At least this year I brought the pumpkin inside the night before so our hands wouldn't freeze :) The boys' faces say it all as far as how much they enjoyed 'helping'. I think Nolan held his nose the entire time; pretty funny. It doesn't exactly smell like pumpkin pie. So...it wasn't so much about enjoying the process, as it was delighting in the end results! Happy Halloween!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Baby #3 is on the way! I guess you could say this is our tenth anniversary baby...what better gift could there be? How fun it will be to hold little fingers and little toes again...to be a part of all the 'firsts' for a third time...to be the receiver of unwarranted sparkling smiles...a baby...
Children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Psalm 127:3
Monday, October 20, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
It was a sad day in our house last week (Actually, I guess it depends on who you ask)...We had our first pet guinea pig, Jackson, die on us. Thankfully there's most often a physical heads up when it comes to pets passing on, so the boys were aware that he wasn't doing well. Nolan had the hardest time with it shedding quite a few tears and petting him. Ethan was sad and just looked at him. So, it was a good time to talk about death, etc. (keeping it very simple) I think they're at a good age to experience and to begin to process how final death is.
A burial and short service was performed in the back yard a few days following. He was a good guinea...So...Thomas seems to be enjoying having his 'home' all to himself. AND I'm thinking he's a little friendlier as well (which confirms my thinking that by having two they're less interested in human interaction). Josh is happier, too...thinking there's only one more to go. I think he secretly likes Thomas, though :)
Monday, October 6, 2008
Just felt a little crafty and decided to create something new to decorate with...Of course it uses Close to My Heart products (the Enchanted papers, Autumn Terracotta ribbon, Friendship Alphabet and Rustic Alphabet sets). Hope you're enjoying the fall season, too.l