Friday, June 20, 2008

We got the garden all fenced in, the tomatoes transplanted and all the seeds are up. I think next year I'll go with the black plastic mulch idea because weeding is just ridiculous. We had a bunch of straw laying around so I put that around the larger plants and it seems to be working well.

We got to see the Harts a couple times when they were here last week, so that was awesome. Now we're in withdrawal; Ethan askes to see Matt and Gabe atleast once a day. He talked to his cousin on the phone and kept calling him Matthew. :) Next week we're going to the dentist for the first time. I told him the dentist uses instruments to clean his teeth and he's like "Oooh, he uses a trumpet?" Now we're off to make a papier mache triceratops mask. I've been telling him I'd make him one forever but today we're really going to do it.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Such a brilliant color, the camera can't even capture it.
Maybe you should come over and see it for yourself.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

For anyone who has input I'd love your advice:

What kinds of things do you like to do with your kids on the Lord's Day?

I can only ask the catechism so many times, walks can be distracting, Lord's Day toys can get old week after week and there's also the limited attention span. I miss the long gone days where I could sit and read a deep book for hours until I actually understood it, rather than just the same sentence over and over again every time I pick up the book. I know I can't be selfish anymore because it's my job to cultivate a love for the Lord's Day and direct young minds toward what's appropriate. But there's such a limit on a two-year-old's capacity, you know? Or maybe I'm wrong and just haven't tried hard enough. Anyone have success here?