Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

We had a weekend full of Halloween fun this year...first stop Mill Creek Park for the Candy Trail and bouncy house fun!

This year we had a Cinderella, a fairy, a Star Wars Stormtrooper and a bat!

getting this crew to pose for a picture is like pulling teeth!

Aunt Karen and the kids at Mill Creek Park!

Our pumpkins on the deck...

This is the most creative Halloween costume I've seen in a long time!

Captain America even made an appearance!

Karen wanted an eggless, milkless chocolate cake and here it is...

Little Ms. Madi trick or treating in her stroller!  Poor Sam passed out from sheer exhaustion!

Once again, Jacob has talked me into yet ANOTHER blowup!
You, too, I am sure have an 8 FOOT SNOWMAN
in your living room right!!!????

Hope you have a happy and safe Halloween!

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Transition Day

Yesterday was the big day!!  The four "little" girls joined the two "BIG" girls in the coop.
Now, Lulu and Chloe were out and about in the yard eating bugs and hanging out on
the deck.  I carried the little one's down and put them in the pen.  They pecked around and we showed them the coop part, where they all promptly jumped out the door and fell to the ground (chickens aren't so smart sometimes!!)  Lulu and Chloe came over and there was a WHOLE LOT OF SQUAWKING from Lulu
about someone else being in her HOUSE!

The girls got adjusted, pecked, scratched and then it was time to introduce
Chloe and Lulu....

(digging up the woodpile)

Lulu chased a few of the little one's around the pen, pecked at them, but all in all
they seemed to get acclimated to each other.  When we got home from the fair last night, I went out to check on them.  I found the four babies huddled outside the coop.  I picked them all up and placed them
inside the coop (much to Lulu's dismay).  They settled into their little nesting box.  I returned one more time due to the sounds of Lulu's squawking (just to make sure she wasn't being a big old bully).
All was fine and this morning, everyone was still in the coop eating their mash. 
Chloe and Lulu I let out early to go eat their bugs. 
Lulu's acting a litle strange...I think she needs to lay an egg!!!

Happy chickens!


Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

welcome to the fair!!

This is Chase's Racing and Swimming I didn't get a shot of the pigs, but they race around this little track and for the last two races they DIVE into this pool and swim!   It's hilarious because they all do bellyflops!


These guys did an awesome job!  On the show I saw on Monday, the guy in the red pants rode the OUTSIDE of the spinning skull thing.  It was unbelievable. 

the lights at night....

daddy and sam hamming it up at the fair....

Poor Miss Madi rode the whole time...she loved watching all the lights
 and ruckus going on around her.  She had some funnel cake and french fries too!

Please note you only see Sam's afro in the middle!!!
He is JUST 3 ft tall so he was limited in what he could ride!
He went through this playland/slide thing and climbed a whole
net wall!  He kills me!

Ferris wheel at night...

All I can say is Sam fits right in down South!!


No, the kid with the afro is not mine...the OTHER kid with the afro next to him
 is mine (but you can't see him cause he's so short!!!!)

$5 a shot fishing pond...oh the fair!!

Stinky, stinky camels...they look so funny when they chew!!
There was a kangaroo, a spider monkey, a pony and a yak in
there too!!

homemade goodness


(there ya go Monica!!!)

We had an awesome time at the fair and the kids LOVED it!

see ya next year!!!!

hope you had fun this weekend!!


Friday, October 21, 2011

The Fair

Yesterday afternoon the kids and I ventured out to the 50th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair here in Statesboro.  Now, I took my camera but left my damn camera card in my computer.  Needless to say, my phone was also left on the counter, so not ONE single pic.  Hmmmpf!

We had a great time did the rides, played Go Fish for $5 each...gotta love the rip off's!!  We visiting the poultry tent...saw the biggest Austrolorps ever!!  Talked to the guy there about my egg membrane and he said I should have saved that!  BTW, I used my very first egg in my sugar cookies I made yesterday!!
We also watched a show...(r u ready for this)....Chases Amazing Racing and Swimming Pigs!!  I could have died!  It was hilarious.  Then we watched the Amazing Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean High Wire show...which was actually pretty darn cool!  Madi watched it with great intent!

Four bags of cotton candy, one candy apple and three hours later we headed home~

Hoping to visit again on Saturday with the hubby...and this time i'll make sure I have my camera!!!!



