Tuesday, November 20, 2012


It's that time of year again
The one that we all dread...
Hot season!

Zooey is all over it
And has found
The coolest place on the property
To hang out

It is an especially wise choice
Because right above...
Is the faucet...
So when someone comes
To wash their hands
She cools off
Even more

Smart dog!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Happy Happy Birthday Eston!

It is that time again
Another Birthday!

This time...
It is dear Eston!

As you can see
He is now 5 years old!
Big man :)

For his birthday
We had his two favorite foods!
Pizza and Hamburgers

And everyone came for the party
Since the McCourtney's have
Such a large family
Eating out
Is super special

I think his birthday
Was a success!

And everyone kept saying
"I'm so glad
It is Eston's birthday!"

Thanks Eston!!!
Happy Birthday dear :)
And many more to come!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Learning Made Fun!

So it is a Saturday
Which means
A break from normal school

And yet the McCourtney children
Just love to learn!

It is sweet really...

So what we do
Is at the beginning of the morning
I make a list
Of WAY more things
Than we could even begin
To do in one day

Then we make another list
Of the kids names

Remember the game 
"Pick a Number Between"
We put that game to use!

This is the result

The kids love it!
It's kind of fun for all of us
You never know
What the next will pick

This evening
Enoch selected

I think it is his favorite 
Because even though
He is only 4
He is ridiculously good at playing it

So to make it
A little more challenging
We decided
To play where the kids
Have to play "properly"

Which means
Right hand and Left hand!
Out comes
The sharpie
And the kids
Are ready to play!


Way too much fun! 
Let me tell you

So once the kids
Start looking like this

The day was a success!
Yeah for twister!

Who says
Learning can't be fun!

I realize
That Elizabeth isn't smiling...
I believe
This must have been
Her "Game" face