Sunday, June 24, 2007

Country Weekend

Many of you razzed us when we moved from the big city onto Hay Field Lane. On Friday, the hay field adjacent to our yard was getting it's first cut of the summer. That night, I was doing dishes as the smell of manure wafted thru the open window. Made me think of the Green Acres tv show. I was feeling a bit like Zsa Zsa.

Last nite we loaded Livy up for her nightly walk around the neighborhood. Poor Buster, who turned 12 last week, is having some trouble with his back leg. We tried to load him up for the ride. He only made it to the end of the driveway before jumping out. He laid in a shady spot on the lawn until we got back. On the way, daddy picked Olivia a morningstar, a buttercup, and a wild rose which she ate, petal by petal. We also saw a deer on the far end of the hay field by some brush. We've seen tracks on the dirt road, and some deer "berries" in our yard so we knew they were amongst us. It was neat to see one!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Family Wagon

So, we finally decided to get rid of our gas-guzzling SUV. We'll miss the extra space, but we won't miss putting over $60 in the gas tank at a time. Since I grew up in a family of station wagon lovers, this 2003 VW Passat Wagon was a natural choice, and we love it! It's got a 4-cyl turbo engine with a manual transmission. It's fun to drive, and comfortable too. Livy likes to look out the window and say "neigh" or "moo" depending on the animal we drive by. Not sure what she'll say when we drive by our neighbor's buffalos or the llamas in town. LOL Probably, "Oh wow."

Duck Pond

Olivia got to see lots of ducks and geese up close and personal at the local duck pond. She kept running around saying, "Bawk bawk!" The pond is also stocked with some pretty big trout. No fishing allowed. :-(

My 1st Haircut

Olivia had her bangs trimmed on 6/2 and she was very cooperative. I think she likes the salon as much as her mommy does. :-)