OK, so this picture has been a Hoyer favorite for the past couple of weeks. I took it while at the L.A. Zoo and we have cleverly called this gem of a shot: "Hippo Butt" because any phrase which includes the word 'butt' is good for hours of giggling in my home. It also makes me feel a little better to have this shot in mind when I step on the scale. Keeps everything in perspective, you know. Hey, I never promised nothin' high brow or intellectual in this post!
Here we are on Kurt's birthday. We spent the morning endeavoring to use every piece of wooden track we own. Kurt sure had a ball destroying, I mean enjoying, all of our hard work. It was a fun project that everyone got into. Here's my big 2 year old playing engineer:
So last weekend my 2 girls (assisted by Gabriel) set their alarms, got up early, and made the whole family pancakes for breakfast. How sweet is that? When I came out into the hall because I woke to the smell of food...quite a disconcerting smell when I know the only 2 people over the age of 12 are in bed...I was greeted by deputy Gabriel who threw his hands up and said, "No, Mom, you can't come down yet!" So I went back to bed, assured that someone would think to get me if, say, there were flames or something. I am very proud of my 2 servant-hearted girls!
I've included this pic of Gretchen cause I like it. That's all. I am still trying to learn how to use the great new camera Gustav bought me for Christmas. I've decided that I need to just play with it in order to figure things out. Because when you have 5 kids, there just aren't enough hours in the day or firing synapses in the brain to make reading the manual anything but a futile waste of time.
Next up, my big Sparkie, Gabriel, was named Clubber of the Month this month. Here he is getting his pin from Mr. Allen. He was so funny when he was up on the stage...he got all pale and seemed to be staring into space. Gustav and I were joking that he might go over. Apparently, he was a little overwhelmed being in front of everyone!
Look what I did! I taught myself how to knit a couple of months ago and just completed my first baby blanket. I am so proud of myself! I actually tore it out 3 times and started over...but the 4th time was a charm. My biggest problem was getting distracted (hard to believe around here, I know) and forgetting whether I had just knit 3 or purled 3. All in all, though, I am very happy with my first attempt. Lastly, anyone want to send their kids over to play in our squishy back yard? Anyone? After 4 straight days of rain, our still-not-landscaped backyard is a child's dream. Mud, mud, and more mud. This makes Crocs worth their weight in gold to me. Just rinse 'em off and they're all clean and ready to go.
For those of you looking for something thought-provoking on this blog today, my apologies. One of these days I will actually get up at two in the morning and blog. That seems to be the only time of the day that my thoughts are anywhere near deep. God is good that He gives me so much to do, I guess, that I need not waste my time actually thinking :-) Have a great day!