Friday, January 29, 2010

An "Egg-citing" Day

It's official...all three of our chickens are now laying eggs,  
and this little farm hand could not be more excited! 
Every day after school, the first thing he does is go check on his chickens. 

Each chicken lays a different color of egg.

Vance, Bennett and Tanner with LeeRoy, Tike, and Tucker
Now, if I could just get Bennett to like eating them!
(the eggs, that is!)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Rough Riders

On the spur of the moment, Curt loaded up the boys and headed to New Mexico this past weekend to work a round up on Greg's ranch.  Let's just say, I'm not sure who was more excited...Curt or the boys!  The three of them could hardly contain their excitement!

They were all outfitted in the slickers and chaps...they definitely looked the part.

Bennett rode Fritzi,
Clark rode Ruby,
and Curt rode Wheatie

Bennett was in his element as they wrestled cows in preparation for...


(yes, they did get some pretty graphic pictures, but it hurts to just look at them!)

Clark was my reluctant cowboy. 
He had a hard time being a part of
"making a boy cow into a girl cow"!

They loved being out on the range riding at full speed and also rounding up the cows.

Could they be any cuter?   (or dirtier?)

They had the time of their lives!
I was so glad when they made it home safe and sound with no bodily injury,
even with their mounds of dirty, stinky laudry!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Bailey's Baby Shower

Tia hosted a baby shower for Bailey in anticipation of the upcoming arrival of baby Monson.
Bailey has been a wonderful friend to Tia and so Tia wanted to make this an extra special night for Bailey.
Tia added so many personal touches to the night and everything looked so cute.

The shower was a cowboy them and Tia made this
adorable diaper cake.
 After purchasing the diapers, she came home
 from the store and said,
"Holy cow, how come no one ever told me how
expensive diapers are?"
 Everything is a learning experience!

She also made this adorable framed name for the new baby.

Bailey, with Mom Missie, opening up some very fun gifts...

Bailey and Tia...wonderful friends and wanna-be sisters!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

We kept with Brown tradition this year and started our New Year's celebration eating at Golden Gate (our favorite Chinese Restaurant!)  It was so fun to have so many cousins with us this year, especially the Estes Family! 

The teenage kids table...

More of all the kids (minus Tia who had to leave early)

and the adults...

Then the kids were off to all their parties and activities!