Friday, January 16, 2009

a few borrowed pictures

If you read Leah's blog you've already seen most of these--but here are a few pictures from our trip to Texas. Enjoy!

First is Noah playing outside in the driveway. You may ask what is the point of posting a picture of my child undressed. The point is, this picture is taken outside! In December!!! I do look forward to Texas winters. Why wasn't he properly dressed, you ask? Well, he had a tummy bug, and kept getting sick on himself, so his clothes were all in the wash. Sorry, but you asked. (Oh, and I don't usually use those horrid Gerber vinyl diaper covers, but my Dappi nylon pull-ups all went missing one way or the other, and I'm STILL waiting on the replacements I ordered from Little, which site is VERY slow to ship, I might add.)

And here we are at dinner--myself and sons, Mom and Dad, Jesh and Ben, Caleb and Leah, and Mercy and Mark. Sorry you can't see everyone. I love not being the only adult at a meal.

After the above dinner, we went to the Aquarium in downtown Houston. Here Elijah is reading the sign to Noah, with Jeshurun supervising.

Caleb and Leah took Elijah for a ride on the carousel. Elijah rode on a dolphin, if I remember correctly. Pardon his goofy attempt at a smile.

And this picture has nothing to do with me but I had to borrow it anyway because it's such a nice picture (hope you don't mind, Leah). These are three of the four Smith sisters--the one on the right is married to my brother Caleb, and is expecting a baby girl in the spring. (As is my sister, by the way--I'm so excited!)

Okay, that's it for now and the children have had more than enough time playing by themselves (they are playing soo nicely, I might add!) so I should go fix lunch. I have absolutely no idea what I'm fixing, I might add, so this will be fun. I suppose we haven't had peanut butter and jelly for a while. :) Oh, on the topic of food, last night I discovered that a can of tuna goes nicely with a pot of white beans--cook the beans with a little onion and garlic, salt and pepper, and when the beans are tender add the tuna and top with chunks of cheddar cheese and Saltine crackers--a great way to use up all those cans of tuna in my pantry. Note to self: Noah LOVES crumbling crackers into his food--you should have seen his delighted face. Must serve more cracker/soup combinations.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you were able to use some of my photos! I actually sort of put them up for you because I remembered you said you didn't have any.

    Is Noah feeling better now? It must have been so horrible watching him struggle to breathe. :-( I hope he's back to normal now.

    Love ya!


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