Saturday, 30 August 2008
Friday, 29 August 2008
Thursday, 28 August 2008
A time for beautiful colours, drifting leaves, chilly wandering winds, and warm blankets. I think if someone asked me right now, I'd say that Autumn is my favourite time of year; but I know that in November I'll likely say that Winter takes that crown. At least I'm always happy with whatever season we're in!
The door to the deck creaked open, and we all turned.
Tink rolled her eyes at her cup of tea. "Oh that whiny ole door!"
So here is to Tasha Tudor and the remarkable, simple life that she lived.
Wednesday, 27 August 2008
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
Monday, 25 August 2008
That's when it began. Seeing the glasses and figuring it was okay, Dad added a pack of post-it notes. I - being oblivious - suggested to Mum that we needed to change the centre-piece because it had been basically the same for over a week.
And Mum went random. A few minutes later, I came out to see that she had created her masterpiece: "The Random Centrepiece."
It included: my glasses, one pack of post-it notes, fish food, a roll of tape, a piece of wrapping paper that Belle from home from school, a picture of Mum and Tink (you can't see it in the picture), Tink's doll, a baby blanket, one of Theophilus' work gloves, and the original cloth and flowers.
Naturally, we didn't actually leave the Random Centrepiece there, as my father would probably get worried about me and Mum if we left it until dinner. A bit of searching, and I decided to honour my love of coffee - and Mum's love of flowers. I think this is a little more presentable than the Random Centre, although Mum's is far more original and unique.
Saturday, 23 August 2008
It's not so bad if the kids leave their toys out on the deck - if they are outside toys to begin with - if it means that it helps brighten my day. And who couldn't help but smile at this swirly-coloured ball?
Oh, and for Marilyn, I believe this post is my equivalent of your "Wild and Precious" post.
Friday, 22 August 2008
Here I am, showing my half-full bowl of delicious berries. Of course, I ate them liberally too, so my bowl could have been much fuller. Oh well, there's still a lot in there aside from the ones which I so voraciously devour.
Note to self: do not get the prickles embedded in fingers, as it will generally hurt and be highly difficult to remove. But at least my arms are protected. And my bowl too... no little fingers (mine or Tink's) snitching the contents during this photo!
Yes - I let her get the ones closest to the ground. Reason number one, they're closer to her level and so she won't have to reach up to far. Oh yeah, and I won't have to bend down and then wonder how I'm going to get up again!
This is my bowl, after it had been hit hard by me. I can't help it: fresh raspberries have to be one of the best things of late summer/early autumn. I'm looking forward to picking more in the days to come!
Photo credits to Mum today, who found out that she can too take good pictures with Dad's camera! Hopefully she won't be so against taking pictures in the future!
Thursday, 21 August 2008
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
Finally, we were headed home, when the van started acting odd. A little ways after that, we pulled over to the side of the road, and we couldn't get the Sherwood to work. It refused to start. Thank goodness, Dad came soon. However, he couldn't get it started either, so we sat there. In the end, a neighbour of ours, whom we'd never met before, stopped and helped us all get home.
Funnily enough, I wasn't so phased. I just opened up my notebook and actually got a surprising ammount of work done. Maybe I should do that in the future when things go wrong: open my notebook and start writing.
Then Belle inspected her wardrobe for the day. Let me see: pink, pink, pink, and pink. Looks like we have everthing need for first grade's beginning!
Then down the driveway, down to the bus-stop, and off to school!
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Monday, 18 August 2008
Saturday, 16 August 2008
Friday, 15 August 2008
Running is a little more fun. But only a little, mind you.
Cheers to Team USA!
Not that I'm going to drive all the time now, because I'm spending my evenings at Mount Olympus. I mean, Beijing. Who else is tired of hearing about Phelps while watching completely different sports? (Don't get me wrong, I am hoping that he gets his eight medals. It's not like he's really about to not achieve his golds. I mean, goals.)
Thursday, 14 August 2008
The last few days have been a little crazy, as he's been packing up his things. However, he seems to have got everything together, and is ready to go off to officially begin college. After all, he's already taken college classes before, so it won't be that hard for him. And it's a nerdy school, so he'll fit right in.
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
Harrison: Over here!!!
Laura: Where is 'over here'?
Harrison: It's where I am right now!
Also, Mum got a reimbursement check from the program that we were homeschooled through, and couldn't find it. After searching for a while, she found it on the windowsill of her WC.
Mum: I found it!
Mum: Now we can buy school stuff!
Lance: OPA! (Yes, some parts of our life resemble the Greek family from "My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding"... sad, I know.)
Theophilus: Laura is amazing.
Laura: You only say that when I've agreed to do something for you.
Theophilus: Yep, that's when you remind me that you're amazing.
Laura: How are you going to remember my amazingness when you leave for college?
Theophilus: Well... Priority mail means that cookies might still be in good condition by the time they reach Colorado.
Monday, 11 August 2008
Eddie goofing off with our horn soloist.
Our horn soloist, Tony, showing what you really ought to do with trumbones...
Gerrall taking a picture of Tony, who is her husband, and Weeda, our conductor.
Joanna, our harp player. She's really sweet, and I love her harp!
Mellisa practicing right before the concert. I loved being her standpartner. (Not as much as you, of course, dear Marilyn!)