Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Stick Figures

Elijah is our resident artist.
He likes to draw more than just about anything!
Art is by far his favorite subject 
and a reward (sometimes bribe!) for him 
is free time to do art.

Though this picture is rather basic,
it makes me laugh to see all the detail he put in to stick figures.
His initial decision to draw stick figures, he told me, was that 
we have such a large family that he'd have used up a LOT of time
drawing us all in greater detail. Haha!


1. Mom
2. Dad
3. Linnea
4. Nathaniel
5. Isaiah
6. Andrew
7, Christopher
8. Elijah
9. Ruby
10. Ivy
11. Elizabeth
12. Abram
13. Cece 
(with all the sparkle around her, you can tell the baby is especially loved!)

Numbers 14-16 need a little more explanation.
#15 is Grandpa Wayne and on either side of him
are #14 Great-grandma Mavis (his mom)
and #16 Grandma Cindy.
Elijah didn't want Grandma Mavis to have to stand all by herself.

Numbers #17 & #18 are Dennis' parents
Grandpa Gayland and Grandma Harriet.

After giving me time to look over each one and admire his work,
he looked at me with a sly smile, a twinkle in his eye, and said,
"Now, you may notice that I, ahhh, had to draw
Nathaniel and Dad with a little bit, ahh, fuller sticks for their middle..."
as he made a round motion in front of his own stomach.
I laughed and then thanked him for his kindness 
when drawing Mommy and the grandmas
with regular stick figures.


Monday, May 18, 2015

Operation Encouragement

My friend Gretchen has a great idea.
She usually does.
Click on over and sign up to have her send you a real live paper letter to encourage you.
I did!


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Two

My baby boy turned two yesterday.
He and my dad have birthdays eight days apart;
we had cake together last weekend
and Abram got to blow out two candles.
 The first attempt left one candle lit.

 He was mesmerized by the flame
and then purposed to blow out the other.
Success!

 Grandpa needed help with his candles.

 Abram and Grandpa Wayne

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

If You Had to Guess

If you were to see these socks on the floor in your room,
would you guess that they were dirty or clean?

If you were my kids,
you'd be stumped and throw them in the hamper anyway
because one can never be too careful with laundry.
When in doubt, it must be dirty, right?

#itseemsobvioustoMom


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