Friday, February 26, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Once again...almost an entire month has gone by without a blog...poor, poor, neglected blog. The really sad part is that so much has gone on in the last month that would have been fun to blog about...oh well, we'll try to do better in the next month.
We've added some chickens to our brood...six to be exact. They are wonderful animals and we have really been enjoying them. We got our chicks as a gift from my parents for Valentine's Day. The Denver Urban Farmer's Market has been our Saturday outing for the last month or so and they were selling the chicks there. I have been researching backyard chickens for a long time now and we finally took the plunge to start our own flock. We are striving to eat local and sustainable and these seems to be a good step towards reaching that goal. Andy has been gathering up free pallets and he will start constructing the coop very soon, for now though, the chicks are living in my loft in a huge storage container under a heat lamp.

Brecken has recently started insisting on wearing a tutu or "woowoo" as she calls it, around the house. It has been a struggle to get her out of the house without it on. This girl amazes me. She is a strong-willed, independent woman who is not afraid to let us know when something doesn't suit her right. She is starting to talk more and more. I still have to remind myself that it has only been just over a year since we became part of her life. She has just grown so much in the last year.

Quinn is also growing so much. At just under nine weeks old, he is right around 12-pounds. We have been blessed with the most laid-back baby every created. He is so content and sweet. I am starting to get braver with taking all the kids out by myself. I actually made it to Target last week with all three kids and it wasn't a disaster...praise the Lord!