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 […]
Liberty and Eden were sent up to the woodpile in the pasture to put a week’s worth of wood in the back of the pickup. They were pretty excited to hear that the amount they threw in the pickup would last at least twice that long. Overachievers.
Grit your teeth and smile.
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 […]
Her sentence began, “Momma, if it’s vegetarian’s day…” I cringed. “Honey, it’s not vegetarians day.” Her older, wiser sister piped up, “It’s veterinarian’s day.” I shook my head, trying not to laugh, and most definitely not going to end this conversation with the truth until I heard all of their scenarios. “Vergarians?” “No! It’s veteranians!” […]
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 […]
My kids managed to pick up one of those lovely sayings that I’ve so enjoyed NOT hearing since they are homeschooled and a bit more sheltered from such things. Ruby’s version: “How old are you?”“28.”“What color is the sky?”“Blue.”“Momma blew up! Isn’t that funny?” Oh, so funny. Eden, coming at me with the real version, […]
Amazing. Simply amazing.
Today we went to a PE class put on for homeschoolers by a local rec center. It was a first for us, but I must have slept well last night, because when I got up and the reminder email was in my inbox, we got ready and went. Another first that I’m still rather in […]
Ruby’s trying to catch the dust she can see floating in the sunlight. We’re going to be a while. She turns four on Labor Day and can. not. wait. She’s going to drive me crazy with the asking. Eden talked of her ree-lay’-tives today. Phonetic, anyone? Then she threw arcatick in there and I began […]
Words from the mouth of Eden.
“Mom, I saved you some work. I kind of cost you money too, but I saved you some work!” “Howwwww??????” “I broke my bowl I used at lunch. Now you don’t have to wash it. I mean, you’ll have to buy a new one, but you won’t have to wash this one!” Such a line […]
Eden Rayne helped her daddy in the crawlspace today. That bathwater was b-r-o-w-n. Pretty sure the crawlspace is slightly more spacious now. She took quite a lot of dirt out with her.