Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sharing a Story

 C is so sweet to read to her little sister, E.  She would much rather be reading alone, by herself, but she frequently takes time to read to E and A.  And they love it! 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

School Time

Organizing a year's worth of curriculum for my three little ladies is quite a task!

Books, books, and more books! 
Let the K, 1st and 2nd Grade fun begin!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Measure of Fun

We measure fun with sweat and dirt.
It's been a super fun day.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bad Hair Day

I think R is having a bad hair day.
He woke up looking like this.
Good thing he's so cute!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Full Couch

 Dad caught us watching Hansel and Gretel.
I wonder how long we'll all fit on one couch.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Poo Bath

I said it would happen again.  (Trip down memory lane here.)

I was sitting at my desk when I heard little R walk and sit on the floor directly behind me.  I was shocked to smell (what I thought was) a dirty diaper.  I said, "R boy!  I just changed your diaper less than 10 minutes ago.  Are you stinky, again?!"  Of course I said this while remaining on task, completing whatever it was I was doing, perfectly displaying the power of focus that comes from being a mother of six little ones.
But I was not prepared for what I saw when I turned around.  R was playing with poo poo - poo poo that did not belong to him.  He found it in the unflushed toilet of the opened-door bathroom.

This fun ended with a long, extended bubble bath.
But we still smelled like poo.  :(

He's so sad.  Mean Momma won't let him splash his friends in China.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Chicken Pot Pie

 Last week we had chicken pot pie for the first time, and I learned a few things.
  1. We do indeed need two pies.  Don't expect leftovers.
  2. Keep the thicker sauce.  It did lessen the mess without compromising taste.
  3. Lock E outside until pies are made.  She kept sneaking into the kitchen to steal pieces of crust.

Monday, August 22, 2011


Eat or read?  Hmm.... Can't choose?
Let's do both!
My little readers can't put the books down.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Baptism Party!

We do a lot of different events at our home, but this may be my favorite.  I blogged about it a couple years ago here.  And I still get excited about it!  God is so good.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Cleaning Up

Cleaning up is half the fun.

E giggles when the water hits her bottom.

The fun is done.  :(

Friday, August 19, 2011

Paint Fun

R attempted to paint.  He didn't quite get it.

J showing off her artwork.

C working hard on her sunshine.

E attempting to keep the paint on the paper, off the fence.

A is fascinated with colors these days.

M's thrilled with her flower.

R had fun on the slide while everyone else painted.

Where's the smile, R?

Second attempt to capture a better facial expression - FAIL.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Fresh Eggs!

 Andy's uncle has a farm that I have yet to see.  The kids sneak away with Grandma and Grandpa from time to time, so I have heard all about it.  They like to run around and pet the sheep, and in the springtime baby lambs.  But the most fascinating thing for them may be watching the hens lay eggs.  They come home with vivid descriptions of the hens pushing out the egg, and the kids rushing to grab it while it's still warm.  I was told that as M grabbed an egg, she looked back at Grandma, with egg in hand and said, "Let's eat!"  And boy do we.  
When the kids spend some time at the farm, they come home with eggs, eggs, and more eggs.  I've had to get creative in how to take advantage of all these fresh eggs.  And quiche is probably our favorite.  I like that they freeze - and then bake - easily.  No wasted eggs here!
Thanks Uncle John!  We love your eggs!