Mary, a fellow 'Mom to all boys', asked for my chocolate chip pumpkin cookies recipe.
Fathers' Day started out with Mr. B's van driving by to alert the village of the pancake breakfast at 9am. He comes by to announce all 'major' events in our town. You hear echoing for awhile before you clearly hear, "Good morning, ______(our town)! It's a beautiful mountain morning so come on out and enjoy..."
There's something oddly comforting in hearing that voice on the loudspeaker. Small-town comforting.
After the pancake breakfast, some childrens' races at the park, and church, we headed out to a friend's farm for some noisy, gas-guzzling fun.
There is a family that we have gotten to know in the last few years.
They are fascinating to me because:
-they have raised/are raising 9 godly children.
-they moved to the Philipines when she was pregnant with her 4th child and had no idea that the Lord would have them serve there for 17 years before returning.
-their children seem so 'wholesome'.
-when you drive in their driveway, it's like entering a different world - a world of friendliness, eagerness, respectfulness, authenticity.
-the children have been trained to be true servants.
-their 16-year-old daughter can keep a house better than I can.
-they desire to be around our family and seem to genuinely enjoy our visits.
We were recently invited to their youngest son's birthday party. Here are some pictures to show of the celebrations.
This summer I decided that we would school part-time. We'll stick with Bible, Science and Math. This will give us a chance to take a nice break when our new baby comes along in October.
For science, we will be studying plants and animals. Summer time is the most logical time to study these, so it is a perfect fit.
For this lesson, we explored the many plants right in our backyard. We took a magnifying glass and looked at everything that looked interesting...
We saw many marmots. They are disgusting and they weren't much afraid of us. I was a little worried they might dart up our pants or something.
Posted by Queen to my 3 Boys at 6/15/2009 03:23:00 PM