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.
7/6 - Noah is building a paperboard New England village.
7/6 - Jeremiah opened the cupboard under the kitchen sink with the TotLok. He was so proud of himself. "There we go. Open!" (sounds like "deh-do. Opih!") He closed it and opened it several times, each time repeating his words with delight. The very first thing he did with his newly opened cupboard was to take out the dishwasher detergent, squeeze the correct amounts into the two cups in the dishwasher door, close the little detergent door, and put the detergent back in the cupboard. I'm sure he would have also started the dishwasher had I not been there to tell him it wasn't full enough yet.
7/7 - Nathaniel was doing pushups (hands and toes only on the ground) and Joy was counting them. At one point, she said, "Six! You just have four more to go!" And that session, he did twelve total (but that was, of course, after he got to her expected ten first.)
7/13 - Jeremiah had on the Jango Fett helmet and Nathaniel was getting worried. But then Jeremiah lifted the helmet and said, "Me, Nan'el!" and he was happy again.
7/21 – Joy, holding NPD, “You are my best sweetie ever.”
7/29 – JPD, “Open this door, please.”
7/31 – brass/organ hymn CD in car. Ryan, “It's like Grammy's church, but in the car!”
7/31 – same trip. Ryan, “Look! A wooden table in the middle of nowhere!” Joy, “My Dad goes there!” (No. Weare)
JPD answered how old he is correctly, at Shaw's before NY trip – and many times since.
On our Daley vacation in the Finger Lakes in New York, there was this great old-fashioned playground with merry-go-rounds, a big tall slide, and metal jungle gyms. It was great fun!
8/8 – Joy wants to marry NPD
8/15 - living history event in Hillsboro (not sure what I was going to say about this except that we went to it)
8/1 – NPD roll back to front, maybe the day before also
8/1 – JPD potty training day
8/7 – NPD on back, with soccerball. Dropped to right, rolled over to reach it.
NPD sitting if propped
8/18 - NPD crawl to sit
8/30 - Jeremiah was interested as usual when it was time to take communion at church. I explained a little, and his reaction was very similar to the disciples' in Jesus' day: "Eat body, gucky." "Eat blood, gucky."