Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Isaac Jonathan

I don't have his birthday pictures downloaded and edited yet, but here are a few of him from the last few years... well from the last 6 years to be exact! :-D
Hope y'all enjoy!!
Newborn... well, 5 days old... ;-)
One Year Old... see his curls?!
LOL! I just had to blog this one too! He was One and a half... SO cute!!
Two years old...
Three years old... sticking his hand in the chocolate chip jar... he has loved chocolate ever since he was little!!
Four years old... I love all his many facial expressions!!
Five years old... :-)
And almost 6!! This was taken the night before his birthday... I don't really have any 'good', official 'Six Year Old' pictures yet... but I will soon!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Nehemiah LOVES Daisy!!

Daisy is the BEST dog! She lets the little ones climb all over her, and she just lies there, sometimes sleeping!
LOL! Elijah dressed her up the other day cause it was cold. :-D
See what I mean?!
Nehemiah also LOVES books! And music... so in this picture he's sitting on Daisy (who he loves), reading a book (which he loves to do), and listening to music (which he also loves)!!
Snugglin' with Dee See (that's how he says "Daisy")
I love the look on his face! :-)
NOO! Don't lick the dog!!
"You talkin' to me?"
See his new top teeth?! He now (at 14 months) has 4 teeth!
I guess that's better than Elijah and Isaac... they didn't have ANY teeth on their first birthdays!!
Daisy is laying flat on her back and Nehemiah was sitting on her stomach, bouncing... and she just laid there! :-D

Friday, December 11, 2009

Caleb's Telescope

Opening the boxes...

The Optical Tube,
Everyone gathered around to see,
Elijah seeing how tall he is next to the Tube,

Putting it all together...

Looking through the EZ Finder,
Caleb and his 'New Toy' LOL!
How I got my Telescope:
It all started when I became interested in astronomy in July of this past year.
As I studied more about astronomy, I realized that I would enjoy having a telescope. I remembered an article I read in the "Answers Magazine" about how to choose a telescope. The author of the article recommended a Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian, so that was the first one I looked at online. My parents told me that they would give me the money they were going to spend on my birthday presents, which was most of the money I needed, and I would have to earn the rest.
So in September I decided the way I would earn the money for my telescope was to make wooden spatulas to sell.
At first, I was considering the Orion SkyQuest XT4.5, because it was cheaper than the XT6, but when a family we are friends with was staying at our house in early September, I changed my mind.
The reason behind my decision was:
I talked with the father of the family about the two telescopes, and he thought I should get the XT6 because it has a bigger aperture, and so he helped me make up my mind to get the XT6.
Then in October my Grandmother bought the first two spatulas I had for sale, and later she requested 35 more! I made six spatulas, then she decided she only wanted as many as I needed to buy the telescope. So then I made six more on Thanksgiving day, and she bought all 12 two days later!
I bought my telescope the same day she bought the spatulas, and it came nine days later!
I tried it out last night for the first time, and I saw:
Jupiter and four of it's moons,
The Orion Nebula,
The Pleiades,
The Double Cluster in Perseus,
And the Andromeda Galaxy.
I am really excited to have a telescope, and I am really enjoying it!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

The boys with their 'pet' chickens...

Sam holding 'Rocky the Rooster', and Joseph holding 'Calloway the hen'
Elijah holding 'Buffy the hen' (she's a Buff Orpington)
Isaac holding 'Hen-hen the hen', and Joseph holding 'Calloway'
Ike and his baby... :-D
Calloway doesn't look too happy in this picture... :-)