Tuesday, September 11, 2012

About School and Life

Our school day began and ended earlier than usual today - so I have a few minutes to write.

I think we have finally found a routine that works for us! Hoorah! There are still some afternoon hours that I need to constructively fill... but for now, with an impending move and all, Andy Griffith is a very obliging entertainer. The kids have discovered The Andy Griffith Show. It drives me crazy. I can't stand silly. So, I sort, or pack, or nap.

The kids have been making bike ramps out of dirt. That has been a two-day project. Everything was going well... until someone decided that we needed a ramp on the hill "for the little kids." I truly hope that the inventor of such a plot did not intend the chaos that followed! A certain five year old madman rode down the hill full speed - Yikes! He lived. Come suppertime he will be bragging about his near-death-and-dismemberment escapade. For the time being, I am still trying to wrap my mind around the idea that ANY boy can live to be as old as he is - be that 2, 5, 8, or 37. No one who has raised boys, had brothers, or married a boy can ever doubt that we have "ministering angels!"

We have more or less given the garden over to the dog. With packing and all I do not have time to do a garden. And, I needed to pack and clean up the yard too. So, we took down our fence and cleaned up our garden area. We left the tomato plants, pepper plants, and 3 cantaloupes. The dog will undoubtedly eat the maters and melons. But, we will probably get a few more hot peppers.

Baby Jeremiah (now 8 months) is growing like a weed. He has been grumpy lately since he is cutting his top teeth. But, his grumpy is not all that bad. He is a happy baby. (This, by the way, is a huge contrast from the colicky baby he was the first 6 weeks of life outside the womb!)

That about sums things up. So, if I go another week or so without having time to write, you know that everything is fine. Just busy with school, packing, looking for housing, kissing boo boos, and playing ball...

1 comment:

MamaHen said...

Wow Bethany-you have so much going on right now. I received your email and have been praying for the perfect house at the perfect time.

We love Andy around here-I can appreciate the silly-except for Ernest T Bass-his voice drives me crazy! :)

You know, we have UPS down here too--we could be neighbors! :)