Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Miles made a snail with play dough and took a photo

Shawn took a photo of the kids with the cows

Celene took this photo of her kitty and rabbit

And Celene also took these photos of her hamster Hammie stuffing her cheeks

we visited Elkhart Lake again since the weather has been so hot!

Happy 11th Birthday Miles!!!

his cake choice was pancakes (baked in a pan and topped with lots of butter)

his birthday meal choice was a pancake breakfast with bacon and sausage

his favorite gift was from his sisters...a magnet that picks up 100 lbs!

trying out if his new leather Bible case fits his Bible

his friend Nathan gave him a raccoon hat which he adores

his friend Nathan slept over

he got taken for a ride in a Slingshot by our friend Rick

Nathan loved driving our go-cart

Celene planned a very fun shaving cream fight!

Theo did not think the shaving cream was any fun at all and watched safely from inside

the boys did some target practice with Shawn the next morning

of course the little guys need to join

Eli's Reward

Eli was rewarded with a new scooter at the completion of toilet training.
He was thrilled. (And so are we! Finally!)

Civil War School Day at the Wade House

Shawn took the older 3 kids and joined a homeschool group touring the Wade House
on the annual Civil War school day last week.
Even though it was terribly hot, the kids enjoyed it and learned a lot.

Civil War soldiers winter quarters

Marching drill

Dulcimer presentation

Abe Lincoln speech

cannon presentation

Civil War hospital tent

Explaining the uniforms

Explaining the telegraph

Gambling presentation and why it's wrong

Hospital Visit

Last week Hannah fell on a sharp part of Eli's bike and needed some stitches.
She was very brave. Her stitches are out now and she's healing well.