Primarily written by Adrienne, a homeschooling mother of seven, ages 10 and under. She chronicles life, laughs, struggles, and lessons learned as she raises a larger-than-most sized family and tries to figure out what she's doing day by day.

With occasional posts, Alexandra, Adrienne's older sister, writes of her ranch life in Nevada and raising four sons, ages 5 and under. Life is never dull and her boys have given her some pretty awesome stories to tell.

Stick around awhile, and you're sure to laugh, nod, smile, be encouraged, and see what life is like with a big (little) family.



We have barn cats. Very wild barn cats. The boys weren’t even sure what a cat was because they had never really seen one. So we got a couple cats. One of them disappeared 3 days after we brought him home. We think the owl that has been lusting after my chickens got him. We currently have Cat and Bob. In hindsight I should have pressed for different names. These names create a bit of confusion for little boys at the museum when looking at a bobcat….


Cat somehow seems to escape the majority of ‘loving’.


Bob, however, does not.





We even had to test out his swimming abilities! Poor Bob.


He’s mild mannered enough that this same night, he got snuck into the bathtub. At least the water was warm the 2nd time, I guess. I finally had to get after the boys and tell them they absolutely could NOT make him go swimming anymore.


Still, I don’t think that they have life all that bad.

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Roxanne said...

Looks like Bob doesn't mind ALL the attention in the least, even going so far as to allow himself to be loaded in the a cattle truck! They look pretty comfortable on the boys bed. Great fun for the boys. Wow your fire pictures look ominous. Looks too close for comfort.

Alexandra N said...

The cats like the top bunk. They get left alone there more often, at least the baby doesn't climb all the way up the ladder yet...
The "fire" pictures are not. It was just the sunset one night. Those are the mountains to the east and when the sun is setting in the west sometimes the light comes across the valley differently.

Roxanne said...

Beautiful sunset pictures. Certainly glad they weren't on fire.