Monday, October 26, 2009

pictures... and odds and ends :-)


Babysitting. That's what I'm doing today. :-) It's a blessing to be able to do something that I love (watching and interacting with kids) while getting paid for it. ;-) Sometimes it's a little hairy because things can get a bit wild but we try to keep it under control. ;-) Today we built a high lego tower, using all of the legos. And we colored and painted pictures... went outside and played soccer (er... well, sort of) and swung on the swing. I'll have you know that I'm quite popular as an underdunker. Hehe! :-) Blesses my heart to no end... ;-) Hannah also made cookies.



Life has been pretty full for me lately. I've been reading... one book after another, as fast as I can get my hands on them. :-) Some of deeper, some are pretty light. I'm a great lover of good mysteries and I think Agatha Christie is among the better mystery authors. Any other fans out there? I recently read Nancy Rue's “Antonia's Choice”. It was a story that came to me just when I needed it... really blessed me and answered some questions I'd been asking. It's definitely not a story for anyone under eighteen... and for those very protected, you might want to wait until you're thirty-five. :-) ;-) But, regardless of the issues dealt with in this book, it was very good. I highly recommend it.
The family has been cutting firewood and bringing it in. Jesse said that he thinks we need another three or four cords more. We need in total about eleven, I believe. But it's been slow going for them because it rained for a few days (yeah, in October in Saskatchewan!) so the ground is pretty wet and mushy for hauling. But I think it's slowly drying out again and they're talking about going again soon.



Dad and the kids went hunting three times but didn't get anything. Jesse saw a couple of moose in range for a rifle but, alas, only had his bow. He is still kicking himself. LOL! I hope they do get a moose because it would sure help with the eating part of the winter. :-) Besides that, I know Jesse would feel especially pleased if they did. But God always provides in all ways. If He wants, we will. :-)

This coming week looks like it will be full of kids, music, reading and writing. And maybe a little picture taking. :-) Hopefully the sun will come out and warm up my toesies. Brrrr... and it's not even -40*. :-)


Contrary to popular belief, I am not complaining. :-) Or griping. Hehe. :-) :-)
Have a wonderful week!

9 comments:

Best Life said...

Wow! Kids, music, reading and writing?! Add some chocolate and it's a perfect day! :) Mrs. P~

Naomi said...

True that! :-) :-)

bekah said...

So you are babysitting! :) I was never very good at that. :) The pictures were cute and I am sure the kids had a fun time. :P

Naomi said...

Kate says she's having fun. :-) It's fun for me, too. I just gave them baths this afternoon and came out of the bathroom *very* wet! Mostly due to Emma's mischievousness! LOL! :-)

bekah said...

Oh yes! Bathing little kids, or doing anything with water for that matter, ends up with everyone being quite wet! :P :D lol Well if they say they're having fun, you can count on it that they are! It's when they're quiet you should wonder if something is wrong! lol:P I don't have siblings, but I have lots of cousins and friends. ;)

Naomi said...

Yes, your mom comes from a larger family, doesn't she? It's always good to have friends who have little kids they want to share. LOL! :) :)

~Bekah~ said...

My Mom and Dad come from large families. There are 12 kids in Mom's family (7 boys,5 girls) and 12 kids in Dad's family (7 boys, 5 girls). Pretty neat, eh? And they are both third oldest. :) So as you can imagine, I have a lot of cousins...and a lot of friends. :) And I think everyone wants to share there kids. lol :P Did you receive my letters yet?

Samantha R. said...

Loved the photos. Kids, music, reading and writing is ALL fun stuff!! and getting paid for watching kids is also a plus ;)

Naomi said...

Yes indeed, Sam! :) Thanks for the comment. :)