Thursday, February 24, 2011

Baby GIrl

Haha, I thought she looked kinda homeless or something in these. :) Anywho, I just thought these were some cute pictures.

Eating a peanut...with the shell.

Mama, will you open this for me?

She saw me crouching there taking her pictures, so she wanted to do what Mama was doing.

looking lost and lonely. Or maybe not. that even a word?

So have you ever wondered how someone would go about taking a faring (I think?) off of one big truck, and put it onto another? Me neither. What is a faring? Well, until last week I had no idea either. You know on big trucks when the top is somewhat flat, but they have this 'up and over' thing to make it more aerodynamic by sending the air over the trailer? (see pictures below :)

Helping Daddy get the gates. Tyrel did too, but I didn't get him in the picture.
  Well this past Saturday the kiddos and I decided to help Stephen do that, rather than not get to see him all weekend. We always like going to work with him anyways. :)
 So yes, we took that thing right there, off of that truck ^......

 To put it on THIS truck. ^ I think it was because the one it WAS on mostly hauls tankers, and the one we put it on mostly hauls livestock. And  the livestock trailer is less aerodynamic...blah blah blah...
 First you take all the bolts out.....

Hot chocolate all over her front. I try to dress them in things I don't mind getting even more filthy than usual when we will be working in the shop. :)

 Then you cut off the bolt that are stuck and won't even come off with the 'impact'.
 Then you hit things with a hammer... It's a rule or something.
 Then you sit and think about what on earth you are going to do next.

Big helper boy!

This is the 'impact'.
  Why did I take a picture of the impact laying there? So you can kind of see how heavyish it is. Not really heavy to pick up, but kind of heavy to have it dropped on your face. Yeah. Stephen was on top of the truck, lowering it down to me by the air hose, when I told him to go ahead and drop it. ( I AM pretty good at catching things) Well the air hose caught on something and threw it off course, so I missed it and it landed on my face. Thankfully I didn't even get a black eye, but it did hurt.
 Anyways, then you call for more help because that thing is bigger, heavier, and more clumsy to move than it looked. It's a good thing too, There is no way Stephen and I could have done that alone. This is the only picture I got of moving it, because it took all three of us to get it off this truck and onto another one. So yeah, then you bolt it onto the other one and Wha- la! You're done. :)

When we got home there was a box in the mail for us. :) I opened it right away and was delighted to see that it was Kimber's Annie Doll! Kimber was so filthy though, that I didn't even let her play with her much til after a bath. :)

Thanks Sarah!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Selling Cow Critters

So apparently the cow market is pretty good here right now. So we(Being Stephen and my MIL) decided to sell some of our bovines. Stephen had bought some for us a while back that we were going to use as beef, and I called them the beginning of our 'cattle empire'. :)
 Tyrel was excited to be out helping Daddy. He loves to help. Of course his help isn't a terrible lot of help yet, but he is willing. :)

 Kimber waited with Aunt T. at a safe distance.

Stephen backed the trailer up to the loading place while some of the bovine critters had a fight over some feed.
Since there was more than plenty of help loading for the few cows we were sending off, I just stayed back to take pictures. Daisy the milk cow is standing there helping too so it seems. :)

So yeah, thats about as exciting as our week has been. :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Fathers and Sons

I've had the Chris Ledoux song "Fathers and Sons" stuck in my head today, so I thought that I would post some pictures of my man and our little boy. I took these back in December, but I don't think I ever got around to posting them.
Is that a deer over there Daddy?

I love this one.
Sorry Mom and Grandma for the lack of posting lately, I just have not been on the computer much. I'm getting ready for spring! Yay for gardens and greenness!

Monday, February 7, 2011

A giveaway!

As Lilies Sewing

I normally don't post these things, but I like this one too much to not. :)

An online friend of mine makes these beautiful dolls, and is giving away one 'Annie' doll on her blog. So click on the button above to visit her blog to see if you can win.