Certain to speed things along: A two year old knocking on the (only) bathroom door, announcing her need to relieve herself, being told to wait, and then hearing her song. “I’m waiting, I’m waiting, I’m waiting, I’m waiting to PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!” Oh dear. Ruby asked Sterling if he’d like to play house with her. “Sure. You […]
Every homeschool blog I look at looks idyllic. Orderly, labeled, color-coded shelves of perfectly graded schoolbooks, desks free of pencil marks (and dust), and charts on the walls to tell each perfectly groomed student which minute of which hour they should be doing their 3rd grade Geometry. Oh, to be so organized. But I’m not. […]
I’m not sure words are needed here. They had fun. The got to experience lots of things. It was really, really cold. Really cold. The difference in temperature between there last week at this time and the temp today here is 90 degrees. It’s pretty incredible.
We went to the Discovery Center in town on Friday. We… wore the kids out on a giant gerbil wheel,played with a bit of static electricity, played doctor, used the blood pressure cuff as a doll diaper changing pad, and attempted to anchor the evening news. It was a fun day. The kids were really […]
My favorite photo out of the Christmas bunch – she just looks so tolerant, doesn’t she?! I think she likes her new backpack. He couldn’t stand it, he was so excited. He loves his sister. Feigned glee over a gift she helped me pick out… Dawning realization that the pile of tubes they were looking […]
There are 17 people in my house this Christmas. All family, crowded together under one little roof. Ten little people, all having the time of their lives and making memories that will last a lifetime. Seventeen people, one bathroom, 51 meals a day to prepare, and more games played than I can count. One Christmas […]
We went to a harvest festival of sorts last night. At the balloon table, Liberty picked a turtle, Eden a parrot, Sterling a sword, Charlotte an alligator – and then it was Ruby’s turn. She asked for a balloon. When asked what kind, she requested round circle with a thing hanging down. I’m slow. It […]
I asked Sterling to get Charlotte dressed this morning. He went and grabbed a dress, came back, and started pulling it over Charlotte’s head. Charlie was the one who stopped him and informed him he was supposed to take her nightgown off first. He said he forgot. He’s such a boy.
The conversations in the back of my van went something like this: “Why do boy Indians have long hair?” “Because they don’t have time to cut it.” “Charlotte, you’re a big baby. You don’t need toys in the van. You can play with them in Sunday school. Pierce is a little baby. He needs them […]
We have Belle the Bull Mastiff visiting for a few days. Today’s conversation with Charlotte, who’s back to not being so sure she likes Belle, went like this: “Tractor! Tractor say ‘woof woof’!” “Um, no honey. Dogs say ‘woof woof’. Brady says ‘woof woof’.” Remembering Belle, hanging out on the front porch while Liberty sat […]