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We are a family of fifteen: eight already with Jesus and seven in desperate need of Him. This is the story God is writing in our lives. Proverbs 16:9

Monday, November 17, 2008

What We've Been Up To Lately

Micah and I took Andrew and Elijah (actually the boys and I took Micah) to the Kentucky Book Fair in Frankfort this past Saturday. We had a great time meeting KY authors and looking at their work. I especially enjoyed the photography books displaying the beauty of the Appalachian mountains. Micah had the best time, talking with historians and writers... and OF COURSE looking at all the BOOKS! Speaking of, did I mention that we have moved his library into our precious 900 sq.ft. apartment?!? Where you may ask? Well, everywhere!!!We needed to get them out of our damp storage space and now Micah feels like life as he knows it is normal again.

With an almost five year old a two year old, there aren't many quiet moment unless little ones are sleeping! There are so many funny conversations between the two of them lately. Micah and I just look at each other and laugh and laugh! We recently went to Longhorn Steakhouse for a late lunch/early dinner. The conversation turned to what we were eating. Micah asked Andrew what steak was made from and he quickly answered "cows!". Elijah quickly responded to Andrew's answer stating, "Not cows! Snake!" Our two year old thinks we eat snake. The next question was, naturally, "What animal are fries made from?" of course. Elijah didn't have an answer for that one.

I rented "The Pirates Who Don't do Anything" for the boys and they have been singing the theme song over and over as well as sword fighting with anything sword-worthy... for example, vacuum cleaner hoses, crayons, etc. Really anything will do when you are in a pinch for a sword. Here is a video of Elijah singing the theme song. Enjoy!

We are the pirates who don't do anything.
We just stay home and lay around.
And if you ask us to do anything,
We'll just tell you, we don't do anything!

Today, they are camping in their room. This is one of their favorite things to play, building tents, setting up sleeping bags, etc. Andrew and I just finished home school. Andrew is a great problem-solver. He has much of his mom in him; always believing there is a way to do anything... you just have to take the time to figure it out. He has successfully learned to write his letters up to "K" and is doing great with phonics(with help from Nana); even sounding out a few words and simple sentences. Elijah does phonics right along with us. He speaks with a "w" for a "r" sound, so I especially love when he says, "pa-pa-peaw" instead of "pa-pa-pear". Cute little baby talk seems to fade fast so I intend to enjoy it while it lasts.

Today during art, Andrew drew a great turtle and he wanted to share it with you as well.