We are going to my parents’ house for Thanksgiving this year, for the first time in a long time. I’m looking forward to it! I hope you will have (or be) company for Thanksgiving—it’s so much easier to be thankful when one is not alone!
Bobby purchased a sword at the beginning of October. He has wanted one for a long time and was thrilled to finally own one! It is stainless steel and came with a leather (or leather-like; I’m not certain) sheath. He doesn’t actually USE the sword, but likes owning it.
Sarah Ruth discovered “big people food” this month. She likes breads and cakes and cookies, and carrots and potatoes. She isn’t quite as fond of rice. She still nurses, but when others are eating real food, she wants some, too!
John Luke is almost 4! In two more weeks, he’ll be four years old. That just doesn’t seem possible! The time has gone so quickly. He loves to play his Elmo educational game and ClicknKids.com (which teaches phonics and reading – if you’d like to sign up with them, you get a discount by using our referral code, which is firstname.lastname@example.org ). His current favorite book is the book that came in our last Cheerios purchase called “Sleepyhead.” We’ve been reading it every night at bedtime.
Bobby is using a book to learn C++ (a computer programming language) as an elective this year. He’s been helping Robert in our business and is doing a great job. He & Robert also have been going & working out every morning, which is good for both of them!
Rachel & I have also been working out, in the afternoons (but not every afternoon—but at least 3 times a week). I lost five pounds in two weeks! I’m hoping to lose to a healthy weight in the next few months.
We also finally got Rachel to get her permit. We are enjoying teaching her to drive. She does very well! Bobby doesn’t even mind taking turns with her, so she gets a good bit of driving time.
Timmy turned 13 last month, and is very excited about it! He feels like a whole new world has opened up for him, now that he’s a teenager. Next week, my parents are picking him up, and he is spending a week with them. We will pick him up when we go over for Thanksgiving. He can hardly wait! I did manage to finish his quilt, and he was thrilled! Now I have three years to do Nate’s!
Nate enjoys our pets. Here he is with Morris, the kitten that Rachel hand-raised. The kitten is almost six months old now!
Sarah Ruth loves her daddy! She is the first one who has really wanted Daddy almost more than Mama. If he comes in the house and doesn’t speak to her or pick her up, she will cry! She is sitting up by herself VERY well, and has figured out how to get herself into a sitting position, now. She also crawls, using the “Army crawl” – flat on her belly, using her arms, mainly, to scoot her along. She loves being in her walker, which allows her to wander all over the living room. (I like it because it keeps her from picking up stuff from the floor and trying to eat it!)
God bless you and have a very happy Thanksgiving!