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The story of our precious little girl's 17 months of life with Trisomy 18 (July 4, 2010 - December 15, 2011) and of us, re-learning to live "after Lilly."
"I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made ...." Psalm 139:14

Friday, September 27, 2013

Hunter's alternator explanation

Yay - we have gotten more chicken eggs!  Here is Friendly, our star chicken that has now laid several pink eggs.  She is a Buff:

I labeled an empty egg carton "Friendly's Fresh Eggs" and the next day Thorin, an Americana, added a blue egg:

I know it must sound silly, but I am finding it so exciting to have fresh eggs being laid right in our coop by our own chickens!  It seems magical or something.  :)

I think Solomon must be looking for some of those fresh eggs!  He's such a climber:

I am reviewing letter sounds with Hunter, my worksheet loving 5 year old, in homeschool right now.  We needed a picture of an "A" word.  I was throwing out easy words like "ax" or "apple" and then he suddenly came up with "alternator."  (The car part.)  So he drew an alternator.  Then he drew parts hooked onto it.  Then he decided he needed to explain it to me.  Wow.  Here is the picture:

Here is a video of him explaining how an alternator works in a car.  (I hope you can understand ok - he's all stuffy sounding from a cold or allergies):

[Blogger keeps giving me a message that there is an error uploading this video. I will have to try again and see if I can get it to work.]


  1. Solomon is so proud of himself! And if I may indulge, I am going to claim that he gets the climbing from me. If mama got to missing me, she'd usually find me up in the maple tree.
    That picture Hunter drew is amazing. Not that I know what an altenator looks like but I am sure I would recognize one now!! Can't wait for the video.

    1. That's right! I remember hearing about you and your climbing abilities. :) Tabby was that way too - I would even find her on the countertops! When her legs and arms were long enough she would climb up door frames.

  2. Hunter's a budding genius - it's exciting to see him grow!
    -- Steve H.