Friday, July 27, 2012


My baby boy turned 4 yesterday!  It is so hard to believe.  He is growing up so fast.  He had a fun day playing with his sisters, opening presents, helping Mom make a basketball cake and finishing his baseball pinata.  Today he got to go fishing with Dad after work.  Grandpa Fennell got to spend the day with him too.  All in all he had a very happy birthday!


Well, we found out (a couple weeks ago) that we are going to be having another baby GIRL!  We are all pretty excited about that.  The girls wanted to have a girl, Layton wanted a boy and was a bit on the disappointed side, but all is good and happy now in the Gillette house.  I have gotten right to work on getting ready for baby #4.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Catch-up... again

Here is a little catch-up for the last few months...
In February we decided that we would like to get some laying chickens.  There are a lot of people in this area that raise chickens and have fresh eggs everyday.  We have been able to get some from some good neighbors and they are HUGE eggs.  So we decided to try it for ourselves.  We bought 6 baby chicks, knowing that some would not survive the animals that like to come in our yard (among them is our dog).  One did not survive being in our house, sad.
This is the first day that we took them outside.  It was a nice evening and we wanted them to get used to the outside, and Howie (our dog) to get used to them and figure out that they were off limits.  Layton loves the chicks!

This is how big they are now.  They are about 4 months old.  They love being outside, and try to eat our garden.  So we are constantly chasing them out.  Howie has still not figured out that they are not his dinner, but he can't get to them.  There have been a few times when the chickens have wandered over to where he is and we have to run out and chase them away.  Soon we will be eating fresh eggs from our own chickens.

Austin, 2 of his brothers, a cousin, my brother, and 2 friends all played in a basketball tournament in American Falls.  They did very well.  They beat out the team that we all thought would win the tourney.  They played 3 games back to back to back.  All three went into over time, and all 3 were really good games.  They lost the championship game in over time.  They played very good for a bunch of old men.  :)

Sadly, it is no longer the year of the Bird.  Austin turned 34 this year.  He had a good 33 year though. (He is a huge Larry Bird fan #33)

Kennedy practicing her golfing out in the yard so she is ready to go when we hit the course.

Layton and his cousin Brooklyn.  She loved him and he loved her.  He is so cute with babies!

Tori and Kennedy have been playing softball this spring.  Tori is one of the pitchers on her team.  She is doing pretty good for a first time pitcher.  And she really enjoys it.  We are teaching Kennedy to pitch also so next year when she is in that league she can pitch.

Our good friends the Tarbets adopted a little baby girl, Keagan.  She was sealed to them this past week.  It was a really special day.

And last, but certainly not least... We are having a baby.  I am 16 weeks now.  Due November 21.  We are all really excited.  I am starting to feel so much better, thankfully.  This one was a pretty rough start, but things are shaping up now.