Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Early February

Every other week, Randy and Joy bring Joanna up to spend a few days with us because of Bright Lights Bible Study Emily and Joanna attend every other week.  So we get to play games with the kids and have time together.  Beth and Jonathan are playing a matching colors game.
 Emily and Joanna playing Trouble with Quil and Micah
 Grandpa, Beth, and Jonathan playing Go Fish with I Spy cards
 Now they are playing Hi Ho Cherry-O.
 Jewelyn is learning how to make the train go around.
 Jewelyn ready for Night-night!
Joanna does school at our house.
 We've had nice weather a lot lately, so we have gotten some walks in.
 We have had gorgeous sunsets (and sunrises) lately.  God is so creative!
 Rowen's sister Esther visited on 2-7.
 Sometimes Grandpa falls asleep on the job...Jewelyn doesn't mind.
 Micah and Quil love for Aunt Beth to read to them.
 The girls wore their dresses alike on 2-8.
 Emily had her next to last orthodontic appointment today.  She is scheduled to have her braces removed on March 26!

Other January pictures

I'm not sure what the grandsons are doing with all their animals on the stairs--church? a crowded bus?  I thought it was cute.
 I made Rowen an apple pie for his birthday dessert.  He turned 57 on January 21.  The picture on the wall is a canvas print of one of Emily's photos that she added the scripture to and gave him for his birthday.
 Jewelyn and Grandma snuggling after the birthday supper.
 Grandpa reading to Jonathan.  He was in pajamas because it was almost time to go home and go to bed.
 On January 25, Joanna and I coordinated our colors without even knowing what the other would wear.
 We celebrated Micah's 6th birthday which was January 26.
 Both of the birthday "boys".
 Aunt Beth, Micah, and his birthday cake, which was a snow covered mountain with a plow truck trying to clear the road.
 Jonathan looking contemplative.
 Jewelyn has four teeth:  two on bottom, and two on top.  The top ones are not the middle ones.  This is the same pattern that Beth did when she was a baby.

January 2015 Visit from the Grouts

It was our great privilege to have Richard and Judy Grout overnight with us a couple of times in January, when they were coming and going from Idaho via airplane.  They set up a display in our family room and we had Bob and Catherine Desmond and Randy's family come for a missionary service.
 This Russian nesting doll set had extremely tiny dolls.  We got them all out, but put the littlest ones safely nested away before our grandchildren got here.  The pointing finger gives perspective to how tiny the littlest one was!
 Richard had a power point of Russian pictures playing on our computer while he talked about each one, then Judy talked about their orphan ministry.
 Afterwards, we moved to the living room and they sang and played a Russian song for us.
Jewelyn was attentive to the camera person.  Funny how young they learn that skill!  :)