Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Project 365: Week 34

The weeks are getting busy with the start of school and many doctors' and dentist appointments.  My camera has not been a priority and frankly, I'm tired of trying to come up with interesting angles or topics when we do the same things every day.  At the same time, I don't want to get 3/4th of the way through this year and stop with this project.  So I am continuing on just not as enthusiastically.

Sunday: My handsome little boy

Monday: Mercy with a cute little whale spout.

Tuesday: (missed) Avalyn tries to make a whale spout like Mercy, but it doesn't quite work as well.

Wednesday: (missed) Mercy's smile and crazy curls

Thursday: At Megan's house, Sophia tries to jump rope.  She didn't manage to do, but loved trying.

Friday: Kyle loves kicking the ball as high in the air as possible, but apparently it is a bit scary or difficult or something.

Saturday: My little Patrick talking to me!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Cemeteries: Peachtree Road Baptist Church

One day while running errands with the kids, we decided to stop by a cemetery.  Keira tried to tell her siblings about cemetery etiquette.  They had a hard time following the "rules", so I don't know if the other kids will go to another cemetery with us for a while.

Avalyn really liked the inscription on this head stone.  May this be said of all of us!

This was interesting as this cemetery was apparently known by both of these names in the past.

This stone was carved by hand.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Patrick in the Bumbo

Patrick is becoming more expressive all the time.  I love to watch him, to talk with him, and to just love on him!

Mom, what are you doing?

Oh, you are looking at me!

Wait a second.  You aren't going to pick me up?!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Keira's 9th Birthday

In the beginning, Keira really struggled to gain weight and to meet the normal baby mile stones.  She had many doctors' appointments and many specialists and therapists working with her.  Now, nine years later, she is doing much better than I think anyone would have guessed back then! 
Keira requested a green horse cake, so naturally a green horse needed a rainbow mane!

Like her siblings, Keira has discovered that LEGOs are fun.  She got two sets for her birthday!

Happy Birthday to my little Joy.  I love you so much.  I am so thankful that God gave you to me to raise, care for, and love.  You are a joy, a light, and a wonderful caring helper.  I look forward to many more years of watching you grow and helping you learn.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Project 365: Week 33

This week was a really busy one as we started school last week and tried to continue well for our second week.  It can be hard to get it all done!  I just keep trying and with the Lord's help, we will get it finished.

I missed Sunday, but Adrian bought me these pretty flowers on Monday!

Monday: Dylan got himself stuck in the handle of a bag.

Tuesday: Kyle had fun playing with Kapla blocks and wanted his Deedee to sit in the chair he made.

Wednesday: My in-laws came for a couple of days to visit and to rest.  I cooked an amazing recipe that looked beautiful and tasted even better than it looked!

Thursday: Kyle made two cats with the Kapla blocks.

Friday: I bought some pop ice molds and Avalyn made the first mix for the dessert Friday night.   She made orange creamcicle.

Saturday: More pictures of my flowers

Friday, August 14, 2015

Cemeteries: Duluth Church Cemetery

Since I was in high school, I have loved cemeteries.  I find them very peaceful, and I love to read about the head stones and try to understand something about the people's lives.  One of Adrian's and my first dates was to Oakland Cemetery, and  I had some of my wedding pictures taken in the cemetery attached to the church!
While I was pregnant with Patrick, Keira often went with me to the midwife appointments.  On our way down, or on the way back, we frequently stopped at cemeteries to take some pictures.   It has become one of our things, something that Keira and I do together when we are out.  She likes the one on one time and the interesting things you can find in the cemeteries.
So we visited Duluth Church Cemetery.  I read this historical account on, but I couldn't find it anywhere else:
Historically, the cemetery was established by a Methodist congregation in 1873. The Duluth Methodist Church was built on top of the hill, on Main St., on the south end of town. The cemetery adjoined the Methodist church property along the cemetery's northern boundary. The Baptists built their church in 1886, and it was located about 300 yards north, on W. Lawrenceville St. The Methodists were laid to rest on the northern half of the cemetery, and the Baptists on the southern half. Both congregations eventually sold their church properties and built new structures on SR 120. The next owner of the Duluth Methodist Church was the Duluth Masonic Lodge. The Lodge owned this property until it was appropriated by the City of Duluth for the site of its new city hall. The Duluth City Hall now stands at the original Methodist church site, and the former Masonic Lodge/old Duluth Methodist Church building was moved to its present location on Hardy St, across from the cemetery's south gate. The brick and wrought iron fencing are not original and were built in conjunction with the new city hall.

I saw these Confederate Veteran signs on many of the graves.

I like pictures of cemeteries (or rural looking parks) with city buildings in the background.  The building in the background of the cemetery is the new Duluth City Hall.  On the other side of city hall is the event green.  

I've never seen little statues like these on a grave before.  These cute little creatures were on the grave of a little 5 year old boy.  

These two graves markers were some of the most extraordinary I've ever seen!  They are metal!  Even though I assumed that these were for twins, they died in different years.  I couldn't find any information about either of these two people.

Look at the interesting design!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Krispy Kreme Hats

Avalyn and I came home from Krispy Kreme with hats.  Mercy and Sophia quickly claimed them!
Oh, how I love their expressions!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Project 365: Week 32

I had trouble this week taking pictures.  I missed several days, but I tried to make up for it on other days.

Sunday: I love this expression on Patrick's face!

Monday: Keira has started to enjoy visiting cemeteries with me.  This was one of the most interesting graves I've ever seen!

Tuesday: Mercy lining up the attribute blocks.

Wednesday: I missed this one, but I liked the look of my memory work box and took a picture of what my kids were working on.

Thursday: I also missed this day.  We went to a cemetery on Saturday.  This was an interesting statue.

Friday: Keira reading Dick and Jane to me!

Saturday: We celebrated Keira's birthday on Saturday.  She asked for a green horse cake, so naturally it would have a rainbow mane!