Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Grandchildren of Emanuel "Manna" Himango

Was disappointed that I didn't get a picture of Donald and me at Glady's funeral as we
are the only surviving grandchildren of Emanuel Himango.  Today we went to Leonard
Himango's funeral in Cloquet.  His dad and my dad were 1st cousins.  Good thing we
got there early as Donald was just coming out the door; had a doctor's appointment
so couldn't stay for the funeral.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Life at our house

Heidi is fascinated with water and washing dishes....

The first thing she wants to do is go outside... she doesn't believe she needs to wear pants :) 

When the weather is gross, we still find things to do :) She loved her snowman and was sad when it melted

 Thus far we have 8 lambs (We lost one of them). This one had to be in the house a couple of nights and Heidi dressed it with a scarf.
Heidi loves the phone and calls "Pappa", Randy, Liz, and Jen most often. She tells them all sorts of stories.

Miss Hailey is growing like crazy!!! Today she is 11 pounds 3 ounces and 23 inches. She was 6 pounds 12 ounces and 20.5 inches at birth :)

Heidi is becoming a big "helper" in the kitchen too!

The Easter Bunny brought socks to a very sock OBSESSED little girl

And of course the girls got chocalate too!

Shawn had asked Heidi if the Easter Bunny brings eggs. She stated "no, chicken eggs". We had to explain that the Easter Bunny brings big colorful eggs and hides them outside. It was fun to have a 2 year old engaging in an Easter Egg Hunt

It is baby time on the homefront... Thus far we have 1 goat who had these 2 "baby goats", 6 ewes have had 9 lambs total (though we lost one), 9 calfs born thus far and 10 cows left to calve, 24 more ewes to lamb, and 6 more goats to "kid"

Heidi is the "little farm girl" and loves to see her "baby goats", "baby lambs" and "baby cows" daily!

She is a bit too courageous for her mom's nerves somtimes

Some of the lambs

Thursday, April 14, 2011

after the funeral

I didn't take any pictures at the funeral, but as I am typing, I am thinking of those who are making their way to Menahga for the burial. It was so neat to have rode up there with Becky, some of her kiddos and her granddaughter, along with Ken and Sandra. After the funeral we went to Heather and Shawn's to visit. An absolute beautiful day!

While most were visiting inside...

Tristan, Heidi and I played on the swing set. Tristan sure is getting big!


Friday, April 08, 2011

Spring is here!!!

My girls :)

Hailey is 4 weeks old today....

and growing strong!

We have a wild mallard who has moved in with the chickens. It has been here a long time now. Will be curious to see if it stays all summer. It hangs out with the chickens and sleeps in the chicken coop!

Thus far, we have 3 lambs. Not sure how many ewes left to go... possibly 27.

They are just the cutest little things.

Spring has sprung.... flowers are blooming!
Wishing everyone a wonderful spring!

Monday, April 04, 2011

Grandparents are the flowers in the Garden of Life

These pictures are on the short wall as you go into our bedroom so this picture had to
be taken at an angle.  To the right of our picture are my parents about the time of their
wedding.  Below them are my paternal grandparents and below them my maternal
grandparents.  On the left are your father's parents and below that Grandma Lydia
Kuoppala with her mother, taken in Sweden.  No other pictures available.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Four generations

A sign of getting older.