Friday, November 13, 2009

Treasure

Today was much too beautiful and warm to stay inside. Friends called, and we went in search of Douglas diamonds. It was our first time, so they showed us the ropes.
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After combing the beach a while, the kids decided some good ol'-fashioned play was in order.
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At home, the kids washed up their finds - some beauties for the nature table. (Actually, ours is more of a nature shelf, but I wanted to share some beautiful nature-inspired blogs with you.)
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The fun didn't end there. It was back outside for us. Larkin was feeling mischievous and thought he was pretty funny to top all these stakes with sod. Guess what the stakes are for. . . (tell you later.)
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Miah said she had a story in her head that she wanted me to write down for her. Then she illustrated it.
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Want to hear the story?

The Blueberry Man
by Miah
There was a guy, and he wanted to get everything out of the town and then put blueberries in each building. So the blueberry man went to a different town and got some different kind of food. Then the bad guy didn't know what to do. Then he thought and thought and thought, and then he just went to a different town and got all of the stuff out of the town, and he put blueberries in every single place of that town. Then the blueberry man went to a different town but not that town and got some different kinds of food, and then he brought it all back to those two towns. And then he became a king, because he did that to the towns. And then he wanted to have a bath. He went into the pool. Then he went out and his feet were all dirty. "I want my shoes," he said. So a guy gave him his shoes. He went into the tub. He got out, and then a guy just threw a mudball right at him then he ran away. It was the bad guy. And then he went back into the tub, got out, and then he noticed that mean tricker guy just got the whole town full with strawberries. So the king just got all of the strawberries out and put strawberries with other kinds of fruits and vegetables in the town. And then he wanted to search for gold. He dug and dug and dug. Then he thought he found some treasure in a box. Then he pulled a mirror out and looked right into his palace! So he dug a different way. He thought that was a box. He pulled it out. Then he saw some treasure in it. And then he saw some coins and gems in it. And then he brought it to his palace, and then he wanted to hang some on the walls, and he said to his servants to hammer it to the wall. But then it cracked a big crack right into the wall. And then the servant put another one above it and hammered it in and it did an even bigger crack. And then the whole kingdom just fell to the ground.
The End

More digging for treasure.
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And looking through this:
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And kissing worms.
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Catching ladybugs.
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And blowing kisses.
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"The LORD is exalted, for he dwells on high;
he will fill Zion with justice and righteousness.
He will be the sure foundation for your times,
a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge;
the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure."
-Isaiah 33:5,6

10 comments:

  1. Love's M's story! And LOVE Z's "OOOOH" face!!

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  2. Your post is full of good old fashioned fun and sweet treasures. You are making memories that might just last a life time. Now that is sweet! Thank you for your visit to my blog.

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  3. This is so beautiful. What a glorious day and a beautiful family being creative and having fun together. I loved seeing the children sliding on the grassy hill. I used to do that...it was so much fun! I recently discovered a steep grassy hill which I will revisit soon with my little boy and a piece of cardboard. What were they sliding on? love, Beth

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  4. Hi, I'm back, following up on some comments at Acorn Pies. If you want to learn how to make my gnome hat, here is a tutorial... http://acornpies.blogspot.com/search?q=how+to+make+a+gnome+hat
    Let me see it if you make one! love, Beth

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  5. Beth, they were sliding on their bellies!

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  6. Hello!
    Thanks for visiting! What a beautiful family you are! Lots of goodness and good times happening over here! My kids were walking by and caught a glimpse of the toys in the toilet.....they thought that was hilarious!!
    Nice to meet you!
    Love, Sara

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  7. Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment. You have a gorgeous blog and take beautiful pictures.

    Good luck with your cheese making! I hope it turns out great.

    God Bless,
    Jackie

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  8. Wonderful stuff of childhood. Love kissing worms (and all the rest!)

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  9. Thanks also, for dropping by my blog and commenting! The kids and I were looking at your pictures and we all thought that your little guy looks just like our two year old Jacob!

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  10. Your family is so gorgeous! What a lovely Blog you have! Thanks for visiting ours!

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