Sunday, October 31, 2010

Helper boy

I spent hours as a young girl helping my Grandpa wash dishes. Now, I
am teaching Wyatt how to wash dishes too. Granted, he thinks it's just
fun to play in water and bubbles.

Also, please only look at my adorable child in this pictures. Please
do not attempt to figure out why my behind looks deformed and
misshaped. Here is what I think.

Alpha: I'm hunched over becuase these custom cabinets where made for a
5 foot 2 inch Grandma.

Beta: My leg is resting on the chair. I wanted to stand like a flamingo.

Charlie: The space where Wyatt and I have crammed ourselves is quite
small. Making my hind end seem grotesquly large.
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Happy Fall Ya'll

Wyatt 14 1/2 months

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Mary is getting Married

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New Toy

Cya

New Toy

Buckle up.

New Toy

Uncle Paul brought out a new toy to the farm. The Razor has seat belts
an a roll bar. Everyone feels a little safer.

Forrest Ridge Parade

Wyatt and Gran T watched the parade this morning. Wyatt had this
expression on his face almost the entire time. He loved watching the
fire truck, police car and ambulance. But, his favorite was the boom
Boom boom of the Stebbins Marching Band! Go Indians :)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Roar like a Loin

This kid loves to be silly. Thank you GranT for my new Lion costume.

Mall rides

Since taking Wyatt to Chukie Cheese, he has developed a loving
relationship with these coin operated rides. We still have yet to pay
a single penny for all the enjoyment. I hope this continues. Please
don't tell my son these contraptions actually move with a few magical
quarters.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Future Plumber

My dear sweet boy had a horriable diaper rash. It started with a major
case of the runny bun buns. That lead to the worst diaper rash ever!
Red, sore, and crying with every diaper change prompted me to take
major action. I continued to liberally apply copious amounts of
desitin. I started washing his hinny with soap and water instead of
using diaper wipes. And, we started a little naked hinny time.

He was so intriged by his bare bottom that he couldn't keep his hands
away from the new area. He insisted on pulling down his drawers for a
little extra ventalation.

I really think he may be changing professions from garbage collector
to plumber!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tree Hugger

Swinging

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dead battery

Everyone always says, "When your hubby deploys things fall apart".
Well, things didn't really fall apart. But, I did leave my car door
open for 9 weeks. The result: A DEAD battery. Whelp, it was a good
time to learn a new trade. I figured out how to remove the battery.
The next step is to charge it for ten hours! I will then attempt to
reinstall the battery. Keep your fingers crossed that it'll work!

Now you see it.

Dead battery

Now you don't.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cabelas

I don't know if this vedio clip will work but I thoughts I'd try :)
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cabelas

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Boom

Boom

Boom

Boom

Boonshoft Museum

I have been wanting to take the kids to the Boonshoft Museum in Dayton
for the last few weeks. I've heard pros and cons about this discovery
museum and wanted to check it out myself.

It was great for our family (11months, 14 months and 5 years). They
had a fossil dig. Think big sandbox with shredded tires pieces instead
of sand. Yes, Wyatt did eat a few tire pieces. Does that mean he has
pica?

The water table was a huge splash! Wyatt and Luke could play in the
water fountains due to a small step next to the table. Thank goodness
it wasn't crowded or they might not have been able to play as easily.

The "moving boxes" were great for Luke. He could crawl through the
maze and see himself in the mirrors.

The cons were obvious. It is a fairly small museum. Some of the
exhibits are getting old and worn. Overall, the place could use a good
scrub!

However, with all that said. Price was fair. Two years and under are
free. Great military discount if you by a season pass. Age approperate
displays and activies. Other nice families were there with their small
children. Not crowded at all (2 o'clock on a Tuesday). And, several
"shows" were going on while we were three too. We will be going back
soon. Probably as soon as Luke learns to walk :)

Sorry the kids are so blurry. They just couldn't hold still!!

