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Friday, April 29, 2011

Sweet thang

John is not feeling well today. We are not sure if it is allergies or a cold. The weather has been unpredictable here. It can start out 35 degrees and by 8:00 at night it is 70 degrees. We have heard about a natural remedy for seasonal pollen allergies. You take a spoonful of LOCAL honey everyday and after about a month or so your allergy symptoms go away. The idea is that bees go around and collect the pollen, then make honey and when you ingest the honey you build up immunities to the pollen. Sounded good to me. So I put the theory to the test a couple of years ago and drank a glass of tea every morning with a spoonful of honey added. I can tell you IT WORKED! So my sweet John is adding a little more sweetness to his morning these days. If it is allergies we are dealing with alleviation is round the bend (in a month). ;o)

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Easter is in full swing. The boys found their baskets this morning. I told Parker that the bat he found yesterday was for his Easter basket. He looked at me with a very serious face and asked if I put the stuff in the Easter baskets. I told him that I bought the gifts for the basket, he looked so relieved, when he figured out that mom bought the presents but the Easter bunny brought the candy.
He wants to believe. The childlike innocents reminds me of a verse: Mathew 18:3 And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."
I love being surrounded by my little ones. I wonder how it affects you when you don't have that constant reminder of a childs faith and wonder right under your feet. They truely are a blessing.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Chess 2011

We have entered the world of chess.
It is usually an all day event. So it keeps the troops busy with playing board games, bumming snacks from people and playing chess occasionally.
Parker had a success last week. He recieved a trophy for first place in a local chess tournament.
Since Saturdays are a good time to do homework John has stepped up to the plate and takes Parker and Payt to chess. John has also been really good at entertaining the crew with his charm and good looks.

Threre is usually a comment made by someone in the group that pertains to something John has said or done that has made an impression. Some of the kids are picking up his jokes and

their parents hear them re-telling them and think it so funny that they are acting like John.

What can I say, everyone loves John.