A quick stop at home to change out of school clothes and we were on our way to a friends house to pick up a huge dog kennel to transport the chickens and of course 4 huge garbage cans of chicken crap for my mother's garden. I asked her what was wrong with the chicken crap we were about to get and she just gave me a look. Oh well the more the merrier and the better the garden. I won't be complaining come August!!!
Next, we headed for Shelley high school to pick up 7 half grown chickens from their FFA program. The chickens are really kind of cute and Stevie and Lilly were in heaven. I was cussing myself for not packing the camera! We headed home to unload and a quick nap.
Then it was off to the sand dunes for a load of sand for the carrots to grow in. The dunes are an awesome place to play. We took our snow sleds, some shovels, and the kids were in heaven. I didn't know how well snow sleds would go on sand, and the kids were happy to find out they go just fine. After getting enough sand and chasing a stupid dog that wouldn't come when called over and over and over and... we headed home just in time for a bath to remove the sand that seems to find every last little crevasse and dinner. We ate about 7 and the kids are supposed to be in bed by 7:30 but Stevie hadn't done his homework. So, Stevie and I set out to get that done. Meanwhile, Papa tried to distract Lilly for us. Papa took Lilly to the kitchen and offered her some left over strawberry shortcake. She loves "cqueam" ie whipped cream on everything and especially strawberries. Anyway, there were 3 strawberries in the bowl and one had quite a large dollop of cream on it. Of course she asked for that one. Papa gave it to her. It was a large strawberry and Papa didn't think she could even finish it, but she surprised him by eating it all and asking for another. He gave her the second one. She devoured it and asked for the last berry. Papa told her no because he was saving it for Stevie. Lilly turns to him and says, "but Papa, I already licked it and I'm sick." Papa burst out laughing and Lilly says in all seriousness, "really!!!"