Thursday, March 31, 2011

my helper

Little A is turning into quite the little helper in the kitchen.

Tonight she “helped” roll out the biscuits for dinner.


She was very proud.

She politely posed for a few pictures but then announced,

“I need to be back working!”


She reminded me that she needed her apron.

And that her stool should be closer to the counter.

I followed her directions quite well.

I love you, my little helper.

Happy last day in March!


Friday, March 25, 2011


Now that basketball season is over the boys will join Mr. C and get their exercise and “kicks” with Tae-Kwan-do. 

They received their uniforms last night.

They tried them on this morning and instantly morphed into ninja warriors ready for battle.

Little A, never one to be left out of the fun, immediately changed into her Spider Girl costume.


As I began blogging about Christians being warriors in God’s battle, Mr. H came to my side and was reading over my shoulder. 

I will quote what he had to say about this. . .

Gear up for the battle of God’s war.  God’s war is the battle of sin to defeat Satan.”


  “Therefore put on the armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything,  to stand.  Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.  In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit which is the word of God.”  Ephesians 6:13-17


Happy Friday Night,


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

top ten


The top ten happenings and trivia from around here. . .

10.  All of Lucy’s kittens have been sold except one brown rosette female which we are keeping.  We are still deciding on a name. Ethel, Samantha, & Star are the current names in the running.

9.  The boys completed another season of basketball and LOVED every minute of it!


Mr. C and J-man played on both the homeschool sports club and the local traveling team.  That’s one sure way to stay in shape, huh?

8.  Our Sonlight science program had us read a few Facts, Figures and Records yesterday from the Usborne Complete Book of the Human Body.

Here are a few interesting ones. . .

Most children born to one woman – A Russian woman named Mrs. Vassilyev, who lived from 1707 to 1782, gave birth to the greatest number of children on record – 69 altogether.  They included 16 sets of twins and seven sets of triplets.  (Could this actually be possible??)

Did you know?

    • It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
    • Babies don’t have fingerprints.  The ridges on your fingers first appear when you are about three months old.
    • Human bone is stronger than concrete or steel.
    • Your mouth releases about three cups of saliva a day.
    • You shed about 40 million dead skin cells every day.  In a lifetime, you’ll shed up to 45 pounds of skin.
    • The human brain can make 20 million billion calculations per second, making it faster than any computer in the world.

The oldest person – There are many claims to the longest lifespan, but the oldest person for whom tere are reliable records was Jeanne Calment from France.  She was born in 1875 and died in 1997, at the age of 122, and she was active throughout her old age.  She was still riding a bicycle at the age of 100, acted in a film at the age of 114, and released a pop record at the age of 121.

7.  Last night we received our annual March snowstorm.  The sun is now shining and the kids are having a blast playing in the new white stuff!

6.  Our children’s program at church had a Derby Race on Monday.  The kids love choosing their design and painting their car while Daddy adds weights and places the axels and wheels “just so” for them to be the speediest cars on the track!


5.  Scrabble is our current game of choice on Daddy’s Droid phone.  It can become a bit addictive!

4.  Little A is still taking swimming lessons.  Notice I did not say “enjoying” swimming lessons.


3.  I later learned that Mr. E’s comment about my new cabbage roll recipe last night . . . “Wow, I haven’t had these in years!” really meant . . .”I never did care for these and you don’t have to make them again for a few years.”

2.  My annual spring cleaning inside and outside of my car this past weekend felt so great.  Wow, it sure does get dirty over the winter months!

1.  My project this week is cleaning out the office which is why I now have a clear pathway to the computer and can do some blogging!  Yeah!!

Happy Wednesday!


Friday, March 11, 2011



Our youngest son turns 7 today and boy is he excited about that!

He has requested crepes with strawberries and maple syrup for dinner and an ice cream cake “just like Mrs. H makes” for dessert.

Mom is fulfilling his requests, tho I have a feeling the cake will not be quite as good as Mrs. H’s. 

I had 7 questions for the birthday boy. . .

1.  What is your most favorite movie?

Star Wars! And my favorite character is Yoda.


2.  What is your favorite time of year?

Fall, because we can play football outside.


3.  What is your favorite subject in school.

Spelling because it is the easiest and quickest.


4.  If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?

The Wisconsin Dells arcade and swimming pool.


5.  If you could meet anyone, who would that be?

 Tobie Mac. He is a singer.

Or Danny Kuiper from the high school basketball team.


6.  Where is your favorite place to go out to eat?

Paul Bunyan’s for their potatoes and gravy and donuts!


7.  When you are all grown up, what do you hope to be?

A football player, wide receiver,  for the Green Bay Packers. 



Mom’s 7 fun facts about Mr. A. . .

1.  Photogenic!

2.  Loves to laugh, always has.  I can remember him giggling often as a baby.

3.  Protects and loves his little sister beautifully!

4.  Man, that boy can eat!

5.  He wants to take piano lessons like his brothers.

6.  Every night he wants to say his highs and lows for the day.

7.  He will always remind me to pray with him at bedtime.


Dad’s 7 fun facts about Mr. A. . .

1.  Great smile!

2.  Great brother to Little A.

3.  Loves to play the Wii!

4.  Very fast, focused & good scoring soccer player!

5.  A little slow at “clean up your room” and other house chores.

6.  He may only be 7 but he thinks he should be 13 and included in ALL the big brothers activities.

7.  He sure does a great job making me eggs in the morning for breakfast!




Happy Friday from Birthday Central!


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

ready, set, swim


She has been requesting, “Me go swimming too?” as she hears her brothers talk about their swim lessons. 

So this week I decided it was Little A’s lucky day!

She was going to swimming lessons!


She’s a smilin’. . .


She’s sassy. . .


She’s ready to go swimmin’!!


And then as the instructor takes her hand and has her roll over onto her back. . .


All Done


I want Mommyyyyy”

Courage turns to fear.

Yet after a very long twenty minute lesson, we were walking to the car and I hear

Little A say, . . .

”That was fun!”

I may need to remind her of that next week!


Happy Wednesday!