summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Monday, May 4, 2015


The princesses playing in the creek...they like to play camping, or lost in the woods.

Today was a glorious day. Our little friend came for the day...we decided to fill the little pool and play under the sprinkler, so the princesses found something nice for him to wear. He is so stinkin' cute and adorable. He simply enjoys life. Three years old he is, and so hilarious and smart. After a busy day of running around the yard and jumping in that pool, he took a break and was playing a game on Jon's tablet. One of the little girls was looking at the map of the United States on the kitchen wall and couldn't figure out what the capital of Wyoming was because of how the red star was placed. So I asked Davian. He didn't even look up from his game, just calmly said, "Cheyenne."

So they had sunshine and ice cream, and plenty of barefoot time. Today was gym class. An extra long gym class.

Tomorrow, we'll do more school work.

Sonja K. had a birthday yesterday, and is now 13 years old.

Sonja K. This is an old picture, but I like it.

We had the party of parties on Sunday. Little boys galore, running in and out of the house, playing water wars with squirt guns and buckets of water outside, getting dripping wet. They ate their chocolate cupcakes across the kitchen floor, and left wrappers and half drank waterbottles and drink pouches here and there and everywhere. I surmise that each and every one of these little boys would have manners...individually...but get them in a big group, and they forget everything they were ever taught. No, it was great fun. Jon enjoyed himself, as much as a kid like Jon can, when his Nerf bullets are getting lost and his light sabers are being played with. He was a bit disconcerted, but overall he enjoyed it. We walked around the yard and found stray pieces of his stuff...


Never a dull moment.

Mali is here, so bye for now...


16 blessings'mom said...

I feel obliged to say that I do love those little boys who came to Jon's party. I raised a few boys of my own...Party Mentality on a sunny day is a good thing.

Martha said...

I love the way you homeschool. We could have had a blast together.

Yesterday was gorgeous! I'm thankful for the time I had to be outside. I'm going to soak in some more of that sunshine today.