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Monday, July 25, 2011

A slice of summer/ok, May!!

I have so many things I want to share about the goings on in our family-5 children does keep us really busy, and we have been having a lot of fun this summer, even if it's not the TYPICAL summer fun.
Mostly, lots of lazy, hazy days of summer type stuff. And throw in a lot of gardening and flowerbed revamping for good measure. Lots of play time in the sand, lots of little boy pool time, lots of big boy creek time, and throw in the never-ending paperwork for our adoptions, and you have a busy summer for the Waughtals.
I thought I would do a catch-up post for May, June and July, but I have excruciatingly painful slow picture upload tonight, lost all my pics once and had to start over again, and decided we would make it a 3 part post-May, June, and July!!
For Wisconsin, May was cold, wet, and COLD!!!
Not as wet as last year, but lots of rain, none-the-less, and below normal temps for the whole month. Crops started out very slow, our garden took forever to get going, but we are also in a valley, and I have never gardened on low ground before, so this has been a learning year for me as well-and things grow a lot slower down low, especially when it is WET and COLD!!!
We started the month out with a bang, with Mother's Day, and such a blessing with gifts from the children, and a special email from Rosalyn!! The next weekend, one of our nieces got married.
We welcomed Torrey Berendez to our family. He and Nicole had a very nice, small wedding, and we are very happy for them.
Next, our big adventure included ordering chicks. We hadn't gotten around to getting any chickens in the hub-bub of last summer, and this year, we were determined to add a flock to our farm.
I think all 7 of us were giddy the day they arrived-we are just really animal lovers, and LOVE to know where our food is coming from, and homegrown eggs are THE BEST!!!
Yes, it will still be a while before we have any fresh eggs from our own chickens, but the chicks have been fun to have around again.

                                YES, that is my kitchen table, but it all washes off, and what can I say? I love the little critters too, and wanted to get some pics of my little boys with their first chicks!!!
Everyone got into the act of dipping their little beaks in the nutrient pack they needed right out of the box-quite a way to spend a Friday morning-and we all loved it.

Tyler loved getting his hands on the furry little critters, he wasn't home yet the last time we had chicks, and he was super-excited. He has turned into a real animal lover, especially the small ones he can hold.
Isaac is thrilled with anything that moves, and though he wasn't sure he wanted to hold one, he was sure intrigued with them. Don't those eyes just spell trouble???
We became an official TODDLER family this spring, and boy, life will never be the same. Isaac started walking the end of April, and by the end of May, there was no holding him back. He is ALL OVER, and I do mean, ALL over. You would think it would be easy for me to lose my winter weight chasing him all over, but actually, I think that's what Kendell and Nick have been doing, losing weight, and patience, with chasing their little brother All over!!
We just love that little high step he does, and the way he holds his hands out for balance
we call him our little penguin!
First, he was our seal, now a penguin. I wonder what will be next???

Well, I will be back soon with a June update, and hopefully, the picture upload won't be quite so painful next time!!
and it was Definitely Warmer in June-so more summerish stuff coming up!

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