Friday, January 20
We've been enjoying the sweetest and juiciest grapefruits this past week. Sean says they taste like sugar's been poured over them...
Addie enjoyed some off my spoon too.
Before the papa left for work, Chase held him in this long, I'm-not-letting-go-of-you embrace. Which reminds me of how I cling to my heavenly Father each day and how He is the not-letting-go-of-you sort of embracer.
In our house, boxes are turned into all sorts of things. I'm sure they are in your home too, if you have littles. This is a boat turned high and mighty throne.
This boy loves animals and I don't believe he's ever met an animal he couldn't woo into loving him. Fern is three months old and is an Australian cattle dog, also known as a Blue Heeler. Her parents live on a farm not too far from here where the farmer tells them, "go get the cows" or "round up those pigs" and they do exactly that.
Look at this fabulous puzzle I found at a church thrift shop for $1! It is genius. The pieces move about but do not come free from the board. No lost pieces and the toddlers are amused with it. It is even safe enough to lend out since the pieces stay put.
We have burned wood for our heat but this year we replaced one stove with a coal stove. The coal is mined in PA and is very reasonably priced since it doesn't have to be shipped far. Burning coal is just about the same cost as burning wood, with a lot less work. A LOT less.
woodstove burning cheerily in the living room at the other end of the house. That is where I'm sitting right now, kiddos eating baked pumpkin with butter and cinnamon and sugar hot from the oven in the room next to me. Our afternoon is just beginning, Annaliese is home from skating with friends, spelling and math lessons have begun and the littlest two are down for naps.
Have a beautiful weekend,
Posted by Me at Friday, January 20, 2012