Saturday - Day 7 (A Week In Our Life):
Today will not be our usual Saturday. Skyler’s birthday party is tonight so I have some preparation in order to get ready for a gaggle of girls to spend the night.
I do my chicken and dog chores today. Make sure all chics and chickens have fresh food and water.
Bake a double-layer cake (chocolate w/chocolate-chip frosting per Skyler’s request). The chocolate chips in the frosting don’t make for such good photos…but it should taste good.
Most of the day Skyler and I spend getting ready for her party. Lots of vacuuming, dusting, scrubbing, laundry and just plain general cleaning we haven’t had time to do lately.
Our very last egg hatched and we are going to pick that chick up tomorrow. That makes 13 chicks out of 15 eggs…quite a good ratio!
Paul went out again this morning to call turkeys…this time for my friend Megan Klauer. I thought she would have a much better chance of getting a turkey with Paul since he is a turkey calling machine and I have not practiced my calling at all this year. They had some close calls but unfortunately Megan was not able to fill her tag today. At least they had a great time!
Skyler had a great time helping me decorate for her party.
I made homemade pizzas for Skyler’s birthday party tonight.
5:00 - All of the girls arrive and the fun begins! Skyler invited a great group of friends. I have always liked these girls. They are fun-loving, free-spirited and respectful girls.
The girls love playing with the chickens and chicks as well as our cats and Shadow.
We all eat supper together.
Skyler then opens her gifts from her friends.
The girls do “Just Dance,” paint their nails, do makeup, have balloon fights and just generally hang out. Unfortunately it is too cold and wet to spend too much time outside.
Before leaving for bowling we all have cake and ice cream.
Paul is staying home tonight or else he would have a terrible time waking up for turkey season in the morning.
9:30 until after 1:00 a.m. (I lost track of exactly how late it was when we left) - we go to “Cosmic Bowling” at the Milan Lanes.
1:30 - I finally get to bed for the night. I am too old for this late of night with this many pre-teen girls! J
It has been fun documenting another week in our lives. Tomorrow we have another busy day planned. Paul is going to call turkeys for Megan one last time. I have the girls that I need to wake up and get some breakfast into before they leave by about 10:30. I also have food to cook for a family birthday lunch out at Paul’s sister’s house in Oquawka at noon.
In the near future, we have another family turkey season coming up and I have only 2 more weeks to train for my ½ marathon…
Hope you have enjoyed reading the everyday in’s and out’s of our family once again!