Friday, October 24, 2014

Grilled Cheese Tomato Soup

No, that's not grilled cheese with tomato soup; when you're Scott, it's quite literally grilled cheese tomato soup.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Firewood for Sale

The Storlie and Rahier boys started their own little firewood company as they've been clearing a spot in the woods for their fort.  They spent all day yesterday setting up and manning a roadside firewood stand.  Too bad we live on a dead end road so they didn't get much exposure.
Scott must be the foreman.  :)
Bekah got in on the fun too - and promptly had to make fancier signs for them and add a tablecloth to the display table.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Just like his older brother used to be able to do, Alarik can entertain himself with nothing more than his socks.  He spends mornings at daycare taking them off and filling them full of cars or whatever else he is playing with.  Steph often has to take them away at nap time so he'll quit fiddling with them.  And, as you can see here, he likes to put them on his hands too.  :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

After School Fun

I'm not entirely certain what sort of game was in progress on this sunny, warm fall day after school.  I just know there was a lot of imagination going on, all three kids were getting along, and I wasn't about to interrupt the beauty of it for homework, piano practice, reading time, showers or anything else!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

My Funny Boys

These boys of ours keep us laughing.  I do a pretty good job of jotting down all the funny things they say, but lately it's an everyday occurrence and I know I've forgotten several.  But here are some that I DO remember:

I asked Alarik to put his pjs on and he said, "I can't do that. I'm not able enough."

We started saying the "Now I lay me down to sleep..." bedtime prayer with Alarik and at the end we have him add something he's thankful for.  He's had some cute ones like candy, pasta (which he doesn't even really like!) toys, books, etc.  Tonight he says, "fluffy KAYAKS!  And that's all I've got for him."

As I mentioned before, Scott's teacher is giving us daily reports on him and one day last week he had all smiles.  Jesse was giving him a pep talk that night and asked, "See, that wasn't hard now, was it buddy?" to which Scott shot back, "Well, it wasn't easy!"  The next morning when I dropped the kids off at school I told Scott we expected another great day from him and as he closed the car door he said,  "I can't make any promises mom."
Lest it all be frustrating, Scott also said to me the other day, referring to one of the daily devotionals that I've been reading with him and Bekah, "Mom, you know how happiness goes away but joy is forever? Well, is having a best friend like Caden or Dalton happiness or joy?  'Cuz I think THAT'S joy!"  :)
One night at bedtime Scott and I prayed together for a good day at school the next day.  After another day of all smiles, bedtime prayers the next night included a thank you for helping Scott to have a great day.  I watched it all click into place for him as he said, "Hey, maybe our prayer from last night worked!"  Indeed, it did my boy.

Monday, October 6, 2014

4th Grade, 2nd Grade, 3 Years

Last year to this year school pictures:
 Hmmm...I can't decide on these if they look older in the new ones or not.  The boys don't but I think it's because they both have wild, long hair in this year's shots.  Jesse wanted to buzz them both right before picture day but I wanted to document that cute, crazy hair.