a few little things that need to be touched up, but I got them done!!!
   Have a great rest of the weekend.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

An Egg-cellent Adventure

I have been pondering on what to do for science this year and thanks to our friends, our family will be raising chickens from eggs.  We found out a couple of days ago that our friends have been putting aside some fertilized chicken eggs for us.  Yesterday we bought an incubator and today it is holding 12 chicken eggs.





For the next 21 days, Nick and Sam will be turning these eggs 2-3 times a day.  If all goes well, the chicks will hatch on or around the kids' birthdays. 

In the meantime, the chicken coop will be completed as we wait patiently for the grand arrival.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Still here...

If you follow this blog, you have probably noticed that my posts have been on the scarce side of things.  I am still here but my thoughts have been scrambled and not note worthy at this time. 

More blog posts will be popping up within the next few weeks...thanks for sticking around :)