Mark and I have gone back and forth about whether we should get a dog or wait a few more years. The cons outweigh the pros. We have young children, live on a busy highway on a small lot, have no fence and very cold winters with very deep snow on most of our lot. The pros are pretty much that I love dogs and our kids would get to train, take care of and play with a dog. Anyway, I'm getting away from the point-we've decided to get a rabbit instead. A couple weeks ago we had some warmer weather (middle to upper 50s) so Mark and Reuben went to Menards and purchased supplies for a rabbit hutch. All of us were ready to be outside for a few hours. The guys got started on the hutch and I bundled up the girls and we joined them.
The older kids were excited to have Tori join us outside.
Victoria sat in the walker and chewed on her fingers.
Vienna was very attentive to her.
The guys working on the rabbit hutch. Although, Reuben's attention span was very short. He sanded with me for 5 minutes and then mostly wandered around whacking things with various tools.
My project-Sometime in Feb I saw this table on Craigslist. I've wanted to do an outside craft table (for R & V) to sit on our front porch. This table had drawers, on the sides, that pull out. I thought maybe I could put the art supplies (chalk & crayons) in the drawers and paint the top of the able with chalkboard paint. So, the top will be black, except for the edges. I'm sanding the legs down to the wood and I'm going to leave them natural or paint them grey. I'm not sure yet. Reuben says he'd like them painted grey but he just likes to paint. I'm going to finish sanding the legs and then paint on the chalkboard paint so I can see what that looks like. Then if I don't like it I'll try the legs painted. :)
Vienna examining the sanding aid.
Mark's finished rabbit hutch. I love the gable. We still have to buy bowls, stick a smooth board inside and figure out a tray to catch the poo. Oh, and get the rabbit.
Playdo-after a few days of the warm weather it got cold again. We have snow on the ground right
now. :( So, we had more inside days and made some play do. The kids love it and will spend 1-2 hours messing with it. I wish I would have thought of it earlier this winter!
First, let me say that this picture of Reuben reminds me of his cousin Bryce. This is Reuben as a soldier. He has 2 nets, binoculars, safety googles and a ball. Everyday he dresses up as a soldier. He makes me smile.
Morning time-he's cold and snuggling in Vienna's blanket.
Patiently waiting for her food. If ever you wonder where she is when it gets close to a mealtime just go to the kitchen and she'll be sitting in her seat with bobo while sucking on her fingers waiting for some food to appear.
My favorite people. :)