Boonshoft Museum

Boonshoft Museum

Boonshoft Museum

Boonshoft Museum

Boonshoft Museum

Happy cowboy

Boonshoft Museum

Just as fun as the water table. The hand blow dryer!

Boonshoft Museum

Boonshoft Museum

Boonshoft Museum

Look at that face!

Boonshoft Museum

Water table

Boonshoft Museum

Picked up a hitch hiker.

Boonshoft Museum

Driving a hot rod truck. The wheels came off so you could even change
the tires.

Boonshoft Museum

Wyatt loves to throw away trash. Not surprisingly he also loved
driving the garbage truck.

Boonshoft Museum

Erin, Beth and Luke dancing! I joined them soon after this was taken. :)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Hat?

This silly little boys loves hats! He will put anything on His head
and ask, "hat?" Usually, the answer is, "No that is not a hat." For
example: chalk is not a hat, phone charger not a hat, bowls are not
hats, hangers are not hats, the necklace is not a hat, and socks are
not hats!

These photos are of him determined to put on the sock on his head.
He'd start by putting the sock on his forehead. Then he'd pull it over
his head. Finally, he would have the sock streched around the back if
his neck. He would declair at that point "hat!"

Hat?

Hat?

Hat?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Turn the other cheek

Pastor Jon peached on "turning the other cheek"  Ive never heard this before. Have you?  

In the Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of MatthewJesus says:

You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
Matthew 5:38-42, NIV
But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you.
Luke 6:27-31. NIV

A literal interpretation of the passages, in which the command refers specifically to a manual strike against the side of a person's face, can be supported by reference to historical and other factors.[1] At the time of Jesus, striking someone deemed to be of a lower class with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance.[2] If the persecuted person "turned the other cheek," the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed.[3] The other alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect demanding equality. By handing over one's cloak in addition to one's tunic, the debtor has essentially given the shirt off their back, a situation directly forbidden by Hebrew Law as stated inDeuteronomy 24: 10-13:

When you make your neighbor a loan of any sort, you shall not enter his house to take his pledge. You shall remain outside, and the man to whom you make the loan shall bring the pledge out to you. If he is a poor man, you shall not sleep with his pledge. When the sun goes down you shall surely return the pledge to him, that he may sleep in his cloak and bless you; and it will be righteousness for you before the LORD your God.

By giving the lender the cloak as well the debtor was reduced to nakedness. Public nudity was viewed as bringing shame on the viewer, not the naked, as evidenced in Genesis 9: 20-27:

Noah was the first tiller of the soil. He planted a vineyard; and he drank of the wine, and became drunk, and lay uncovered in his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside. Then Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it upon both their shoulders, and walked backward and covered the nakedness of their father; their faces were turned away, and they did not see their father's nakedness.

The succeeding verse from the Sermon on the Mount can similarly be seen as a method for making the oppressor break the law. The commonly invoked Roman law of Angaria allowed the Roman authorities to demand that inhabitants of occupied territories carry messages and equipment the distance of one mile post, but prohibited forcing an individual to go further than a single mile, at the risk of suffering disciplinary actions.[4] In this example, the nonviolent interpretation sees Jesus as placing criticism on an unjust and hated Roman law as well as clarifying the teaching to extend beyond Jewish law.[5] As a side effect this may also have afforded the early followers a longer time to minister to the soldier and or cause the soldier not to seek followers of Jesus to carry his equipment in the future so as not to be bothered with their proselytizing.


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Happy Birthday

We had a birthday party for everyone at the farm. We sang, "Happy
birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday day dear
grandma, aunt Leigh Ann, Beth, Wyatt and Luke. Happy birthday to you.
Then we ate this giant chocolate chip cookie.

From our garden

Beth and I did a little gardening and found the crops were ripe for
picking. Thanks to Aunt Louise and Cousin Libby we had green beans,
cucumbers and tomatoes! Coming soon squash and green peppers :)