Category Archives: Family Lore

An Alternate Ending To Kipling’s Elephant’s Child

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

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Heard Around Here II

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

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Heritage of Trust

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

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The Bustler

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

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Conversations with F

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

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St. Nicholas Day 2011

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

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Advent in Action: The Wreath and the Creche

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

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Otters

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

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The Faithful Word

This morning I was printing out materials for our next six weeks of school (we use a year round six on/one off school schedule) and one of the things I was working on was preparing memory verse coloring sheets for … Continue reading

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