Thursday, October 20, 2011

Which came first?

Look what I found in the coop....

Hooray!  Our first egg!

Today we are heading off to the Ogeechee Kiwanis Fair here in Statesboro.
Ummmmmm, cotton candy, funnel cake and poultry exhibits!!
I'll post photos when we get are super excited!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

No School this Week

The newest girls are getting bigger everyday.  They have most all thier feathers, are roosting on top of their feed bin and just flicking chips all over their cage!  I swear I give them fresh food and water like 5 times a day!  They should be ready to go out with the big girls next week. 

Mr. I Have Rotovirus...poor baby.  It's been a long week for Sam.
Not sleeping, not eating, but still playing!

Since Emmy missed school last week from being sick, she had some school projects to work on.
She had to color and connect a Christopher Columbus picture.  She knows who he is..."he discovered our country".  Love her!

This one's out of order but it's Avacado and grilled corn salad with cilantro.  Omg is it good!!

Emma and Christopher Columbus.  He's quite colorful!!

This week is also fair week here....hoping for less sickness and some better weather before we head over.  You know I'll be heading to the chickens to check them out!!

Hope you are having a great week!


today's to do list:
Stop at tax office.
60 ghost pops
40 favor bags
bake Halloween sugar cookies
whew!  it's gonna be a long day!

Monday, October 17, 2011

You're a turkey!

Adding to Jacob's (getting bigger every holiday) collection of air blown inflatables.
Why yes, I do have a six foot turkey in my family room, don't you? 

We found these by the pond.  Kind of resemble an acorn top, but they are well, curly?
Not sure what tree they came from, but they are so cool looking!
They'd make a great hat for a small person playtoy eh?

happy day to you!


Friday, October 14, 2011

this week...

This week at our house brought one sick little girl (Ms. Emma), two early dismissal days and a whole bunch of rain.  Good news is the pond is full, the little girl is getting better and the sun is out today!
Had a great conference for Emma for school.  She scored over the range on her math testing (already surpassed the end of the year goal!  Go Emma!).  So looking forward to Halloween in two weeks, and the fair is next week!  No school for the kids next week, so that may be a litttle (ummm) challenging?  Still working on my on line classes...can you say yuck to Grammar and Punctuation???

Will hopefully have some pics to post in a bit....

sue :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

New craft blog

Hi friends!  I am starting a new blog dedicated specifically to my crafty ideas/projects and the like.  I'll be updating this blog with more personal family information.....feel free to follow me here and also at my new blog....The Creative Chicken.  Thanks friends!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

crafting the day away...

Today was a busy, busy day for me.  I spent the morning doing my online classes, then decided it was time to get to crafting.  My sewing machine has been whispering my name, begging to be used.  So today I obliged her and whipped up this pretty bag....

I love the outside fabric!  The inside is lined in mustard yellow muslin.  I even made a pocket and used up some scraps to embellish it. 

To male the handles I sewed on four tabs and added a split ring.  I braided three pieces of muslin together for strength and tied them to the rings...voila!  Instant handles!  This bag will only get prettier with each washing as the edge of the pockets will fray a little more.  I will have it for sale on the Market place site...


Now, my fabric came rolled around these two cardboard pieces.....
I've got plans for them as well (wink, wink)

This is a bag I made a few days ago.  It's kind of an everyday can store stuff in it, use it to go to the library, for a grocery bag, or just to put around the house things in to keep them pretty.  It also features the braided handles...this is also on the Marketplace. :)


What you ask can you do with 7 ft of cotton twine and a whole bunch of leftover fabrics?
You can make this.....

A rag pretty!
Picture this swagged over a doorway or across a mantle...
or even wrapped around your {dare I say it?}
Christmas tree?

Very prim I think!

{Garland #2}

Oh, this is so french stained muslin, dropcloth
 (my new favorite thing to use for home dec stuff), and red toile fabric. 
 All tied in a big fluffy mess onto cotton twine.  This would be beautiful to decorate your home from the
holidays, or even Valentine's Day (you could hang little hearts from it too!)

This too, will only get better with age as it frays some more!

Well, that's it!  All my crafty goodness done in one day! 
If you like any of these items they are available on
the Marketplace....

happy day to you all!