Gareth finished the COMPLETE Calvin and Hobbes collection in about a week (9-10 years worth!) At Brian's job's break room, someone left a bunch of free to take OLD comics (Heathcliff, BC, Wizard of ID). Brian brought about 30 of those home. I seriously thought they would collect dust (who reads these anymore?!), but Gareth has been flying through those as well! Isn't Wizard of ID like an OLD MAN comic strip?! I find him chuckling out loud and he often says, "hey, mom, listen to this" and reads a strip to me. CRAZY old man in a kid's body! lol Zane is now on Book 3 of Calvin and Hobbes. Lil' Iris has improved with her reading and she is trying so hard now to increase her skills. She is reading Down on the Farm in this pic. I love these kids!
We took our annual trip to Negangard's Pumpkin Patch today. Sadly, Gareth was not feeling well and stayed home with my mom and slept the entire time we were gone. I got a carving pumpkin for him and took a pic when we got home.
Hello from Brian, Carla, Gareth, Zane, and Iris. We live in rural east central, IL on 10 acres. Brian works as a web programmer and Carla currently is a SAHM, used to do social work type stuff.
We have 2 sons, Gareth and Zane and 1 daughter, Iris. We have 4 cats and chickens, ducks, and guinea fowl.
This blog is mostly for friends and family to see what is happening in our lives and to serve as an online scrapbook. Come share in our adventures of raising 3 kids that were born within 2.5 years of each other and moving to the country as of June 2009 to live on 10 acres. Our plan is to fix up the old farm house, live in it a few years, and start building a new home further back on the property.
We are interested in gardening, beekeeping, sustainable living, attachment parenting, and secular humanism.