I spied some firewood.
This piece had a woodpecker hole.
Inside it had pecked another hole.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Caroline turned four. How can this be? Her actual birthday was almost two weeks ago. She was in Kentucky (being spoiled by BOTH sets of grandparents!) It rained most of last week (I wanted an OUTDOOR party.)
So Sunday after lunch I said to Hubby, "How about a party tonight for Caroline?" He agreed and I texted all our people. Crazy enough, people actually came on short notice. She felt loved. All the children were standing in front of her, or behind the camera.
Oh how you are loved! You bring so much joy to our days. We are thankful for your sweet disposition, your attention to detail, your love for all things pretty, and most of all - your heart for God. ~ Momma
Some Caroline sayings:
:: I don't want strawberries, I'll take just cream.
:: She begins most questions with do or doo's, I suppose it is a form of does. For example, "Do it gonna rain today?" More seriously: "Doo's God the father sad when his son died?"
:: Caroline: What are you doing?
me: praying for Daddy to be like Jesus...don't you think he's already like Jesus?
Caroline: yeah, except he doesn't wear much white clothes
**ironically he changes into a black t-shirt after work most days.
And while I'm ratting out my kids, this one is about my oldest:
John Isaac often takes his Action Bible to church and reads it during the sermon. Last Sunday John was preaching.
At one point JI looks over at me with bright orange earplugs in his hand and asks, "Can I put these in my ears? It is hard for me to read while dad is preaching."
I found four caterpillars on my parsley.
time lapsed video (different species) if you've never seen the transformation. Truly amazing.
Related: This podcast from Radiolab. I listened to it just days before finding the caterpillars. I heart Radiolab. Anyone else listen?
Sunday, April 20, 2014
I tried to add these pictures to the previous post, but for whatever reason, Blogger didn't think I should.
Anyway - here were our
costumes outfits for Easter morning (all compliments of my mom). Caroline's dress was from my sister's daughters (both wore it). Schaeffer is 15 months and still not walking (totally fine by me) but I love smocking and Peter Pan collars. I know he will probably hate seeing himself in these outfits. I suppose he can pay me back when he chooses my funeral clothes. Wouldn't that be funny - an old lady wearing smocking and Peter Pan collars...
He is Risen!
Anyway - here were our
He is Risen!
Seems fitting the last post was Valentines Weekend...and now Easter Weekend. Maybe this will turn into a "holiday" blog. :)
Hubby had Good Friday off, so we packed up the fam and headed about an hour north to Petit Jean State Park to hike. Gorgeous weather.
Saturday morning we dyed eggs. Raw...and used them for the egg toss later in the day.
We hosted a neighborhood egg hunt in our park and used the Resurrection Eggs to explain the real meaning of Easter.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Friday morning, HB and I tackled a mini-batch-cooking project.The Wonder Place, it's like a children's museum near our house.
Saturday, while Schaeffer slept and Hubby put the finishing touches on his sermon, the big kids and I went for ice cream at the Green Corner Store. I love that place.
listen to it here.) An older couple from the church joined us for lunch. The weather was nice so John Isaac was biting the bullet to be in the creek with his buddies. The rest of us had naps.
After waking, I did my menu planning and headed to the grocery and came home with some blood oranges. I peeled several and offered some to Caroline. I thought she would love them because she loves oranges and because they are red inside. She was appalled by the name. It was as if I were offering her severed fingers. Never did it cross my mind that it would gross her out.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
It's been a cold winter all across the US. Little Rock has had more than its fair share of snow this year (I think 3 times!) We don't complain about snow...it's the ice that breaks power lines.
Because of ice earlier in the week, we had an overnight guest (who needed to be at the airport early the next morning.) Mr. Sommer slept in John Isaac's bed and we had JI sleep in the master closet so we wouldn't have to root Schaeffer from his room. Anyway, JI made a GIGANTIC pallet in the closet and loved it so much begged to recreate said pallet in his floor. He's been sleeping in a tent this week.
The Fold (yum) to chat in a coffee shop but decided -en route- to go straight home. The roads went from passable to very slick in ten minutes; we almost had to walk home.
Saturday morning, our eldest woke us up EARLY. He was dressed and ready to play in the white stuff. Below he was trying to make a snowman but it was still too cold to stick together.
Sister was "so 'cited!"
The second one was decidedly larger than the first. Actually he only helped with placement on the second man. The middle ball was too heavy for JI and company to lift.
These were the first to arrive.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
We switched Schaeffer to forward facing (even though I know the recommendation is rear-facing until 2 years old.) The seat we have borrowed from friends is a tank. I can't remember the brand but it is heftier than Britax. It's crazy sturdy. It reclines ever so slightly so he looked really uncomfortable riding backwards. Despite the picture below he was really happy about being turned around. Big Brother put the glasses on him and he looked really cool until I pulled out the phone for a picture. Then he decided he wanted them off.
I've started The Count of Monte Cristo.
We watched the game at our neighbor's. Schaeffer sat for about 15 seconds in this chair.