Math Class

img_7261-mathWhile Megan was doing her math this morning, I heard her talking to Thor.  “If you have two treats and I gave you five more because you are a good boy, how many treats do you have? Two plus five equals seven!”

She worked a little longer and Thor decided to leave. Megan stood up, gave him a great big hug and said, “Thank you Thor for helping me do my math.  You are a big helper!”


walkingI am so thankful for neighbors who are willing to help my children learn the value of hard work!

Not only do all the kids help to the best of their abilities, they are also learning so much more.  Yesterday, when Megan got tired, she sat and talked with our elderly neighbor she just met.  Everyone worked hard; there were lots of leaves to take care of, but they took time to be silly and laugh.  When they finished the first house, they had other responsibilities they had promised to help with, so the kids figured out how to get everything done even though they rearranged who did what.

They were exhausted at the end of the day.  I know they all felt good though.


coming-homeMark turned eighteen today! It is hard to believe the 5.1 pound baby we brought home is now at least 6″1′. He came home in a carry cot that Auntie Sao gave us that we had pushed under the driver’s seat because he was much to little for the carseat we had for him. Now Mark is cramped in smaller cars.

Mark is a wonderful son, showing Allan and me respect and love by his attitude and actions.  Mark laughs easily. He is hardworking and patient.  He works diligently at his school assignments. He loves his siblings and shows it to them in many ways. Many of our neighbors call him when they need help. It is wonderful watching how God is working in him and seeing the man that Mark has become.

Happy Birthday “Handsome Boy”.  I love you very much!18

All Dressed Up

The kids and a friend all enjoyed dressing up yesterday. They created and designed their own costumes and only asked for my help for a few things.