Sunday, November 12, 2006

Fall Fun

The leaves are just about all down now, but before they were Emily and Aleah pushed them and piled them and ran in them. Winter keeps threatening to come and then it backs off. It gets cold enough to snow and then the winds change and then for a few days it is warm and sunny.

Aleah is sick today and threw up last night every hour on the hour. Today I stayed home with her during church. She was so tired that she actually asked to go to bed and immediately fell asleep when I put her down. Right now she is feeling good and asking for "anya, Oh wawo, me, up, Oh daddy, Fidge?" Which translated means I want some candy(anya). If someone moved a chair(wawo) up next to the fridge(Fidge) I could get some candy down."

Tomorrow I am going to the Crop Science Society meetings in Indianapolis. I hope that they will be useful for my work. I was hoping that Leila and they kids will go with me, but now Aleah is sick so they will stay home. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Our new house

As they say in Zaboomafoo, "We are going on an a big adventure and we don't know what's in store!" We are going to buy this farmhouse and a chunk of the farm. It is out in the middle of nowhere, but only 5 minutes from my work. We decided that we might want to try the farm life after we spent all of our Saturdays at Prophetstown state park, a living history farm north of Lafayette. So we are going to try it out for ourselves. The girls have been making a list of animals to get:

cat, to catch the mice, rats, moles, etc.

dog, to chase the cat, etc,

horse - actually may be a possibility, the Nefs, from church, have 11 horses and need somewhere to board a few,

chickens, of course,

goats, we are not so sure,

giraffes, elephants, hippos, all possible zoo animals.

Any suggestions? Posted by Picasa