Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy -- meditate on these things.
Hrm. This guy's logic seems alright to me. A friend recently said it is the time to go buy a really, really expensive house, since once inflation goes way up, the house loan will be the same as a loaf of bread at the new rates... :)
6/14 - On our camping trip, Faith liked to play Ice Cream Shop. Her flavors are unique: pineapple hot sauce, strawberry beet, water, to name a few. After those, I requested just plain ice creams, though she really wanted to put hot sauce on most of them. We finally settled on a good flavor that I thiink someone should really make: mint chocolate chip cookie dough.
6/15 - Noah,"I thought 'spores' were graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows."
7/5 - After some discussion about what colors make when mixed together, I suggested that Jonathan make a color wheel. He started basic, with the three primary and three secondary colors. When dividing his circle, at first he drew in radii, estimating how much space he needed to make sixths. The next time he did it (when he accidentally colored two pieces red) he drew diameter lines.
7/5 - (I don't remember the context for this) Noah, "Faith, if you see a dead guy with an American flag on him, that means he's an American soldier."
7/6 - Noah can pump himself on the swings.
7/9 - We were talking about milk banks (oh, because I was thinking it might be time to use up the breastmilk I have in the freezer) and Noah, my punster, said, "So do they put milk in the penny rolls?"
7/9 - Jonathan, "I don't know why, but being generous makes me happy."
7/20 - Joy started pushing up on hands and knees.
7/29 - Faith, when meeting someone, "I is my baby sister's big girl."
Faith says this often, when I ask her what she said, "I is just talking to mine own self."
8/12 - Joy started making forward progress on hands and knees, mostly by drawing her knees up and then lunging.
8/13 - Noah, on the boat ride back from Star Island, "Star Island is a special island. It always brings you back."
8/13 - Jonathan, also on the boat, as he watched the island recede from view, "Mom, I think you gave me some of your brains when I was born, because I recognize a lot of these things."
8/13 - Noah, discussing a word he and Jonathan were looking at, "I thought 'ON' had two 'F's" A couple of days before, he had noticed "NO" on a cap on the floor and we discussed how "NO" and "ON" are upside down from each other. "OFF" was also on that cap. I suspect that he did not understand what we meant. He knew "NO" and so the other word, "OFF" must be what we called "ON".
We are now home from our very long and mostly fun vacation. Here's a quick summary. We went to Madison, OH and stayed on the beach of Lake Erie. Then Jonathan and Noah went camping with Grammy and Papa on an island in Lake Erie while Jon and the girls and I came home. Jon picked up the boys on Tuesday. Unpacking, washing, and repacking. I sprayed poison ivy in the yard and poked a (not poison) stick into my cornea. We left for NH the next day, me riding with a pillow over my face the whole time. Jon and his mom went on a weekend canoe trip, while I stay in bed and the kids play Wii. My eye, amazingly, is better by Sunday, as the eye doctor had predicted. (Except for some blurrines for which I am going to see him again today to check out.) A few more days in NH, then to the Maggie P. The Swiss contingent is there and it is so much fun to meet Joseph in person! Big Weekend, 7 Wonders, beach bocce, swimming, crabs, etc. Jonathan caught a soft shell crab. Day trip to Star Island turned into an overnight, then turned into a week. Jon stayed on the island to help lead the youth conference for the next week. The kids and I went back to CT to finish our visit with the family. Driving by myself on a long trip with a young baby is not fun. Please remind me not to do it again. Last couple of days at the Mag were sgort and sweet. We'll miss that little guy (and everyone else, too.) Back to NH, back to the boat that couldn't seem to get us there, but finally we did. Lots of fun and yes, even relaxation, on Star Island. Then back to CT to pack up the sailboat and all the other things that we did not take to Star. One night in the Flounder, then a long and rainy trip HOME!!!
If I'm not getting sleep because I have a sick baby, at least I can make a post!
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