Thursday, July 28, 2011

The fruit of our labor

The older boys and I felt rough for a few days. We seem to be recuperating well. Almost 100%, with just a few setbacks! Here are a few pictures of what life has been like the last few days. Enjoy...I have!!

Colson is enjoying his first ever ear of corn...straight from our garden. Aren't his feet cute!!

Play time. With mommy sick for a few days, this probably looked a bit more appealing than the cluttered toy room!!

Asher being Asher.

An empty boxes connects with imaginations. Dad, this is a stove. We need burners. Colson had to be in the "center" of the action!

Look! A new toy!! What does it do?

Ezra is absolutely thrilled to be sharing this time with his brothers.

Colson is into climbing!! Delton and I are discovering our different thresholds of tolerance. Delton: "Babies are so flexible". Charity: "Delton!!!! Watch him! He could fall off of that!!!"


I'm about to attempt a dangerous climb. You might not want to watch this, mom.

Here goes...

Notice the worm...

Today's tomato harvest, minus one that was a part of supper!

Ezra's creation. "Dad, I put it far enough back in the yard so you don't have to move it when you mow."
Good job, Ezra. The only problem is- how are we going to get the mower out of the garage?
"Oh. I can take this apart."

"I have marker on me? Where? I want to see it!"
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Friday, July 22, 2011


These are the golden days...I never want to forget the joy of these moments.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Getting things accomplished

I started to write about how much I have been getting done the last few days...only to have the boys start fighting. Then they stopped fighting. There is a quiet tension in the air. Screams now. I am writing with one part of my brain, trying to head off confrontation with the other.
A truce of some sorts...
My baby!
 Colson in the park
 One year old!! Yeah, Colson!

 Grandpa Lehman at Renfrew to celebrate Colson's birthday and listen to the Navy Cruiser Band
 Grandma Lehman
Box day! Our school curriculum arrives!

My parents on the 4th of July

Both yesterday and today, I have been able to accomplish household tasks, allowing me to feel like my house is at rest, rather than desperately out of order. I can't understand why...I find it interesting (and frustrating) that schedules change, children change, sleep routines change, so that what worked one week, one month, no longer works. Colson still takes a morning nap, and the boys are beginning to play independently quite well (forget the first part of this post). So, I am able to clean.
But, tomorrow, Colson may stop his morning nap, the boys may be sick and fussy, and I may be over-tired. But for today, there is peace in my home and in my spirit. I belive there are other factors involved in that peace, but that is a subject for another time.
The boys and I had an Art lesson this morning, critiquing fine art. :) We went through a book called "Come Look With Me- Enjoying Art with Children". We had so much fun looking at a few great works of art and deciding whether we liked them or not, what we saw in the picture, and other simple observations. This kind of "school" seems to work well for both Ezra and Asher.
"We're waiting. We're waiting. We're waiting." Ezra is sitting beside me, reminding me that my mommy duties are being called on. Not necessarily to do anything, but simply to be available.
Have a great day!