I just heard Solomon prancing around the house singing, “b-i-k-e! b-i-k-e!” I don’t think he knows it spells bike, and I’m not sure why he chose to combine those letters, but it was very satisfying hearing him spell on his own. 🙂 Advertisements

Mr. Solomon, the Teacher

I knew to expect this a few years down the road, but so soon?! Solomon is two-and-a-half years old, and he is already helping me train Shylah. I have known that if we train Solomon well, he will be incredibly helpful with the younger ones and will make my load lighter. I had no idea […]

Alta’s Granola

I have been making this granola for years. It has been a goal of mine to write it down so I have a record (usually I just grab and dump), and I finally did it this morning! I have tried so many recipes that are wonderful, but I finally did enough tweaking to land on […]


Kathleen, my midwife, came over today for a home visit. Solomon was fascinated by Gideon’s heartbeat. Later today I let Solomon listen to my heartbeat. He loved it! Since I showed him what a heartbeat sounds like he has asked multiple times to listen to my heartbeat. I love the wonder and excitement of children! […]

Shylah’s Diet

Shylah is much different than Solomon with her eating habits. She is quite a picky eater. I have been finding it difficult to get her to eat much during the day. She doesn’t even seem to like milk much either. She likes drinking about 1 or 2 ounces at a time, but then she loses […]