Sunday, November 29, 2009

How many neighbors does it take to get a baby cow?

(not the actual calf)

3 Mark down the road bought the cow and came over to use my stock trailer to bring it home. His truck and the trailer got stuck in the yard (hasn't rained in well over a week but the ground here is so saturated). I called Joe across the street who has my tractor to come pull him out. Success! Plus Joe got the trailer out to the front too and Mark was off. I get the kids back at 1 and when we get home we are heading to Marks to check this little gal out.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Day

I am so thankful for good friends!

Thanksgiving day I went with Mila and her family to her adopted parents place. They had just gotten their house built and it is so nice. Over stuffed myself twice and made sure to stuff in some cheese cake on top. Then we went home and got ready for shopping at K-mart. K-mart stayed open on Thanksgiving day and had their Black Friday shopping a day earlier then the other stores here. I got so much done! YaY!

Happy Black Friday!

I am heading out to the outlets in a few moments with Mila. I should be completely done with shopping by today :)

Sahara and Canyon went to Memphis with dad for the Holiday. I hope Sahara remembers to take some pictures. They will be back on Sunday.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Fridge and Sascha

Out with the with the new

Broke down and got a new fridge. Our old one was 17 years old and had been making a strange compressor noise for the last 16 to 18 months. I think I was lucky I never came home to spoiled food. It has a new home in a friend of a friend's garage now. Our new one is bigger and has ice and water in the door. I can't believe how much water I have been drinking lately. Yay!

Also > > > > > >

HaPpY BiRtHdAy SaScHa !!! She is 4 today :)

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Little Zadie

From the Russellville Courier - here is an update on Zadie's death:

Test results inconclusive in student’s death

Story date: Nov. 21, 2009
Coroner says death believed to be natural

Courier staff
Preliminary autopsy results revealed little information as to the cause of the death of a London girl, Pope County Coroner Leonard Krout said Friday.
Zadie Ezell, 5, of Russellville died Nov. 13 after she became ill at London Elementary School.
Her body was sent to the State Crime Lab in Little Rock for a routine autopsy in the wake of her collapse.
Krout said Friday authorities would wait to make a determination as to Ezell’s official cause of death until toxicology and other testing was complete — likely in about three months’ time — but that foul play was not suspected.
The Russellville School District invited London Elementary students to a special children’s visitation Monday at First Free Will Baptist Church in honor of Ezell.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

3 hours in a closet

I wish I would have taken a before picture. Canyon and I decided to hit the tool room. It has needed to be cleaned out and cleaned up for years. James had left it a mess. What a hoarder! Why would you keep the empty oil containers, the boxes new parts came in, the old parts after replacing the new ones, and the left over junk from every project you ever did??? Anyway, it turned out we removed 5 trash bags, a box full of junk, a broken rolly cart, and 2 trash cans full of crap from that room. All that is left is actual tools, usable extra pieces, car parts for vehicles we currently own, and supplies that actually contain usable amounts. ( oil, cleaning supplies, fluids, etc.)

Here is what was taken out for trash. Just enough room for 1 more bag in the big can for trash pick up.
Here is the room put back together. Still looks pretty crowded, but it is only the size of a normal walk in closet. There is only so much I can do at this point. At least you can get in the room now and actually find a hammer or screwdriver or paint can or sander or tape measure....

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Veteran's Day Parade

Canyon was asked to be on the Middle Grades float for the parade along with 30 or so other kids in 4th, 5th and 6th grade. The school bus took the kids to the parade after school and his aide Tammi went with him. I didn't know which side of the road to be on and of course was on the opposite side that he was facing so I didn't get a picture of him on the float in the parade.

I did take a few pictures of cars I knew he would like to see and him at the end of the parade by his float.

A horible tragedy

Rusty, Canyon's wavier worker's, little niece Zadie passed away yesterday, Nov 13th. She was 5 years old and in kindergarten. From what I have heard, she got sick on the playground, went to the nurse, said she was feeling better and then had a seizer. She aspirated and died. It was totally out of the blue the family said and she had not had a history of seizers before. She was baby makes 3, their only child. You never's just so so sad.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Jr. High visitor

Special effects and make up artist Justin Stafford came to Saharas school today. He started working on one of the aides at the school at 5 AM and by 2nd period they got to see the final touches. He has worked on movies such as Click, Star Trek, Cavemen, Planet of the Apes, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The school aide fies to New York every Halloween to be made up by him. He likes working with her to try out new things because she can sit still for 10 hours without eating or needing to use the bathroom.

Look Out BRACES Here We Come

I was thinking back and realised that my kids have not been to the dentist yet this year. They are usually pretty good about setting up 6 month appointments right on time. I called and figured that they would not be able to be seen for at least another month or 2 because of all the days and times all ready filled. I was surprised to be told to pick the time I wanted for the very next day. We went at 4:30 so no one would miss school/work. That turns out to be the BEST time to go from now on! We checked in at 4:25, were called back, cleaned, examined, set up another appointment , and out of there at 5:00 on the dot! The other appointment is for Sahara. No cavities for either kids (YaY!) but it's time for braces. We go back on Nov. 23 for the orthodontist x-rays and consult (at the regular dentist). I know it's a long process with many appointments... Sahara has been looking forward to braces for years, now she is having second thoughts. Fear of pain has set in.

I also got my seasonal flu shot yesterday at work. They don't have enough H1N1 nasal or shots for staff at this point and no word if they will offer it later. They kids will get both shots (or 1 shot 1 nasal mist) today at their school.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween night

All of our costumes were last minute this year. Sahara went as a black and white cat to her friend's family party. Canyon was supposed to be a knight this year but he didn't like the armor he was suppose to wear on his chest, so we pulled out the old pirate outfits from a couple years ago and did that again. I used several parts and pieces from a couple outfits to come up with my pirate outfit.
After dropping Sahara off at Paige's. Canyon an I went to the Hughes Center. He got to play a few games for candy prizes like bean bag toss,

And mini golf.

Then he headed outside to the police, paramedic, and rescue vehicles.

He was ready for a ride in the back seat of the police car.

Afterwards, we trick or treated for about an hour and then hit McDonalds for chicken nuggets and a chocolate milkshake. We tried to make the church down the road for the hay ride, but missed it be 50 minutes! We thought their party was going on till 8 but it was only till 7. They did give us a plate of treats and cupcakes. At home, we went into the bathroom to clean off our faces and when we came back out we found the cat had been on the table and had devoured the cupcakes :(
She went for a flying lesson out the door.