Saturday, June 22, 2013

problem solving 101

we were outside the other night and dane slapped her. she ran to me crying.

me: i'm sorry dane is being a mean brother. i'm sorry he hit you.

her: i don't like dane. i think we should get a new baby.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

coop {part three}

we're in the homestretch! and by far the most fun.
 {coop and run}

 showin' off my self sufficient alfalfa haulin' skills
the kid proof ramp

baby chicks will be here saturday! 
happy summer!

Friday, June 7, 2013


he is 21 months. size 2T. running and rolling and wrestling with ryan. 
not talking much. mostly pointing and screaming. 
he's my target cohort. the pink hand-me-down binky man.
the dream blanket addict.
like hard core addict.
he loves sesame street. and climbing up on the couch. and when he fell off, head first, he stopped crying only to get back up. and continue jumping.
he's not so into being photographed. or eating much of anything healthy.
and it's always a happy day when he gets new boy toys.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

coop {part two}

we're getting there and i'm like that annoying kid in the backseat asking... is it done yet? but it almost is.  
a HUGE, monumental thanks to my dad and husband for putting up with my wish list. my door knob obsession. the hinge debate. and everything in between.
the floor is epoxied, the walls are skinned, the windows have been windexed. <----- oh look... that's where i come in!
the run, perch and all,  is near completion. i found two bunnies hanging out in here the other morning... pretty good sign the chickens are going to LOVE IT!
and the roosting boxes. those girls will have to earn their keep. 

i am beyond excited about our future fresh eggs. did i mention i may or may not have bought an egg cooker... and it's pretty magical. a salad with hard-boiled egg is one of my favorite things ever. ever!


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

san elijo {june 2013}

it is june! {insert teacher happy dance here}
we started our trip without the kids. what a brilliant idea.
dinner at las olas. alone! like the good ol' days.
the next morning: happy beach babies :)

they are official san elijo beach campers. and they officially know when we hit that parking lot where we are. and what they want. dane screams... in delight. moo immediately orders.
 princess castles
 trailer bathes
long lost toys rediscovered and thoroughly enjoyed... expect by ryan. he put most of these in the donation bag after stepping on too many. party pooper.
monday turned out to be a sunny, beautiful day. we're use to that kind of weather.

she was singing and twirling at the top of her lungs.
and he meticulously stepped around each and every seaweed mound.
but he cleans up well.
and then we had a magical, quiet, in and out filled drive home.
and clearly i fell off the 'no sugar' ban wagon. again.