Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Alycia got Brenna and brought her back to bed to try and get her calmed down and back to sleep. She didn’t seem too interested in sleeping and was much more interested to try and pry my eye lids open or attempt to rip my nose off. After a couple attempts she gave up when we heard a loud crack outside…and then another .
So I roll out of bed and look outside to see the little contraption waving in the wind, now bent to the east instead of the west. A gust had pulled the west side of the structure clean off the rebar, pulled two wooden stakes and shattered a couple pieces of the PVC frame. So I pulled on a hoddy, and a pair of pants, found some shoes and head out to demolish the rest of it. So at 2:30 this morning in the middle of some gusty winds I was playing with a 8’x20’ piece of 6 mil plastic, stretched tightly on a PVC frame. I swear my neighbors, a couple of which now had their light on, must have thought that I had lost it and was trying to be one of the Wright Brothers.
After having rolled the whole mess up and thrown it in the trailer I set about harvesting the last of vegetables that I could see. I got a couple of tomatoes, some red peppers (more green than red), and the last of the zucchini.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
A few days ago, Tyson got an email from a good friend asking if we still wanted a dog because his co-worker's son in Arizona was needing to give his away. We talked about it and decided to go for it! I grew up with dogs, Tyson has wanted one since he was little and Brenna LOVES dogs. I guess the previous owner got her as a puppy (he paid $900) when his wife was pregnant. Three weeks ago when she had the baby, she realized she was very allergic to the dog! So, because of her allergies and because they lived in a small apartment, they decided to give her away. Their main concern was that she went to a good home. They were coming up to Utah this weekend to visit family and decided to bring her with so we could get her. So, we picked her up last night. They showed us all the tricks she can do and they played with her and said good bye - as we drove away, they were crying - we felt SO bad!!! We hope she'll be happy here with us and not destroy our house to much!! She's really a pretty good dog and hasn't barked once since we got her! Apparently, she is bred really well and has a few champions in her blood line. She did have an accident on the kitchen floor this morning, but we're pretty sure it's just because she's in a new place - at least she chose the kitchen floor and not the carpet! She is house trained, she'll give high and low five, shake hands and "wait" for a treat. We still have some training to do (Tyson wants to take her hunting) but I think we're off to a pretty good start!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
For those of you like us who are cheap and seem to get along fine without cable and all of it's fancy channels, you may know about the Create! channel. It's great and I have really enjoyed watching the cooking/craft/travel shows while taking breaks during the day to feed Brenna. Well, I REALLY HATE their theme song that comes on about every half hour - it seriously drives me nuts and I would always mute it when it came on. UNTIL we realized that Brenna LOVED it! Of all the songs for a baby to love! It's SO funny to see her when it comes on - she gets SO excited and usually claps or dances the whole song. I've been trying to get it on tape, but I'm not going to try to get a good video every half hour - this is as good as I'm going to get. So funny.
Another b-day present from one of Tyson's co-workers - she sure loves it - I hate cleaning it up everyday!
This was another gift from my parents - my mom did the wood burning on the stool - so cute huh! The first thing Brenna did was kiss the little flower then she had to touch every picture.
We went to Cabela's one day so Tyson could spend his Cabela bucks from work. Brenna loved the fish and all the animals. It was so funny - she growled at all of them, even the deer, but when she saw the huge polar bear, she said, ohhhhh -the same noise she makes when she kisses her little baby doll!