March 8, 2017

2016 in Review

I wasn't very good at keeping the blog updated this past year but I'm really hoping to get back at it in 2017. Here's a review of all the exciting things that happened in 2016.

February- Mason did BMX and Marley did swim

March- Marley turned 8

April-  Mason turned 4

August- Marley started 3rd and Mason started preschool

October- Mason played soccer

December- Christmas

January 1, 2017

6 & 7 months

How is time going so fast? Max is almost 8 months but here's his 6 & 7 month photos. He's up to almost 18 pounds. He can't be contained. He's army crawling everywhere. Everything goes in his mouth. We started giving him baby puffs and small pieces of our food whenever we eat. We're totally skipping baby food. He just has his two bottom teeth still. Not consistently sleeping through the night but only waking once around 1am and then up for good around 6:30 when the big kids get up for school.

October 25, 2016

Max's weekly/monthly photos

Well, life with three kids is BUSY!  I made it to 6 weeks before I starting falling behind on his weekly photos. It's now transitioned to monthly photos. Much more manageable for me.  Here's weeks 4-6. and his 3-5 month photos. He's already 5 months old!!

October 24, 2016

We got chickens!

 In August 2015 we took the plunge and ordered 7 baby chicks. We went with easter eggers, rhode island reds, and golden laced wyandottes. We ordered all hens, but one of our reds ended up being a rooster.  Unfortunately, in February we lost him to a hawk and then about a week later we lost one of our easter eggers to a hawk too. Marley and Mason go out there and play with them. They dig for worms in the yard and then go play restaurant with them. 

Our handsome rooster

Doing her homework with the chickens

Our 5 ladies. Marley's named them- Meano, Penguin, Squibbles, Speckle and Ice Cream

August of this year, we ordered 7 more- buff orpingtons, silver laced wyandottes, and rhode island reds. So we're up to 12. 

The new babies are now almost 2 months old. They're out in the coop but separated from the big ladies for a bit longer.  So far only one has a name, Tennis Ball... However, she's now a beautiful white color.

We get 4-5 eggs a day from our big ladies. I love all the different colors and can't wait until the babies are laying too.