Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Merry Christmas, Jake!
Meanwhile, the others merrily set about decorating the tree. In our house, the very last thing we do is put the star on the tree. Year after year, this is the coveted privilege, and last year it caused--well, let's just say it proved the reason we all needed a Savior! This year, bracing myself for the worst, I asked Nathan, "Who should put on the Christmas star this year?" Big blue-eyes answered sweetly, "Julia should." Gasp. Did I just hear that? "No," says Julia, "Nathan should get to do it this year." As Dave and I tried to recover from shock, they both stood there, smiling angelically, and I could almost hear the heavenly host singing... or was that Ella? Truly this is a season of miracles.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
(After I had been encouraging her about the fruit I've been seeing in her life) "It was so much easier to not sin when I was four. Now that I'm five, it's way harder."
Mama: "What was the name of the ship that took the Pilgrims to America?"
Miss B: "The Cauliflower!"
Miss B: "Satan was trying to tempt me the other day, but I hid from him, and he couldn't."
Mama: "Oh? Where did you hide?"
Miss B: "Behind the basketball hoop."
Monday, November 10, 2008
And now we're back home where, after rearranging our entire bottom floor (don't ask), we're starting to feel settled. There's no place like home, there's no place like home...
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Miss B, after reading "The Rescuers", has been obsessed with messages in bottles, and has spent the last week or so composing dozens of SOS notes and sticking them in every recycle-bin item she could lay her hands on. Imagine her delight when we told her she could actually throw this one into the sea!
She quickly realised that it is harder than it looks to actually get the waves to take the bottle OUT to sea. So she got to practice her sidearm for quite a while. Finally, she just left the bottle on the shore, and made up stories about the kids who would find the note... You've never met a more imaginative kid. She's a little Anne Shirley.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
My allergist at KU Med said that if you put an allergic person in a bubble, she can go about life like everyone else. So am I actually going to wear this thing? Well, if that's what I have to do in order to go outside my home, yes. You may laugh now, but just think: this mask, coupled with the decade-long shelf life of my "special" food, puts me in very good shape if we're ever nuked! Maybe some of you should consider investing in a nifty pink mask...
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Our day, by the way, looked remarkably similar to every other day of our life: Bible reading and memorization, time outside, art, reading good books together, poetry, singing, gentle math games... I'm a big believer in letting kids be kids when they're 5 years old!
lap time with grandparents
best-friend-becoming with cousins competitive card games
amusing bowling moments
tasty concoctions when the kids took over the kitchen (with Aunt supervision, of course!)
new friends made and old friends visited
and, of course, many memories to hold us over until the next time! Thanks for having us out, Mom & Dad!
Monday, July 14, 2008
a straw, then stick, then brick, house
Tarzan's tree house
Don't you wish you had that much fun with the recycling?
Monday, July 7, 2008
This little guy was cuddled up by our front porch, making himself right at home, and causing the neighbors to gather a safe distance away and collectively bite their nails.
The local Animal Control dude had closed up shop for the day, so lucky for us, we have friends in interesting places. Dr. Dorsey (a vet) came out and captured our furry friend