Sunday, December 26, 2010

Snapshot Summary #23


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20 - December, 2010

Finished another sew project, a cover for Banjo's kennel. Thanks for the fabric Rita!

I can't believe I didn't get a picture of the finished purses. I was working with the black quilted to make my mom and a friend each a bag. Mary made Grandma S. a bag with the blue, crocheting a beautiful pocket on one side and two flowers on the other. You will just have to go visit Grandma Ione if you want to see it. On second thought since Grandma Ione is known for being a giver, by the time you go visit her the bag may belong to someone else ;-).


21 - December, 2010

Chloe and Abram help Papa fix cocoa wheats for breakfast.


22 - December, 2010

My sweet girls! While I was away today and they were babysitting. . .

  • They put the THREE little ones down for naps (and all three slept!)

  • They cleared the lunch items from the dinning room table

  • Noticed my to do before Christmas list (which I had JUST started making, hence only one item)

  • AND brought up the table from the BASEMENT, which involved taking the basement door off its hinges which is no small feat!)

Please find Another bedtime with Banjo series below. . .

Baruch asleep - Banjo licking!
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Baruch awake - Banjo looking guilty
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Baruch back asleep - Banjo - is he guilty looking or afraid of the top bunk?
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23 - December, 2010

Tonya, Jonathan, Emma, Katlyn and that sweet baby Sophia came this morning for science. We reviewed the circulatory system, then the children played, then we enjoyed lunch together. Tonya and I enjoyed the fellowship while the children played a bit more. Drew got off early! While he took naps with the little ones Mary, Abi and I picked up some last minute Wal Mart items then went to Jo Ann Fabrics as Mary's presser foot on her machine is lost :-( and she was completely out of needles. We purchased both and got home by 6 PM. Goulash for supper, right before which Abram tossed his cookies - ugh! NOT appetizing in the least. The girls and I picked up Gingerbread Spice tea to pass out to neighbors when we carol door to door which we did. Here's Chloe ready to go out and sing. Cob did a great job on guitar.
After everyone fell asleep (Abram on the couch just in case) I got busy . . .

Chloe's cape cut out

Chloe's finished cape with sage green ties
Cut out of Abi's hood

Abi's cape cut out

Abi's cape finished nicely although I am 99% sure I sewed the hood seem up the front as the opening was huge. Rather than rip out the stitches I added a bit of elastic and am satisfied with the results.

The brooches were one of the last minute items I needed at Wal Mart. It was fun to sneak them in the basket when the girls weren't paying attention (I think)!

Mary's finished cape

Mary's hood is floppy too and I am 99% sure I sewed hers correctly :-). I followed the pattern, they are just floppy hoods. Now all three are wrapped and ready!!

I am so glad he ate and drank before falling asleep and did not throw up again!!


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Friday, December 24, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Resourceful Man!

I am so thankful I married a man who doesn't let a lack of clean forks slow him down!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Snapshot Summary #22


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Tuesday and Wednesday
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FYI some have been asking what breed Banjo is. He is a Havanese. I wanted to name him a Cuban name but was voted out :-)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I am so lonesome for a baby I never held in my arms. How can I miss a little guy who only lived inside me for 14 1/2 weeks? I don't know buy I do. I miss God's little Seth.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

We had a great time sledding last night. Here's Cob going off the jump he and a friend built Saturday.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Snapshot Summary #21

I am really enjoying putting together these snapshot summaries. It is about all the blogging I can handle with the school/house load at this point. I try to upload pictures throughout the week and write in a bit for each day on Friday night after the children are asleep. Here is what last week looked like, well here's a flavor of last week anyway.

4 - December, 2010
The snow coming down last night amounted to about 7 to 10 inches. I love the first snow fall. Everything sparkles with white and looks so clean and lovely. Drew left Chloe here and took the rest of the children sledding! They had a blast.

5 - December, 2010

I woke up this morning with a terrible head ache. Poor Chloe was still sick this AM too. Drew ended up keeping everyone here so he could take care of me and Chloe. I slept until 12:45, then took a nap with Chloe from 1:30 to 3:30!

6 - December, 2010
I am so thankful for how well the school schedule is continuing to go. In many past years by this point I have tried three different tactics with little success. I am praising the Lord for each day we can continue on target. I am also really thankful for a Bible Study book I order for the older 3 to do. It seems a little above Abi but I think Mary and Jacob are enjoying digging into God's Word

7 - December, 2010

We got Mary's dress project back out. She hasn't worked on it for a long time. I decided if it isn't in the dining room it will never get worked on. She is doing a great job on the dress. Unfortunately I influenced her to use a small sized pattern we had assuring her of my willingness to help her modify it to fit her. The modifications have been REALLY stretching my ability. I am just hoping the final product turns out well.

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Drew finds a strange joy in capturing pictures of children crying. He really thinks they are cute when they cry. I took these pictures for his benefit.

Drew drove me to Aldi tonight. He dropped Mary and Abram off with me, then took the others to the pet store because they wanted to buy Bil Jacs - a dog treat Banjo really likes. The treats work great for training him.

Why is it she is hungry at bed time?
Mmmm! Mom you make yummy yogurt :-)

10 - December, 2010
We've got some serious dog training going on in this house! Mary has taught Banjo
  • Come
  • Jump through a hoop
  • and sit (almost)

Tonight the other children were working on

  • walking a beam
  • and jumping up on something

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