Wednesday, January 23, 2008

artwork, prints, and birds

Claire sitting at piano at the museum where Conor's rendition of 'The Mona Lisa' was on display.

"The Mona Lisa" up close. Isn't it great??

Weasel tracks from the weasel(s?) that killed ALL of our chickens......:(

Evening grosbeaks at the feeder! Look at the males!
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We've had a tragedy at our house. We suspect a weasel, but will keep you updated.

Our chickens, now up to a total of eight, were all violently killed last night. The kids took out food and water and checked on them before they went to bed, closed and latched up the house, and came inside. This am, from the bathroom window we could see some chickens strewn around the chicken run. (They don't usually come out first thing in the AM, so it was weird to see any out at all, let alone just lying there....) When I went out to investigate it was clearly 'fowl play'. There were mixed tracks, but many were weasel sized and feathers and blood around. The chickens had all been bitten in the head, and left dead. (all but one, which was absent.) For reference purposes, (People looking around the internet to see what may have happened to their own chickens,)I will be posting photos of this massacre under separate cover. Sorry for the gruesome news, I just won't feel like describing it over and over on the phone. The kids don't even know yet, They'll be devastated when they get home from school. What a bummer.

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Hannah makes highest honor roll - -follow link

pass the cursor over the text above, it IS the link. (sorry)

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Here's Robby, after a day at preschool and sitting in the car with his hat on. His head got sweaty and when he took his hat off, his hair was wild and woolly! I thought it was cute.
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Hannah gets the iPod she wanted. (It is pretty nifty)
Hannah is learning how to juggle, so Santa slipped a clown's nose in her stocking. She's also sporting abalone guitar pick (clip-on) earrings and a Taylor Swift CD!
Claire is a night owl, just WAITING for Santa. She didn't get to sleep until after Midnight.
Conor loves a Turkey leg. We had a local farm turkey for Christmas dinner.
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Christmas 2007

Claire opens a big bag!
Conor seems happy with his weapons of war. (soft ones)
Too cute, Robby.
Kathleen's pretty cute, too.
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