Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving 08

Aunt Becky and Uncle John hosted the whole clan for a huge Thanksgiving feast. The kids (Elijah, Micah, Isaiah, Maggie, Gracie, Sophie and Gabrielle) all watched Kung Fu Panda on the big screen downstairs, but after it was over, we found them all huddled around this 7'' screen watching a Christmas movie. 70'' or 7'', they love watching movies.

On Friday the boys, Eric and I all went over to Maggie, Gracie and Sophie's house for some play time. They all played together with no fights or tantrums at all and the boys didn't mind playing with High School Musical figures or Barbie's Corvette and Jet.
Then, we heard them all laughing hysterically and running up the stairs. Elijah had traded shirts with Maggie and Micah had traded with Gracie. The picture is the result of that little experiment.
All of the kids had a good time playing outside and the two youngest, Sophie and Isaiah, played outside in the chilly weather long after everyone else retreated to the inside.

Isaiah after his turkey and play day. The kid has been worn out. He has taken naps 3 days in a row- a rarity for him!

Micah showing off his new $4 PJs from the crazy Black Friday shopping Nana and I did. He was in a bit of a mood if you can't tell. Isaiah got Star Wars and Elijah got the Hulk. More pictures later.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Good Times with Ginko

This gigantic old ginko tree on campus sheds every leaf within a 2 hour time span every fall. It's one of my favorite things about living here. Yesterday was the day. The tree goes from being a giant ball of flaming yellow to empty in less than a day. The result is a bed of leaves that is at first 2 feet thick all around the base of the tree. Then, as everyone plays in the leaves, they gradually spread out. Today, Micah and Isaiah enjoyed some time burying each other (and me) and throwing leaves around. It's like the Kentucky version of snow.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

November 6th: 76 degrees

I downloaded pictures today, so that's really the purpose for this post (that and gloating about the weather). The girl in Micah's class who is completely in love with him, Raya, came over this morning with her little sister. She and Micah got on the bus together at our house. They had a great time together. I'm friends with Raya's mom and we swap babysitting every week now. She watches Micah and Isaiah on Wednesdays for a bit and I do her two on Thursdays.

Isaiah and McKenna get along well too because she does everything he suggests. He's never had power over someone like that before. Use your powers for good little man.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Fave sound of the day

Elijah sings with passion, but only when he thinks no one is listening. So this afternoon (amazingly beautiful afternoon playing outside btw) I happened upon one of these moments. Me behind the van, Elijah just inside the garage, he had turned on our garage radio and was belting out a song along with the radio,
"I was made to love and be loved by you...
I would give up for you
La la la la la
I'd give it all away
La la la la la"
It did my heart good to hear him singing these words. I prayed a brief prayer that someday these lyrics would be the truth in his heart.

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.