Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Baby Jesus

The kids were happily playing with play doh as I fixed dinner. We were discussing things that had gone on in the last couple of days and that it would soon be Christmas. Elizabeth called to me; "Mommy, look! I make Baby Jesus!" 

Since she is not yet 3, I have to admit that I'm quite impressed.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Handprint Bowls

Today Isaac participated in his first homeschool group activity. We made Handprint Bowls. This was the sample:

Isaac put his 4 year old boy flare into it! Note the Hulk Fist and Spiderman web fist. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Peanut Butter strikes again

As I walked into the boys' room to put laundry away I discovered my very quiet Ellie and Eli tucked between 2 beds. Ellie had a peanut butter jar and a butter knife and I observed her lick it, then dip it in, and then give a lick to her brother. When they noticed me Ellie happily said "hi Mom, the peanut butter's all gone, you needa go to the store and get more." 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


We had a slew of caseworkers visit the house yesterday. As Isaac answered the door for one of them he opened it and waved one arm in a flourish while saying "welcome to chaos!" 
Admittedly I have said this on occasion, but apparently more than I thought! 

Sunday, September 13, 2015


I've been more strict about "shoes off in the house" lately. I just reminded Isabelle to go put her shoes in her shoe box. As she walked away she asked "when did you turn Catholic?"
 Shocked I asked "what?!" 
"Well, Auntie Kari is Catholic and they take their shoes off in the house so you must be Catholic now"
Oh this kid!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

The wondering if an 8 year old.

We stepped outside to watch the Labor Day weekend fireworks. As we're watching Isabelle says "I wonder how the clouds react to all that stuff..."
Hmmm! In all my years I've never thought to wonder that! 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Bedtime Adventures

Tonight Isaac was sent to bed early because I caught him being mean to Elijah on three separate occasions. When I went in to pray with him, he said to me, "I sorry to Elijah". 
I asked "why?"
"Cuz I be mean, and I didn't mean to."
I told him that I had seen him purposely hurt his brother and that it's his job to be the protector, and he agreed. 
I explained, "Do you know what a protector does? A protector keeps others safe, so it's your job to help keep your sisters and your baby brother safe."
He quietly let that sink in and then turned to me and said solemnly "and when the dragon attacks the house, then I will protect them."

Then it was time for Elizabeth to go to bed. I told her to go to her bed and she detoured to the dresser and opened the drawer and said, "'nother cookie".
I looked into the dresser drawer and there was a package of Oreos sitting inside! 
Through my investigative work I discovered that Isabelle felt that those were "her" cookies and in an effort to make them last longer she had hidden them! 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Dinosaur bite

The other day I noticed a scrape on Isaac's shoulder. I asked him what happened. Without missing a beat, as serious as could be, he looked straight at me with those big brown eyes and said "dinosaur bite."

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A sweet demand

As we pulled into the garage Ellie says "get me out!" 
I asked "Is there a nice way to say that?"

"May....I...have...get me out please!"

Sunday, May 17, 2015

"I need a drink"

While at church this morning Isaac leaned over and whispered "I need a drink." I whispered back "not right now"; he responded "I need a drink"; I whispered into his ear, "if you leave this row of chairs, you'll get a spanking"
He leaned over and whispered, "Mommy, I need a spanking, and a drink."

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Isaac, hold hands!

While walking through SAMs club, Isaac was instructed to either hold Mommy's hand or hold the cart. He fired back with "I will hold my own hands." 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

THIS one!

   Isaac asked for a spoonful of peanut butter. I told him to go sit at the table and I would get one for him. When I brought it to him he said "not that one, THIS one!" And produced a serving spoon from behind his back. I guess he really wanted peanut butter! 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Isaac's Observation

While driving today, Isaac said "Mom! Look at that big hill!"
"Yeah, it is pretty big."
"It's not big?"
"No, not pretty! It's big!"

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Prayer Requests

Isabelle's teacher found me after church today to tell me about prayer request time. When it was Isabelle's turn for a request she said "well, Daddy is at work this weekend so we should pray that Mom doesn't lose her ever lovin' mind."

Monday, January 19, 2015

Frosted Trees

January 10, 2015

As we pulled into the motel at Downey, Idaho Isabelle looked around and said "Mom, even Tinkerbell's winter fairy friends can't frost a tree that pretty!"