Saturday, May 29, 2010


Oh how he wants one! Everett is patiently waiting for his first knife. He looks at them in stores and in store ad's. He wants to know when he can have one. Any suggestions? My feeling is based on maturity and when he can be responsible with it (which I think he can do). What do you think?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Another milestone

Isobel walked into the kitchen about three weeks ago and said "Daddy, I want to take off my training wheels". After a couple of inquisitive looks between Ian and I, he grabbed the needed tools and headed out. A couple of minutes later I hear "Tami, you gotta come here and see this!" Yep, there she was balancing like a pro and riding her bike without training wheels. She turns four in two months and has a new passion. Everyday "Moma, can I ride my bike?"
And completely unrelated: A friend of ours has a post about her chickens. So I thought I would join in. This is Bommer. In the early spring we let the chickens prep the ground where we were adding a new garden. She managed to get to the top of this bush and just seemed interested about getting in.

4th tooth

After days of trying to get it out, Everett's tooth fell out just as we started school yesterday. It made some of our language lessons a little difficult. Front teeth are needed to sound out words (v, f, th, . . .) It went ok though and we are all happy this tooth is out!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

For My Mom

My moma was raised by a single father in the 50's. Grandpa Everett (sound familiar) was an engineer, WW2 bomber crewman, and a student. He really was a hero. Without him, my mom would not be who she is and I would not be who I am. Education has always been a big one for my mom. She even tutors students at her local elementary school now. So part of my gift to her was a donation in her name through Samaritan's Purse to help a child learn to read and write through their gift catalog.

The other part of her gift was a text to look up 3 John 1:4: "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in the truth"

She loved both. I wanted her to know that I know her, her heart, her hard work, and that her generational dream is important to me, my heart, is my hard work, and will be my generational dream too.

I love you Moma

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Due to budget cuts, there will not be a garage sale in 2010.

garage sale sign
No county wide garage sale? I'm crushed . . . .

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Unscripted Family Time

Weekends are usually unpredictable around here. After baseball practice we went down to the farmers market. This was a new vendor and a definite highlight:
Everett blending a smoothie by pedal power.
And I think I fueled a fire. Isobel LOVES to have her toes painted. I went back to Jen for a touch up and took Bel with me. Jen had some extra time so we indulged Isobel. Look at that face. As we were having this great girl time, the Ian and Everett were having man time. I love that. We finished up by having soup, sandwiches, and a movie all together.
She choose lime green by the way. Totally Bel!