Tag Archives: Essie

The Cutest Little Gamer

“Ervin, if you do that, you’ll regenerate. That means come back.”

Essie is such a gamer, like her brothers. She comes by it naturally, although I’m more like Ivy and will only play if I’m in the exact right mood (I loved to play the fighting games with my guy friends because I was an awesome button masher and they hated it).

She’s good, though, and she’ll play Minecraft or the Xbox for a long time if we let her. And she loves to play games on her tablet.

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Random Thoughts on a Sunday

~~~Is it summer yet? Because I’m already sick of all the cold weather laundry and it’s barely even begun to be cold. ~~~These pictures of baby Essie with a Mohawk make me say things like “wook at the boodee widdle boonieboodieawwwwww” ~~~And then looking at 6 year old Essie right after makes me realize thatContinue Reading

Letting Go.

Patience has never been a strength of mine. Since I was little, I’ve tried to find out what my presents were before the holidays happened. I get tired of waiting on people when I’m ready to go somewhere or be done with something. My least favorite time of year is the holiday season; I loveContinue Reading

Back At It.

I’m sitting in a quiet office while my big three get used to their new classes on the first day of school and Ervin sleeps or plays with his grandpa. He stayed at their house last night so he wouldn’t have to take the big kids to school and then come back home with me.Continue Reading

Through the Lens Thursday: Serene and Car

I totally missed last week. Not only we were deep in the trenches of bible school every day, but I’m still kind of getting used to being on summer break again (yes, even after two weeks). There is absolutely nothing serene about four kids being home every day, but even more so, when apparently locustsContinue Reading

Through the Lens Thursday: Pattern

I thought about taking a picture of something patterned this week, but then I thought…no, it would be kind of fun to make a pattern out of pictures. We dropped the big two off at overnight church camp yesterday and headed to the playground. Truck, plane, plane, truck, plane, plane.   Have a great weekend!Continue Reading

Through the Lens Thursday: Music

This was the perfect prompt for our house right now. When Ivy decided to learn to play the mandolin, T. started playing along with her. Then they got out an old guitar my grandpa had given me years ago, fixed the strings, and started playing that. Then Essie wanted to play the big guitar, andContinue Reading

Through the Lens Thursday: Upside Down

This was a fun prompt. It was a beautiful day, and I told the kids I needed some upside down pictures.   I was under the tree branch looking up in this one:   For this one, Ivy and I were both lying down in the grass, and I held my camera over my head,Continue Reading

Through the Lens Thursday: Yellow

There’s a lot of yellow in our yard, so I took my camera out to find it. Look mom, no training wheels! Through The Lens Thursday is a self-improvement photography project that Alison of Writing, Wishing and I are doing this year (again!). Don’t forget to join our Flickr group or share your own postsContinue Reading

Through the Lens Thursday: Table

Every year, during the week of Kansas’ birthday (today, January 29!), the kids’ school lets the kids bring guests to eat lunch with them. Erv and I went this year (yesterday), to sit with the girls during the first lunch and Henry during the second. These are some views from the cafeteria table. Through TheContinue Reading