Saturday, August 23, 2014

Ellie's Birthday

 I can't believe it, she reads all the time. I do not take this for granted. I wish all kids loved to read. 

 A giggly sleepover. Mia was at camp over Ellie's birthday. Ellie asked for pancakes for breakfast. I was happy until I realized I was out of  mix. I mixed up Edna Mae's Sour Cream Pancakes.  Easy and good.


Cake with Grandparents after church.  

Monday, August 11, 2014

9 Month Tootsie

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Summer Please Don't Leave

 Sometimes she sits in looking out, and sometimes it's the other way around.

 It's a full time job to keep all the little bitty things out of Olive's reach. I'm sure she'll be digging my pots and pans out next week. I caught her sitting herself up for the first time today. I was suspicious that she was.

 Stuart has been loving all of the excavation by the pond. 

 We had to do a science experiment for the library reading program. Very last ditch effort.

We have some really cute kittens. 

This is the "real" double knit. 

Flowers still alive. I thank the pamper that I buried in the planter.

 Nate is turning into a bicycle collector. Mia wearing her Hospital socks. 

 Teaching Summer Bible School in Shenandoah. 

 Nate and I taught the Bible Lesson. We were doing stations so we had to do it 5x each night. 
Nate was telling the story of Peter and John healing the lame man. After telling it twice he told me to tell the story while he acts it out. When it got to the walking and leaping part, he did a leap and clicked his heels together in the air before coming down. Hidden talent!
I laughed the whole way home.

So people were very kind and showered Mia with thoughtful gifts and cards during her bout with appendicitis. After her visit with the surgeon last week I took her to use her gift card. I had her under strict orders that she may not tell her siblings that she did something special, went to DQ, has a secret, etc. 
After picking up those siblings and we were heading home I saw a car that had strange roof racks on it and without thinking I said, "Hey, I saw that car at Dairy Queen" and then I gasped and looked at Mia in the rear view mirror. Her eyes were big. Stuart said, "Mom, did you say you were at Dairy Queen." 
He does not miss much.

The infamous Sammy Lapp giving buggy rides.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Martin Family Cabin 2014

 Cousins with turtle.

 Mia, Grandma, and Olive stayed back at the cabin while the rest of us went on a hike.
 An old section of the Pa Turnpike. A bit of confusion about where we were going. 2 mile hike to the tunnel.

 We had just begun when Nate said, "Ugh, I wore the wrong shoes for hiking!" We were all very puzzled.
Turns out they are open on the bottom and he gets wet socks.
You learn something new every day.

Opened in 1940 closed in '68 
Sidling Hill Tunnel
A highlight of our weekend. Stack this against appendicitis and it was a sure win.

Next time we will take bikes.

 I told them to put their hands in their pockets. 

Happy Birthday to Mom

Not to be left out.

It was not fun to make the decision of whether or not to take Mia to the cabin. She wanted to go so we did and we were glad that we did. Whew.

Little Bird

 Mia feeling so much better each day.

Feeling a little too good.