Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Hayleigh (a little late)

Hayleigh turned 10 last Wednesday! We had a little party for her (very little - just family). She had an ice cream cake and got some American Girl Doll stuff and a new bike too!

Several years ago, Tim took each of the kids for a ride on the Harley, except for Dallin. We're not sure how he missed out on his ride, but we think it was because he hid every time Tim was taking the other kids out! I've been telling Dallin that he was going to go for a ride for a while now. Tim was going to take Dallin to church on it one Sunday morning last year, but that was the day that it broke down and Dallin 'lucked out' once again. Last week, I told Dallin that his ride was going to be in the near future. He told me he would go, but he wouldn't like it at all. Tim has the Harley running really well this year, so we decided that Dallin's ride would be last night. Turns out, he did like it!

In addition to Dallin's motorcycle ride last night, we played ladder ball. It was really fun! Although with the 4 teenage boys there were probably way more 'ball' comments then there should have been.

Another new game we've been playing is 'whack-a-bee'. Kind of like Whack-a-Mole, but in this game we try to hit the carpenter bees with a plastic bat. The carpenter bees are a big pain in the butt. Their constant chewing and buzzing is enough to make a person crazy! We've had someone come out to spray for them, but it's expensive and it doesn't get rid of them for very long. Whack-a-bee is a big hit with the boys, except they don't seem to notice if other people are standing near them when they start swinging the bat!

Our baby chicks are at their awkward stage - there is still some down and the feathers are coming in looking like they don't know which way they should grow. We've got 2 Polish chickens (NO, I didn't know they were Polish Chickens when I bought them in the 'bantam mix' tub! I just thought they were cute). The one looks kind of like Flock of Seagulls and the other Duran Duran. There is also one that has feathers on its legs - looks like a pair of chaps! - if anyone knows what kind of chicken that is, can you let me know?

This year for Easter, the bunny brought the kids one big basket. The Easter Bunny still seems to be having a hard time getting over his compulsion that all things must be fair for each child (can you imagine counting the jelly beans???) so there were 8 bags (yes, he still made 8 so this year Tim and I got a goody-bag too. Thoughtful Bunny, isn't he?)


toby and amy said...

Have you read that Percy Jackson series yet? My son, Thomas, has read the first four and he loves them!!!

Miracles on Madison Street said...

Happy Birthday Hayleigh!!!


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