Sunday, April 27, 2008

Pony party

Bronwen ran into the house shouting, "Mom, there's a HORSE in the yard!" 
She was a natural atop her three foot steed. I was a little worried she might be fearful, but she didn't hesitate at all and completely enjoyed her pony ride. She kept saying what a big horse it was, not a little one.

Annabelle looks like an ol' cow hand . . . from the Rio Grande!

Noah - in Daddy's old boots - a perfect cowboy.
The cousins enjoy their turns on the sweet little pony, "Betsy."

Aunt Jayme joins the party from Boston via Skype. Noah is telling her about his ride I think.
After all the riders are finished, they thank the little pony with carrots.
A little girl talk with cousins Petra (L) and Madelyn (R)
Annabelle has decided that she does not care for the grass on her toes.

Saying goodbye to Betsy
Little bundles for the guests
Horse cake

Such a big girl.  Happy Birthday Bronwen.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

A marble horse

Working on Bronwen's birthday cake. I used a marble box cake and frosting from the store. The bridle is made of braided licorice with life saver buckles. I mixed shredded coconut into the main for texture. The junior mint eye sits atop a dollop of white icing and the nostril is an m&m.


Annabelle, you have a little something on your face.

"What?  . . . Where? . . .  Did I get it? . . . I don't know what you're talking about."

Friday, April 25, 2008

Where are you going?

This morning, Josh was getting his things together to leave for work and Bronwen was sitting at the table eating her breakfast and watching him. She asked, “Are you going to Heaven to live with Jesus?” 
Her Daddy replied, “Yes, we all are some day” (referring specifically to the members of our family). Not two seconds lapsed before she exclaimed, “Well I better finish my breakfast then!”

A minute later she thought, “But you don’t know where Heaven is.” And Daddy agreed, “We don’t know where Heaven is, but Jesus does and we’ll trust Him to get us there.”

Listening to their conversation, I was pleased to hear how eager my little three-year-old daughter was and how, at a moment's notice, she was ready for Jesus. I was sweetly reminded that this is how my life should be too, ready and excited to meet my Savior. I was reminded to live in such a way that the cares of this world, this “stuff” I’ve accumulated should not encumber me, should not tie me to this world. I should try to live in a state of mind where I am looking for His return. I don’t want to get too comfortable here, after all this world is not my home.

Whom have I in heaven but you?
I desire you more than anything on earth. Psalm 73:25

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


I recently heard Pooh Bear say, "Spring must be running late this year." 
That's what I'm thinking Pooh. Then this morning I saw that my crocus had finally bloomed, so it must be on it's way after all.

Home school

While Noah does his lessons, Bronwen has been teaching her own little class. She reads to them, has show and tell and allows them to watch a video. I find the little group - all lined up, behaving so well for their teacher - in various semi circles around the house.