Monday, May 23, 2011

Chicken Coop

At several weeks old, the chickens are starting to turn into teenagers and need a place of their own in the backyard.

A rainy March didn't help but slowly and surely with the help of Lola and Terry, Nick got 'er done.

Made from recycled 4x4s and with Terry Smith perfectionist influences, this coop doubles as our family bomb shelter.


March & April 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


April 1, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

"It's Summertime!!"

We had our first warm day and the kids were bursting at the seams to put on their shorts and hats and ran around in the backyard with their child abuse prevention month pinwheels shouting: "It's summer time!!!!"

April 1, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Random March picts

Not sure if it's art or a science experiment or why exactly Lola is sticking her quesadilla to the window.

Nick has picked up the guitar again.

Lola practices her shoeing skills on the bunny.

Keyton and Lachelle sport matching aprons and photogenic tendencies (thanks banana).

Star Wars remains a constant.

Grandma helps Lola stay warm, and fashionable.

Nick takes the opportunity to turn spilt syrup into a crime scene.

Nick cleans out his mission boxes and reminisces with each article before throwing it away.

Keyton is tortured yet again by another hair cut.

Grandpa Smith tickles the ivories with polka he composed.

March 2011

Family Movie Night

Sundays are a long day at our house. Winter makes them longer. To get us through we instituted family movie night. Now that it's light and warm, we've replaced it with family bike ride and/or walk, but no doubt FMN will make a come back this winter.

March 27, 2011

Monday, May 09, 2011

rainy day activities

March 21, 2011

Sunday, May 08, 2011


The kids got bikes for Christmas. Keyton officially dropped the training wheels this month and Lola is figuring out the kick bike. Although her parents apparently haven't figured out how to wash her face. Stay classy!

March 27, 2011

Friday, May 06, 2011

Let's go fly a kite.

Like many others, we headed to the park with our kite on this very windy day.

March 20, 2011

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Happy St. Patricks Day!

March 17, 2011