I got tagged for a meme by Erin at Seven Little Australians. I’m supposed to name 4 things about myself and 4 new things done in the last 4 years. Here goes… 4 things about myself: 1. I met my husband at Space Camp! We were both counselors there for the kids that come through the week long programs. That… Read More
We put the pool up about a week ago, and though the water is still a bit brisk, the kids can’t resist.
I know my one brain cell will forget this precious conversation in the next 5 minutes – so I’m recording it here. I’m so grateful for God’s blessings every day – today my prayer of thanksgiving is that my children still feel like children when the rest of the world wants them to grow up too fast. Their innocence is… Read More
I can’t help myself!
Rob cleaned the fish tank this weekend. He uses a siphon to remove old water, siphoning into a large bucket which he then dumps into the bathtub. We were in a bit of a rush, so he quickly grabbed the first bucket he found, headed upstairs, siphoned, and picked up the bucket to dump the dirty water in the bathtub…. Read More
The Peanut proudly shows off his musical talents! Enjoy!
Well, Sweet Pea has done it. Her riding coach felt she was ready to canter. It was “a day of new’s” according to Sweet Pea – new horse, new bridle, new saddle, new horse, new canter. Today she was riding Jack, not little Jack. No longer on a medium pony, but a horse! His gait was much smoother she said,… Read More
Sweet Pea is anxious to learn to mow. Daddy decided she was big enough to learn to drive the lawnmower, but not yet ready to cut. He has been giving her driving lessons around the yard. She is quite pleased with herself and her new-found mobility.
I love spring. I know we’re rounding the corner to summer, but I’m giving myself permission to believe it’s still spring for another month – even if the temperatures try to tell me otherwise. In light of my exceeding generosity to myself, I’ve decided to make a list of my favorite spring things – things that really make me feel… Read More
yelling from upstairs –Sparkly: Mom, guess what??? yelling from downstairs –Me: What? still yelling –Sparkly: I’m the proudest fishy father ever….again!!!! I have more Platty’s!!!!!!! no longer yelling –Me: ugh.
I have been thinking a lot lately about Matthew and Grace, probably because their anniversaries are just a few days away. Matthew has been in heaven for 8 years now, Grace for 4. It’s not that I’m only now thinking about them – I always think about them – only today I really needed to give voice to my feelings…. Read More
You know when they pick up a book and can’t put it down that reading has finally clicked. It’s a moment of silent validation. Sparkly is hooked on “The Boxcar Children.” He’s read 5 chapters today alone!
Treasured memories are made from moments like this. Uncle Bob took Sparkly around on the tractor. He was so excited about driving Papa’s tractor that he could not stop talking about it.
This week we’ve been doing some cleaning to the house that was much needed. One of the things on my list was to go through the kids closets. I was going through Sweet Pea’s, and found about a million pairs of socks – all unmatched – tucked (read flung) into every corner of her closet. Sweet Pea doesn’t have a… Read More
Wow – we had a great week at Mom’s. What a fantastic way to rejuvenate after a long winter indoors! Here are some of my favorite shots of the week. The Peanut helps Nanny mix up Fritters. But his step stool was just high enough that he could prop his nose on the side of the bowl to see his… Read More
Daddy, thinking he could get out of burying another dead fish, chunked him in the trash can in the dark of the night. The children, however, found out. Sparkly was most seriously displeased. DJ would need to be given a proper burial next to Mrs. The King. He was thusly removed from the gigantic, smelly, outdoor trash can where he… Read More
Sparkly took these pictures through the open window of our van today after lessons. I was struggling to keep Peanut from launching himself out the window to ride on the “heehee.” Great job Sparkly!!
I wish I could figure out how to upload Quicktime to blogger!!!!! I have the most adorable pictures of the Peanut bouncing up and down the hallway on his little bouncy horse. We had one of these big blue ball things that you sit on and bounce outside, but the neighbors dog ate it. We’ve been mourning the loss of… Read More
Well, we put it off long enough. We finally bought a bed this weekend for the Peanut. Rob got the bed at Costco – just a mattress. They carry brand names, and we thought surely this would be ok. He didn’t need anything plush. Sweet Pea and Peanut and I stayed home and dissassembled all the baby furniture. Sweet Pea… Read More
We had a great weekend here! Saturday was spent putting together and setting up Peanut’s new bed. More on that later. But Sunday was Sweet Pea’s day. After watching Gene Autry and enjoying a relaxing afternoon it was time for dinner. Sweet Pea made lasagna, salad, and our daily bread. Quite an accomplishment! She is begging for more grown-up responsibility,… Read More
I think I might enjoy blogging – though I don’t really understand it all yet. Chatting endlessly to no one in particular seems like it might be enjoyable. But where are all the pretty colors and happy buttons I was promised. I wanted pink lacy things. I need shiny buttons. I shall tell “no one” about my day. It started… Read More