Friday, August 26, 2011
The Friday before fall sport season begins Sterling school system has a preview. This evening began at 4 with the JRH volleyball preview. Erin played C team, it was kind of sketchy!
At 7 ish the JRH football played the 9th grade football team! Collin is number 80. At 8 the HS football played. It was a long night!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Rosey has been our primary Mamma kitty for many years. This year while we were gone something got her. She had a large wound on her chest and her right leg/ elbow. She showed up to the house very thin. We have given her antibiotics and some goodies to fatten her up!
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Ugh, should not have left school shopping until this week. Hans, Erin and I load up and head to Hutch for some shopping. We get Hans set up with his pants for football and chin strap and school supplies. Erin and I made good use of some Maurice coupons.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Today is both Carol (Grandma A) and Uncle Pat’s birthday. Carol says her birth certificate says the 14th, but her mother says she was born after midnight and therefore the 15th is her birthday. Now you know!! We took her cake and ice cream for dessert.
The kids are settling in and thankfully Darla was feeding them first thing in the morning.
Today is the first day of 2 a days and fall sports practice. Collin goes 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. for 2 hours. Erin 3-5 M-F and Hans Tues/ Thurs practice. Alan and I are ground control and taxi service!
Sunday, August 14, 2011
We invited Grandma and Grandpa A to go to lunch for Mom’s birthday, however, first thing Chris notices that Darla is preparing for labor. After church we call home and Billy assures us she is still eating and “wandering” around. When we get home at 3:30 she is beginning labor and by 4:30 we have kid #1 and by 5 we have kid #2.
She was so frightened at first she looked at the kid as if it was foreign to her. She warmed up, but would only let them suckle if we held her. It was worrisome going to bed, but we were hopeful she would settle through the night.
Funny stories. Chris encouraged me to hold her and let the kids eat. I was to have one of our children help me. I get Alan as Hans was at football and Collin and Erin Youth Group. When we go to get her she is laying down and stands to deliver her afterbirth…twice. Alan lost it when she started eating it! Farm life!
Next story. Chris gets home to help with the holding. I was holding while he worked with the kid who was having trouble eating. Darn if when I reached down to move the other kid into position if she didn’t bowl me over legs high in the air and jump over me. “YOUR JOB WAS TO HOLD THE GOAT” Chris said. I did my job much better the second time.