Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ordinary Events From the Last Few Months

 Before the Move:
"Dad put me in here, diaper and all! "
"Thanks Dad!"

One morning when I got up, this is what I saw in the girls' room.  Hmmm.
Oh.  I see.  :-)  Girls are reading books under there.

Modern art sculpture of boxes, getting ready to be filled.
The boys saved all of their fish fillets from the year's catch in the freezer until we had enough to have a dinner for everyone.
Samuel did all of the preparation and fixed them just how he wanted to.

Samuel is serving out his fish.

Roasted red potatoes and brown rice casserole with kale to go with it. 
Sam's picture of his empty plate.  :-)
There was one other thing that the boys saved over the summer.  They diligently picked berries in the woods behind the house and stored them all in the freezer until we had enough for a pie.
Clearly, they are very proud of their berry pie.
A picture of the finished pie.

And a piece of it.  The boys took these.  These are the things that are important to them.  A side note:  that pie was much better than was expected.  I thought it would be very seedy.  It was actually a real treat.  Hurray for the diligent pickers!
Pretzel art at lunch.  Maybe you can guess who made what.

 After the move:




My wonderful and cute kitchen helper.
Trying out the new bathtub. 

First snow at our new house.  It's so beautiful on the trees!  This is the view from the deck behind our house, looking out over our property.

Warm and cozy inside, looking at the snow outside.
Another picture taken by the boys.  They were excited about the very large icicles they found.


And last, a science project.  We had a fun time putting candy into jello to make edible cells.  We are learning about cell anatomy.  This was a fun and tactile model!

You at least knew that that was a nucleus in the center, right?  Don't forget the mitochondria, Endoplasmic Reticulum, Golgi bodies, etc.   


3 comments:

Jennie and Julie said...

I especially liked the warm & cozy photo of Eli and Millie, it looked just that, warm and cozy and peaceful and just what a family should look like on a late winter afternoon. The pretzel art is amazing!! What a great idea. And what sort of berries grew behind your old house to make that pie? You mentioned it earlier, but I forgot to ask what kind they were. I didn't know you had berries growing in Morgantown. That pie looked delicious, as well as Sam's fish. I can't wait to be there in April for many things, but not least is your great food! Love, Mom

Laffing Dawg said...

There are so many wonderful aspects to this post, but the one I liked the most was these two words "Our Property" -- Such a blessing.

Love to you all,
Kathy

Hannah Moss said...

Wow, that "pretzel art" is very impressive! The face and car, especially! Enjoyed all the photos... :)