Thursday, October 22, 2009

Last of Piddlin Acres H Calm the Storm babies for 2009

Well, they are finally here - Apparently we got the due dates wrong on Greys N Goats Zelda because she kidded the same time and within the same hour as CBF Serendipidy's Laikla who both belong to Camino Allegre. I got a call today say they had 5 babies - 3 girls and 2 boys born between 11pm and 12 am. WOW!!!! Here is one of Zelda's twins (2 does and one is for sure blue eyed!!!)
Here are Laikla's triplets - 2 boys and 1 girl. The girl has blue eyes and they are all very close in Color to Grandma Willow! (Willow was our first Nigerian doe) All of them look like they are nicely built and both momma's are sharing duties - they are both feeding all 5 babies and apparently Laikla did most of the cleaning!!!! (LAZY Zelda!)

Here is the blue eyed doe kid out of Zelda. Both of Zelda's does look like spittin Images and I think they are the only ones named - Marilyn Monroe and Audry Hepburn. CUTE - Congratulations Camino Allegre on your awesome kid crop for the year!!!! And way to go Storm, Zelda and Laikla!


Dallas TX Day 2 - Make A Wish

Day 2 we spent the day with the Joyce family - partly at their house and partly driving around parts of Dallas unknown - we did not get lost - just missed the exit we were supposed to take. That evening the Make A Wish folks scheduled us to be at Dave and Busters which is sort of like a cross between the best Hamburger Joint you've ever been to and a Pool Hall AND an arcade (guess what the kids liked best?)
I could be wrong but the Dance Dance Revolution was a hit despite no one was very good at it. We had no idea how bad at it we were until we saw a couple do it who were incredible. Yeah- Not this girl - I dance like I sing - VERY BADLY!!

BUT - the highlight of the evening I think was the ride in the Limo to and from Dave and Busters. OH YEAH!!!! The kids loved the ride in the Limo and some of us loved it because we did not have to drive in Dallas !

See the stretch Limo? We were going in style!!!!!! Thanks Make A Wish and to the Limo company that provided the ride! It was AWESOME! I also need to thank the manager at Dave and Busters who covered ALL the meals so all we paid for was the tip and a few of the fun cards (like credit cards so you can play the games) YOU all ROCK!!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Day 1 Dallas Texas - Make A Wish

On Wednesday Oct 14th we got up VERY early, got breakfast and ran off to the airport to catch our 8:10 flight to Dallas TX on Southwest Airlines. We made it more than on time and had to wait at the airport for 2 hours. We arrived in Dallas Love Field around 10:30am. Picked up our rental Van and then headed for the hotel. We stayed at the Westin Galleria - here is a view from the outside - it is attached to a very large mall - the Galleria which has a skating rink on the bottom floor (big hit with the kids and YES - I forgot to get pics)
Here is a view from our hotel window - we stayed on the 15th floor and had quite the view of the city. Couldn't see much the day we got there as it was foggy and rainy. But it cleared up on Thursday!

Another view of the freeway and city as far as the eye could see - I guess I had no idea how HUGE Dallas was. It makes ABQ look TINY!

This is a picture of Downtown Dallas from the van - sorry it's a little blurry but it was the only time I could get a picture of Downtown. We didn't get near Downtown except the night we went to Medieval Times and I forgot my camara!
After we got to the hotel and got settled in (we had two attached rooms with 1 King bed and 2 Queens) It was very nice and the kids all took turns spending the night at the hotel and the Joyces' house. The Joyce's came to join us and we spent the afternoon/evening at the mall walking, talking and mostly window shopping as this mall is a bit on the swanky side for us Country folks (Stores like Saks Fifth Avenue/Norstrom's and Louis Vuitton were in this mall) We did go out to dinner at a BBQ place nearby which was nice.

Monday, October 19, 2009

For those who were wondering...

