Friday, November 14, 2014


Christopher has discovered another useful role for his toy miner helmet -- a reading light to use in bed at night. I am thrilled to have him use his miner helmet in this way, as it keeps him reading and reading each night at bedtime. Clever....

Monday, October 6, 2014

Math Blocks

While I'm reading our homeschool literature, Christopher builds "creations" with our math blocks. He builds something new every day, and -- in case you're wondering -- he still listens to the story being read and can tell you everything about the material after I'm done reading. He's smart like that.

The Old Testament Tabernacle

A battleship

A battleship

The University of Tennessee football field

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Should I Be Worried?

Found this on the kitchen counter last week... oh, my son, my son....

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Last night, Christopher, I mean Darth Vader, was telling me a long
list of "stuff" he wants.

Mommy: Wow, you need a job!

Darth Vader: Why?

Mommy: To buy all the stuff you want.

Darth Vader: I have a job... YOU!

Mommy laughs.

Darth Vader: Why are you laughing? That wasn't supposed to be funny.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Growing Up

Christopher just got glasses! Isn't he handsome?

Sunday, July 6, 2014

In the Doghouse

Not happy with Miss Lexi! After peacefully living here for two years, last week she suddenly decided to become impatient with not being let back in the house quickly enough after going outside to use the bathroom. I heard some loud scraping noises, and by the time I got to the kitchen, this is what I found....

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Midnight Spy

Christopher's most recent disguise... his midnight spying outfit... beware....

Take a GFS baseball cap and add two miniature flashlights,
secured with duct tape...

Add some laser-lit nighttime goggles, and Voila!
You have an amazing nighttime spy outfit. 

This well-lit hat could be useful in a number of everyday situations!

The whole get-up... by the way, Christopher has
requested some black duct tape. I see his point.