Monday, March 23, 2009

Random tidbits

Moses is on his way to Minnesota! I guess he is going to stay in a kennel until he can find something a little more permanent. Thanks to those who are looking around for a home for him. He still needs one.

I broke a molar in half yesterday while eating a Tootsie Roll pop. It was pretty fascinating holding my very own molar and as any other homeschool mom would do, we made a lesson about it. Later Liesel informed me that the tooth fairy had left two quarters under my pillow for me! :)

John rented a rototiller and we spent the weekend plowing rows to plant a nice big garden. I used to think I wanted to marry a farmer and I married a computer programmer instead. Now I get the best of both worlds! I'm so hoping this works out because I'm looking forward to garden-fresh potatoes, onions, tomatoes, corn, and herbs this summer. Mmmmmm.

In our house the rule is, "If you eat, you work". Everybody has an after-dinner job to do, nobody is exempt except for Ava. John clears, Jude wipes down the table and chairs, Liesel puts away leftovers and wipes down counters and cabinets, Simeon sweeps, and I load the dishwasher.

Yesterday we were all surprised to look down and see Ava wiping the cabinets with no prompting! That little copycat! Here is a video for your enjoyment. Guess who has a new job!

video

11 comments:

little dalene said...

Be careful eating all those garden-fresh tomatoes at once. That is how I got my lip disease! :)

Tim Rovenstine said...

You'll have an entire scope of education, with things like vermin, nematods, fungus, chemical imbalance. You need to join a garden club.

DoveFamily said...

Yay for Ava - what a great helper she is! Enjoy your garden - I wish I had a good spot for one, but we just don't get enough sun in our yard to make it worth the trouble.

Bethany said...

Well if that isn't enough to melt your heart, I don't know what is!

Cammie Heflin said...

That's too cute!

Mandy said...

Oh my goodness, Liesel is just a HOOT!!! Let me guess, is she around 9 yrs. old?? I have one just like her and makes those same noises! BTW Ava was cute too :)

Rebecca Rovenstine said...

I would faint if half my tooth broke off, and you made a teaching lesson out of it! WOW!

Anonymous said...

I get teary at every new thing Ava does! And how sweet her siblings are with her! You are all doing such a good job with that little girl!
Sharon M.

Larsen Family said...

So awesome that Moses will be seeing his people again. I hope he does ok.

Sorry about your tooth, and I am shocked that the tooth fairy takes care of adults, too. Who knew.

Tim and I watched the video together, we think it is precious.

jennifer... said...

If you eat you work?  Your family wouldn't make very good democrats.

gillian said...

Great video! I love how the sibs patted Ava on the back for a job well down! I am totally gonna share that tidbit with my little brewd...you eat, you work!