Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
James loves monkeys, they are his favorite animal. As, much as he loves monkeys he also loves bananas. He likes all fresh fruits and veggies very much and, isn't picky at all. By far though bananas are the top on his list. One night he ate 3 bananas with his dinner(we were having breakfast foods for dinner), and then he ask for a fourth. I said NO!That's NOT the norm to give him that many, I was just a tired Moma that night. Arthur and the girls were out of town. So, at times I call James "Monkey Boy". When I said he likes fresh fruits this means, the banana must be all yellow with no brown spots. That's where the story/conversation with James comes in. I was giving him a banana with his breakfast and here's how it went.....
Me: James would you like a banana?
James: yes, Mam
Me: OK (then I hide so he doesn't see it's a little brown, and then I cut out a spot)
Me: Here you go.
James: (He looks at the banana) Moma it's damaged! LOOK!
Me: It's OK James.
James: NO, Moma! It's really damaged....LOOK!
Me: James it's fine.
James: NO, they sold you a damaged banana!
Me: James it's fine just eat it.
James: NO, Moma. We need to take it back.
Me: Sigh....James I cut a bad spot out of it, it's fine now just eat it.
James: You are trying to feed me a bad banana, are you the one who damaged it?
Me: No, James.
James: I don't think I can eat it.
Me: Then give it to William, he will.
James: I can't give William a bad damaged banana.
Me: UGH!!!! Than just throw it away.
James did trash the banana. I'm sure he wonders now if I feed him damaged fruit and veggies all the time. Got a love a kid who will eat all his fresh fruit and veggies(raw or cooked).
Monday, July 28, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
1. To teach our children about God and His Word
2. Christ like character
3. Formal education
An education is a wonderful thing and it's a must to live in this world, but......"When the end time comes and we meet the Creator face to face what will matter the most"?
Train up a child in the way he should go,and when he is old he will not depart from it.
This was the end product of our hard work, everything back as it should be! We all seem to function better this way.
Out of Elizabeth's mouth "it's time to clean up when the baby can't find his toys"! Yesterday was the day for the big toy clean up. The toys are in our family/playroom. For some time we have had most the toys separated into storage containers. These are mainly the toys with small or many pieces. The larger toys like trucks, balls,books, and Wesley's baby toys are out at all times. The boys have to what we call check out a storage box of toys. Then we
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
I love laundry in the summer time. A few months ago I did a post about LAUNDRY and that I enjoy it. As you can see I like to hang some of our laundry outside to dry.I do this for several reasons....like the way laundry dried in the sun smells. It also helps with the electric bill, by cutting back on the amount of times the dryer is ran. Last but not least it keeps the color of the clothes looking newer longer. I know this to be a fact, Wesley is wearing some of Madison's clothes. These are clothes that are 10 years old and have now been worn by all 6 of our boys. I'm thankful boys styles don't change like girls! If, you wonder what I do in the winter well, I hang the clothes on drying racks and hangers in the house. It makes for a messy look so I try to hang the clothes before bed at night, in hopes it will be dry by morning. Often times people ask us how can afford to have 9 kids. Most of the time we just let them know we try to be good stewards with what the LORD has given us.....even down to the clothes/laundry. I still like to be the one who washes the clothes and hangs them out to dry. Elizabeth and Amanda help fold the laundry. Rebekah helps gather the dry laundry and she now irons! She really enjoys ironing and what a wonderful blessing that is for me. I think Rebekah may have my gift of laundry...I still question is that a spiritual gift? LOL Everyone is responsible for putting his or her own laundry away. Well, today I've done 4 loads and still have some to go....from the week end, and with Arthur and Madison going to camp it's gotten me behind. So, off to more laundry :)
Friday, July 18, 2008
The Tooth Fairy came to our house last night on the first try! Unlike the last time we needed her to come for James a few weeks ago. This time it was Jonathan's turn to place his teeth...yes 2 teeth under his pillow. Jonathan had to have 2 bottom teeth pulled yesterday, by the dentist. We have never been able to pull his teeth like the other kids. We will look and his new adult teeth will be coming in before the baby teeth are even loose. It would take Jonathan a lifetime to loose his teeth, the roots are always longer than the tooth it's self. Yesterdays teeth made his 7th and 8th to have to be pulled, and he may need 2 more in August. Having Jonathan's teeth pulled is like a cake walk, his pain tolerance is so high. Dr. Chad said yesterday that Jonathan is the best kid and acts like getting his teeth pulled is nothing. Yet Jonathan hates to get them cleaned go figure!? Anyway, they are going to keep a close eye on his teeth, to see how the new ones are coming in and if they have enough room. Jonathan's mouth is so small and his baby teeth were so crowded, it makes me concerned what his adult teeth/mouth will look like if we don't keep on top of it.
