Giving Thanks (inspired by)

Thanks be to God, Father, Son and Spirit, for the abundance of good things he pours on His children.
We are but few, but His blessings are many.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

this week

little boys with attitude!

It is Lutheran School's week this week, so the big kids have been having fun!

PJ day

hat day

Today- it was 65! We had to soak it up while we can- it is supposed to get cold again!

(The girl in the middle is Lorraine's friend, Mackenzie)

My favorite pictures from today:

The woods across the street, beautiful even in the winter:


Aggie in bloom:

and, when did this kid grow up?

Friday, January 25, 2013

This morning: A little snow

It snowed, just a little, today.
When the boys saw it coming down, I couldn't keep them inside. 

I think it makes them thirsty.

"An Ice Frisbee!"
From the dog's water dish

 We wandered over to the playground for a few minutes, too.
Lorraine and her fellow snow beauties :)

On the way home, we went ice "skating" on a frozen puddle. 
Marcus wanted to ice-wrestle, but his brothers did not.

Everywhere the boys saw untouched snow, they had to touch it.
Now our driveway is full of 
"Boy Tracks."

And finally, hot cocoa.
They were so excited for it, they didn't even complain about the princess cups.

I've finally figured out the best way to serve hot cocoa to them:
Make 1 serving, divide it by three, and add milk.
Warm cocoa. It goes down easier.

Yum- MY.

Recent highlights

Marcus's preschool class: 

Seth at his 100 day celebration at school:
(The fact that he is wearing the hat is a very big deal. Way to play along, Seth!)

New paper people:

I love how Seth had to match:

Aggie drew herself as a jumping Indian woman.
With a baby on her back.

And then she jumped, too :)

We've had our buddies over to play!

Gotten out the baby stuff for Reese Vandercar
(But Reese shares with my kids..)

And, this is what they do while I exercise in the basement.
What could go wrong?

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

Today's flowers

"I just wanted you to know how much we appreciate you and pastor."
--- from a sister, a grandmother in Christ. 


Monday, January 14, 2013

This morning

Because I know you're missing these kids, grandparents.

Here's how they are this morning :)

The girls, wearing their awesome new outfits from Aunt Mary Anne:

I didn't even tell them to do the cheesy pose,
they just did it! :)

Seth consenting to a picture, barely!

Technology time,
because it's a good way to keep these 2 happy while I get the others off to school:

I wonder if someday they will say, "Remember when we used to get up in the morning,
and it was cold, and we sat on the heat register,
and played angry birds?"

And Marcus, being Marcus.

I doled out a good deal cough medicine,
and "forehead medicine" (ibuprofen) today,
but we all seem to be functional.  The two-nap day yesterday really helped, I think!