Saturday, October 1, 2016

Beginning of September

James came home from school with this cool page he colored in art class. His art teacher uses an app that prints out pages with a QR code and then after they color it, you can scan it with the app and it makes the picture 3D! Some of the different pages even make the pictures move, like a bird starts to walk when you scan it. Love his technology school, I am constantly learning something new!

Rett playing outside on a rainy day. He loved it!

Anthony's car jack broke while he was changing the oil in our cars (thankfully not while he was under the car!) so he ordered a new one online. When it came in the mail, James was soooo excited to test it out and see how it exactly it worked. So they got his toy ATV from the porch and jacked it up. James got underneath it and started looking at it seriously, pretending to be mechanic. He looked at us and said, "Weeeellll, it looks like nothing is wrong. I guess you need a new engine." We died laughing!! It was perfect, exactly what we expect most mechanics to say.

The chicks are growing so fast, we don't even think of them as chicks anymore. Here is a close up of them growing in their adult feathers. They looked so ragged!

Now they look more normal, just like small adults. We went ahead and moved them into the big cage on our back porch with the other ones. We put up a wire divider to separate the two groups so that they can get used to each other. If we just combined them right away, they would fight and hurt each other. Once they get to be about the same size as the adults, we can take away the divider. We had better luck this time with gender, we ended up with only one boy! The white one we can't tell until it is fully grown and either starts laying eggs or crowing, but we definitely have four more girls to add to our group. That means in about 3 weeks we will start getting 6 eggs a day from them, which comes out to about the equivalent of 10 chicken eggs a week for our family.

The boys were sitting putting their shoes on before leaving the house and they were leaning on each other, it was adorable! Of course, by the time I got my camera out Rett stood up and James was pulling on his leg trying to get him to sit down again.

We took a walk on the beach and the boys had so much fun chasing crabs and playing in the sand. They ran down this sand hill and then Rett couldn't get back up, so James was trying to pull him out. Considering they basically weigh the same amount, James didn't really get anywhere but it was sweet of him to try.

One of the sand crabs:

I seriously want to squish him all the time. So stinkin' cute!

I asked James to show me his crab catching face.

"Swimming" in the sand:

It started to drizzle a little bit, so James and Rett were running around playing in the water that was dripping off of the pavilions. I didn't care one bit that they were getting sandy or wet. I just kept thinking, "Get that energy out!!"

Family trip to McDonalds:

My red Okra is doing so well! I wish I had planted more of them, I can't get enough of it. I could seriously eat it every day.

Rett's hair was getting so difficult to manage, so I buckled down and gave him a haircut. He hated every minute of it. I wish I knew how to cut hair with scissors, because I think he was just scared of the clippers. Maybe next time I will take him to a hair salon. I miss his curls, but he doesn't sweat nearly as much now so I think he feels better with shorter hair.

We took a walk around the neighborhood and he decided to give every stop sign a kiss. Build that immunity!

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