Sunday, November 22, 2009

Song of Solomon

Summer didn't have a Sunday School teacher today so the 2nd counselor in the bishopric suggested the class study scriptures together and he would quiz them later.

They started in Psalms, moved to Proverbs and happened upon the Song of Solomon. It was a bit shocking for the group. The five girls and the lone boy were all traumatized and decided to stick with 2nd Nephi for the rest of the hour.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Gwen's Birthday Rocket

Just over three months after her birthday, we finally set off the rocket Gwen got from Grandpa Dale and Grandma Buppie for her birthday. It took some time and instruction reading to get it set up.

Gwen and Stan filled the reservoir with water.

We took it to the south forty and Gwen started pumping it to get the pressure up.

Heather and Kelly got bored waiting, so they visited the neighbor's dog.

Rachel pitched in and helped.

Gwen tried and Rachel tried, but it took Stan's strength to set it off.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I'm dreaming of...

...lots of pomegranates!

A volunteer pomegranate bush grew from the compost Stan put out by some raspberry vines a couple of years ago and we harvested our first edible fruit last Saturday. Michael and Rachel peeled it for us. It was delicious :)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Not a Baby Anymore

This morning, while I was drying my hair, Naomi didn't want to be left alone, so she brought her project into the bathroom.

I turned around to see this...and was struck by how grown up she looked, like a kid, not a baby.

Pushing on the stapler took two hands, but she got the hang of it pretty quick.

Here is some of what she accomplished with all that effort.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Kelly has taken to...

...wearing an old pair of Rachel's glasses frames (sans lenses) around the house.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Not a Malfunction, Just a Runaway

Click on the picture to find the kid with the escaping wardrobe...

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Congratulations to Steph and Matt on their new addition.

Now they have three adorable girls :) They posted some new pictures last night and I was struck again by how much I think their oldest (of course, I see Steph in her, too, and she is prettier than Matt ever was, but still) Ruby looks like her dad...

What do YOU think?

Does Ruby look like Matt?