Thursday, October 27, 2011

Our own "Max"?

Have you read "Where The Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak to your little ones?

Who do you identify with(all in a good natured way of course)?

Squirrelgirl is our "Max".

She has wild hairs,literally.

We try to train her to curb her "I'll eat you up" moments and she's usually pretty good about it.

But some of that wild might come in handy one day.

In honor of her, "Maxness", behold the wild curls.

Thankfully, in the end she's always happy to be where "someone "loves her" best of all".

Happy Thursday!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

It's official..

This guy is on his last day of being 9 years old. We've been parents for almost a decade?
 Incredible, friends,incredible!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

rummagings and good finds in the paperless journals..

This week has been busy. I am trying to catch myself when I'm being a "Martha" instead of a "Mary". I'm scribbling in my paper journal instead of here. Talking my way through the bugs in my schedule, searching for any wrong paradigms that might be present.
But tonight I was digging through the online journal of a lady who has some valuable lessons she's learned,learning and sharing with the rest of us.

Look for the "Put the phone down and no one will get hurt" graphic on the linked page and read the accompanying post.

The concerns she has are so similar to my own. Because of these concerns I am here on these pages only when I choose to be. (At least generally speaking..) Face time with real humans,especially with those in our own households is invaluable.

No blog of mine should come in at first place for my time...
Go read!


Friday, October 14, 2011

pretty laundry area?

So maybe this is kind of a fetish. (of mine)

I really like organizing and organizational stuff.

I haven't always been this way. But as I've added more children and more structure this"fetish" has taken hold more and more...

Anyway, now that I've given all the background, let me just say that I am really pleased to have made signs to hang above all my laundry baskets with the category of laundry to go in said baskets on said signs.

Using scrapbook paper as the framing paper!

Now our laundry area in our fairly large bathroom looks kinda pretty. Ha!

Every bit helps I say!

Happy Friday!


Thursday, October 6, 2011

they're heading off...

Well,it's happened. I always thought it would happen. I planned for it.
But still I'm not sure I'm ready for it.

Jess is reading chapter books!
He's off exploring in the world of the printed page without me!

Heretofore I have always accompanied him.
Now he's gone alone.
Getting ideas,learning stuff without me.
It may seem overly dramatic but this feels BIG.

Alex came back from his second outing to a farm this week. His enduring interest these days is in being a farmer. Next week he is scheduled to go on a field trip to yet another farm.
There he goes, pursuing valuable lessons, gleaning information as he walks the road of Life. The life that I will most likely not always be around to be involved in or see. Wow!

And while independence is still a long way off, I feel the ebb and flow of Waves pulling away from shore. Lord willing, the waves that pull these beautiful sons keep bringing them back in to see me often...


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

a "ten" list

So over at soulemama's today she has one of her lists of ten things she's thankful for, then invited her readers to do the same.

And I will, adding in the I'm thankful to Abba Father part of course....

Soooo,here is:    ~simply ten~
  • journals
  • hardworking husbands
  • pumpkins and fall food
  • aunts that carry away some of the lively brood for an afternoon
  • laundry that's basically done for the week
  • snail mail
  • some breakfast food already prepared
exercise made fun!

I may have an eleventh "thankful".
Yummy eggs from the farmers market!
Deluxe,I tell you,deluxe.
Especially with fried potatoes and ketchup.

Happy Wednesday!