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Cast & CharactersThere are some recurring folks in our lives I use abbreviations for; here is a quick rundown.
F (Buggle): Oldest Son, 5 years old (b.2007)
Su (Mouse): Oldest Daughter, 4 years old (b. 2008)
W (Bull): Second Son, 3 years old (b. 2009)
J (Jack): Youngest Son, Infant (b. 2012)
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Monthly Archives: May 2011
Yesterday was the last day of a long holiday weekend. We had gathered with friends and neighbors, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. The children had played and stayed up late and I could tell that F, who doesn’t really nap … Continue reading
In the Collect for this Sixth Sunday in Easter we pray “O God, who hast prepared for those who love thee such good things as pass man’s understanding:” and St. Paul says: “…my God shall supply all your need according … Continue reading
Yesterday we went to Sam’s Club right at lunch time so I got the children hot dogs while S did the shopping. F was particularly pleased by the drink cups…. So today during naps he … Continue reading
In February I posted about how I was planning to build a raised bed in the backyard. I filled it with a combination of aged horse manure and fresh wood chips. I was walking down the alley one day and … Continue reading
Yesterday it happened again. We got up from naps, the children were hot and sticky, I was hot and sticky and needing to accomplish more than the time would allow (I thought). I attempted to send them out to play. … Continue reading
As I wrote the other day, we decided early on that the children needed to be included in the life and work of the family as much as possible as soon as possible. “Helping” needed to actually be helpful not … Continue reading
Yesterday it was humid and looked like rain so I asked the children to clean up their toys in the back yard, while I brought in the bikes and the chariot. They needed some coaching with this (for some reason … Continue reading
Last week was a “no school” week according to our new schedule. I accomplished so much organizing, de-cluttering and so on, but somehow things aren’t quite finished. There’ always some stuff that trickles around the edges and defies organization, so … Continue reading