The tooth fairy left Jonathan 2 books...not sure it was a big hit!?! I'm thinking she'll choose to leave something different next time :)
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Mr.Safety...."Look at what YOUR son is doing"
Then the other day we were all outside in the back yard and this is what I hear from a far........
Mr. Safety..."Look at what MOMA'S son is doing"
Ok, why is it he always must be MY son when he's into something for the millionth time that day? Well, I'm thankful Mr. Safety loves Mr. Destruction so much that he watches out for him. Just pray one day soon Mr. Destruction will catch on to some of Mr. Safety's ways and follow them.
Friday, July 11, 2008
The other morning I awoke and went to Gods Word to seek that strength and peace. While reading I was asking God to give me a word from Him, I found none. Later that afternoon I sat in my laundry room floor with a mountain of laundry around me waiting to be folded. As, I sat there I began to speak to the Lord and ask Him why I found no peace from His word, and that I wanted to come back out of the valley in which I sat. At that moment God spoke to mt heart and gave me scripture. This wasn't just any scripture but a Psalm I had learned in 3rd grade in public school from a wonderful godly woman Mrs. Lyle. After all these years God was placing that scripture that I can still recite to this day in my heart.
The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in
He leads me beside the still
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of
For His name sake.
Yea, though I walk through the
valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they
You prepare a table before me in
the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of
Forever. Psalms 23
This did speak peace and comfort to my heart. Am I back on top of the mountain? NO! It took sometime to reach the valley, but God has given me what I needed while here so, now I'm on the long journey back out of the valley and to the top of the mountain. While sitting in the valley I've never ask God why, why not me. The valley isn't fun or enjoyable but the blessing you receive while there are a great reward. Looking back over time I've always been thankful for my valley experiences, because they have all brought me closer to my Lord and Savior.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
enjoying a refreshing fruit-flavored soda.
But, it wasn't like the soda we know today.
In those days, you poured soda water powder in water,
stirred, and viola! Instant tasty drink.
So, Frank was enjoying his soda, and for whatever reason, didn't finish it,
and forgot to bring it with him when he went inside.
There it sat. On the porch. All night. With the stirring stick still in it.
That night brought record low temperatures,
and when he found his soda the next morning, the drink was frozen to the stick.
Boys will be boys, and instead of taking it inside to clean it up, he tasted it. It was good!
The story goes then that he took it to school to show his pals, and made them for his friends.
He called them Epsicles.
It didn't occur to him to patent his frozen treat until 1923, as he sold seven flavors of Epsicles at a lemonade stand at an amusement park in Oakland, California.
His patent was granted in 1924, and the name was changed to the familiar Popsicle we know today. (It seems his kids gave him the idea, as they were always asking for 'Pop's 'sicles.')
There are now over 30 different varieties and flavors of Popsicles,
and an estimated 3 million of these frozen treats are sold each year."
I got this nugget of information from Life in Our Quiver The Paul Family. They have 10 children and I enjoy keeping up with their family. They also have a recipe site, too.
As, you can see from the picture James is enjoying his cold treat. All of my children and Arthur LOVE popsicles. I'm sure tomorrow as we celebrate the 4th of July we will consume quite a few!