These four children started back to school today. Ruby’s in kindergarten. Sterling’s in first grade. Eden’s in fourth grade. Liberty’s in fifth grade. Momma’s in shock. These two have the sole responsibility to keep themselves busy – and out of trouble – during our educating hours. Deep breath. I can do this. We did it […]
Camping: Stump Lake, ND
While the kids spun around on an old-fashioned (read: super fun) merry-go-round, my mother took these photos: In order to get said photos, she did this: I’m nearly positive it is the first time I have ever seen my mother on a merry-go-round. Go Mom. In other stories, Charlotte gave […]
It’s a zoo.
Since the friends we went to the zoo with here in South Dakota are far more on the ball than I am (While I took pictures, my camera still holds them captive.) I’m going to steal her photos and share them all with you. Thanks, LC. My kids love the head boards. Or whatever you […]
Farm education, wooly style.
On my parents little sheep farm near a small town in South Dakota the kids got to watch the sheep sheerer one rainy morning in June. Educational stuff, to be sure. (Can I just throw in there how bad my back would hurt if I were bent over at such an angle for hours on […]
These are a few of my favorite things…
Clotheslines sagging with clean drying diapers over freshly mowed grass (and dogs that photo-bomb), little boys making mud pies and the fruits of their labors, has-been hair do’s that aren’t anymore… Flowering chives and buzzing bees, and sisters pooling their talents for birthday present pictures, promises of sweet things to come, brilliant blue eyes and […]
One of our favorite things to do on a warm evening. (One of these days, I’ll learn to count to six and realize Eden was busy cooking another marshmallow after donating her first to Charlotte and she never got in the mix of messy s’more eating children. Oops.)
You know those weeks when you feel like you just can’t handle much more? I’ve had one of those. And it’s only Tuesday. I’ve doled out far more discipline lately than I ever cared to. Come to think of it, that’s always true, no matter how many reprimands I have to make. It’s not a […]
The story of us. Part 6.
Read part one here. Read part two here. Read part three here. Read part four here. Read part five here. The regular pediatrician was gone for Thanksgiving vacation, and I got the doctor on call. He ordered a test to check for acid reflux, prescribed Zantac, and within three days we had a very different […]
Leaving that one alone.
Today at Hobby Lobby, the kids found rabbit skins for sale. After much to do about why on earth anyone would kill a rabbit (wonders Ruby) and feeling them and asking if they are real (wonders Sterling), Eden had the final say that made me choke on my gum. Sterling asked how much the rabbit […]
Babe, you’re old.
Liberty was asking what she ought to do about her history project for co-op. She’s supposed to ask an “older relative” about how the streams, rivers, terrain, etc. were back when they were young. She was confused on who she ought to talk to. Eden told her to talk to Daddy. Blaine was oh so […]