Joseph did a few things today that made my heart melt. He cut me a bunch of flowers from the yard to put in a vase. That was cute. Then, we had vegetable soup and muffins for dinner. A little later he was still hungry and asked if he could have more soup. I said "go ahead and finish it up." He looked at me enraptured and said, "imagine, a mom telling her son to finish the rest of the soup! This is awesome!" Now its not like I don't feed him or anything, its just that this boy's idea of a good snack is a hearty helping of veggies. Anyone jealous? These two things have pretty well made up for him hopping like a frog in church today.
With the big kids in school now one of my favorite things to do is listen to Abby and Bethany play together. The other day they were by the coat closet putting on coats and purses, etc. and I asked Abby where they were going. She enthusiastically said " we are going to Texas and Kansas and Oregon .Com." Do I spend too much time on the Internet?
Being Sunday and us all being home together, Emma took the opportunity to do one of her favorite pastimes, play school. She spent hours this afternoon holding a very organized preschool for her younger sisters and Joseph when he could hold still long enough. There was math, reading, story time, nap time, singing and dancing. I must say I was very impressed! It is a toss-up who is more excited for her to become old enough to babysit, her or her parents. Just a few more years...
One more little side note about Joseph. The Thornock grandparents are on vacation in the Dominican Republic at present. The boys were musing about what they hoped they would bring back for them. Ethan said "I hope they bring me some real sand from the beach." Joseph said "I want a real island snake from the Republicans"
Anyway, life is fun and we sure are blessed!