November 22, 2008
Since our extended family has started sharing their life stories on ourstory.com, great blessings have come into my family's life. Samuel and Isaiah learn a great many things from their aunt's and uncle's examples.
I'm going to give just one silly example. Ever since I can remember Isaiah has hated wearing underwear. So he decided never to wear it, not to school, not to church, not when climbing on the monkey bars, and even not when swimming in real loose shorts. Josh and I tried to tell him that that is not a good idea. His pants could rip or fall and he could be very embarrassed. Well, Isaiah did not care. Our pleading and persuasions had no effect on him, and he is 8 years old!
Well, a couple of weeks ago one of my husband's brothers wrote down his most embarrassing moments. One of them included not wearing any underwear at school and having a big rip in the crotch of his pants, and people staring. We read the story aloud to our kids and we just laughed and laughed. Miraculously ever since then Isaiah has always worn underwear. He even asked me to get him some more….
I'm attaching some pictures of bees in my flower garden. There are very few bees where I live in Georgia. I had a lot of problems pollinating my garden. There are no honeybees around here, so bumblebees do all of the work, but there are not enough of them. Tomatoes self pollinate, but cucumbers and squash often have to be hand pollinated.
Josh told me that he once heard that if all of the bees die out in the world, humans would only survive 4 years after that. I make sure that we don't use pesticides in order not to harm the bees, and even though we catch and collect bugs, we would never kill a bee!
Favorite Books this week
The Abhorsen Trilogy: 1. Sabirel 2. Lirael 3. Abhorsen.
( Fanstasy by Garth Nix)
1. The Magic Pretzel (Humor by Daniel Manus Pinkwater)
2. The Giggler Treatment (Humor by Roddy Doyle)