Saturday, March 27, 2010

Another Day

As I look out my window, I watch the rain gently fall to the ground. It is a beautiful sight -- one I am sure I will long for over and over this summer as my garden grows. I'm thinking of all the many projects I need to complete, and my own lack of desire to start them. We are now on week two of the icky respiratory infection that inflicted itself upon five of the six members of my family. Three of the five our up and about running and back to their happy normal selves with the occasional fit of coughing. One of the five is simply miserable and chooses to complain and through a fit about every little thing that doesn't go his way (and no, it's not the one year old). And me, I sit here staring out the window longing for health and warm weather to be able to get outside and shove my hands into the brown dirt. I don't remember being so eager to get outside and get my garden planted before. I am hopeful that the weather will be nice next week and we can get the garden tilled. JA is going to build me a potato box next week (he already picked up some old pallets to break down for wood). This will be my first year of planting potatoes.

Well, I need to bring my ramblings to an end and cease my mindless gaze our the window and return my focus to things I need to accomplish inside -- a child who needs to practice violin, bathe three of the four children (one is already done), laundry (an endless task here at home), and weeding out the soon to expire coupons from my binder.

With a full day ahead of me, I am enjoying the gentle pitter patter of the rain outside to help relax my spirit and remind me to take time to enter into fellowship with my Father.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Bowling with the Kids

We ventured out as a family in the midst of our sickly affliction to have a family activity. We went bowling, and we had a wonderful time. I've been leery about taking the children bowling because I didn't think they would enjoy it. Well, thanks to Tony's Pizza we enjoyed a free game of bowling and only had to pay 11 for shoe rental (would have been cheaper, but I neglected to place my bowling ball and shoes in the van).

Let me clarify, I do not recommend taking sick children bowling. I honestly thought that they were doing better. Andy and Ezekiel were not very happy or excited to be bowling instead of enjoying a nice long afternoon nap.

Kara loved bowling -- she took second place, Lydia took third place, and Andy took fourth place. I will let you guess at who took first and last place (unless you have already seen the pictures on facebook).

Thank you Tony's Pizza, we will certainly be buying more of your pizza's and enjoying some more free games of bowling this year (when the kids are ALL healthy).

Monday, March 22, 2010

What a Day

Our family has been battling an Upper Respirtary Infection, Ear Infection, and a touch of the stomach bug for the last week. The kids are still sick, but we thought today they needed to get out and get some fresh air since we had such a beautiful day today. This morning we walked to Dollar General and Alco to do some light shopping.

During nap time Kara, Lydia, and Andy took their bikes over to the church and rode their bikes while Ezekiel took his nap. Right before dinner we took Shalom for a walk to the park and let the kids get the last bit of their pent up energy out.