The Culprits

Sunday, July 19, 2009


We went to a birthday party today. It was at this great park that had the BEST climbing tree. The boys were in HEAVEN. They played on this tree more than they played on the playground equipment. My boys were doing just fine, having a blast climbing, when along came the birthday girl, Cora. (She is 9, the same age as Jarod.) Jarod was perched contentedly on a branch that he had thought was perfectly adequate. He felt pretty brave sitting up there on his limb. I think Cora said, "Excuse me, please." as she climbed past him. She scurried with the confidence of a squirrel & quickly was on the same branch as Jarod, but higher up & farther out. So of course, Jarod had to follow her & go just a little bit higher than her. He was NOT about to be shown up by a girl!!! And even though he did go a tiny bit higher, I could tell he was a little nervous. Don't tell him I said so. And look at Cora just sitting there all relaxed like it's no big deal! So much for the girly gift I put together for her! (Which I must admit I had fun doing. ) I think this one's a bit of a tom boy. I did calmly advise them to both come in little closer to the tree trunk (and the ground). I am tired of the ER.

I don't think Gideon's going any higher.

My little tree frog.

Yeah, I stuck my baby up in a tree. So?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

This Month in Pictures

This past few weeks have been a little crazy. There have been ups & downs. Good days & bad days. I've laughed, I've cried. To summarize, Seth came home from Summer camp with a bad cough which turned to pneumonia. My sister in law & brother in law, Micheal & Jubilee, came for a visit. We went to a river in the mountains to have a picnic & do some fishing. Seth was miserable, but it was very nice to spend time with family out in the fresh air. When Michael & Jubilee left, my brother Mark, his wife Tracy & my nephew Asher came to visit me. They stayed a week. It was wonderful to spend that time with them. I'm afraid I was a boring hostess. Seth was still very sick. Isaac also became quite ill with the flu for a few days. Seth is finally well now & Isaac feels MUCH better. I averaged about 4 hrs of sleep a night that week. Somewhere in the middle of all this was Auntie Rara's birthday & the 4th of July..........and other stuff I'm sure I'm forgetting. Now I'm a little sick & Isaac has an ear infection. I gave the pharmacist a "deer in the headlights" look when he asked me for Isaac's birthday. I don't even hardly know what TODAY is. I told him he was rude to put me on the spot like that. I'm just confused lately. I didn't even post these pictures in order..........but here they are anyway. See if you can make sense out of my life. I do thank God for His healing & for the chance to spend time with my loved ones!!!

Mark & Asher

I didn't do it!!!!

Look at that lip!!!

Lookin' good!!!

Tracy & Asher

Fun Aunty Emmy

Titus & Yaya worked on this mud-hill together for an hour!!!!

"Woah..oh...oh.....hitchin' a ride!"

Auntie Jubilee & Isaac