...it was pretty entertaining! The turtle ate four of these grasshoppers in like 5 minutes! We were pretty impressed. I guess we were starving the poor guy! My favorite is Carson trying to coax the turtle into eating it!
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Posted by Jill Asay at 7:01 PM
Friday, July 25, 2008
Yesturday I got a call from a lady in our branch who wanted to know if Carson would be willing to watch their two turtles for them while they are out of town this weekend. So...Carson has his first "babysitting" job. I think they asked him to watch theirs because he told them all about his turtle that went away. Anyways, they brought over two turtles in a kiddie swimming pool. one of them lives in a bucket of water, and another one chills out in the pool. He has a brick to sun on and a little bit of water to cool off in. I have to say, Carson has been a pretty good little babysitter. He goes outside ever so often to check on them. Today, we got to feed them each a little piece of hot dog. He got kind of mad that they weren't eatting it right away! I just hope that they don't decide to get out while they are at our house...we don't seem to have very good luck with turtles!
Posted by Jill Asay at 9:38 AM
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Well, we've finally made it back home! We had such a good time while we were back home in Wyoming. Carson and I got to spend almost 2 weeks visiting family and were spoiled rotten! Our first week there was pretty much planned before we got there. We flew into Billings Monday afternoon. Tuesday we went over to Lovell to see Christian's family. While we were there, we got to help the boys move cows from one pasture to another. Papa Asay had been waiting for Carson to come so he could move the cows, and Carson was so excited to help! He got to ride on the horse with Papa for like 3 hours and loved EVERY minute of it! The only let down of the day was that Matthew didn't rope the goat! I don't really know how the goat roping thing came about, but there is a goat that adopted the Asay cows and I guess Matthew was going to rope the goat and they just didn't have time to, but Carson told everyone he talked to, even people at church today, that Matthew didn't rope the goat. It's pretty funny that that made such a lasting impression to him!
Posted by Jill Asay at 5:15 PM
Sunday, July 6, 2008
I just had to post some pictures of our garden. It's been so much fun to watch it grow and even more fun to be able to eat what has grown. We have finished off our radishes, and recently have been induldging in fresh peas, Carson's favorite, cucumbers, and green peppers. In fact, we made stuffed peppers tonight for dinner and they were quite delicious! We have a TON of tomatoes on our plants and are just waiting for them to ripen. I told Christian that they will probably all turn while Carson and I are gone, so he'll have to keep on top of them while we aren't there.
Posted by Jill Asay at 7:12 PM
Saturday, July 5, 2008
We had a great 4th of July. We didn't really have any plans for the day, but the night before you decided we would have a bbq and invite a couple famililes from our branch over. We had great food, good conversation, and fun with fireworks. We cooked burger and dogs, and I attempted to make Jan's baked beans for the first time...they turned out pretty good except my crock pot broke so I had to cook them in the oven...luckily I started them early enough to catch it! After dinner, we took our chairs to the front yard and watched the kids light off fireworks. Carson's favorite has to be sparklers...he was asking all day if he could go out and draw his name with them! About 10 we went to the baseball complex to watch the city's fireworks, and they were pretty good. It was all in all a great time.
Trying to get the sparler going
Carson, Molly, and Melissa (Molly's mom) wathcing the other kids set off fireworks
Some of our friends watching the firworks
Playing with a sparkler
Carson almost buring off Christian's leg hairs...not that burning some of them off wouldn't be so bad(just kidding)!
Christian had to work Friday morning and on his usual Friday run, he came across the tiniest turtle and brought it home for Carson. The turtle fit perfectly into his little palm. Christian had brought one home last month and we just let him go in the yard, not thinking that he would be able to get away...but he did. So, this time, we got a box and made him a little home complete with lettuce, and water...it was quite luxurious. Well, a couple of hours later, Carson and Christian went out to look at the turtle, or Francis, as Christian named him, and he was gone. Low and behold, this crazy little turtle had made his way out of the box and across the deck and was hiding out behind the grabage can. Christian picked it back up and put it in the box and put toothpicks through the wholes so the dang thing could get out. It was quite funny looking...it looked like the turtle was in prison! Before we knew it, the turtle had gotten 3 of the toothpicks out and was attempting to make his way out again...smart little guy! Well, over night he got out and we haven't seen him again. I guess we just weren't supposed to have a turtle as a pet, which is probably a good thing because we've been told that they carry salmonella! This way I don't have to worry about Carson touching it and not washing his hands!
Francis the turtle
Posted by Jill Asay at 3:20 PM