Friday, October 30, 2009

Is it Christmas?!

It has snowed 3 times this month. And every time, when Xander has woken up and seen the blanket of snow, he has asked me with excitement, "is it Christmas?!" I've had to explain to him that it sometimes snows in the fall here; that it's really almost Halloween; that Christmas is not for a long time; that it's only October and November still has to come and go before we get to December. I really thought he was catching on. But Tuesday morning, it was a REAL winter snowstorm, not just a soggy fall storm, and Xander was completely convinced that it must be Christmas. After I re-explained to him that it can snow on days other than Christmas, he was still doubtful. "I'm going to go downstairs and see if there are any presents." He checked; there weren't any presents; and THEN he believed me.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Funny Kiddos

Elodie screamed (again) because Xander teased her in some way.
Me: Use your words, Elodie.
Elodie: (shouting) Xander, if you ever do that to me again, I'm going to be super mad, and I'm going to hit you! (calmly) And then I'll say sorry.
She definitely knows how to use those words. Hmmm.

But Elodie also has a super sweet side. Over breakfast, I was telling the kids about a very random dream I'd had. Apparently this prompted them to "remember" their dreams.
Elodie: I dreamt about marshmallows, and cake, and princesses, and Melayna.
Sing with me now,"These are a few of my favorite things!"

We were talking about how my birthday is coming up and I told them that I'm going to be 30.
Xander: Your cake is going to have to be huge to hold all of those candles!
Thanks, Xander.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Happy Fall, y'all!

All is safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin.
God, our Maker, doth provide for our wants to be supplied.
Come, ye thankful children, come! Raise the song of harvest home!
Aaron is definitely one of those thankful children. When a volunteer squash was taking over our back garden, he just couldn't yank it up because he saw it as a gift directly from God. And when we harvested all of this plus a couple buckets more from the squash we didn't plant, Aaron did not regret that decision. His gratitude for this abundance is so sweet and childlike. "Just look at all of this food!" We are definitely enjoying the bounty of fall. We hope all of you are feeling abundantly blessed this season, too!