Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
1 - Going through all of the school stuff from our school year, filing what is to be saved, tossing what is to be tossed, saving what will be used again for the next child, making room for all of our new stuff that is about to be ordered.
2 - All the normal baking, cooking, and cleaning.
3 - VBS - Vacation Bibile School - and requiring all of the children (even the older ones) to lay down each afternoon for naps, since they are out so late each night.
4 - And in all my spare time ... house hunting!!! We are on the hunt for a house to purchase. We have been visiting properties and looking for a place where our family will "fit". It's a very exciting process - but very time consuming.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Martin follows Aaron and says, "God knows everything and he has a plan for you, Aaron. You are not going to be Batman."
Martin says to me, "Mommy, can you please tell Aaron that he is not going to be Batman? Mommy, please, he needs to know the truth."
Martin says to Aaron, "Aaron, you know that Batman is not real. God may have different plans for you and you need to do what God wants you to do."
Aaron, "I am going to invent all sorts of things to help me be Batman."
Martin says to Aaron, "Joseph thought he was going to stay in his father's land, but he ended up in Egypt. I'm done talking to you now."
Monday, June 21, 2010
***Martin - 8 years 1 month is 55 pounds and 47 1/4 inches
44th percentile for weight and 6th percentile for height
***Aaron - 5 1/2 years old is 44 pounds and 43 1/2 inches
61st percentile for weight and 29th percentile for height
***Jonathan - 3 years and 7 months old is 35 pounds and 39 3/4 inches tall
59th percentile for weight and 63rd percentile for height
***Rosalie - 16 months - 25 pounds - 29 1/2 inches
Rosalie is at 72nd percentile for weight and 3rd percentile for height
I don't put much stock into growth charts - after all - they are just averages of normal growing children. But it's fun to chart it all out and see where exactly they show up on the chart. Apparently two of mine barely make it on the chart for height!
Jonathan has been my one child who has grown so differently from my other children from the very beginning. He was my biggest baby at birth and has kept up with that ever since.
***I think that Jonathan may end up being our tallest when full grown.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
We had plans to go on a hike that would lead us up to a waterfall. So, we headed to town to eat lunch and as we were eating, the downpour began. Martin and Aaron were very disappointed. We went back to the cabin and put the youngers down for a nap. When the rain cleared a bit, I took Martin and Aaron out to hike up the moutain that our cabin was on. We hiked all the way to the top. When we got back down to where our cabin was - we had a rock throwing contest. So, the disappointed little boys were happy that they still got to hike, even though we didn't get to see a waterfall. When we were done with our hike, they spent the rest of the afternoon in the hottub!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
We went on the Nantahala Gorge excursion and it was fabulous! The scenery was amazing and what better way is there to see the beautiful countryside?
The children thanked us over and over a thousand times that day - so I guess I'd call that success!
Monday, June 14, 2010
The view from downtown Bryson City
This is what they were viewing!