Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Jonathan has discovered peeing outside and he really likes it. Last week he woke up just as I was going out to open the chickens and move Ramy so he wanted to come with me. The slightly cool air meant he needed to go NOW so he got used to having his morning pee outside. Yesterday, Sunday, he was playing outside when he needed to go. He was still in his church pants and he can't do the button yet so he came inside to have me undo the button so he could go back outside to pee! The only problem I have with this whole thing is half the time he gets pee on his underwear. He ran out of clean underwear Sunday afternoon and went without under his pjs, which he also liked a lot.

Friday, August 5, 2016

I want to remember...summer 2016

Curtis taking each of the kids out on his back into the ocean.
Curtis and Daniel kayaking in the ocean and seeing the dolphins.
Jonathan's "buddy". A whole sea shell he carried around Navarre.
Loosing our sunglasses in the ocean.
Eating the best fish I have ever had at Stewby's.
Zip lining with D.
Playing tag with Steve and the kids.
When Emily thought I was Mandy and climbed in my lap.
Emily and Sara wearing the ballet slippers I knit for them.
Rachel's smile after Kinder Kamp.
Watching the kids ride Chessie.
Rachel running from the sheep with their corn.
Jonathan doing the same thing the next day.
Daniel planting the cucumber plant he started as a seed in the window and then eating the fruit.
Watching Old Faithful during a rainstorm.
Elizabeth sheltering Rachel with a tablecloth during the rainstorm.
Watching some smaller geysers with Liz.
Rachel pointing out all the colors at Yellowstone.
Watching the "buff-lo" cross the river and then the road right in front of us.
Jonathan seeing lots more "buff-los" than mom or I did.
The dragon's tail at Yellowstone.
Losing Liz at Thomas's and then finding her.
Riding coasters with just Curtis and I.
Getting the good fries at Cedar Point.
Daniel and Curtis going to Cedar Point for D's birthday date.
Curtis going to the Coldplay concert with his brothers and dad.
Daniel's last Cub Scout Day Camp.
Planting the sunflowers and then checking their progress everyday with the girls.
Climbing on the rocks at Garden of the Gods.
Mom showing the kids a snapdragon flower at the Cosma's.
Lizzy wanting to ride Uncle John's motorcycle.
Uncle John giving the kids a ride.
Rachel trying to not go off the end of the water slide, she was not successful.
The kids naming the giant blowup turtle At Na Na's Turd.
Daniel playing rough with Emily and Emily loving it.
Rachel saying, "My marshmallow is not s'moring."
Seeing Aunt Carol, Uncle John, and cousin John.
Grant and Sofia Gillman coming over for a water balloon fight.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Snow Day!

Begin forwarded message:

From: Phillip Nall <dadnall@gmail.com>
Date: January 23, 2016 at 4:01:09 PM EST
To: Curtis Nall <curtisnall@gmail.com>, Leslie Nall <leslienall@gmail.com>, Daniel Nall <dcnall05@gmail.com>

Tuesday, December 15, 2015


Elizabeth and Rachel sharing a bath robe on a very warm December afternoon.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Back to School

The summer flew by fast! ALL the Nalls went to our favorite place, Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The kids had a great time in the two pools and out on the beach. Jonathan fell asleep in my arms while I was holding him out in the gentle waves. One night Elizabeth and I watched fireworks as they were shot off the fishing pier and the whole family saw some from our room the next night. Arthur, Melanie, Jason, Rebecca, and Terri and Phillip were there as well. Rachel asks everyday when we can go back to the white sand beach.

Daniel is in fifth grade this year! Last year of elementary school. His teachers are Ms. Catron and Ms. Mills. He likes everything so far, but what he is super excited about is the fact that there is a no written homework policy at Lakewood this year. No homework! To be fair, the policy is no written homework, so he still has to read every night (not a problem) and there are still spelling tests and other stuff to study. I have to say that I am not disappointed. He has time to practice piano and play outside after school now, he could not do that last year.

My Rosebud is in first grade! Her teacher is Ms. Brown and Elizabeth loves her. Her best friend from church, Hailey, is in her class and she is excited to play with her at recess everyday. Liz is reading better and better all the time. Her current favorite book is "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom". She tells me how to read it, "really loud here mom", "softer mom". She got 100% on her first spelling test!

Rachel and Jonathan are also back into the swing of things with Music Makers. Our August theme is the beach and ocean so Rachel feels like an expert.

So far a good start to a new year.