Our days are wonderfully full of life around here,
in many ways!
We have been particularly busy taking care
of God's newest creations!
Valerie is keeping quite busy with her Aussie pups!
Caroline and Victoria are super busy
with their many baby goats!
I think they are up to 10!
This little guy is another bottle kid,
enjoying the comforts of the house!
Our household is also actively involved
as a training ground for the M.B.S.
(Mice Bomb Squad)
Evidently, the mice come to our house
and quickly learn
how to cleanly lick off the peanut butter
from every kind of trap known to man,
without getting trapped.
However, this new recruit wasn't so lucky . . .
Unfortunately, brave Caroline
wasn't so lucky either this particular night!
What you see in the next picture is probably
most girls' worst nightmare!
While chasing down the mouse
(notice the broom as part of the arsenal)
the mouse ran up her jeans! Yikes!
(She has it trapped where her hands are!)
This scene quickly drew the attention of the whole family,
and became quite entertaining! ; -)
Caroline, along with her faithful sister Victoria,
kept her composure, and together, they were able to capture the mouse, and give it some swimming lessons in the little pool right behind Caroline! : -)
But overall, we think the mice
are out-smarting us most of the time.
And even mocking us!
Just yesterday, after my routine check of all the traps,
I left for an early morning trip to town.
After the 30 mile or so drive,
my first stop was to get gas.
As I waited in the van for the tank to fill,
I had the pleasure of watching a little mouse
right in front of me, on the outside (thankfully)
of our windshield, run back and forth, back and forth.
I was just sure he planned this ride-along for some
"trash talking" (so-to-speak) to
his number one enemy! ;-)
In other news . . .
Timmy, Joe and Ben have decided that they can probably retire from their night duty guarding their little princess of "wails." I think they figure her very healthy set of lungs is plenty sufficient to ward off . . . just about anyone. ;-)
Meanwhile, I am thoroughly enjoying every single minute
taking care of the most precious little bundle of joy.
She is just so delightful!
I still feel like I'm dreaming!
And I'm also enjoying the other lovely things
popping up all around us!
Spring has sprung, and it is always so beautiful!
(We're ignoring the snow that is falling this morning! ;-)
You'll also find the boys sporting their baseball caps,
and practicing their skills whenever possible,
for the baseball season that starts tomorrow!
And just yesterday,
while Daddy, Richie and Kyle were away at a men's retreat,
Timmy, Joe and Lydia : -)
enjoyed decorating some eggs!
Here, Lydia is demonstrating her new-found talent! ;-)