Monday, May 31, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Mommy: "Why do you do that?"
Nathan: "To let people know I'm crazy."
Nathan to mommy: "Patience, mommy, patience."
Daddy playing airplane with the kids.
Daddy: "There is a tornado. All planes to the table."
Nathan: "Watch out Abby! There is a tomato!"
Daddy taking a bite of Abigail's candy.
Nathan: "You don't have to take a bite of mine, it tastes just the same."
Daddy dishing out consequences for bad behavior after Nathan was having a particularly rough two days: "Nathan, your consequence is no strawberry milk for the rest of the day."
Nathan earnestly: "That's ok. You already took that away yesterday."
Abigail: "The horse is sad."
Mommy: "Why is it sad?"Abigail: "That's just how it goes sometimes."
Grampy to Abigail: "Are you eating cereal?"
Grampy: "You're eating popcorn?"
Abigail: "That's what I said."
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
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Saturday, May 22, 2010
In the meantime, here is the quick version without the peppermint and using 7 1/2 cups of fruit of your choosing:
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (This really won't work with the juice from the little plastic bottle.)
1 teaspoon of lime zest (Only zest the very top of the peel and do it before you juice it. :-) You don't want to zest the white stuff; it's really the opposite of yummy - very bitter.)
Wisk all ingredients together and pour over fruit right before serving. I left mine in the fridge overnight but am not sure that changed much of the flavor? Mmmm, Mmmm, Mmmm. So good over strawberries!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Beautiful Abigail, aka cutiepie. Be aware, she does use her looks and cuteness to her advantage!
David is a wonderful father. Just to be able to see the way his children respond to him, makes you realize how much time, love and effort he has invested in them. Nathan and Abigail adore their father and they have every reason to.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
My Bible quote calendar for today. David taped it underneath the serving tray so that it would be revealed after the food was taken off. How thoughtful.
Just want to smootch you!
Apparently this is the new way to swing.
Throwing anything in any body of water is a favorite among our children. This enormous branch into the local lake was especially pleasing to the little boy.
Somthing about this picture with her little bear under her arm that moves me.
Abigail loves doing things with her eyes closed lately. Among them: walking. That hasn't worked out to well for her. She's bumped into various walls, fallen off a wall she was on and tripped multiple times. Apparently she's a slow learner on this subject...
It was just a perfect day and the kids although they hadn't napped, found peace out here. So did David and I. Below: A boy and his daddy walking onto a tree over the lake.
I wish this would have come in better. My two handsome men.
Who's got the life here? Princess in her carriage, being pushed by her most loyal subject.
We got to see a lot of really neat and interesting things. We dug up some rolled up bugs and worms, saw a milipede, a bull frog, a wood pecker and all the work he's been doing, what he was after (some really BIG ants in a tree - termites?), pretty flowers, some nest of something in the water, a snail (Nathan kept wanting to touch the slimy part - such a boy!), a duck (much to Abigail's delight), ferns and dogs (again to Abigail's delight). It was just an overall great day with fabulous weather. But none of the above animals was as great as what happened below. Although we see these eagles quite often, we saw this bald eagle flying in from over the trees and dipping down onto the lake. He did catch the fish. Amazing. What precision.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
See all those cool German baby doll toys? The pink thing hanging is a baby bed that can be carried. The other pink thing hanging is a baby doll back-pack carrier. Neat.
Mutti, die Engel sind von dir:
Fallen angel picture:
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Nathan: "I don't want to wear my cape outside because I might fly away." You knew being a superhero wasn't easy....
Mommy: "Nobody in here could carry daddy"
Nathan: "Jesus could!"
Nathan after watching Winnie the Pooh:
Mommy: "Nathan, stop yelling at Abby."
Nathan: "But I like to do that."
Mommy: "Abby doesn't know your playing."
Nathan: "But that's what Nathans do best!'
Nathan gently hitting Abigail.
Uncle Chris: "Don't hit Abigail."
Nathan: "That's how I get exercise."
"I hurt myself - Kiss it!"
"Wah - I'm the baby."
"Who goes there?"
"I just Abigail."
"I wanna do by selves."
"Quesadijaja" and "flour tortillajaja"
"I don't wanna flush the toilet. It's too loud."
"Put me in time-out!"
"I wanna have a hug."
"I love you."
Nathan: "Mom, I wanna be like you. I wanna look out for people."