The girls managed to secretly make a card for me. They always think they are being sneaky and that I have no idea this stuff is going on.
A whole lotta tape was involved in this project. It's definitely one to save. And, when I arrived home from church, Seth had dropped something off for me.
I received Jordan's card a day late, but she wrote the sweetest words that brought tears to my eyes. She makes me feel like the most successful mom in the world.
Joy had a birthday this week. In celebration, we went through some clothes and finally got rid of all the size 4 summer things...since she turned 8. She is now successfully wearing all size 5's and some 6's. She feels like such a big girl now.
Yes, Joy still has lunch on her face. But, that seems to be the norm. She is still such a beauty.
Joy was so excited about this gift from her sisters. Two yarn balls, loom bracelets, and 2 shiny rocks. Correction, "special rocks".
Joy got her first 2-wheeler. She's been cruising around the driveway with her new tie-dyed bike shorts from Jordan ever since. Jordan is just disappointed the shorts didn't come in her size.
Angel food cake; the preferred choice for birthday cakes in our home. No forks needed.
Remember Ernest? Our hatched chicken from Ivy's science class? Well, he has been so much fun for the girls. All three of them diligently cleaned his box, fed and watered him. He developed butt paste, but the girls didn't seem to mind. We'd just wash his little hiney in warm water. Then he'd chirp rather loudly for 20 minutes or so before he calmed down. He was constantly held and cuddled by all of us. Even I would sneak and play with him after the girls went to bed at night.
What's not to love about this cute chick named Ernest? He's adorable.
But...we couldn't keep him. He needed to be with other chicks. We either had to get more chickens or give him away. My husband said "no" to another chicken. That made it easy. Yes, quite a few tears were shed, but he is now with another co-op family with chicks of their own. It was a great experience for everyone...except the butt paste issue.
I don't know why my daughter is sitting in the kitchen like this. This is not a common occurrence in our home. It must have been a warm afternoon.