Saturday, October 20, 2007


Friday, the boys and I went to the pumpkin patch with some of our church friends. We had a great time. We have been 3 times and I think this was our best visit, because Isaiah was big enough to really enjoy it. Josiah knew that I was trying to get some good pictures of them with the pumpkins, so needless to say, I was not really able to get any. However,I did get lots of funny faces. Not only did we pick out some pumpkins to bring home, but we got to have a picinic, go on a hay ride, and play on lots of different inflatables.

Friday, October 19, 2007


Wouldn't it be nice if this is what your day consisted of...

Josiah's trip to the Apple Orchard

Josiah's class and Ashtyn's class both took a field trip to the apple orchard. With one major difference...Ashtyn did not want me to go, but Josiah did. Ashtyn loves school and is very independent. When I go to chapel at her school she doesn't want to sit with me, Josiah and Isaiah. She would much rather sit with her class! So if you walked in you would see all the other parents sitting at the back with their children sitting next to them and you would see me and the boys at the back and Ashtyn sitting up front with her class. Oh well, at least I don't have to worry about how she does without me! Anyway, Josiah and I had a great time with his class. We had Johnny Appleseed as our tour guide! One of Josiah's favorite parts was watching the lady turning cotton into string...very interesting! And best of all, we got to pick Fuji apples and they sure were yummy!


One Friday night we invited our cousins, Micah and Josh, to come over and spend the night. I was not sure how it would all go, but we thought it would be fun to try. They did great! One of the highlights was listening to all 5 children singing, I mean screaming, "Rock on Larry Boy!" If your child is a larry boy fan then you know exactly the song I am talking about! Bedtime went fairly well, or probably as good as could be expected with 3 five yr olds, a four yr old and a two yr old. I convinced Isaiah to sleep with Ashtyn in her full bed by agreeing to lay down with them, that way the 3 bigger boys could sleep on the bunk beds and its trundle. Of course it took a little while for the boys to get quiet and stay in their beds. The two rooms are right across from each other so we could see what the boys were doing. At one point, Isaiah sat up in bed and yelled across the hall "God doesn't want people to get up!" Then he looked at me for confirmation, "right? God doesn't want people to get up?" Trying not to laugh, all I could say was "well, if you are not supposed to get up, then He doesn't want you to". Isaiah talks about God all the time. The funny thing is that you never know what He is going to say.

Bunk Beds

I have been such a slacker by not posting anything since August! So now, I've got to get caught up. The boys got bunk beds (it has been a couple of months ago) that they love! Of course who would not love to have a ladder in their room that it is okay to climb on! This first picture is Josiah and Isaiah helping daddy take out their old beds.