|Getting their shoes polished.|
|The young man takes his polishing job very seriously!|
|The girl with their dolls.|
|They had their dolls dressed up "fancy".|
|Kiersten is out of her crib now.|
|"Just me, Mama."|
This morning we got back on schedule with school, etc... We started the day off with a pancake breakfast and due to dwindling bread supplies Scott asked if he could bake more bread, Tonight we had beef au jus sandwiches. They were quite good and although Garrison was skeptical at first he quickly decided that it was really good. We'll probably use the leftovers to make a stew tomorrow.
The grandparents and Uncle have delayed their trip a bit, due to the weather. They're hoping to come tomorrow, but it will depend on the weather.
We also started reading Tom Sawyer to the kids. We'd told them a bit before our trip to Hannibal, but figured we would read the book when we got home. So far they think it's pretty interesting. I hadn't read it in quite some time and didn't remember Tom being such a rascal.
I should be taking more pictures of devotions each evening, but there's been so much to remember that I got out of the habit. Maybe tonight...
Today I heard something very pleasant. We were sitting at the supper table and Elyssia said, "Yay, we have dirty dishes to wash!" Garrison said, "what about me, I want to be the fisher!" The one that uses the tongs to fish them out of the hot rinse water. Those two happily washed the dishes tonight and everybody seemed more than happy to help with their jurisdictions(places and jobs that they keep clean in order to help their family.). We've been working more with each of them and showing them how the house runs smoothly and there is more joy when the cleaning load isn't all put on 1 or 2 people. It may get done slower or with a little more water mess, but the long term rewards are priceless:).
Tonight I also heard the older two children discussing more siblings. Garrison said, "First mommy can have 2 boys and then she can have two girls." Elyssia said, "maybe a girl and then a boy." Then Garrison said, "Maybe 3 girls and 3 boys, then we'll have 12 people in our family. Where did this boy learn to add. He was telling me that 6 plus 6 was 12 today, but figuring it out to add the 6 in our family and 3 plus 3 to add up to 12 is pretty amazing for a 4 year old. So, we shall see what comes in the days ahead. I told them that the decision of boys or girl is up to the Lord, so we can be happy either way. We do prefer to not have them 3 at a time though:).
That about wraps things up for now. Signing off from a cold country praying for Spring!