Category: Mothering

You know, that thing you 24/7?

  • How Great Thou Art, Part Three

    A blessing in disguise on the trip out was that Jesse got sick. Normally he is all boy, climbing around everywhere, hardly to be contained. But as we left Ohio for our all day trek through Indiana and Missouri, he came down with something, and was not himself for the rest of the week. This…

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  • Empire Farm Days

    Here are some shots of what we were up to last week. Each year Holden Coal has a booth at the big Farm Show up the road from us. Here my father-in-law is talking to a potential customer.Grandma with her boy Jesse is going to learn how to fix stoves like his daddyThere were really…

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  • Supper Silliness

    This is what happens when Jesse is trying to eat his supper, and Uncle Bub is in the tree overhead, shaking a branch at him. Giggles and giggles and – whoops! There go the sweet potatoes….

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  • Pictures for Joanna

    Whoo-hoo! My first comment from another country!!! Did you see it? Joanna commented all the way from Romania! ๐Ÿ™‚ Jesse said we should post the pictures we took the other day specially for her. So, that’s what we’re gonna do, and this will double as an introductory post to some more of my family!This is…

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  • What a Helpful Boy!

    Jesse has been helping me all around the house and outside. Here he is with the laundry.Here he is holding a rope for me while I go fetch the hammer so I can pound in the tent pegs.Now we have a picnic blanket in the tent, and we are going to have play time out…

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  • Gettin’ Around

    He’s getting around – everywhere and anywhere. Like all boys, he loves exploring. This is the cupboard in his dresser. It was perfect for a baby version of spelunking!The first time we let him loose outside the blue-taped territory of the livingroom, he went on an exhilerating, self guided tour of the whole house. You…

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  • Greener Grass?

    Just in case you you all thought that all my lovely, beautiful bride does is scrapbook, sew and go on bike rides, I thought I would set the record straight. I’ve been blessed with a very virtuous wife who does all of those thing in her spare time. Here are just a few photos I’ve…

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  • A time to keep

    Right now, Jesse’s life exists within boundaries – a playpen for naptime, blue tape for playtime, highchair for dinner time, and mommy and daddy’s arms. As he matures we will slowly and with God’s wisdom, loosen the bounderies, loosen our hold, allowing him to choose what is appropriate and safe on his own. He will…

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  • I can’t wait any longer to nurse him. He has slept all night and I miss him. I slip quietly into his room; he is just stirring. I love being the first thing he sees in the morning, and the first one to see his smile. His eyes flicker open, shut, open. His bare toes…

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  • Saturday’s Adventure

    Behold –Chimney Bluffs We drove up to Lake Ontario, bicycled a few miles at one park, then went to see Chimney Bluffs and have ourselves a picnic. Jesse especially enjoyed the grass hors-de-vours. He would crawl to the edge of the blanket and pluck a tasty looking piece, then grin with satisfaction as he got…

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  • No Butts about it!

    He’s crawling!!!!

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  • Saturday’s Bike Ride

    Here we are on a back road, leading to the lake. The views around here feed the soul – I love where we live, and enjoying it on our bikes. I loved this shady, curving lane…Almost there!At our destination – Lodi Point State Park. We got Jesse to smile so good for the camera –…

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  • Here they are – quite a pair. He loves his Auntie. She loves him. When she came and spent 3 days with us last week, she was delighted to help with every part of his day. They even dressed matching when they could!She fed him almost every meal – here it’s avocado.What a mess!Then there…

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  • A splendid friend, indeed.

    Yesterday Jesse received a very special gift from our friend, Suzanne Bloom. He loves the bright colors in his new book, the award winning “A Splendid Friend, Indeed”. Mommy loves the story, and reads it over and over to her boy while he helps her turn the pages. If you have not met the goose…

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  • Strawberry Festival Parade

    The biggest day of the year in Ovid – the Strawberry Festival, saw us peddling up to Main St. on our bikes to watch the parade. All of the Holden’s and Bauman’s were there – either watching, or participating (read: either catching candy or throwing it:)). Mother, with her fetching new hair-do. My sisters and…

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  • Family Bike Rides

    We have been enjoying almost daily bike rides this month. We eat dinner, and one or the other of us hints at his or her desire for an after dinner bike ride. The other readily agrees, we announce it to Jesse (so he can begin looking forward to it), and we make our preparations. I…

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