Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Short Road Trip

Brad has every other Friday off and is always itching to go somewhere. So Friday we headed to my sister, Lisa's, house in Utah. We always have a good time. This weekend the festivities included: a visit to Hogle Zoo, fevers, Guitar Hero, yummy food, Mario Kart, leaking anti-freeze, swimming, and just chillin' with the kiddies!

Anthony, Leslie, Ethan, Alexander, Camille

Turtle Camille

Baby Elephant (She was super cute!)

Alex loved the slide!

Prairie Dogs Alex, Leslie Ethan, Anthony

Friday, September 18, 2009

I'm glad my neighbors grew a garden!

I took this:
did this:
and this to it:
So I can feed it to this:

Monday, September 7, 2009

When the Idaho wind stops blowing

this is what happens:

Here's my theory. The trees around here are so use to have the force of the wind to lean into that when it's calm they don't know what to do and just fall over.

Looks like we'll be having a bonfire at our house some time soon!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Well Well Well

Well, we had to dig up our well yesterday. I went out to mow (I have a jungle of a lawn..love it!) and as I was unhooking a hose I noticed a considerable amount of water around the well and hydrant. It took a second for my mind to compute the fact that the water was NOT coming from the hose or the hydrant but up from underground. Luckily, our friend, Steve had just been there and I was able to con him into coming back to help assess the problem.

We ended up turning off the pump to the well so the girls and I spent the day waterless. (Poor potty training girl was having a hard time with the not flushing after she went pee.)After work Brad, Steve, and Devin dug up the ground, found a hole in one of the pipes, fixed it and got the water to the house running again! Yeah for running water. However, wet wipes come in EXTREMELY handy when you find yourself in such a situation.

The new piece of pipe

Camille was thrilled when I asked her to hold up the broken piece to get a picture.

Yes, there's a hole in the pipe.

Interestingly enough our neighbor stopped to see want Brad was doing and the same thing happened to his well and he had used the same drilling company that we had. Brad figures it's something to do with the kind of different metals in the fittings and the water causing some sort of Electrolysis or something. Well I'm just glad I've got water again!