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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)
What We’re Reading
Preface to Bonhoeffer: The Man and Two of His Shorter Writings by John Godsey
- includes two short essays by Bonhoeffer
Eddie's Green Thumb by Carolyn Haywood
- the story of a boy's first garden and F's first independently read 'chapter book'
Annie Pat and Eddie by Carolyn Haywood
- Eddie's adventures continue on vacation at the seashore.
- Grab My Button Code!
TopicsAdvent Challenge chicken bones christian calendar Collects conversations with F conversations with Su cooking cooking with preschoolers Creating daily devotions Downloads Elementary Education F Feasts free play Gardening Heritage of Faith homeschool convention homeschooling housekeeping J jobs Lectionary Bookmark Life lifelong learning math readiness Multitudes on Monday organizing Praying the Psalms preschool education preschoolers Reflections Religious musings routine school readiness Science shedule spiritual formation stretching your food dollars Su teaching moments thanks training preschoolers W
Monthly Archives: July 2012
In a house full of young children it is not unusual for me have a box of books sitting around waiting to be mended…. One of the common repairs is reattaching one or both covers to a hardcover book. It … Continue reading
As I’ve mentioned before one of the things that is very difficult for F is making transitions from one activity to another. He has a “one-track mind” and once he is set on something it is very hard for him … Continue reading
In the sermon on Sunday our deacon (who was presiding as our priest was on vacation), mentioned that there was healing to be found in communion with one another. She gave as example a story about a prison guard asking … Continue reading
I really should be napping but I can’t settle my mind for sleep… This past week a conservative blog written by a woman and her daughters that I read every day or so got into a fight with a liberal … Continue reading
Yesterday on my way out of church I stopped to talk with an acquaintance. Just a quick “Hello, how’s your summer going?” kind of thing. She’s middle-aged and single, so we don’t have a whole lot in common but we … Continue reading
The garden bed in front of the house faces south and tends to be hot and dry. This year I decided to plant it with tall, heat tolerant things and installed a soaker hose. My hope was that enough plants … Continue reading
W to J who was having tummy time on the floor: W: “This is a dump truck, J, this is two dump trucks. This is a front-end loader.” (parks the vehicles in front of J and goes and gets two … Continue reading
He’s such an easy baby, cheerful, laid-back, happy to let his older siblings hold him, burp him and snuggle him. He started smiling recently: Not a very good example, but he did give a few of his good opinionated looks! … Continue reading
Yesterday I did two things I’ve never done before….. I went to a mall (I’ve done that before) and bought two new pairs of shoes! I spent $100 on them and I’m still cringing…actually I’ve been cringing over these for … Continue reading