Friday, July 19, 2013

where's the beef?

The beef is in my backyard....grazing. Next summer it ill be sizzlin' away on the grill! We were planning on getting some cows in a couple of years but friends of our needed a place to keep theirs and offered half the meat to us so we jumped on it.
you have to understand that I'm not an animal person AT ALL!! So when the cow got out that first night and Joe and I had to go and fin it at 11 pm, I had enough! Costco meat was looking so much better to me. Then Joe went out of town on day 2 with "the cow" (i refuse to name something that I will later be eating). I feel like I have another child to look after. I am constantly looking out in the back and making sure she's not out and sleeping at night? i think not.

The kids are loving it. Amy and Cody treat it like a dog or a horse always wanting to pet it or ride it. Travis is completely comfortable with her too. I think that he'll be the one taking care of the thing. 
Other then the cow here are some things we've been up to...

apparently Tyler needs glasses and yes they are already broken.

we've used brown betty a lot since we've moved out here....I think we got our $700 worth out of her.

Travis has learned to use the mower and asks everyday if he can mow.

the twins turned 2! and we are all working through the terrible two's, some better then others. 

Cody loves it when the tractor comes out! Joe does too.

I guess when you ask your kids to unload costco from the car it means make a building, get the cars out and play.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

sloan happenings

Much to my surprise it snowed on Christmas! It was just enough to make me cringe and didn't last stay all that long.   
 Joe was teaching Amy how to eat the snow. She loved it! Cody was just wondering what was going on and the two older boys were disappointed that it was only one day. 
There were A LOT of presents this year! One of my favorites was what we got the boys....
Grandma Meg has a dog and as we all know dogs do a lot of..."business". Since we've moved to washington the boys would go out to her house every week and mow her yard but before they could do that they would have to pick up all the "business". Joe likes to make up funny names for EVERYTHING, so Poop Scoop and Rump Dump were born. We thought it fitting to embroider some hats, get a poop patrol picker upper and make it official before we move out there. As you can see Tyler was thrilled with the present! 
 I didn't quite know what to do with myself this year, the girl selection in toys is a lot better then boys! I should've known that anything with wheels appeals to boys too. Don't worry the doll was thrown out of the cart and he did run into multiple people, things and walls. 
Amy took command of Cody's truck and has never looked back. If you hear her screaming it's because someone is in "her" truck. Tyler decided to take it for a joy ride in the kitchen with Travis' help. One hole in the wall later they aren't allowed to touch the truck while it's in the house! 
Speaking of she is! The roof is on, the siding is up (that's not the's just the primer), electrical is in, plumbing is in, insulation is in and dry wall was just put up! We are waiting for electrical to be connected so we can heat the house while the dry wall is being taped. It seems like it is taking forever!! but it really isn't that bad. after they finish taping it all we get 10 days to paint it! After getting estimates for someone to paint for us we thought that we like to save a few thousand dollars (no joke, it really costs that much, I had noooooo idea) and do it ourselves. Which means Joe's doing it. I would actually like to help but kids and paint DO NOT mix! 
Well, with my blogging record the next picture I post the grass will be growing and there will be business to take care of.