Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Pictures from Our Late Morning Walk **Updated**



Evan took this picture. The squirrel smiled for him!

Copper Mallow by Evan

Yellow-headed Blackbird



Evan took this one of Logan. Of course, Logan smiled for him!

Dandelion and Bee by Evan

Black-crowned Night Heron

A better shot by Evan!

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

Last August

Last night

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Picture by James

Picture by James

Picture by Evan

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Let the Pictures Do the Talkin'

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What's that? A camera? Well then, I'll try not to smile!

Spaghetti Goatee

Monday, May 12, 2008

Running the Gauntlet

One of these Sundays, we are actually going to be on time to church. It will be shocking!

Last Sunday, we were getting into the van ahead of schedule. Things looked promising. Then the kids started yelling that Logan got ahold of some lipstick. I put my purse next to him in the car, because it was more for him than for me. It held some toy cars and a snack for church. However, I didn't realize that there was an old lipstick still in the purse. Sigh. I took him inside and tried to pull the lipstick color out of his shirt instead of rubbing it into the cloth. His sleeve was stained pink, and his vest had a pinkish wet splotch on the front. He didn't much like having his face wiped. I did the best I could and then off we went. We weren't terribly late, but still late.

This Sunday, to make a long story short, an emergency bath took place at the time we wanted to leave. When we finally arrived at church, there was still a row of chairs available. As we sat down, I noticed a black plastic square on the floor, but it looked harmless. Just minutes later, Logan walked up to James and me with ink smeared on his hands and face. The black plastic square was an ink stamp pad! Gak! Who brings an INK PAD to church?! Logan had also stepped on it and smeared ink on the carpet. James ran Logan to the bathroom to wash him up as I used baby wipes to get ink out of the carpet.

Sunday mornings can be hectic!

Monday, May 05, 2008

Minuet in G Major (No. 1) by J.S. Bach

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing - Photo Books

Sophie has practiced this piece for about a month. I am posting it for a virtual audition for an entertainment night to be held at our international church conference this summer.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Long's Peak, Long Legs, Long Logan, Long Leaves



Who is that man striding out of the west?


A boy and his shadow


Saturday, May 03, 2008


Two days this week, my nephew and niece, Conner and Josi stayed with us.


Logan and Josi enjoyed playing at the sink in the toddler tower.


I remembered to brush Josi's hair after I took these pictures, but she is cute no matter what!


One morning, the kids and I went on a walk. Logan examined the second favorite bug of most children: a roly-poly (the ladybug being the favorite).

Logan also picked up pinecones and brought them to me. When he mistakenly picked up some dried doggy doo-doo, I died a little inside.


At the pond, Evan snuck up on some Avocets and took pictures with my camera.


On the way home, the boys tested out their amphibious remote control.


Sophie enjoyed pushing Josi the jogger stroller, of course. She's not a bully!


The big boys loaded up the van with recyclables. Sophie read to the little people while the big guys emptied the containers.


At lunchtime, the children enjoyed a picnic on our well-manicured lawn.


While the big kids did their schoolwork in the afternoon, Josi hosted a tea party in the playhouse.