Monday, April 13, 2009

Picture Overload

Here's a few happenings in the Alba Family;
Look! Even old people like the chickens. Guelita and Guelito came to visit yesterday.
Zach likes to chase the chickens when they escape the coop.
Nick has been playing baseball and went to St. George for a tournament.
Zach has picked up cooking.
Nick found a new use for his head gear.....a place to keep his booklight!
These two darling little girls came to visit yesterday.
Nick enjoys over-sized items from the bakery.
Nick played Abraham Lincoln for a school play.
More building of the chicken coop....
This was when the chickens were cuter.
Are you interested in how Easter went at the Alba Home? Click here. (We promise we love our children but this is too funny to not document)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Chicken Coop

We know, we know, it's been forever since we posted. We'll slowly update you of the happenings of the Alba Family in the last few months.

Hiram and Zachie have spent all their Saturdays the last few months building a chicken coop. It's been so fun watching it go up. We have two grown chickens and we got another 5 chicks a day or two after they hatched. It's been fun to the little boys to have something to do outside.
We'll post more pictures of the finished coop and the chickens soon.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas 2008

We had a nice mellow Christmas day here at the Alba home. We missed Adam and Andrea who weren't able to stay through Christmas and we missed and felt bad for Trisha who had to work a 14 hour day at the hospital! The rest of us relaxed, read, watched movies and played the new games on the Wii. We also went and played out in the snow for a while which was fun. 
Patrick and Andrew, trying out the babies' new sled down the downhill street.
Michelle being pretty.
Andrew, Michelle and Zachie.
Hiram shoveling snow on the four-wheeler.
Maddie, trying to catch the snowflakes as they fell.
Little Nick coming in from some late night sledding.

We hope you all had a Christmas, we sure did.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Our Famous Family

Our little family has had a lot of opportunities to "model" for church materials. You can see an old one here. Nick had the opportunity to be in another one with his Guelita (grandmother) a few weeks ago. He did his best to ham it up and I'm sure the photographer got some pretty cute photos. They will be included in next year's art packet.

Yam It!

Our Thanksgiving started with the obligatory early morning football game. This was first year that ol' man Hiram didn't get hurt.
We were disappointed that the whole extended Alba family wasn't able to get together but it was nice just having our little family, although we were missing Adam and Andrea (literally and figuratively)
Hiram did his best making his first turkey. He brined it and everything by himself but we all got a good laugh when we tried to carve it and realized we had cooked it upside down.
This was Patrick most of the dinner. He would loudly exclaim "Yam it!" and then laugh himself silly. This "joke" lasted throughout the day as even Nick joined in in the Thanksgiving cursing.
We were glad Andrew and Trisha were able to make it. You can see Patrick perfecting his "creepy brother". We have numerous photos of him doing this.
Baby Nick had nothing to eat but jello (which he made mostly by himself) and got most of it all over his face. His giggle makes the angels smile.

We had a great Thanksgiving and have so many things to be grateful for.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Zach's Birthday

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Hey guys, it's Michelle.

Did you hear that this pretty lady got her tonsils out last week? Well she did and she's been a real champ. She's heard horror stories about how it's worse than child birth. Although it hasn't been pleasant, she's pulled through just fine and we're proud of how strong she is. In fact, her recovery went so well that as soon as she woke from the anethesia she was drinking Diet Coke (this isn't a joke).

Not only did she get her tonsils out but she also got her adenoids out, some work done on her sinuses and she had her uvula removed.(Remember that kid from high school with 2 uvulas? Ew)

After the sugery we were talking about how they removed her uvula and sweet, sweet Patrick replied "Why did they do that? You've had 6 kids just fine". Ah, the innocence of youth.