Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Yes this is a picture of pictures. But it is new to our house and it is fun to see each new thing we add! These first two are in our "formal dining room" aka music room. Jason is very proud and happy to have his other babies mounted to drool over and have more accessible. It is nice to not have the cases strewn all over, but we need a solution for the big amp! If I were crafty like my sisters I would sew some cutesy (and very manly!) cover for them.
Finally, my favorite artwork! A great way to display the kids' work and be able to change them out periodically! My good friend Shannon got me this creative idea along with supplies, and my boys of course provided the featured pieces. I have stuff to make another larger hanging like this for another wall, but, one thing at a time!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bible stories

Before bed each night we have gotten into the habit of telling the boys Bible stories (when we have the energy!) I am the narrator, Jason is the marinette, and all the stuffed animals are the characters.

This has led to some hilarious story-telling and acting. My personal favorite was one night when we did Noah. Thanks to Jason, there was a lot of noisy lumberjacking, banging with the hammers, and loud, explosive thunder as it started to rain. I said after they had gotten out of the ark, Noah and his family said, "Thank you, God!" for keeping them safe. Jason proceeded to slaughter the piggy bank. As funny as it was I looked at Jason with a disapproving look, wondering if the beheading was necessary.

I encourage this tradition. It amazes me what the boys retain, including minor characters (Sham, Ham, and Japith-the sons of Noah) and I often hear them retell the stories with their little people during the day.

Last night was Lazarus. This was a very hard concept for the boys to grasp! We kept getting interrupted by the boys as they wanted to embelish the story. Finally, when we were done and "Wazarus" was raised from the dead, Caedmon told his version. "One day Lazarus got really really sick. So Mary called an ambience to take him to the hospital. Wee-oooo, wee-oooo. So they took Lazarus to the hospital and went and parked the ambience."

Saturday, June 5, 2010

feel the love

There sure is a lot of love going around in this family! It is very sweet.

Jonas loves to put his face up to yours and scrunch up his nose and say quietly, "I wuv you!"

When I asked Caedmon what he was going to do today, he said, "I think I'm going to hang out with my daddy." He always does that, talks about "his daddy" instead of just "dad." In the store once he was really excited to tell Jonas, "Jonas, tomorrow we're going to play with our daddy!" Like we're separated or something.

Yesterday I saw Jonas wandering back and forth as if lost. He was saying, "Where IS my Caedmon? Where is my brother? Where is my special brother Caedmon? CAEDMON!"

As I write this Jason took the boys on a home-remodeling shopping trip. I love them all but it's nice to be home alone!!! So what do I do with my free time? Blog about them. :-)