Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Our Little Creative Team

The boys were quiet- eerily quiet this afternoon in the backyard while I was cooking dinner. I kept peaking out at them to make sure they hadn't tied each other up, and they were all contentedly playing in the "clubhouse." I couldn't imagine what was keeping all three of them so occupied, but I wasn't about to interrupt.

Curiosity finally got the best of me though and I'm glad I went out to check it out. Here's the story.

"Mommy, we were eating our snacks in the clubhouse and we saw a ladybug climbing next to the slide." See below.

"So me and Micah decided to build a trap for the bug. We're using our snacks to make the bug climb into the trap. Mommy, what's that called?"

"What's what called?"

"You know, the stuff you use to get something to come into your trap."

"The bait?"

"Yeah the bait."

"See it works like this." At which point Elijah proceeded to show me how the toy wooden ironing board leg he had propped up on the wall would swing back and forth to apparently catapult any offending bugs out of the clubhouse.

They were using Rice Krispies and bread crumbs for bait. Elijah had originally come inside to get a heal of bread to feed the birds and Rice Krispies to feed himself, but apparently both made better bug food except that....
What was Isaiah doing through all of this?...

Eating the bait of course!

Saturday, April 07, 2007


We're at Nana and Papa's on our way back to Kentucky from Missouri, and the boys were enjoying themselves decorating cupcakes and eggs for Easter. Notice anything HILARIOUS about the above picture? Yup, that's our son and his saggy pants. He refuses to wear them up where his waist is supposed to be. Anyway, when Elijah saw the picture tonight on the computer, he cracked up laughing, and before any of us said anything, he said, "I'm Master Cracker!" Where he came up with that, we'll never know, but we haven't seen him laugh that hard in a long time.

Missouri Trip

Cassie and Tom invited us to Cassie's parent's house in Missouri for spring break. The boys had a wonderful time in the pool and at Runge Nature Center in Jefferson City. Thanks Tom and Cassie, we had a blast!

Papa and Isaiah Chillin

I just like this picture of Isaiah chillin with his Papa.


Daddy and Papa built our playhouse! While Nana and Papa visited to help with the patient, Daddy and Papa built the playset Grampie gave us for Christmas. The boys are definitely enjoying it. Papa, you need to post a finished picture. I don't have one yet.

Ant problem

With the lovely warm weather we had two weeks ago, we also received a visit from an ant colony. Terro works wonders!

Elijah's Illness pictures

I finally got our pictures uploaded. Here is Elijah the day after his tonsilectomy.

Simile Metaphor Collection

Elijah after running: My heart is beating like a coconut rolling down a hill.
Elijah on urination: Pee is like horses galloping out of the gate. Once they get started you just can't stop them.
Elijah: If school were a human I'd give it a wedgie.
Elijah: I am like a hot rod and I just want to be a plain old Ford
Elijah on the fruits of the spirit: I've got them all covered except self-control. Its like a tiny green tomato and the rest are all big ripe ones. Especially love. Its like the biggest tomato we saw in the garden tonight.