Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
First the kids lined up, then one of the dads prayed for each of the classes, and then one last class picture.
And then we had to leave. Brooke was use to leaving Elias at school but couldn't bear to leave Emma too. She cried most of the way home asking for Emma. She will certainly have an adjustment playing by herself.
Monday, July 6, 2009
After a whole school year of painful sessions of sitting at the table and practicing penmanship the kids have discovered a fun summer game. They write a funny sentence and then Dad corrects the spelling. The most recent sentence: "Dad likes to smell trash".
After a year of Kindergarten I scored two kids that learned to read. Emma didn't want to be left out in the learning and was always hovering over Elias's shoulder. As a result she can read and I mean really read. I often find her in her bedroom with book in hand.
The other day after completing his sweeping chore Elias announced he had named all of our chairs. Dad's chair was named "Studying", Emma's "Reading", Brooke's "Everything", Elias's "Karate", and Mom's "Milk". All the names describe what we do. Mine is milk because I "sit around and feed Zach milk all day". This explains why our summer pictures are mostly inside pictures. Tis the season this summer.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
How is my first born already 7?
I think we relit the candles 3 times before Elias actually got to blow out his own candles. Brooke was the first selfless one to help out and then one of the other kids thought that looked fun. We finally had to give strict instructions to all kids not named Elias to hold thier breath.
What do you want to be when you grow up? : Fireman
What is your favorite food: pizza
What is your favorite candy: gum
If you were rich what would you buy: a pretend gun
What is your favorite thing to do: wrestle with dad
What is your favorite color: green
What is your favorite animala: dinosaur
What makes you laugh: tickels from dad
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
" I can't have any nice things with you kids." I can remember my Mom saying this alot when I was young. I didn't really understand it until I had kids of my own. Today it was the broom. One of the chores for the kids is to sweep the kitchen floor but today things were dragging. I went to go check on things and the child was in the bathroom with the door locked. Upon further investigation a series of infractions had taken place. 1. Child stopped sweeping. 2. Child used broom as gun to shoot another child. (In our home we don't pretend to shoot people) 3. Broom was bent and broken during a struggle between shooter and victim. 4. Behind a locked bathroom door toothpaste was being shoved down the broken broom handle?!?! I'm not sure what prompted the toothpaste and couldn't get a straight answer. But was amazed at how many steps it took to get a messy broken broom in the bathroom.
1. Elias is dropped off by our carpool at the curb. When I go out to greet him Emma comes with me but first she turns of the TV. We're only gone about 2 minutes so why does she turn of the TV?
Emma: I want to save the TV for Elias.
2. Elias: Mrs. Busenitz, can I have a drink?
Mom: Only if you start calling me Mom.
3. Mom: What were you thinking?!?!?
4. This happened as Brooke was holding Zach and trying to give him his pacifier.
5. Mom: This meal was made by Grandma.
6. Emma: Why does Zach poop if all he does is drink your milk? He should only pee.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
We are very thankful not only for the training that Alex received during seminary but also for the faithful men who were apart of that training. "The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." 2 Timothy 2:2. These men have been faithfull examples of integrity to God's word.