Sterling had to get new glasses… again… because his dear brother broke them… again… so instead of blue, he chose the same frame in black. He’s pretty happy. I loved the blue, but he tells me that was so yesterday. In other news, my flower beds are oh so colorful right now. It makes me […]
Education: beginning again.
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 […]
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 […]
After a minor (though Sterling would most certainly debate that word) mishap on his bike, Pierce was highly compassionate toward the agony of his brother. (Interesting, since Pierce regularly attempts in inflict said agony on said brother. Funny how that works.) I particularly enjoyed the cheek pinching and ear pulling. It’s compassion… in a one […]
On the very same driveway where I learned to ride my bike twenty-odd years ago, my newly-turned six year old son learned to ride without training wheels. And then he fell down, whined about it for a bit while while his brother watched him bleed. (And I compassionately photographed the event.) […]
Sterling’s 6th Birthday
Sterling turned six on Saturday. To start off the day, he requested homemade doughnuts for breakfast – complete with Christmas colored sprinkles. He didn’t mind. I think they were good. I had this great idea for his gifts. He got four – usually I have several small things for them, but Sterling’s gifts were […]
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.)
This freckle faced boy of mine turns six today. Sterling… just finished Kindergarten learned how to read this year excels in math loves all things practical loves to build and fix things wants to be an Architectural Engineer loves hugs hates haircuts loves Jesus almost always has his shirt tucked in has grown up so […]