The night of May 15th, I went up to tuck the kids in and found Weston like this:This is when he still slept on the floor (he does have a bed now!). He was out! We moved the book, everyone came running in to see, I took a picture and he never woke up!
For some reason, we had absolutely nothing in the house to eat as far as breakfast food, so Tues, May 13th I made some pumpkin muffins. It was like a little bit of fall in the middle of spring. I kind of liked it. :) I love fall. And Weston loved the muffins. And thankfully, Alisa arrived just in time. Our hair was getting out of control! Can’t keep the books out of this girl’s hands. Love it. Pretty Lyvie. :) The girls brought Romeo in to show Alisa. Lyvie’s turn! Ethan got his hair cut too, but for some reason, didn’t get his picture.Thanks, Alisa!
On Monday, May 12th, we let the babies and Katie out for the first time. They loved it! They were nibbling at everything. But they never went too far from Katie. If they got too far, she would call for them and they would come running back as fast as they could, crying as they went. It was the cutest thing. And we always give Lou a little extra love, since none of the goats love her. Here she is showing off. She was so excited to finally have playmates! That night for dinner we had some of our venison steaks. One of our favorite meals.
We had a great Mother’s Day. We went to church, then went home to check on the goats, change and pick up Lou. We ran and picked up pizza and salad and headed back over to Mom’s. Here is Lou checking out Grandie and Grandpa’s house. Grandie’s passing out the soda. Grandie’s gift from Lindsey and I! Limited Edition Mother’s Day bangle from Pandora. With it’s own little case.Baby goats love to lay under things. Lou found a nice spot under Mimi’s chair.
Four generations! Then the monkeys went back to monkeying around…… Can you find Lyvie? There she is! We got hot on the deck so we moved to the shade and Lou found a new spot. Love this. Ethan’s got his nose in a book while the other three are bouncing all around him. Lou had an endless supply of lush green grass but she chose to eat this branch instead. Head lock. Beanie Top Boy This picture cracks me up. I think Mimi put her feet up because Lou was heading her way, but I can’t remember for sure. And Dad is zooming by in the background. They are off and running…… Later in the afternoon we walked Mimi home and wanted to check out her new flower box that Dad had built for her. He not only built the flower box, but he bought the flowers and planted them too! I thought it was so pretty! Then I had to get a picture of Mimi with her Mother’s Day gift from Mom and Dad. Love it! Mimi and some of her great-grandkids. Kids….Get it? Then we walked over to see the trench Sam had been working on to run water and electric to the campground.It was a great day! Happy Mother’s Day to Mom, Mimi and my sweet Mother in Law!
Saturday, May 10th, Grace, Lyvia, Weston and myself took a load of soap up to the farm stand where I am selling my soap and we set up a table. We had pictures of our goats and free samples and a few notes and tips about taking care of the soap. And of course, we were there to answer any questions people might have about it and to promote it! It was a great success! We had a great day.
My helpers! Our view for the day. It was rough, I tell ya. I actually ended up taking that yellow black eyed susan hanging plant home with me. I stared at it all day and just had to have it! There is someone hiding among the flowers! Can you see him or her?? All day the kids were finding flower petals on the ground and they would bring them to me. I thought this one was so unique and pretty. Will took Weston over to load up some mulch in someone’s truck. Will let Weston handle some of the controls. That is right up his alley!! I thought that was so nice of Will.We had a wonderful day! We need to and plan to get back up there soon. We have had many busy weekends, but I am looking forward to setting up again soon.
We disbudded Romeo and Maia on May 9th. It’s our least favorite job. These poor things didn’t know what was coming. You can tell by the look on Lyvie’s face that she is not happy because she does know what’s coming. Katie is getting some treats from Weston. Shaving Maia’s head. Blue Eyes Boy……… Job is over! Now it’s snuggle time! You can tell Ethan had the camera! He got such a kick out of this picture. Long Legs Lou was getting so big that after she nursed she would join her mom and start eating Lily’s grain too. Look at Lily’s ear over Lou’s head. Lily doesn’t like sharing her grain!
I took these pictures on May 9th. This was some of the soap that I was getting ready to wrap up to sell.
Honeysuckle Rose This one is Christmas Tree (or Pine) which I made out of season specifically for my sister in law, Shelly. ;) It’s her favorite. Here is another picture of it without the flash so you can see the color. Lemon Energy scent which is kind of orange-y smelling. This is Lilac. This one is Lemon Lavender.
Here we are Tuesday May 6th. Here is Lou still nursing on the milking stand! She actually still does this once a day at night, but she is so big she doesn’t have to get up on the stand anymore! Our babies! Romeo and Maia! The chickens were checking Maia out. Gracie doing her morning chore of feeding the chickens……. Long Legs Lou likes our homemade wheelbarrow! Not sure where Romeo thought he was going here…… Snuggling! Katie…..Wednesday May 7th, after morning chores, we had a work day in the garden.
The girls love their babies…….. Katie keeps a very close eye on her babies. She is such a good mama. Poor little orphan Annie, I mean Lou. Tillin’ time! And rock pickin’ time! This was my job as a kid and every year I would think, “Where did all of these rocks come from?? I picked them all out last year?!” After a full day of working in the garden, I treated the kids to DQ and we brought Lou with us. :) Sam was able to go too because he had worked through the night before and was home during the day. Fun times! I think people thought we had a puppy and had no idea it was a baby goat. Then we stopped up at the farm to see a new piece of equipment Darrell had bought. He was up working on the airstrip. Boppa’s little Cessna is still up there and the kids were checking it out. My Dad soloed in this plane. And I think Yaya did too! Yaya??? Am I right?!
**Ok, this just in…from the source…yes, Yaya soloed in this little Cessna too! Boppa bought it when she turned 16. :)
Gracie got this lego set for her birthday and wasted no time building it. I think it’s one of the cutest sets she has. Surf board, surfer, sand castle, palm tree, waves rolling in, seagull on roof, upstairs deck, outdoor grill. This is probably the only beach house we will ever own! Outdoor shower! Haha!