Monday, March 19, 2012

The End

About two months ago I tried to publish a post update on my blog. The usual happy news, "your post has just been published" was not displayed on my laptop screen after clicking the "publish post" icon. Instead, I recieved a notification that I had reached my photo limit for this blog. Bummer. Hmmm. I have sat on this dilemma for some time. What to do?

Jim just accepted a job at The Ohio State University, Fischer School of Business. We will be leaving Korea on May 29, 2012. We feel mixed emotions, both happy and sad. I feel genuinely relieved. We look forward to returning to our homeland, The United States of America.

With no more room for pictures on my blog, I think this is THE END or the beginning....

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Bugs of Potty Training

For the last few months I've been ready to potty train Daniel, but I couldn't stick to it because it hurt my back too much to bend over the toilet while I was pregnant. I got home from the hospital with Benjamin on Saturday and Monday morning I pulled out the training pants for Daniel. Jim questioned my timing and my sanity; I was just so glad to be able to finally bend over.

With this new potty training quest, I needed some kind of incentive for Daniel. My babysitter took him to the toy store to choose something exciting. He came home with a box of plastic insects. After each successful potty, he would go to the box of insects and pick out the scariest looking bug he could find. Ick.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Box, A Bag, and a Boy

James needed one of my shoe boxes for a project at school. I reluctantly gave it to him. I liked my box. He knew that I liked my box and decided to make me a new box out of wood scraps from the garage. When the box was finished, it just didn't seem right to put my shoes in it. I looked around and wondered what we should put in this little box. Earlier that week, I had found a bag full of leaves and such in James' school bag. I asked him what it was. His reply, "Oh, those. Just stuff I found on the mountain that I liked." I looked again into the bag. I tenderly sifted through the leaves in the bag, impressed that James noticed them and thought they were special. I couldn't help but feel thankful that he noticed them. His "collection" showed me a side of his little boy heart that I didn't know was there. I decided they were the perfect things to fill this new box.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Our Pumpkin Moonshine, 2011

Favorite Fall Reads (preschool books)

Pumpkin Moonshine, by Tasha Tudor and This is Not a Pumpkin, by Bob Staake