Monday, October 20, 2008

The Extended Family

We have been seeing a lot of the extended family! There was Thanksgiving, and then this past weekend we went to Great-Aunt Harriet's 90th birthday, where there were all kinds of relatives - some of whom we'd never met before!

Here is the youngest guest with the birthday girl! There was one older present that I can think of, the children's great-grandfather was there, and he is over 90!

Here are the younger members of the family having a group bounce on the trampoline. The little guy in red is David's second cousin, as are all the other young people (come to think of it!) except our children and the girl in the white sweater who is his first cousin.

All but one of David's aunts were there, as was his uncle. So it was good to see everyone, and catch up a bit on what people have been up to!

This photo is actually from Thanksgiving, it is another of David's first cousins (in university now) and Emmi. I just thought they both looked so happy!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

It is good to give thanks to the Lord! Psalm 92:1

Friday, October 10, 2008

Experiencing Nature

With the lovely weather recently, we've been able to get out and see the beautiful world God made. Here is Granny with a couple of her grandchildren on one outing. They look pretty happy, don't they?

Monday, October 6, 2008

Marshwiggles Go to School!

Well, we thought it was time that the children went out to experience a classroom setting, so we signed them up for a field trip to the Jordan Schoolhouse.

The school is set up as a living museum, set in 1908, so we had to (as much as possible) dress from the time period, take a period lunch, and we got to experience the type of school students in 1908 would have. The children had a great time, as well as learning lots!

Here is Emmi eating her lunch - no plastic allowed!

This is Tim during a penmanship exercise.

As we were a homeschool group, we had a good variety of ages, which replicated the 1908 experience quite well. Here are some of the happy group on the girls' side.