For those who were wondering about Hana Allen - she's doing well. She is through surgery and is now nearly at 1 week post - op. She is managing things pretty well but there are some prayer requests from the family - 1. Hana is having bladder spasms from the surgery which are extremely painful! please pray they subside soon. 2. Please pray her recovery continues smoothly and uneventfully - they are beginning to remove her from tubes/pain meds etc and she was actually up and walking for the first time today. 3. Pray that Heather is able to manage her duties solo until her sister gets to Cincinnati on Wednesday as Heather's hubby had to return home. 4. Pray that no one else at home experiences any more issues! Two of Hana's siblings experience broken bones recently and their chores have been done by others' They are deamed healed and back to normal chores and school but really, they don't need any more issues!!!!! Yep, she's still my HERO!!!!

Organization of the Week

Our organization of the week here I have been saving for some time.
It is Make A Wish. Most everyone has heard of Make A Wish. They are an organization
dedicated to granting wishes to children who have Life Threatening Diseases.
Because Cancer is life threatening, Alyssa qualified. She floated around several ideas but finally settled on going to Dallas TX to visit our best friend's the Joyce's. We are all glad that was her wish. We just spend 5 days/4 Nights in Dallas TX visiting the Joyces' and having tons of fun in and around Dallas.....For the rest of the week I will try to highlight the Dallas trip on the blog so those of you who follow Alyssa here can see how her wish went. I Thank Make A Wish for their awesome work in putting together a wonderful wish for Alyssa that blessed our whole family.
I think the Joyces' enjoyed it too! It was pretty awesome seeing a nearly nonstop smile on Alyssa's face for 5 days. I think everyone enjoyed themselves right to the last day!!!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Breeding Season is Here!!!! Want some Chocolate?

Breeding Season has gotten off to a start here at CBFNigerians.
Storm has been ready to go since August. Seen here after getting shaved for Nationals. He's not so clean shaven and nice looking now. Storm AKA Piddlin Acres H Calm the Storm (Piddlin Acres BZ Hansel X Piddlin Acres PV Tansy) is our current herdsire who gave us several beautiful does this year (see CBF CS Paint Th'Sky with Stars on our website

First doe in the breeding pen was Nizhoni's Joie de Vivre *D/*M(Nizhoni's PV Desert Wind X MCH TX Twin Creeks KM Fairytale Princess). Joie will be due February 5th. she typically has triplets. Storm threw a lot of triplets. I am hoping for some blue eyed chocolate triplets PREFERABLY DOES!!!!

After a rough start we were able to breed Nizhoni's DW Tirzah (Nizhoni's PV Desert Wind X MCH Esperanza SJ Patience) to Storm as well. Tirzah did not like Storm at first and would lay down if he tried anything with her but when another doe came for breeding she decided that she liked him afterall coming into a strong heat. Her due date is Feb 27 or 28th (we will be watching her for going back into heat just in case) Again, we are hoping for some Blue eyed Chocolate Colored Doe kids from this pair as well. IF you are looking for some Chocolate to add to your herd, that milks well please let us know and we will put you on our list in case we have some does to sell. I will be keeping a doe kid out of Tirzah this year if I get one but the rest may be for sale. I am not taking reservations at this time but will put names on a list for doe kids out of Tirzah or Joie and buck kids out of Joie ONLY - no other buck kids will be available this year since the rest of my does are first fresheners.

Hana, My Hero!

I decided I need to honor people in my life who show me how to live with HIS strength and grace.
My Hero today is Hana. Hana is 6 and is adopted from China like my own precious daughter.
Hana came here with some very serious health issues and has undergone several surgeries for her medical condition...Hana leaves to Cincinnati on Wed for another surgery. If you met Hana, you'd never know what she has been through, what she has to endure daily to keep her from getting sick. Hana does not let her medical condition stop her from being sunshine to those around her. Her smile warms the room and she is a delight to be around (acually, her whole family : Mom, Dad and 4 brothers and sisters are a delight to be around!!!!) She doesn't complain but makes the best of it and really, so does her wonderful family. Hana doesn't let her medical condition limit or define her - she makes me realize that limitations are not obstacles!!!!Hana - WE are praying for you and for your upcoming surgery little girl - know that we look forward to when you get back from Ohio and we can see you again!!!! May God rain down His peace and grace on you and your family during this difficult time.