...Sophie's latest meeting with a doctor has us putting off her final hearing tests until he thinks it might be more necessary. That might be never!
...Carter is loving school! So far his favorite subjects are math and poetry.
...our cattle work is still going strong. I think we have almost another month of this busy season before we can breathe a sigh of relief...and I've taken next to no pictures of it.
...Peter rode a crazy Sugarfoot the other day when Sugarfoot was lowering his head to buck. We may have a cowboy (or two or three) on our hands.
...we have three ninjas, a pig and a strawberry for Halloween. A few weeks ago they put on their costumes and Sophie loved hers so much she cried when it was time to take it off for bed. Carter immediately said, "Oh how I hate to see a little pig cry!" Then, I laughed. And, the crying picked up.
...Genevieve has started screaming a lot, and well, it hasn't stopped in a long time. She used to be our easiest baby.
...maybe the most entertaining part of our weekly lessons are the Bible illustrations and story tellings. Here we have the tower of Babel. John Paul's version of the story usually includes blood, lots of rocks, a man on the moon, and John Paulie.
...recently in Mass our priest's microphone started acting up. John Paul shouted, "Oh! We have FIREWORKS!"
...Peter has decided that when he grows up, he will just fish all day, every day.
...we've fallen behind in the seasonal activities this year. We haven't been to the pumpkin patch. Nor have I really planned anything for Halloween (minus a quick Amazon purchase of costumes). I don't know when we'll start getting ready for upcoming holidays/events. And, I don't know if we'll do any of that - part of me feels like a failure, and part of me doesn't really care, ha!
...Carter lost his cat last week (via a day of very strong wind and a gate that slammed at the wrong time). Boy, these kids get early lessons of life and death around here, and it's never easy.
...John Paul came in the kitchen as I was preparing lunch and said, "Momma, I've been thinkin' and I'm going to do something for you so you won't have to think about it." Then he cleaned the lint from the dryer and put it in the trash. Sweet little helper.
...Peter is writing up a storm. He is loving practicing all of his letters and even writing cards for people.
...Jeremy and Dave Ramsey have become best friends ;)
...meanwhile I've become best friends with anything that makes me add a few more pounds to this growing bump (aka, I've become a glutton, haha).
...last night Sophie saw the big crucifix, and she stretched her arms as far as they'd go saying, "Jesus want to hug me!"
That's us in a nutshell. All is well.