Saturday, February 28, 2015
Today, we made sock puppets. I'm not always a "yes" mom but I do try to be. I feel like I say no to everything. With Juliana being so sick we were watching a few Blue's Clues episodes to keep her distracted. Well, "Steve" makes a very silly sock puppet early in the show and he makes a few appearances in other episodes.
We had everything we needed. I sewed on button eyes. Emilie had extra socks. Emilie made yarn hair. Nathanael figured out a way to put cardboard in the socks so the mouth had better shapes. We had silly stories and plays the sock puppets were able to put on.
Everyone had a different voice for their sock puppets...
No, Dad and Michael and Benjamin did not participate, but they had other things to do.
It was fun. Jules was interested, too.
Ginny just photo-bombed.
Apparently, Christopher's puppet is a CANNIBAL. wow.
I know the post from yesterday was soooo happy.
This is a very sick little girl.
However, it makes me happy that she feels safe and comfortable even in this position on our floor, and that her family lets her sleep.
Liberty was all ready for scripture study and I snapped a picture.
Love my girls and their beautiful smiles!
(I love my boys too but that's two days in a row where my daughters are smiling so big!)
So happy to have THIS girl back in our house.
Emilie was gone for a week helping out family where their dad was traveling... their house is under construction, the house flooded, they lost power... crazy stuff happening and Emilie was there for some of the adventure.
We are so glad to have her back :) most of the time, haha.
No, really, we missed her.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Here's to my Valentine...
Yes, he did it again.
He DOES work for Russell Stover, after all.
After I opened it so everyone could see, he asked if I'd taken a picture...
Notice anything wrong with the picture? haha...
We don't take many pictures when the family is sick. I remembered to take one when this little one was sleeping on my lap. She's not only sick with whatever the family has, but she's just in time for her reaction to her shots... she was definitely miserable for a few days! But still a happy little small person.
Michael took a picture of Nathanael after he received his Tenderfoot badge for Scouts, at the combined Court of Honor and Blue and Gold dinner and Pack Meeting.
I guess he was a little bit in his face... haha.
You can see Tom in the background.
Emilie finished Nanowrimo back in November. (She wrote 50,000 words in a month... it was a challenge called "National Novel Writing Month".) She received a written copy today. (it's available for sale, or will be soon... however, we're in the process of editing it now.) So proud of her!
Today is Virginia's first birthday! Happy birthday to our little sweetheart! She had a good day. We are so thankful for this little person. We love her so much. She is mostly happy unless something is very wrong... we can't imagine her not being here. She loves her family. She loves saying hi to people. She thinks her brothers and sisters are the most awesome people on earth.
She thinks cake is something wonderful and wonders why we were holding out on her.