Friday, June 26, 2009

Ballet Camp

Week One
Week Two
Week Four

Week 4 of Ballet Camp

All the girls from Week 4: Aren't they lovely?
Everyone with 5th position arms
Eating snack

A Few Drawings From the Last Few Months

A heart for her momma : )
translation: Hee Hee Ho Ho Ho He He He Hoo Hoo Hoo (laughter)
Naomi rat (wrote) this
Wit (white) as snoe (snow)
Jessus Loves Me
Naomi's Daddy and Naomi's Momma

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Grandad and Granna Camp

We had a ton of fun at Grandad and Granna Camp! Thank you Grandad and Granna!

Father's Day With the Pughs

The Pugh patriarch
A great pic of Naomi and Nate
some of the "great-grands:" Jorja, Naomi, Luke, Sydney, Penni, Gracie, Carly, and Jacob

Happy Father's Day, Nate! (A little late)

We love our daddy!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Look, everyone! I can stick out my tongue!
That sure is convenient for licking my lips!

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

A few random thoughts on a book--
I just finished a Newbery Award-winning book that has been on my shelf for a while. I was pleasantly surprised. Essentially it's about a girl working through the fact that her mother has left her. At the end of the book, you find out that "leaving" means dying.
At one point her Gram tells her, "Being a mother is like trying to hold a wolf by the ears. If you have three or four--or more--chickabiddies [children], you're dancing on a hot griddle all the time. You don't have time to think about anything else. And if you've only got one or two, it's almost harder. You have room left over--empty spaces that you think you've got to fill up."
In the book, the main character, a thirteen year old named Salamanca, tells the story of her friend Phoebe. Phoebe's mother was a perfectionist housewife until the day she left. She just couldn't handle not feeling like herself. I'm pretty sure a lot of us housewives can end up like that--"pulling up our bootstraps" so that we look perfect. And just like Phoebe's mom, we can either whither away or snap.
As always, I advocate reading fiction for learning. And maybe this book is a good one for learning, as housewives and homemakers, to lean on Someone who really can handle all that we must do.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Bethany's Surgery

Bethany's surgery went well this morning. Thank you to all of you who prayed. It was quick and relatively painless. Here is Bethany singing a little song about it.

My Garden

Bethany's One-Year Check Up

Bethany Rose Oster June, 2008
7 pounds, 12 ounces and 20 1/2 inches long
Bethany Rose Oster June, 2009
21 pounds and 30 inches long

Out With Ari

On Monday we went to the St. Elmo Rec Center Pool, the Library, and Wendy's with Ari. We all had a great time!

Friday, June 12, 2009


Naomi attended this week's ballet camp. She and her friends did so well!
Naomi, Liza, Annah, and Addie
The camp is held at a local Cheron's Dance Studio at the Body Fit Fitness Center. It's a great place to dance!
This week we made wings for Mendelssohn's Fairy Dance.

Naomi and Bethany