Tag Archive: Humor

Confessions: Giggles from Our Homeschool

Posted with Kaitlin’s (15) permission. For several years our goal has been for Mark to be more involved in homeschooling our children, specifically as they get into the upper grades. We’ve slowly and surely made progress in this direction and this year Mark is the primary homeschool parent for our oldest children. (He plans, gives…

Colby Tales

Colby is five and Colby is just one of those children. He keeps us on our toes and always laughing. Remember when he pulled this amazing whopper?  and these fun Wordless posts;  here and here and here ? If you look through the ‘not me’ archives, you’ll see that he’s well represented. Here is my latest collection…

Not Me: Bella and Dryer Woes

bella ink face

“Not Me” – Confessing some of my (or my family’s)  faults, failings and quirks by denying them. When our dryer went out, we knew that we would simply purchase a new one, especially since we get a lot of rain and we’re heading into the cold months. With 12 people in the house, there is…

Not Me: Popcorn, Babies and Mold

moldy peanut butter jelly sandwich

“Not Me” – Bravely confessing some of my (or my family’s)  faults, failings and quirks by denying them. It has not been more than 5 months since my last ‘not me’ post, even though I know that some people, who call themselves our friends, (I’m not naming names here ’cause I’m just that nice) ONLY…

When Bella Blogs

Bella computer Blog

She considers.   She composes. She celebrates. but honestly, she doesn’t have a lot to say, yet.  

Bella and the Book: Wordless

Bella tears up a Henty book

What do you get when you cross an antique Henty book   with a curious one year old? I suppose it depends on whether or not you’re asking the one year old. (and these pictures were taken after  a lot of the mess had been gathered up) You may get a giggle out of a…

Simplifying Giggles

Nicholas messy face

Three year old Nicholas has been right in the midst of our challenge to simplify. He’s a momma’s boy and can frequently be found helping me as I sort through our things with a trash bag and a box for the things to giveaway. He has watched us give away bag after bag and box…

Ben and Bella

ben and bella birthday

While I was in the hospital giving birth to Bella (do you call it giving birth when you have a c-section?),  a friend of mine arrived at the same hospital to have her baby. She ended up having a little boy in the same hospital, with the same OB, on the same day that Bella…

Shower Time Giggles and Bella

The two little boys were preparing to get into the shower with their big brothers. Colby (4) is talking to himself, “I’m going to be brave when the water sprays in my face, I’m not going to cry. I am going to be brave.” Nicholas (3) looks at Colby and matter-of-factly says, “Not me, I’m…

Not Me: Bird Poop, Socks and Ear Rings

“Not Me” – Bravely confessing some of my (or my family’s)  faults, failings and quirks by denying them. We have not had a large marker mural on the wall spanning the length of the staircase even though we’ve had multiple groups of company through our home. I always make sure my house is pristine before…

Superman John

Superman John

Our valiant hero, Superman John (aka 2 year old Nicholas). Superman John hears a call for help… Have no fear, Superman John is here. It’s tough fighting evil.   The world will have to wait, Superman John still needs his nap. Nick started asking to be called Superman John before Christmas, so the suit seemed…

Not Me: Outside Play

Nicholas

After 5 winters in Knoxville without any ‘playable’ amounts of snow, we did NOT receive many, many lovely playable snowfalls this year after I had given away all of our snow pants, boots and  gloves. I did NOT put sandwich baggies on Nick’s hands and cover them with a pair of socks so that he…