Thursday, 31 January 2008

back to life

Well we have been back to everyday life for awhile now. Which isn't all that different from living in the States. We wake up and stumble out of our bedroom and kick a toy in the door way sending it crashing across the floor and and scare the dog to pieces, and wake the kids up. Or they wake us up. tapping me on the shoulder to let us know he(Benjamin) has to go potty. Or Adele wakes us up screaming, she probably started out crying but after we didn't hear her for twenty minutes she starts to get a little worried. Or else she manages to wake up Benjamin and he wakes us up. Children are a joy, just only after eight o'clock. They have a way of getting you up and moving in the morning. Chipper or not is up to you.

Then after breakfast we have chores, Benjamin makes his bed and it used to be his chore to feed the dog. But Adele has taken over. She walks from the dog bowl to the dog food with little fist fulls of food. Her fist can carry about 3 or 4 pieces of dog food so it takes her awhile but she stays at it diligently, for a good hour sometimes. And the dog eats every piece as she puts it in the bowl making it very hard to fill the bowl. But they just have a wonderful relationship. Sometimes she tries to use the scoop putting a fist full into it and dropping a few pieces, so she bends over to pick them up and drops the pieces that made it into the scoop. So she puts the pieces that she picked up back in the scoop and bends over to pick up the pieces that fell dropping those pieces so it goes for quite some time. She doesn't ever seem to get tired of it though. The other day I asked Benjamin to put some water in it. Adele ,I guess, thought it looked refreshing, so she dipped her pacifier in it and returned it to her mouth. I screamed horrified, and scared both the dog and Adele to pieces. Andrew and Benjamin both thought it was hilarious.

From there our day can take on different forms. Around 10:30 just like Abbi said to do, we sometimes have a snack. Today it was ice cream. That should take care of the kids blood sugar levels! We made sure it had nuts and bananas so it would be nutritious. Aren't you happy with us Abbi?

Today I have an English student coming over any moment. He is a twelve year old boy. We have been reading Benjamin's childrens bible but I think it is probably a little to young for him. It is a little bit of a challenge to come up with something for someone his age that is in simple enough English for him to understand. If anyone has any ideas I would welcome them. He likes to cook, we made cookies once but the kitchen is right next to the kids room and they are supposed to be taking their naps during our class.

Then dinner, bible story, and back to bed. I don't think days are really twenty-four hours I think they have shaved a few hours off and just let us think they are still twenty-four hour days. I don't know about you, but our days go by way to fast.


Angie said...

Well I finally found your blog! YAY! I hope you enjoy your mission work! I added you to my favorites! This is a nice way to keep up with everyone and how they are isn't it?

Emily said...

Hee hee...I love your stories of your day! Hi to all! Enjoy your ice cream!

All in a Day said...

What a cute story about the dog and your little girl! Shelly

Christy said...


Please do continue to entertain us with your children's antics. You have a way of making me laugh. :)

Abbi said...

I think your ice cream, nuts and bananas sounds very good! I was thinking about having something like that earlier but ended up not. I like to be nutritious but we have our sugar breaks too.