Monday, March 21, 2011

Turd Words

This morning the girls had an appointment at the doctor for an immunization required by the state of Indiana, so about ten o'clock we all piled into the kidmobile and headed toward the office, which is pretty much out in the middle of nowhere, but not for long. The area is building up at an incredible rate.

As far as background goes, the word 'turd' factors prominently in the conversations around our house, mostly used as an insult "You're a turd---guy!" (Levi's favorite thing to say when he gets angry at a sibling). As we drove along the conversation naturally (?) turned to the kids' favorite word. They amused themselves (and me) by creating new 'turd-words'.

Count Turdula
The Magical Turdini

You get the idea.

So. Who wants to ride along next time?

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Getting back in the groove

So here we are in Indiana. Right now it's snowing (yuck) and yes, we did experience the huge snowstorm in the beginning of February and while that snow has all melted, the ground is still extremely saturated. It will take weeks of dry, warm weather before the ground is anywhere near ready to plant. Yes, I have my seeds and as soon as the weather gets a little better I'll be outside planning the garden's location.

It's been an interesting month. We are somewhat rural, but not at the same time. Behind our house is the neighbor's pond (filled with Canadian Geese at the moment and the occasional coyote) and trees and field. Pretty cool after eight years of houses blocking any view of anything! Across the street is a housing development, I'd say it's only been there five years or so. It's a pretty busy road at any rate. I want to take walks in there, but we're right inbetween both entrances, so I'd have to walk along the side of the road. Not sure if that will be a good idea pushing a stroller.

I hope to have some new photos on the blog soon. It's a little difficult getting a photo of the kitchen when everyone wants to eat all the time!