Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Elijah and Micah

Micah and Isaiah collided and continued down the hill, laughing hysterically. Our neighbors joined us too.

Icy day to play

Our deck- treacherous, and the seminary was only on a 1 hour delay today.
My favorite picture of Elijah in the last year. We had a great homeschool day and play day today.
Icy grass and Isaiah's boots. I haven't bought winter boots since we moved to Kentucky. They just wear their rubber boots from Grammie with 2 pairs of socks in them.
Isaiah, refusing to look at the camera, and my fingers were freezing so I gave up.
Micah and Isaiah, Micah looking very much like Esther with his wrinkly nose, don't you think?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Kung Fu Panda

A picture to commemorate the 2 days we spent closed up in our bedroom with space heaters while the furnace was being fixed.

TODAY- the boys have full run of the house and they are enjoying it. The boys are in love with Kung Fu Panda currently. Every day is an adventure for the Furious Three. Each picks a character and they make up their own adventures together. Isaiah is Tigress, Micah is Crane and Elijah is Monkey. This morning they were making their own Kunf Fu Warrior Pie. First they went shopping for ingredients together, then Elijah cooked while requesting ingredients from his brothers. "Isaiah, pass me the flour. Micah we need some chocolate." Finally the pie is complete and Elijah says, "Now for the apple butter Kung Fu icing." They ate the pie, moved on with playing and decided that after the pie the warriors all needed a nap. Micah said, "Hey, good think we all still have our jammies on!" And they all got back in bed, turned the lights off, woke up, turned the lights on and started a new adventure.

I love it when they play together like this. No arguing. Everyone included. It makes me want to analyze every possible element that might have led to this morning with intentions of recreating this goodness every day. Not possible I know, so I'll just revel in their fun boyishness this morning.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

In love

I love it that Elijah isn't too old to giggle while trying to hide from me among the rows of books at the library tonight.
I love it that Micah run to me pouting about not getting to go with us, then squeezes my legs and is all better after a big hug and some tickles.
I love the streams of laughter that erupt from Isaiah over every crazy thing when he's over-tired. I love how no one is ever in a hurry to do anything- except play of course.
I love watching them wrestle with each other.
I love how we all whisper during quiet writing time each morning- respecting the thoughts of each other.
I love it that Micah is totally excited about being invited over to his friend's house to play.
There is a lot of love around here these days. Just thought I'd share it in case I get a case of the nasties sometime soon. :)

Friday, January 09, 2009

Two Front Teeth

Micah's self portrait when he "borrowed" our camera today.
Isaiah- such cutie.

Elijah is now missing his two front teeth. The huge gap is making it difficult for him to speak normally, but his new teeth are growing in nicely. Homeschooling is going great. He is so much more relaxed. He is going to sleep more easily at night and just seems to have much less anxiety. I've just watched him relax more and more every day.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Quote of the Day Courtesy Isaiah

On the phone with Papa this evening:

"I learned about God today."


"Yeah... His name is Jesuuuuuus... and he has a yellow shiiiiirt... and he has hair kind of like mine."

Saturday, January 03, 2009

New Years Pics

Elijah, Olivia & Gideon, Micah, Garrett, Esther, and Isaiah- our traditional fence picture- taken annually to track kids' growth. We had a wonderful time with cousins, aunts, uncles, Nana, Papa and grandparents. Thanks so much for all of the warm conversation, tasty food and laughs.
Gift opening at Uncle Rex and Aunt Lynn's this year.
Grandpa (great-grandpa to the kids) Uncle Rex, Uncle Ron, Eric, Papa.
New shirts and transformers from Nana and Papa.
Opening gifts with Nana and Papa.

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.