Category: Scenes from Daily Life

  • How well do you know Owen? Quiz

    Since Caleb and Deirdre did it, why not me? 1. What is my favorite Animal? A. Baby chick B. Rabbit C. Kangaroo D. Tiger   2. What is my favorite color? A. Red B. Blue C. Yellow D. Orange

  • The Little Kids Adventure “Book” 1 Episode 1

    Before I start on the first “Book” of The Little Kids Adventure I will tell you some things you should know. The Little Kids Adventure is a imaginary game me and Caleb play. It is only slightly like the game Collin used to play with us. We split up The Little Kids Adventure into episodes and […]

  • The Fort I’m Building

    How I got my inspiration for my tree fort was all because one day I was sitting around, thinking it would be nice if I could swing on some nice and new swing, not the old and rusty one we have. So then I thought it would be a nice idea if I made a […]

  • Snow Boulders

    Instead of sledding . . . . . . Justin and Owen made snow boulders! Owen is usually the first of the little kids to go outside. He is what I call the “Great-Day Heralder”, because he’s always on the lookout for Great Days and proclaims them with much enthusiasm. On such a day, he’ll […]

  • The chickens always get out!

    The chickens always get out. Sometimes, in the winter time, when there’s patches of grass that there’s not any snow in, the chickens get out, and sometimes in the springtime and summer and fall they get out, but the ducks get out near winter time under the apple tree to eat fresh grass. (Also OF […]

  • The annoying chicken

    (Dictated to Cadie) I was carving something when I saw a chicken flying up on top of the gate and flying down again to the other side. Certain chickens always get out of the fence, but this one was a different one that the ones that normally get out of the fence. At first I […]

  • Two times I want to tell you about

    This is one time when it looked like our room was opposited.  It was the morning, but still dark, and I was going to check if anyone was awake. And my brothers,  Evan and Collin, are the latest sleepers. My brother Owen’s bunk bed was next to my top bunk bed, so there was a […]

  • News flash!

    Caleb lost his first tooth!!   Deirdre is the only one who still has all her baby teeth!   The first batch of baby chicks has arrived!! They will quickly turn into meat chickens for the freezer, but right now they’re fluffly little balls that scurry around.   Dad and Teman are taking a week […]

  • Lunch

    Fairly often, I’m asked what our family usually does for lunch. Here’s the run down of this past week: Monday: Caleb (age 6) makes macaroni and cheese, from scratch. He needs only a little help from me. Tuesday: Cadie made Chicken and Spaghetti for supper last night. I boil another three pounds of spaghetti for […]

  • Haircuts (Don’t be Chicken!)

      Boys don’t like haircuts or picture takings. One of my many tasks around here is that of the town Barber. Once upon a time, a long time ago, Grandma Purdy used to cut the boys’ hair. Between her declining health, and the ever increasing amount of boys (and their hair), she was forced to […]