Thursday, December 4, 2014


Nothing makes ten-year-old Isaac more lacking in attention than grammar homework mixed with the excitement of the Christmas season. I have to sit with him and get his attention span to focus every thirty seconds (or thereabout). After awhile I laughed and told him he was trying my patience. He put his hand gently on my shoulder. "Mom, that's why God gave you kids. To teach you patience." 


Me: "Noah, what do you want for Christmas?"
Noah: "A baby Macen! A REAL one!"
We are a little in love with our newest cousin.

Advent Day 4

Later that day . . .
Grandma rescued us and made a cake with Kate.

All is well.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Rainbows . . . and Tumbleweeds


My Mom has this sign over the little loo. 
Kate (age 6) read it to me last night and asked,
"Does that sign mean the pouters have to go in there?"

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Color Coordinated

Isaac and I organized the Lego blocks . . . Once organized, the Lego builders' imaginations were inspired and some neat pieces were created.

Friday, October 31, 2014


Every time the eggs are boiled, permanent markers come out and faces are drawn to distinguish the boiled from the raw. Without fail, Noah always chooses the cartoon version of his Grandpa Sid.

Saturday, October 11, 2014