Saturday, October 30, 2010

Aaron is 15 Years Old!

Aaron did not want to do anything special for his birthday and would not even choose the foods he wanted to eat so he ended up with eggs, sausage, and hashbrowns for breakfast, chicken nuggets and fruit pizza for lunch, and pepperoni pizza and cheesecake for supper. He received a couple cards in the mail, Facebook greetings, a phone call, and a "pen light" is on its way in the mail from us. Here are a few pictures. As you can see, he is REALLY appreciative of the camera. :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

David is 11 Months Old

David turned 11 months old on the 24th and has been keeping us busy. He is walking about 1/3 of the time now, he gets into EVERYTHING, he loves pencils (which I have written before) and wooden spoons, and he climbs.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Today was a relatively calm day. We did not do much, but that turns out alright because tomorrow will be extra busy.

David really enjoys pencils, which really scares me. He can find a pencil where there was none before, it seems. He even knows how to sharpen them. Every-so-often I will hear the sharpener going and find out David is the one who is there. He has been walking more and more too.

Tomorrow some of the kids will be going to geography club. I will have some of the other kids and will be sitting with a friend who has liver cancer. Aaron is going to go out to the farm with her husband to see if he can be a hindrance. No, really, I hope he will be able to help in some way, if just keeping company.

I have a load of laundry calling my name. The buzzer on the dryer we have likes to buzz several different times to give us a second, third, and sometimes fourth chance. :)

It sounds like tomorrow will be the last "really" nice day for October. We have had so many that I have been thankful for. Last night I had a bonfire for the little girls since we did not have Awana due to no school today for the public schoolers.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Today was a calm day, compared to some. We did some school work, bummed around, Mike treated us to pizza with some of his soccer "thank you" money, and we watched "Swiss Family Robinson." Jason and Emily had read the book as part of their reading project this year, and all the kids were laughing at various points in the movie. Yesterday Tracy had a violin lesson, and tomorrow Mike goes back to work after having a five-day weekend.

Monday, October 18, 2010

David's Newest Batch of Baby Gifts

David got these gifts from the friend that attended his birth. She had wanted to get him stuff earlier, but I told her, "No, he doesn't NEED anything right now!" Now was the perfect time; he looks so cute in the outfits. :)

His favorite toy---the lawn mower

Last of the Garden

Here are the last of the beans from our garden and the tomatoes that we got this year. A friend gave us a big box of tomatoes that I canned and got 14 quarts from so that was good.

Out of 24 squash and melon seeds I planted, this is what I got. I guess I cannot hide any squash in our food this winter. :)

Another friend was done with her garden and told me to take what I could use so I grabbed some carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and tomatoes that were there. I made some "California blend" and froze it along with two separate bags of broccoli.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

David Walking

David has been taking lots of steps since September 20, when he took the first two to Mike. Here is a clip of how he has progressed since then.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Soccer Tournaments

The tournaments are tomorrow. We will be gone all day again. :) We have been invited to the corn maze afterwards.