Silas Quote

Me:  We learn how to read to that we can read our bible.  That is the number one reason.

Silas: You never told me that! I thought you made us read because you were mean.

*Sigh*

I guess I am winning the meanest mom in the world contest.

Sabbath

A day of rest is good for the soul. It’s been a long hard week but thank goodness my Master King Jesus sits on his throne interceding on my behalf. This week didn’t surprise him, for which I’m grateful.

We carved pumpkins. Well, I didn’t, the kids did. We’ve entered a new stage where I can solely supervise. Pumpkins are Carl’s gig and because he is working, I had to bring my A game. Overall, they did great.

Titus reluctantly learned how to make banana bread this afternoon. He couldn’t understand why he needed to learn when his future wife could do all the cooking. I turned and said, “What if she hates cooking as much as you do? I know, you will both be hungry.” He gave in and had a great time making it.

Max wanted a fancy meal. I think he just wanted to light the candles and blow them out and repeat that 3 more times.

My helper

Yesterday, I was on a roll with little projects. Titus got wrangled into helping me replace the soap dispenser on the sink. I couldn’t reach it with the disposal in the way but my perfect sized 10 year old could shimmy into that small space. He was awesome!!

Sister love

I found these two like this yesterday morning. I love how they love each other.

Snow

This kids were ecstatic this morning.

I was glad that I had pulled out all the snow gear yesterday and sized everyone up.

Jack, Max and Ava pulled blankets into the living room to “just look at the snow!”

Jack said, “This is my favorite time of the year. It makes me so happy.”

I love to clean and organize. I’m enjoying just walking past to take a look at it. I will be able to shut the pantry for at least 12 hours, 9 of which my children will be sleeping.