Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Inspired by Elizabeth's friend's friend's (friend's) webpage (by a homeschooling mother of six who puts me to shame), for school yesterday we made lists of things we are grateful for.
Joe and Ben's list says, in case you can't read it: "the Cincinnati Reds, baseball, Calvin and Hobbes, Pixar, Art, Command and Conquer Generals [a pc game], Internet, Life the game, Wii, my family." James' list: "Scruffy [the guinea pig], food, clothes, toys, good helth [sic], family, our house." Annie: "Squeakers [the other guinea pig], our house, love, chocolate [!]." John is thankful for "knights and castles, cookies, peanut butter, Mommy, Daddy, me, and cowboys." I am thankful that my older kids still know about contemporary culture no matter how much I shield them, that they all love our family like I do, that they have the best daddy in the world, that they love reading books and having books read to them, that they love good food, and maybe someday they'll appreciate good coffee and wine, too (in moderation, of course), that they love our house, which their dad and I have labored to make into a welcoming home, that they like art and museums and music and movies, and hopefully they will find that these representations of the visible universe will lead them to the truths of the invisible. et cetera.
Ben is also grateful for his rat and GI Joes. I'm thankful it's cool enough to open the windows.
He thought I would really like this outfit for his first day of the middle school youth group at our church:He comes by it naturally, I guess. I'm thankful he has a sense of humor.
I'm also thankful these cupcakes made $75 for the CECOSC charity auction. Dad would like them because they have almost four pounds of powdered sugar and a pound of butter on top.