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.
Weary travelers and a cold, frustrated momma.
You know you’ve been up for a long time when Ruby asks for lunch at 9:19 am. We’re in South Dakota. The drive took 10.5 hours and we stopped twice. It doesn’t get much better than that with six kids. No one peed their pants and there was minimal crying – and none of it […]
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!” […]
When you put it that way…
I sound like quite the task master. For the record, washing windows, unfortunately, doesn’t happen around here so often. Once, twice a year if I’m on the ball. Mopping is reserved for Momma unless they beg, (and that’s happened) because I’m too picky. And mowing?! The girl is too small to get the brake engaged… […]
That’s one big bird.
Liberty’s penmanship asked her to answer the question, “How do you think the barn swallow got it’s name?” She looked at me with utter confusion. “Because they swallowed a barn?!”
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 […]
Try again, Momma.
Pierce discovered throwing things down the wooden stairs (we have just five of them) was great fun and incredibly loud. After playing fetch with Ruby for many minutes, he made a grievous error in judgment and decided to throw himself down the stairs. Liberty was faster than Momma. She saved the day boy. Hooray for […]