Saturday, October 31, 2009

fall fun...

A couple bugs, several Star Wars creatures, some pretty girls and a cow!

Who is that masked man catching a ride?

All that fun wore Anaya right out! She was cold, so we put her in the wagon, covered her up and within minutes she was out!One cute little lady bug...
2 adorable bees!
These pictures are from our hayride with the Jr. Highers last week...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Chubby cheeks!

This little guy has been very busy lately! In one day, he managed to clear off 2 ears of corn...

With a little help from this guy.
Unfortunately, this is right in front of the table we were doing home school at, my back was to him, but I immediately knew when he was there because the boys would giggle and get all excited..."He's baaack!" This went on for a while, and finally even I was getting into it! It is amazing how much he could fit in his little cheeks!
He was pretty determined...
He cleaned the whole thing off...

Then somehow he managed to throw it out! I just had to laugh at his determination!

Yet another animal manages to deter us from our work! To read about that, click here.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A minute in the life of a home schooling mother...

Yes, weapons are sometimes seen in our school! "Hand over your gun" also gets repeated from time to time!

Here is a sampling of ONE MINUTE of my homeschooling day today...

(Easton,) "Mom, do I cirkle dis or cwoss it out?"..."circle." (Dylan,) "Is that my next word?"..."no, your word is self-conscious." (Jayden,) "Mom, how many letters are in spoil?"..."5." (Spencer,) "I thought 3 + 4= seven?" ..."It does." "But, you just said 5!" (Meanwhile Anaya is hollering,) " PEEE!"
What in the world...must we all speak at the same time? Give me a break children!! I laughed about the whole situation...after a while! No wonder I am ditsy sometimes, my kids use up every last brain cell I have through out the day!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Market Day project...

Spencer made these beautiful candy necklaces for his Market Day project for Friday Addition.
Look at the concentration on his face, tongue out and all! He was having a good time until he stapled his finger, he howled for quite some time about that! OUCH! This was a fun project...until the injury! One down, 2 more to go...(hopefully I won't have to help the other boys as much!) I get 30 cents an hour for my work, I earned about...90 cents today! I guess I can't complain, that's 90 cents more than I usually make!;)

Monday, October 12, 2009

reluctant youth leader...

Some of our kids helping with worship.

3 of the 8 high school students that joined us to work as kitchen staff.

Playing foosball.Doing the "break it down" table slap thing!

Ryan trying to learn the "break it down" table slap thing, he actually did very good, I didn't even attempt it!

Paint ball, in the snow and sleet!

Dylan and Maggie playing scalps!

The great group of kids we were able to spend some time with!

I wish I could say that I was so excited to serve the Lord this weekend and spend time with some of the junior high youth at the retreat...BUT I cannot! I knew the forecast was calling for rain and cold weather, and quite honestly I wanted nothing more than to stay in my nice warm home! But, Ryan needed another youth leader to help him out and so by default...I had to go! Ryan got sitters for the other kids (another reason I wasn't going to go~I know it is no small task to get someone to care for 4 kids!) But, thanks to my dear sister in laws, I was able to go! And, I am pleased to tell you, that I had a great time. The kids were great, and I had fun hanging out with them. (Which was no surprise, I do enjoy working with them on Wed. nights!) I did skip out on paint ball (it was raining/snowing and COLD!) I am not a fan of getting shot at, especially in the cold/wet weather! We watched an amazing video about a missionary who went to live among a tribe and eventually was able to share the gospel in their language. It took about 3 months of teaching 2 times a day(after many years of living among them) to go through the whole bible, story after story. In the end, they were so happy to hear about the good news of Christ that the whole village jumped up and down...for 2 1/2 hours! 2 1/2 hours! WOW! It was amazing, I cried. When was the last time I got that excited about God and what He has done for me?!...NEVER! I want that! "Lord, forgive me for my reluctance to go and serve you. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to go and grow!"

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Caramel apples...

Good, but messy!

Easton told the boys to take their shirts off too, "so ya don't get all sticky!" But, they decided against it!
These things are the best! I hate unwrapping all of those caramels. They heat up super quick and easy. Maybe everyone already uses these and I am just a little behind ~who knows, but I thought I'd share!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Anaya learned how to do a flip! I didn't even know that she could do them, and then yesterday she started flipping all over the place! It's no wonder though, her big brother Jayden is always flipping around and is quite regularly on his head more than his feet! We have a couple gymnasts on our hands!