Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
The kids all wore thier badges in preparation for the cop.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Mom: Elias, you have been obeying Mommy really well today. Thank you for all the chores you got done.
Elias: Tell me more.
As we drive to church we pass Alex's old job. The kids's always shout when they spot it. Recently we commented to them that dad doesn't work there anymore. It's been over two months and they hadn't realized Dad wasn't going to work. But anyways... Here's a conglomeration of conversations that took place on our way to church.
Elias: There's the place where Dad use to work. Do people still work there?
Elias: Where are you going to work next?
Dad: We don't know. God hasn't told us yet.
Elias: How is God going to tell us where to work? We can't hear him talk.
Dad: We can hear God talk in the Bible.
Elias: When are you going to get another job?
Dad: When God provides one.
Elias: Why hasn't he told us yet? Is he still thinking?
Elias: Is Dad grandma's kid?
Elias: Is Dad a kid or a grownup?
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
We drove an hour north today to go to The Poppy Festival, which was a little bit misleading. The only poppies we saw were a few potted ones as we entered the gates. It was a lot of arts & crafts and funnel cake type booths. We saw lots of pictures of poppies but no actual flowers. So after leaving The Festival we drove to the hills to find the real deal. It was very windy so the flowers were not opened up, but it was really neat to see the sea of orange.
Because the poppy is the California state flower it is illegal to pick a poppy in the wild. I, therefore, gave Elias strict instructions to NOT pick any flowers. But as he was running through the field it occurred to me that he was destroying way more flowers than if he had picked a few for his mama. But who can resist the urge of running and singing "the hills are alive" with this kind of setting.
The girls were so tuckered out from the festival that I couldn't bear to wake them for the real deal. But it was killing me to not get a family picture in such a picturesque setting.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
These pictures are just too cute to not blog. And when one has a dad-in-law who takes the best pictures, I think it should be required to blog.