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|I just don't know how a baby can sleep in the positions they do without being miserable. One minute they're swaddled|
straight as a board where they can't even move, the next their cheeks rest on their knees. They don't seem to even have
|This is the teaching bag I've used for ten or eleven years. I found it in the garden section at Wal-Mart.|
It's got 14 pockets for all the do-dads you need (post it notes, pencils, pens, markers,
popsicle sticks, visual aids, scripture mastery cards, bookmarks, gum, chapstick, magnets, etc.)
|Cali and Levin - packin' two|
|Ray - helped Cali hang the chalkboard|
|Ande and Zeph|
|Joe and Zeph - Go Sounders|
|Abe - grilling supper|
|Abe - helping a friend|
|Grace - chicken with quinoa/brown rice mixture garnished with an avocado spread|
|Ty, Michelle, and Afton - supper with friends|
|Afton - calling dad while he's at school|
|Afton playing with the throw pillows for the last time in Maryland. They're packed up for the move.|
|Calvin and Jane - old calves teaching the new calves where the hottest wires are|
|Jane - homework assignment|
|Calvin - some family nights are more exciting than others.|
|Zeph - 5 weeks|
|Michelle's and Cali's|
|Calvin, Cali, and I planting potatoes. |
See that little romper she is wearing? 100 % double-knit polyester and I sewed it myself.
It was hot, thick, a wee bit itchy, and virtually indestructible.
I love the old, little, white, orthopedic-looking little shoes babies used to wear.
Like the polyester, they were hard to wear out, but easy to keep sand and dirt out of.
|Ty, Cali, and Abe planting the garden. Ty hates this picture. He's wearing a girl's hat with sparkly thread in it.|
This was back in the days of 2 megapixel cameras.
|"When we're helping, we're happy, and we sing as we go." Ande proves this is a true principle.|
|This is by the chicken coop. I still hate cleaning the tumbleweeds out of this corner ever year because of this picture.|
|Cali and Levin|
We raked and hauled and piled and burned leaves and branches and tumbleweeds . . .
|. . . and planted pots.|
Levin helped work the fertilizer into the soil.
|Levin manned the hose most of the time . . .|
|. . . and . . .|
|. . . ate cookies some of the time.|
|We had a wiener roast like we normally do.|
|And while I bathed Levin and put him to bed, Calvin and Cali made a table. Just. like. that. |
Cali is making a water table for their kids. When she gets it
finished, I'll show a picture. It's such a great idea.
|Splash of yellow in our kitchen.|
The other day we were cooking together and Calvin asked me to grab one of these lemons so he could add
it to whatever it was he was making. They'd been there four months and he didn't know they were fake.
|Estella, Claudia, Elsie|
|Jake, Bruce, Charlie, Nephi, Chris|
|Jake accepting a bid|