Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Winter chickens

Some of you have asked me what the chickens do when it snows. Well,  since we got about 6 inches of snow yesterday,  I took some pictures to show you.

Usually when it snows it is warm enough that the water doesn't freeze.  But this morning it is 15 degrees and the water was frozen solid. I had to go out twice with boiling water to defrost the bottom layer of ice in the waterer.  Once I pulled the ring of ice out though,  the water inside wasn't frozen since I keep salt water bottles in it to keep the inside from freezing solid, and it filled up the water with fresh water.

Some people say their chickens like the snow, but mine don't. They avoid it as much as they can. Yesterday they stayed in the coop all day.  Or if they come out,  they all huddle under the coop. Or they hang out in the nesting boxes laying eggs. We've been getting 4-6 eggs a day all winter so far.  It has been nice.

 My little human chicks like to sit inside watching Mario Youtubes. They could do it all day if I let them. I usually try to save it though for when I need a nap (which is very often - and they often beg me to take one). Yesterday Oliver didn't feel good so we had a relaxing day, and will probably have another today.  We did go see Paddington 2. It was so cute! I liked it better than the first one.  I wad glad we saw it. I definitely recommend it.
 And on Saturday we went down to City Creek mall  to play on the dinosaur playground and to the planetarium.  There was this cool colorful wall and i tried to get a picture of the boys jumping,  but it was a lot harder than i thought it would be top get them jumping at the same time. Still got some happy pictures though.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Snow time with Floridians

 On Monday we went up to the solitude ski resort to hang out with our Florida visitors,  my brother Joe and his family.  The boys had so much fun plaguing with cousins and were devastated when they only could stay at our house for one night.  So it was fun to get one more evening with them playing in the snow. 

Also,  I'm now 30 weeks. 

Curiosity Museum

Today we went to the curiosity museum at thanksgiving point with some friends.  It is such a Fun place to explore and try out new activities. 

Monday, January 8, 2018

Portrait Redo

I decided to redo the portraits because Oliver's head looked pretty coney with that last one.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Portrait photos

Finally got around to doing this! Now to print and frame them!

26 weeks and crazy Oliver

Oliver thought it would be hilarious to wear his jacket without a shirt on. Then he thought it would be even more hilarious for me to shoot a few pictures of him showing off his abs after he took a few pictures for me. 

Monday, January 1, 2018

Catching up on December

Yesterday we went up to see the lights at temple square before they take them down.  They were pretty as usual, but Oliver thought they were way sub par since there were no inflatable Christmas decorations. He has come to believe that the best deviates houses have inflatables and laser lights. 

 I asked Oliver to take a belly shot for me.  500 pictures later and I hope this looks good. It is too small on my phone to tell.  I need to take my phone off of the burst shot function when I hand it to Oliver to take pictures.  He thinks it is too cool to see it say that it just took 100 pictures.  I always think he is just getting a good shot, then realize that he is holding the shutter button down until it reads 100. I'm at 25 weeks now.

 Happy 75th birthday to my mom.  Funny story,  every time we go to Eric's moms house since being back from Florida,  as we pull into the drive way,  Teddy says something along the lines of "aw,I thought we were going to the Other grandma's house" or with a little crying "not this grandma!" He now is the one to every day ask to go to Stephen's house or to go to Florida grandma's house. Poor kid, doesn't understand distance and got pretty attached to my mom while we were there.

 The day after Christmas we did a little sledding. We can not see snow without Oliver eating it.

 I didn't really get any good Christmas pictures.  Oliver didn't feel great that morning and because of it we all woke up at 6. so the lighting was bad and all the pictures were blurry. But Teddy finally got his own Giraffa, which he carried around for the first few days after Christmas,  but I'm not sure where it is now...

 On Christmas eve the boys played with transformers and we opened a cool package from Kim's travels to New Zealand.

 We also walked around Ogden Christmas village.  It was Freezing cold,  but we were well bundled.
 At church i tried to take some pictures of teddy for a Christmas ornament for nursery,  but then I had such a hard tome choosing since they all show a different part of his personality.  I chose the top left one.
 Teddy with his cousin and best friend,  Kallie.