Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I said, "Oh, that's a nice big-sister thing to do."
And then I realized that "the voice" in my head was speaking very slowly and warped, (like in the old days when we'd play a cassette tape and the tape player ate the tape while it was playing... remember that sound?) So, "the voice" is saying, "I.... don't.... think.... that's.... a.... good.... idea...." And finally my brain kicked in and I realized I'd better go check on Cade and see what Chaye did to him.
This is how I found him:
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Happy April 1st to all you Fools out there!
Posted by The Pender Family at 9:23 AM
Don't you love me? What have I done to deserve this?
Oh, I don't THINK so!
Last week Ryan brought home 10 little friends to join our pet family of 5 cats, 1 turtle and 1 goldfish.
They are cute and cuddly, (except their feet are really ugly!) and really loud when they are hungry.
In six months they will start laying eggs, which is why we have them. Fresh eggs are the best! In six weeks they would be ready to eat. Ryan mentioned this to the kids and they were all so disgusted by the thought, they all adamantly proclaimed they will be fasting that day. The funny thing is that this conversation took place as we were sitting at the dinner table eating.... you guessed it, chicken! ("But it's different, Dad, this came from the store!") Tate was so upset by the thought, that Ryan has dismissed the idea.
They are in a big crate in the garage with a heat lamp for now. We have to build a chicken coop in the backyard within the next few weeks for when they are big enough to withstand the elements. They are so fun to watch! They literally bask in the heat of the lamp. They will run over to the light and stand in front of it and "sun" themselves, front and back, then run back over to the food. When they drink they dip their heads down to the water, then tilt their heads back (like gargling) so the water can run down. When they sleep they all cuddle up together like one big ball of fur in a corner. It's hard to name them because 5 are black and 4 are orange and they all look alike. We have one speckled one that stands out from the others, thus he has been named "Speck".
We have a tractor, now we have chickens... E-I-E-I-O.....
Trey (#10) is currently playing on the school's 7th grade
baseball team - the Desmond Longhorns.
He gets home from practice every day at 6:00pm.
They wear white shirts and ties to school on game days.
earlier this year - the Pershing Panthers.
She just finished cross country and looks forward
to a break from after-school practices.