**we have been going through Genesis in our family Bible time. We are at the point where Jacob has left with his entire family and possessions and is about to see Esau again. Yesterday Joe read about how Jacob asked God for help and then sent everyone ahead of him to meet Esau. Then Joe asked the question...What did Jacob do that was good? There was silence for a time and then Ashley spoke up complete with jazz hands, "Well, he provided entertainment for the entire desert. It probably looked like a circus."
**yesterday was picture day for my older three. My girls were having a slight, ahem, discussion about shirts and whose were whose,etc. Somewhere in the discussion the subject of a white turtleneck came up. Nathan had been observing and listening and decides to join in....."I LOVE turtlenecks! They are super yummy!" He's says with that everlasting twinkle in his eye.
****with a family of six and then having six additional kids coming in and out of the house with my daycare, my kids have gotten used to me going through for or five names before I get to theirs when I am talking to them or simply being called a name that is not their own. I called Ashley "Amy" yesterday...just flat out, didn't even stumble over it. There is no one that goes in and out of my house everyday named Amy. I have a good friend named that, but know no children named that. I have no idea where it even came from and neither does anyone else. The whole room went silent as all the kids just looked at me and the look on Ashley's face said it all "Amy? Mom? really?!" It was like they were ok with all the other names, but I had definitely crossed a line.
And these pictures are a reminder to me that my girls really do love each...they were hanging out together yesterday afternoon. Sara even had Ashley look over her math for her. (They are basically in the same math class). Cannot even express how much I love these moments....