Thursday, June 21, 2007

What we've been up to

Or "that to which we have been up"? Or something, because I think the second attempt was wrong, too. Sometimes I wonder if my kids will be able to speak with proper grammar after listening to me. I'm college educated, but I catch myself making grammatical mistakes all the time. And it wouldn't be so bad, except that sometimes I don't know how to fix them. Like this time.

In any case! I'm sure you're much more interested in the pictures. So here you go:



I made this airplane at Jonathan's request, and then he added all kinds of embellishments to it.



Isn't my sleeping son the sweetest? He was SO tired that afternoon, and it was so hot, I think he simply passed out. :) Sorry the angle isn't better - I didn't want to get too close for fear the flash would awaken him.



And finally, this evening Jonathan said "Look Daddy, I made a little tiny house!"



And so he had. He's our little builder. Notice the dump truck in the background?



I have a couple of long, involved, interesting posts brewing in the back of my head. Maybe one of these days I'll have the time and energy simultaneously to write them. For now I'm keeping my head above water. The boys are fed, bathed (occasionally), read to, and played with.* The house is reasonably clean and meals are healthy if not famously interesting. I'm working out three times a week (bless my husband for taking the boys so I can do that!) and chipping away at my to-do list. Life is pretty nice. It just doesn't have much extra time in it for thought-intensive blogging. Oh well. Eventually I'll either get it written or forget what I wanted to write about. Isn't that always how it goes. :)


*See, I really can't write grammatically! I haven't a clue how to fix that sentence! Heaven help my soon-to-be homeschooled children!

4 comments:

Rebecca said...

"For now I'm keeping my head above water. The boys are fed, bathed (occasionally), read to, and played with.*"

Here's how to do it: "For now I'm keeping my head above water: I feed, bathe (occasionally), read to and play with the boys."

Hope that helps!

lasselanta said...

Actually... the "ending a sentence with a preposition" rule is arbitrary. In Germanic languages, it isn't a problem to put prepositions at the end of sentences (and, as you keep pointing out, there are some constructions where it's almost unavoidable). However, some scholars (who thought that Latin was the best language going) decided that since it was impossible in Latin to end a sentence with a preposition, it should be illegal in English. So really... though I wouldn't advise practicing it in academic writing yet... that whole "ending a sentence with a preposition" thing is just a linguistic inferiority complex. :-)

Ask Dr. B (the linguist) about it some time...

Amber said...

"Eventually I'll either get it written or forget what I wanted to write about. Isn't that always how it goes."

Yup, exactly! *grin* Thanks for posting the pictures though, it is always fun to get a glimpse of what you and your family have been doing!

allegra said...

I love the photos! And I totally know what you mean by "posts brewing in the back of my head." Thanks for putting that feeling into words. Incidentally, I think your children will have great grammar and fantastic vocabularies.