Isaac: My Uncle Tyler doesn’t wear braces anymore. Now he just wears an antenna (that’s retainer for those of you above six years of age).
Isaac in conversation with his Grandma Johnson via Skype:
Grandma: What have you been learning about in history?
Isaac: About Ancient Egypt and ancient stuff. And tonight we had ancient dinner.
(Ancient dinner does not mean we had leftover spaghetti from a month ago. We made an Egyptian chicken and spinach soup with pita bread and tatzaki sauce for Sunday dinner).
So I walk in the door tonight about 5:30 after a long day. The doorbell rings. It is our neighbor with a homemade pizza for us. Surprise!
Then, I check the mail and we received a package of Halloween crafts from my mom for the kids.
Dinner and a Family Home Evening activity all on the same day! Made my day!
What are the chances of a repeat tomorrow?
Life is somewhat returning to normal around the Johnson household. Energy and vitality (as much as is possible during pregnancy) have slowly been replacing the abyss of morning sickness; a swelling belly, the tell-tale sign of 15 weeks gestation, replacing a once trim (on a relative scale) waistline.
Homeschool resumed last week with surprisingly excellent results. I was prepared for pandemonium and mutiny at the kitchen table after weeks of not having the strength to follow through with simple discipline and household chores, but to my surprise (utter amazement) Sydney and Isaac seemed ready to get back to work and … Read the rest
After getting to Alaska and settling in we found out that we are expecting a baby! We have been hoping for a number of years (more than five) to welcome a new bundle of joy into our home and the time has finally come! This was a HUGE surprise after being told years ago that the it would be “highly unlikely” that we would ever have another baby.
Morning sickness has been quite a beast – I don’t care to talk much about it, but it does seem to be easing into a manageable routine.
Baby Johnson #3 is due … Read the rest
Mom: Isaac, have you exercised today?
Isaac: Um, yeah…
Mom: Really. What did you do for your exercise?
Isaac: Well…. when I scoop dog poop I have to bend over a lot…
Mom: Yeah. I don’t think so.
Super-Smokers restaurant in St. Louis Missouri. Supposedly a national champion barbeque place, and although I thought it was pretty good, I’ve had other good BBQ other places.
Right now we are in the middle of homeschool – the first real day since getting to Alaska. Sydney is practicing the piano (sort of) and Isaac is working on a phonics assignment (not really – I knew it would be difficult with him today).
All of our stuff was delivered fine – nothing missing! Both pianos suffered some damage though. The upright piano now has a cracked leg (we’ve had one fixed before) and the grand has a chip off the front (very fixable). My nice laminated National Geographic maps of the United States and the world were crumpled … Read the rest