Friday, December 28, 2012

Kid Logic Friday

This was the reply after learning about what her particular hot dog is made out of........

 "This shouldn't be called a hot dog, it should be called a hot pig!"

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Morning Watercolor Poem

Messy hair and morning dew

Watercolors, every hue

Water swirls and colors run

Warming up now from the sun

Concentrating look, behold

Watercolor stories told!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fruity Goodness

What a blessing to live in the Northwest where we have an abundance of cherries, blueberries, raspberries, plum, blackberries, and more.

And they are right in our own back yard!

Speaking of blackberries.....

These three children

picked lots,

 and lots

 of blackberries.

 Mom found recipes.

We mixed

and poured

 and baked

one blackberry pie

 and one blackberry crisp.

The pictures were taken by David and Peter, but the anticipation of tasting the delectable desserts caused them to forget to take pictures of the finished products.

O well. There's always tomorrow and there's plenty more blackberries!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Before We Swim........

Is It Hot Enough Yet?

Every year about this time I get asked if I will go in the pool and/or why don't I.  My usual response is that it has to be about 90 degrees in order for me to even think about going in.  It takes a lot of heat to make me want to actually get wet to cool off, but really I'm more thinking, "Is the water clean?" 

Today Molly asked me why I wasn't a pool person, and Sam informed me that it is about 90 degrees so I can go in the pool now.

So I made it in the pool for about 30 seconds.  That was enough time for Ben to capture a few pictures with his new iTouch, but not enough time for the younger people to be satisfied that I actually went in the pool :)

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Breakfast Fun

The summer has been full of hustling, bustling, outings, innings, taking care of a lot of business, and having a lot of fun.  With the older boys working, this summer finds me enjoying the younger crew in a new way.  This morning after the older boys were off to work, David asked to make Eggs in a Well - a breakfast we haven't had in a very looong time. 

Chef David

Anxious Onlookers


Breakfast is served!

They seem to enjoy this a lot. Looks like we have a new old breakfast favorite!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Laundry Tips

No, not tips on how to do one's laundry, but rather the little tips my children leave me to say how much they appreciate the fact that I clean their laundry. 

How is that for putting the best constuction on things :)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Kid Logic Friday

This is what happens when you tell your four year old she can go into the house and put her pretty flower in some water
so it doesn't die.

was going to finish my water 
(but this was pretty creative and sweet :)

Friday, June 8, 2012

Kid Logic Friday

                      Sometimes you wake up and find you have some sort of new bug bite.  Well Molly wakes up and informs me,

"Mommy, I got a hippopotamus bite!"

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Seed Time!

     Today we planted seeds!!! We also planted flowers around in our yard.

Molly wanted to plant the pumpkins

Planting sunflowers

Dirty Hands!

Future Veggies

"Are we going to eat this mom?"

Sam made plant markers

David's tomato plant



Molly's pumkin marker

Clean hands! I didn't even have to tell them to wash up :)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Kid Logic Friday

 Someone was playing with their food -  here's Broccoli Lion

Mom asked Older Child to pick up 2 gallons of milk at the store for her.  Older Child goes to store.  Then Older Child calls mom to say, "They don't have 2 gallons of milk, they only have one."

"What do you mean they only have one?  There's only one container of milk on the entire shelf?"

"No, there's lots, but they are only 1 gallon..."

Mom starts laughing, figures Older Child has been out of school too long, and gives Older Child a quick review in math.

 "Buy two of the one gallon containers then you will have 2 gallons of milk!"

Friday, March 30, 2012


Typical Friday night these days:

"What should we watch?" 

"Let's watch __________!"

"Naw, we've seen that too many times." 

"We could watch _____________."

"That one's for girls!"  (yes, the girls are very much out numbered in our family)

"How about ______________?!"

"No, that one isn't for everybody."

Ok, what about __________?"

"Nawww,"           "Not that one,"               "No way!"

Everyone sits for a few minutes saying nothing...........

Let's just forget it!  

We could all play a game of King Elephant

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Sometimes my kids do or say something to just make my day a little extra special  .............

........and sometimes it's fun to return the blessing.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


picture taken by David

The terminology my kids use today is so much different than things I would have said at that age. Take Sam's comment for instance: when he noticed the birds were unusually quiet, he declared,  "The birds need recharged!"

David's pets really like him.  

Molly seems to have the touch with the birds too.
(you can see by the hair and pajama's this was taken in the morning with before Molly was ready for the day)