...with a husband and 5 sons, I am truly outnumbered....stories and thoughts on life from a mom in a houseful of little men!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Good intentions

We went down to our friends' (who just became our new neighbors!) home this afternoon to play around on their snowmachine. Their daughter really wanted to "pull the sled with Baby Spunky in it" and walk home with us. About 25 yards in, she explained that she had a wonderful idea: We should put all the kids in the sled! I helped her add up all their weights, and then asked her, "Now, M, do you suppose Auntie JJ can pull 125 pounds comfortably?!" "No," (duh) "...you and Uncle Tony together!!" Guess who pulled the sled home?

Friday, January 26, 2007

Free Entertainment

Our view out the window this morning...not a rare sight this time of year.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Edible Culture Study

Last week we finished up our Jewish Culture study. We baked Challah, traditional Jewish bread. Here the boys are getting ready to eat their Challah, along with some apples. This is traditional to the Jewish celebration of Rosh Hashanah.

Friday, January 19, 2007

From the Mouth of an Environmentally-Conscious 6-Year-Old

The boys and I do a devotion/Bible story most mornings during breakfast. Today we were talking about "seeing the work of God" and what it tells us about Him. Eaglet mentioned that the things people make are very different than the things God makes. I said "Yes, and how are the things people make different? What happens to everything made by humans?" I briefly waited for what I thought to be the logical answer--that eventually everything made by people falls apart, becomes destroyed, rusty...what-have-you. Instead, Wise Bobcat replied, "They are made of harmful chemicals."