Monday, October 22, 2007

Oven Sabbatical Part II

One of Hannah's spelling words today was "fashion". The sample sentence said:
Troubles are often the tools God uses to fashion us for better things.
--Henry Beecher

I'll say! As posted earlier, my oven had taken a sabbatical and quit on us. This past Wednesday and $300 painful bucks later, my oven is fixed and that is the end of that. Right??? Huh uh.

Apparently even well rested ovens just can't handle 70 pounds of falling kid. (To protect the identity of the falling kid, I will simply refer to her as Falling kid.)

Falling kid was sent into the kitchen to retrieve some candles out of the cupboard above the oven. Instead of pulling up the stool like Falling kid has been trained to do, she decided to short cut it and just use the oven door handle as a little ledge. Falling kid has been told many times not to climb on cupboard doors, drawers, dishwasher doors, etc... but she failed to take heed. The oven door opened under the weight of her foot but was nice enough to catch her fall. (Ovens like people, are generally nicer after 2 month vacations). So although the oven is now working, the door is now bent too badly to close.

And then there was this...

While looking for my sock to go out to the shop, get the tools and take a whack at fixing the oven door, I discovered that one of my sons had used it for his latest creative project. (For those of you who recall the Armani hat incident, you probably know which kid, but to protect his identity I will refer to him as sock puppet kid). When I questioned Sock Puppet Kid about the state of my sock, he totally innocently replied "Oh I needed that for doin puppet shows! Wanna thit down and see my show?!" (big grin) Sock puppet kid is thankfully very cute and I'm not particularly attached to that sock, so yeah, I "dealt" with him and...bought a ticket to the show. It really was very entertaining (every time a new ruined sock joined the cast of characters.) It was like watching a great suspense thriller just waiting to see who was gonna get it next and which gruesome weapon was used in the carnage. (Markers, scissors, etc...)

The wind storm hit us a little harder than we're used to. A drooping gutter is now beyond repair, our cherry tree was split down the middle making it newly exciting to explore and climb on, but being that it's split down the middle, I don't think it will survive. And for the grand finale, our new gazebo that we bought this summer was lifted off it's anchor, turned upside down and sunk to the bottom of the pool!

And don't be deceived by this sweet little close up. This innocent looking angel was half way up the stairs when I caught her!

Baby Gang was having a little "slumber party" on the stairs! Ah!!!!!!No Owen, do not pick up the baby... and we don't let her climb the stairs!!!


They were such a snuggly bunch today!

This (below) is somewhat of an unusual sight around our home...(Hannah glaring). We were reading about The Hundred Years' War between England and France, after the English victory in the Battle of Agincourt. Henry V had demanded the French King Charles VI's daughter Katherine as his wife. Charles had declined but after the English victory at Agincourt he handed her over! Hannah's face contorted and she said "My Dad would never do such a terrrible thing!!!"
Later in the day we were going to watch a snippet of "Lord of the Rings" where Aragorn was giving his great speech to the warriors before the big battle (to help the kids imagine how inspiring a pre-battle speech might look since we had read of Henry's famous Agincourt speech...) okay, okay...another homeschooler excuse to watch a good movie clip...

We have decided due to the scary nature of the Lord of the Rings movies to wait until they are old enough to at least have read all the books first. (I always make them read the books first!) So anyway, this image of the great valiant Aragorn, and the stomach turning Orc was new to Hannah.

Later she said "Mom, if I had to choose between a man who looked like Aragorn but didn't love God, or a Orc who did love God, I would still choose the Orc. But......(fluttering the eyelashes)...hopefully I will have a husband like Daddy who loves God and is handsome!" (Feeeuf! The Aragorn/Orc dilemma has been solved.) A glimpse into the mind of Hannah Rose Kirkman!

*FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO MAY HAVE TRIED TO EMAIL ME SINCE LAST THURSDAY: MY EMAIL IS NOT WORKING! MY INTERNET IS, BUT MY MSN ACCOUNT IS NOT. PLEASE TRY ME AT HOME OR ON THE CELL IF IT IS IMPORTANT AND I WILL DO MY BEST TO ANSWER---EVEN IF IT MEANS SACRIFICING MY LAST GOOD PAIR OF SOCKS. :)

3 comments:

Mica Garbarino said...

still need your numbers . we e-mailed you, and was wondering if ya wanted to get together Friday !!!! If you will call me and let me know, that would be great. or leave a comment on my blog to let me know. the kids are just wanting to get together for a fun playtime.....Bri says hi and love you all guys!!!

The Garbarino Gang

Rose said...

LIZ! Juliet is toooooo beautiful! I can't handle it! That close up pic is outstanding!

Sorry bout the oven...sigh.

What a sweet story about Hannah.
You make school look really fun, maybe I can come sit in for a few lessons and arts-n-crafts...I promise I'll be good :)

Hug all the sweet babies for me, auntie has oficially entered into withdrawl.

-Auntie Rose

Azurae said...

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Love,
Azurae