Week 20 – May 14 – 20, 2012
Monday, May 14th: My friend Kristin wanted to decorate a cake for her daughters’ preschool graduation. She wanted to learn a few tips on cake decorating. We spent the morning together and I walked her through all the steps to decorate her first cake. Click here to see the finished cake.
I took the boys into the pasture tonight to get some cool photos of all the dandelion seed heads. The wind the night before blew most of them off.
Tuesday, May 15th: We put some eggs in our incubator within a day of Charlie’s kindergarten class in hopes that both of us would get a good hatch. My plan was for it to be worth having the brooder plugged in. Our first chick hatched.
My Mother’s Day gift arrived…a worm factory. We got composting worms a week ago and I had been dreading the idea of putting them in the home-made bin that I made a few years ago when we had worms. I was afraid that my worms died because it wasn’t a great design.
Wednesday, May 16th: Henry’s request for breakfast was boiled eggs. He helped with a few of the steps.
Thursday, May 17th: My sisters Kayla and Emily came to visit.
Kayla wore Nola Mae while I planted beets and peas with Henry.
Friday, May 18th: Charlie’s kindergarten class hatched some of our eggs. We brought the chicks home today. Before coming home the teacher let the kids hold the chicks. One of Charlie’s classmates was so excited to kiss one of those cute little chicks. Her mom wrote a sweet blog post about it. Click here to see the photo and the short story.
After the chicks were put in their new home (our brooder in the garage) I noticed the ones that came from school were less skittish. Our chicks haven’t had much handling or peeking at due to the dangerous grip of a three-year old. Henry can be gentle with eggs. He needs a little work with chicks!
Saturday, May 19th: Nola Mae’s baby quilt has been started. I am going to use the Tumbling Bears quilt design. There will be 12 bears with 12 different prints of purple.
Sunday, May 20th: Robbie has been reading Harry Potter. It all started with his teacher reading it to the class, then Jack was reading it at bedtime, then Robbie was following along as his teacher read and now he reads it on the bus, after school and at bedtime. He recently told me that he is done reading Junie B Jones books because, “that is all baby talk.”