Thursday, May 31, 2012
|Samuel loves it|
|In his classroom|
|Wendy Malamphy, purveyor of dinner tonight|
|Ham, green beans, mac & cheese, and brownies. Yum!|
|The "Royal Order of the Blue Washcloth Heads" is now in session!|
|James, pre-haircut, talking to me at work.|
No. I don't work at McDonald's drive-through.
|Lucy let Sophie wear her competition leo. Cute!|
|A rare glimpse of the sky between rains.|
Note the Apple logo in the top left sky.
|Grace (with sporty new reading glasses) and Samuel|
|Mary and Allen|
|He is called Christian|
|Six out of nine Neals, Guangzhou, Guangdong|
|Christian, Madison, Will Will|
|Kisses for Mama|
Meanwhile, in a land 12 hours ahead and 2000 years behind, Mary and Allen Neal, of Springfield, Missouri, have added a seventh child to their warm and loving family: Christian Neal. if you think this is a cause for prayer, Christian, kneel.
|Accommodations with skylight and loft|
|Common area with movie on the flat screen|
|Jacob and friends watching Madagascar 3|
|One of the many kitchens|
|Yummy cupcakes and goodies|
|View of the playground from the kitchen window|
|Endless supplies of Girl Scout cookies|
|Madagascar 3 slap bracelets|
|Sophie likes the bracelets|
|Noah likes mom's sweet hat|
The house has many amenities and pleasant distractions
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
One of the simple joys in life: finding a match
These matchmakers were in full swing
Another joy: the proverbial sock waterfall
Sophie was in charge of socks with pink stripes
|I am pretty stinkin' adorable!|
Samuel was in charge of being adorable
|I never said that.|
Annabelle wonders if she should go in search of lost socks
or stay behind and look after the ninety and nine...
|I guess you can have fun doing laundry!|
So what have learned today, kids?
Sometimes we are unmatched socks,
waiting patiently for the return of the one.
|Where are the other girls?|
|I think you were supposed to drop it BEHIND me...|
|No holiday is complete without a gymnastics routine|
|Even Samuel was getting in on the fun|
Beth Givens called on Memorial Day to see what we were up to. Not sure. I had been on call on Saturday and Sunday and now that I had Monday off, I hadn't the foggiest idea how to enjoy it. I knew we needed to eat lunch and, with the massive amounts of food my church friends had provided, I was sure we could reheat some leftovers. I check the three fridges. Unbelievable! Virtually all of the food had been eaten by wolves (aka teenagers) so I figure I will reheat some of the three pizzas I bought last night. Inconceivable! Only two slices left. Beth says not to worry and shows up a while later with lunch for everyone: chicken, baked beans, potato salad, chips, and "Salsa Lady" salsa. Divine intervention, Yes, it was.
Beth's girls also brought us some homemade cupcakes with caramel icing, a tribute to Susan because "this was the last thing Mrs. Susan made for us before she had to leave town, and they were delicious!" These tribute cupcakes were pretty tasty. too. They gave us all a reason to smile.
This is a fun game Samuel likes to play.
He gets in mom's bed and hides behind the pillows.
Or perhaps he is still searching for mom.
Either way it is pretty darn cute.