Friday, April 29, 2011

New Chicks

We have just expanded our flock! We made a 1 hour drive as a family to get our new little chicks. It was a lot of fun when the box of chicks came to the window and you could hear them chirping away. Buying and finding the right chicks was both easier and harder than I had first thought. Finding where to buy a one day old chick is just a mouse click away, BUT most places have a minimum order of 15-25 chicks. That is all fine and dandy if you have a large Coop or yard to house your fluffy little friends. We on the other hand have a small backyard and no need for 25 bantam birds taking it over. I did come by a recommendation of a place near by that only requested a $25 order min, and I could pick them up. That was the other thing I was worried about, having a box at my post office full of chirping chicks.

So now came the fun part, picking what birds to order. I thought that bantams were only in a few breeds and boy was I wrong! I can't tell you how many types and colors you can get but there are many. I came to love the look of Wyandottes. They come in a few different color combos so to make my life easy I ordered and mix of colors. It will be so much fun to watch as these birds get their feathers in and how they color up.

Here is out flock right now. There are 11 chicks total and we plan on keeping 4 or so of them, the others we will sell.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Family Trip

This last weekend we made a last minuet trip to Seaworld. As Seaworld allows for military and up to 4 family members admission for one day free we thought it would be a nice family trip. It was very nice to have some time together with out having to worry about the house and meals. The day was on the border of being hot but that made it nice when we got wet. Michael and Jamie got their first ride down a water slide. They didn't like the splash at the end so Michael only went once and Jamie went twice. Elizabeth HATED the water! and time a drop would touch her she would scream. It was funny for Mommy and Daddy to watch but not for them. That was our first stop(the water park) and that is where I twisted my ankle. At the time it didn't hurt much at all. As the day went on it got worse until we got in the car to leave and made a side trip to Brookes Army Medical Center, BAMC for short. This is the hospital that Jason did his Medic rotation in. That made it a little better. The next day we had planed to go the Alamo and the river walk. We did make the Alamo but not the way we planed. I found a bench and sat there and let Jason take the kids around. It was still nice to be outside on such a nice day. well here are some photos that we took of our trip. Behind the scenes of Seaworld. The dolphins were showing off for us.
Elizabeth and Jamie after the wonderful Azule show. Elizabeth looks hungry, she is eating a program.
Jamie had so much fun talking to the girls from the show. These ladies were so nice to the kids.
Everybody smile!
Michael, unlike Jamie wasn't so sure about the colorful people.

Michael was all tuckered out midway thought the day. Seaworld or not nap time will come.
We got to go in the back and pet a shark and feed the stingrays.
Michael waned to swim with the shark!
Jamie and I getting to touch the shark.
Jamie was having fun pushing the "green stroller".