Sunday, May 31, 2009

A Weiser Good Time

We made a last-minute, short trip to Weiser this weekend, and I am glad we did. All of Mama-Hawk's kids were there, which doesn't get to happen all that often.

I packed a bathing suit just in case, and I am so glad I did. It was really hot there, and Mama had a little pool that was so much fun!

A little too much fun. I played in the pool for way too long with no protection from the sun. I got pretty pink in places that haven't seen the sun for a while. Ouch!

Mexican-Coppertone Baby (Sasha), on the other hand, can pull it off without lobsterfying herself.

Mom also just bought 35 chicks. They were so cute. I love all of their different personalities even at just days old.

She got some with puffy feathers on their heads. They are so funny.

They will look something like this when they grow up. She got at least 6 different kinds. It will be fun to see them when they are grown.

Nolan and I loved playing with them.

Right now they are living in a giant water trough in the barn.

I haven't seen the barn in person since it's been painted. It looks so great. They did a very nice job on it.

As always, Nolan was more than willing to help do some heavy lifting and moving of things on the farm, and thereby reinforcing another reason he's good to have around.

He can look like a pretty bad-ass cowboy when he wants to too. ;-)

There were some popsicles that no one wanted, and Nolan thought the horses would like them.

Their reaction to this new food item was too funny. I have no idea what they were doing, but Nolan thought it was because the popsicles were cold. Whatever the reason, they looked beyond funny.

The two goats are in with the horses now and all seem very happy.

We got quite a bit of visiting and relaxing in considering the time shortage we had.

And, of course, we had to do a family photo-shoot before we came back home today. Some of them turned out really good. I think I am going to have to frame at least one of them.

Who knew that a little town in western Idaho would become one of my favorite places in the world to go? I just feel so at home and at peace there. I can't get enough of it.

Here's a poem I wrote about it.


sasha said...

good times. so glad you guys made the time to come up. hope to see you soon here in utah.

Jes said...

In that pic of you holding the chick you look about ten. Tell us, what's your secret?

Miss you! I'll send you a pic of the bags under my eyes so you don't miss me too much. (;

Cerra Hawkins said...

Ha! Thanks Jes, I don't know what to say. I doubt it's my complete lack of makeup and sunburn. Maybe it's my youthful (immature) personality coming out. hee hee I miss you too and will be eagerly awaiting my pic from you! ;-)

mamahawk said...

love the pics :)