Sunday, December 28, 2014

Beginning Anew

I have high hopes for my blog in 2015.

 My dear, wonderful, amazing, sweet, thoughtful husband gave me a camera for Christmas!

(wild rounds of applause)

As some of you know, our camera died early this year, so not only have my blog posts been unappealing visually, I have not been able to take photos of the kids. And that fact has been hard to take. I hate missing the chance to record photos of those moments at home with all three kids doing what kids do best. Being very, very silly. 

So here is to better photos, better blog posts, and better memories captured. 

Happy Holidays from all of us to all of you!
God bless. 
The Moseleys

And last, but not least, for your enjoyment...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Flood Plain

I have been getting rather frustrated lately with Lillie. She keeps putting capri pants on when she gets dressed in the morning, and I tell her they are not appropriate for winter and will she please go put on long pants?

I finally realized she IS putting on her long pants.

We are officially in high water country.

It made me think of this classic. I know it is the exact opposite of Lillie but still funny.

We are ready for the holidays around here. I am asked hourly if we can just go ahead and open the presents. I took the kids to Dollar General yesterday to their annual shopping trip for Daddy. They each had $3 to spend on something they thought Daddy would like and they did great! I was very proud of the thoughtfulness displayed. He almost received a pair of camo underwear from Elsie.

Daddy will have an interesting Christmas. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

King Hilary and the Beggarman

This a passage from King Hilary and the Beggarman by A.A. Milne. We read it today in school and I had Lillie copy it into her notebook. It is a wonderful example of Milne's mastery of the English language. 
And very fun to read out loud. 

Good King Hilary
Looked at the beggarman,
       And laughed him three times three;
And he turned that beggarman round about:
"Your thews are strong, and your arm is stout;
Come, throw me a Lord High Chancellor out,
      And take his place," quoth he.

Of Hilary the Good and Great
Old wives at Christmas time relate
This tale, which points, at any rate,
      Two morals on the way.

The first: "Whatever Fortune brings, 
Don't be afraid of doing things."
(Especially, of course, for Kings.)
      It also seems to say
(But not so wisely): "He who begs
With one red stocking on his legs
Will be, as sure as eggs are eggs, 
      A Chancellor some day."

I found this vintage print by E.H. Shepard for sale on Etsy.

1958 Children's Picture Colored Book Plate Illustration by E. H. Shepard "King Hillary and the Beggarman"