Sunday, March 24, 2013

Goodnight Gorrilla

I caught Kenzie reading the book Goodnight Gorilla it to Kaia the other morning.  This is one of those sweet sister moments that makes the moments in my previous posts all so very worth it.

I love these girls.

At the end, when Kaia is trying to grab the camera, she wants to watch "chickens chase me."  Haha.


Before viewing, please note: some of you may wonder why I am letting Kenzie scream like this instead of going to see what she wants.  Let's just say that I'm certain what she wanted involved straightening of the covers, adjusting of the pjs, re- positioning of the bedside sippy cup, or other such nonsense.  We thought "sleep-training" was for infants but have learned that toddlers need occasional refresher courses.  Hence my choice NOT to respond to the tragic calling of my name.

I hope this makes you laugh like it makes me laugh every time I watch it.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I Need to Call the Whaaaambulance

Tough times in our house these days.  There are so many things to cry about.


  • my shirt isn't tucked in right
  • my blankets aren't perfect
  • my yogurt isn't properly hiding the strawberries
  • my pants are too short
  • my pants are too long
  • my sister is touching me
  • this isn't the song I wanted
  • I'm hungry
  • I'm tired
  • I don't want to take a nap
  • I don't like carrots
  • the baby won't sit up
  • I don't want to go potty
  • I need more milk in my cereal
  • I have to go potty
  • I need a tissue
  • my sister won't do exactly what I tell her to do
  • My ratio of Mini-Wheats to Cheerios is WAY off
  • My shirt is touching me
  • my sleeves are too short
  • my sleeves are too long
  • my shoes hurt
  • my nails are pokey
  • that's not the spoon I wanted
  • the music is wrong
  • the closet is open
  • I wanted to read the other book first
  • the cheese didn't melt how I wanted
  • it hurts to have my hair brushed 
  • I wanted to stay in the bath longer
  • I'm too tired to take a bath
  • It's the middle of the night
  • I wanted to feed Kona
  • that's my chair
  • I wanted to put the cover on
This is a phase, right?

Friday, March 15, 2013

Chicken Run

For most of the winter we've had to keep the chickens locked in their pen for fear of predators.  We, unfortunately, lost one hen in December after the first big snowfall and we have been extra cautious since.  Now that the snow is melting and predators will have more luck finding food in the woods (instead of our backyard) we have started letting the chickens roam free again.  Instead of waiting for dusk when they naturally go to roost I've been heading out around 5:00 or so to lock them up.  I am the chicken whisperer.  When they see me coming they run to greet me and then they dutifully follow me back to their coop.  I throw some scratch for them and without difficulty I lock them in for the night.

Tonight, Kaia was the chicken whisperer.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The girls and I were looking at some home videos today and came across this gem.  It got us all giggling.  I hope it will make you smile too.