Sunday, May 17, 2009

I'm excited about our garden. We've got peas, carrots, cucumbers (for pickles), corn, tomatoes, and various peppers. We're giving a small garden a try this year and will expand next year to another bed or two.
We let the kids water the garden and they enjoy it. Weeding is a little beyond them right now (luckily there is not much weeding needed yet) as they can't tell a good plant from a weed. We've lost some bleeding heart flowers out front to the helpfulness of the kids while we were weeding. Though we've lost even more flowers out front just because the naughty little kids like to pick them. (by naughty kids, Aaron means just Noah!) The fact that they pick them for their mother usually keeps them out of trouble though. (I'm pretty sure they weren't picked for me...and he did get in!!)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Noah found a stick on a walk a few Sunday's ago and got all excited about an idea of what to do with it. I have this box of electronics junk out in the garage, led's, little motors, capacitors, and so forth, that he loves to play with. His idea for his stick was to put a button on it that would allow him to run super fast. He was very insistent that it must say speed. He was so excited to build it I started on it right away. I'd ask him if it looked like it was going well, and he'd say it was as he
tried not to wiggle out of his chair. He was so anxious to try it he could hardly contain himself. When it was done I handed it to him and he flipped the switch and the light when right out of his little face and he looked up at me with utter disappointment. It didn't work.

It just about broke my heart. I let him watch me use the speed stick a few times acting crazy enough to get him laughing and excited again. He got the idea and speed around the house for the rest of the day. Though I had to tune it now and again because sometimes it was just too fast.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day Sarah,

Thanks for being such a great Wife and Mother. I love you and appreciate all you do. The kids do to and will realize it some day.

I tried to document a few minutes in the life of a mother today (with a photo) as I stayed home with sick kids (coughs and gallons of snot). It ended up being just Noah and Joshua in the picture, as Arwen was feeling well enough to go to church, and Larkin was taking a nap. So multiply the wildness by a few more kids. Though to be realistic adding kids probably increases wildness exponentially not additively.

So go figure Noah does spend more time off of the time out chair than on it.



Monday, May 04, 2009

Happy 8th Anniversary, Aaron.
I love you the most!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Happy Springtime!