Sunday, October 30, 2011

Day 146

October 30th, 2011

Ahhhhhh, a nice toasty fire.  (Jude and Jadon)

Day 145

October 29th, 2011

Tonight we went trunk-or-treating.  Poor Jenea and Jaren really didn't have appropriate costumes, we'll have to see what we can come up with for Monday.  Jude wore an elephant costume that was too small (he wanted to), Jadon was a pumpkin, and Jolie a vampire.  

Day 144

October 28th, 2011

Jadon was self-reliant today.  He got his own bowl, spoon, cereal and milk and set up a little eating space in the pantry.

Day 143

October 27th, 2011

Jolie came to toastmasters with me tonight.  It was our Halloween party, we dressed up and had treats.  Jolie also got to hear me speak.  

Day 142

October 26th, 2011

Today we worked in the yard getting the corn and squash patch ready for winter.  Jolie wanted me to take her picture in the straw.

Day 141

October 25th, 2011

Jadon discovered he likes piggy back rides, especially from Jenea.

Day 140

October 24th, 2011

Today we went to the pumpkin patch - in our back yard.  We grew 7 pumpking we carved into jack-o-lanterns this evening for FHE. 

Day 139

October 23rd, 2011

This is what I want my family to look like in 20 years, I want to be surrounded by my children, their spouses, and children, LOTS of children.  This is the Mitt Romney family, he too has 5 kids.  

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Day 138

October 22nd, 2011

Total chaos opening the birthday gifts tonight.

Day 137

October 21st, 2011

It's Flapjack Friday and I have two fantastic helpers!

Day 136

October 20th, 2011

Jenea decorating the cat cupcakes for her and Jude'sbirthday party.

Day 135





October 19th, 2011

This afternoon the girls had their Patriot Girls class.  We learned about horses, how to feed them and care for them, then the kids got to ride them.  This was Jenea's and Jadon's first time riding a horse.  Jude didn't want to, he was just content to watch.

Day 134

October 18th, 2011

This morning the boys and I ran a few errands, including to the homeschool supply store where they made a b-line for the toy section while I shopped.  They are sitting in a pack and play.

Day 133

October 17th, 2011

Tonight for family home evening we played board games - Memory and Candyland, and ate popcorn.  

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Day 132

October 16th, 2011

My sweet Jolie fits into the dress Jennifer wore during Paul and my wedding.  I'm so grateful we kept the dress and my girls are able to wear it.

Day 131

October 15th, 2011

I broke the shelves in our pantry.  I was holding onto what was holding them up and they collapsed.  Paul had to empty the pantry out to fix them.  Jadon was his best helper in doing this.

Day 130

October 14th, 2011

This morning we heard a funny noise out front so we went to investigate.  We saw two men with a huge tube in the grate that was vaccuming the grate.  

Day 129

October 13th, 2011

This afternoon Jadon got another ambulance ride, this time I got to come with him.  He had another grand mal seizure, turned blue and passed out.  Scared the snot out of me so I called 911.  They couldn't determine what was wrong with him so he'll go see a neurologist and his naturopath, we'll get it figured out.  This is what they put on his ankles, shoulders and wrists in the ambulance.

Day 128

October 12th, 2011

Today was my first time hauling for gleaners.  The snack box flew out of my truck, not the garbanzo beans.  We didn't know garbanzo beans are in shells.  I had the kids unshell them.

Day 127

October 11th, 2011

Today is Jenea's 11th birthday.  I didn't get a picture of her )o=.  Grandma Graham came and took her and Jude (who's birthday was Sept. 30th) to lunch at a Mexican restaurant.  Jaren bought a pocket knife.  He's learning to whittle.  He's made lots of daggers for the boys.  He really enjoys it.

Day 126

October 10th, 2011

Late Spring/early Summer we cut potato eyes and planted them to see if they would turn into potatoes.  We harvested them today.  We got potatoes, baby ones.  

Monday, October 10, 2011

Day 125

October 9th, 2011

Jadon thought he'd take the kids peas and corn so he dumped their bowl's contents into his bowl, which overflowed.