Sunday, August 31, 2008

Our Adventure: Day One

Christie brought the kids up on Thursday, then she and Isaac headed out today for their week-long trip to Minnesota. We're keeping Davina, Rosie, and William until they get back, and so far it's been delightfully eventful!

The challenge has been increased because mom and the kids are sick with a cold. Hannah and I are doing our best to take on the role of mother and nurse, but we're becoming aware of how much we have yet to learn about mothering!

It's been quite the adventure so far. We're looking forward to finding out what the rest of this week holds!

Uncle Doug spent hours patiently pushing Rosie in the swing yesterday! She seemed to thoroughly enjoy herself.

Tonight after dinner, Davina offered to help me make brownies. I put her in charge of stirring the ingredients together. I turned around to do something and when I turned back around I found her partaking in the fruit of her hands, (don't muzzle the ox, right!). When I asked her about it, she explained innocently, "I'm not eating the mix in the bowl, only the mix that's on the spoon." How could I argue?! I only wish I had thought of that one when I was young.

It's okay, mommy! A "little" chocolate never hurt anyone.

While Davina graciously cleaned the brownie bowl, Rosie and William helped feed the chickens. This is the only picture I could get of Rosie; as the rest of the time she was clinging to my leg. As you can tell from the picture, she didn't like the chickens invading her space!

Little William perfectly content.

Friday, August 22, 2008

CVS/Walgreens shopping for the week

I had a decently successful shopping trip to CVS and Walgreens this week.
After coupons, ecb's, $0.58 oop, and mail-in rebates; I came out with $16 in ecb's (and somehow having made $0.63 on the rebate), and the following items. I was a little bummed about coming out with $7 less in ecb's, but I guess it was worth it!

A Precious Gift

We were blessed this week by a new arrival into the family! I'm reminded of the delicacy of life as I admire my newest niece. Truly, children are a blessing from the Lord!

Mercy Jael Franseen was born on Wednesday (August 20th), at 5 lbs. 13 oz.

The family gathered to see the newest addition!

Mercy meeting her big brother, Noah.

Mercy with her Aunt Hannah

Noah is a little skeptical of having a baby sister

Shh! My sister's sleeping.

Noah helping Nuna drive up the driveway

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