Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Well, I didn't keep up with the photo challenge.  I got sidetracked by other things.  I did want to add some photos to the blog to show you what we are up to.

The boys went to the dentist and were rock stars!  Nathan sat all by himself for the first time and even managed to get some x-rays.  It is so cool how you can see the adult teeth making their way up.  BTW, no cavities for the boys!

The boys have had some fun with some friends!

We've also had some fun playing with just ourselves.

Nathan has been OBSESSED with catching fig beetles.  It is a bit annoying at times because he wants to go out every second of the day and inspect fig trees in our area.  It wouldn't be as bad if we were not having a heat wave with 100+ degree weather.

We went to the beach with school.

We ate our first homegrown watermelon and it had to be smallest watermelon ever!  The boys all said that this one and the others from our garden tasted really good!

Foghorn, our Leghorn, had a swollen foot and it looks like it is bumblefoot.  We attempted to do surgery, twice!  It wasn't successful, but we found a vet that said they would do it for a much cheaper rate than some other vets.

Rosie, our mean Rhode Island Red, was having a hard time walking one day.  She kept laying down, so we took her to the vet and it appeared that her whole abdomen was really swollen.  The vet said it seemed like she had an infection, which could have been caused from egg-binding.  The vet said that she was probably in a lot of pain and we could either spend a lot of money to try and figure out what was wrong, which wouldn't necessarily work anyway or we could put her down.  I decided on the latter.  Rosie, was also very skinny and the vet said that it wasn't a good sign either.  It was my first pet that I had to put down and it was harder than I thought it would be.  The boys didn't seem to care at all.  

We started homeschooling!  Today was our first day.  First thing on the agenda was a soccer class with other homeschoolers.  Nathan was not interested in soccer when I first brought it up, but this class is taught in a very non-competitive manner and the coach is great!  Nathan had a blast and did so well.  The only hard part was the hot temperatures :(.  Us moms also sat away from the kids so as to not distract them.  

That's Nathan heading to the soccer goal