Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Neighborhood Gang

We live in a rough neighborhood. Just look at this gang of hoodlums! We always make sure to lock our doors at night!!

Ohhh, wait a minute. That's just our kids and their neighborhood friends. Phew!!

It's Full!

It didn't take long to fill up the pond, thanks to all the rain we've been having.

As soon as it was full, the kids starting asking to go swimming. Yesterday, they were finally able to go.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Out of the Mouth of Babes

Naomi has learned her first bible verse. In case you can't quite make out what she's saying I'll type out the verse below. :)

"Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Ephesians 6:1"

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

House and Pond

Here are some pictures of the beginning stages of our house. They dug the foundation and poured the walls. These pictures show the forms for the walls.

Levi is looking out of the storm shelter we had put in the basement.

Here they are inside the shelter.

We were also able to have a pond built thanks to the farm agency. They pay 75% of the bill!

It's going to be very nice when it's done.

Our job was to fertilize, seed and staw.

Everyone got in on the work.

It was a lot to do but it finally got finished.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Cake and Presents!!

This post is a little late, but here are the pictures from the boys' birthday last Thursday.

After they had pizza (I love when they choose pizza!) they opened their cards and presents.

Naomi was able to get in on the fun also.

The reason for the long faces??? They just had a spat with each other. It lasted all of 30 seconds, but of course, that's when I snapped the picture.

After Levi blew out the candles we lit them again for Ezra.

One left. As Ezra was taking this deep breath to blow out the last candle Levi quickly blew it out. Which led to another 30 second spat.

In the end, they really do love each other.

Thank you to the grandparents who helped make this birthday special even from across the miles.