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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
Category Archives: Family Lore
Backstory: The Just So Stories are a great favorite around here and the Elephant’s Child is probably the one we love the most. Bull thinks it’s very funny for me to pretend to be the crocodile and (gently) bite his … Continue reading
Bull likes to come downstairs in the morning and snuggle whoever is down here (usually S but sometimes me). This morning when he came down his diaper was very wet so I changed him. B: Mama, I loves oo, oo … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago I was at my middle sister’s place and we were talking about children, and changes in our lives, and she said something about trusting God that grabbed my attention. I don’t actually remember what she … Continue reading
W is a large child. Not fat really just big- broad shouldered- with a big neck and sturdy legs. I take things out of F’s drawer as he outgrows them and move them right into W’s. A size four will … Continue reading
Lately F and I have been having theological discussions. They often have to do with the “how” of things… No Hands? “How, ” he asks me frequently, ” could God hold the world if he doesn’t have any hands?” “Well, … Continue reading
Last year our St. Nicholas celebration was marked by S wrecking his truck. This year things were a little more peaceful. I did have a couple of electricians here restoring power to the children’s rooms while I was trying to … Continue reading
One of the things that makes the church calendar an important part of our lives are the rituals and traditions that we bring out at different times of the year. On the Saturdays of Advent this year I am going … Continue reading
The other day I made the mistake of saying something about how W goes down the stairs like an otter going down a mud-slide. This of course triggered a round of questions from F and Su and F remembered that … Continue reading