Tuesday, April 18, 2006
My week has been pretty tame. The boys and I are doing ok. Some days they sleep 2 hours, and others like today it is 30 minutes. What is the reason? Wish I knew. Their lives aren't very structered, if that has anything to do with it. Some nights they both stay at the Grandparents house, other nights only one of them stays with the Grandparents and some nights they both stay at their daddy's house. (Where I sit with them during the day.)
We went for a long walk today, in the stroller. They live out in the country, so we have no sidewalks, only 4 wheeler trails in the woods to walk on. It is a bumpy ride, but they seem to enjoy it anyway. They usually fall asleep.
Last Friday was Chick Day at the local hardware store. I stopped after work to pick up Ed's chicks. No he didn't order any. When other people order their chicks, the company always adds an extra chick in an order of 25 in case one of them dies. (minimum order is 25). The store owner takes out the extra chicks and this year and last year he gave them to Ed. They are almost all pullets, and are of many different breeds. Last year we had 17 chicks, but this year we were given 31!!!! We will find new homes for most of them, once they are big enough that we can tell what breed they are. The store owner told me that out of 4000 chicks, they only lost three and one of those was a duck. Ours are all doing well, eating, pooping and growing. Here is a photo I took on their first day in our 'brooder house'. (our old little chicken house!)
On Sunday we went up to see the grandkids. They are 5 and 3. Eli is 5 and Evan is 3. It was supposed to be stormy all day, but it was a lovely day. We sat outside in their huge backyard and Ed helped the kids (he is Papaw to Evan but Eli calls him Grandpa) fly a kite. It was quite windy and the kite flew real well.
There has been nothing much out of the ordinary, just our little animal 'tales'.