Pumpkin on the hillside

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A few days ago we got up and I started putting bagels in the oven, and Henry (6/6) and I got into a debate whether Henry was a sugar bean or a pumpkin.

Then Henry started singing: “Pumpkin on the hillside,” Three times.

Then he sang: “Now the other one, hillside on the bean,”

This also three times over.

Forts And Rocks

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We have built two forts so far. One is down by the river and we have another one up on the mountain. There is a long trail on the mountain that we hike on. So far, we have gone about a third of the way up the whole mountain. It has three humps, but you can only see to the first hump.

Our fort down by the river is a lot more upgraded. Like we have clubs and cool sticks. There are some real-less-than-a-pound-weird-shaped-sticks. There are lots of rocks down by the river. Some of them are pretty neat like with stripes and odd colours. We collect them and polish them. If you want to try this for yourself, visit http://www.thumlerstumbler.com/rotary.html. OK, back to the fort. It is about 20-30 trees in a circle formation. We put branches in between the trees to make walls. Then we rolled a stone in to made a small table that we put a cloth over. We sometimes have a picnic there.

Morel Picking

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A few weeks ago Isaac (4/6), Gabriel (5/6), Miss Amanda and me went Morel picking. Morels are tall dark mushrooms. They are kind of hard to find. They like to grow near fir trees. The top somewhat looks like raisins. In all, we found about 10 morels. We ate them for a snack. They taste something like salt/pepper flavored chips. They also shrink up a bit when you cook them.

Tough and rough Mathew

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Mathew (3/6) is my brother. He is very tough and a lot bigger than me. He had surgery on his abdomen a few days ago and he is out of the hospital but still very weak. The most he can do is take a walk for now. He will get stronger over time. He was born with a cyst that grew into a infection in his stomach so they had to cut open his stomach  and his stomach muscles to get puss and the infection out but the wound is still open because the doctors wanted it to heal from the inside out.

Grandma and his sisters are coming tomorrow around lunch to comfort Mathew.

I included a picture from a while ago so he does not quite look like that now but I will update the pictures as soon as I can. He is the boy on the right. I am the boy on the left.

My sweet buddy Henry

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We each have a buddy, since there are six of us there are three pairs of buddys. Me (1/6) and Henry (6/6), John (2/6) and Gabriel (5/6), Mathew (3/6) and Isaac (4/6). Since Henry is my buddy, that means I have to watch out for him, help him make his bed, getting dressed, so on and so forth. That also means that he and me do stuff with each other more than anybody else. So with the other boys. John has made countless attempts to steal Henry and run away with him. Henry sometimes can be demanding and tiresome, but for the most part he is very sweet.

That means, sometimes he is grumpy.

Jokester John

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John, my ten year old brother, does crazy dancing and weird comics that are sometimes hard to understand.

Half the things that people do he usually dislikes. Which most of the time he finds/calls mom/dad to get their help usually to get people to do their jobs. He also can be nice in times.

He does not like to do a whole bunch of sports, as he rarely plays even football. He does more stuff with girls than anybody else in the family. He likes neckties to wear to church and he also likes to be dressed fancy sometimes (all the time on special occasions).

Once, John accidentally swallowed a thorn stick. He cried a lot, then later threw it up while eating. He found the stick at our back sliding door. (Which was weird).

John usually likes to do the things I don’t want to, and doesn’t want to do the things I would like to. So, overall, he is more of my opposite, even though we are very close.

My Crazy Brother Gabriel

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Gabriel stands for all craziness, cunning, jokester, stealing, etc…

He loves candy a lot, and encourages the little one Henry to do spankable things. He also has a wide variety of language, which he uses when he is angry at somebody. He is very good at making you angry, which then you do something mean to him, which makes him angry and then he uses his stuff…

Overall, he does good staying on a job and my dad finds him very handy for working around the business in doing the odd jobs.

Sorry I don’t have a picture for him but I will get one as soon as possible.

Isaac

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Isaac usually does not do even his kitchen jobs without being told. He tries to escape his jobs a lot.

He is more like John because he differs from me just like John.

  1. He does not play football.
  2. He does not play board games.
  3. Tries to escape jobs sometimes.

He is very sensitive to touch which makes him very ticklish. If you have already tickled him some, you can air-tickle him by just waving your fingers in front of his stomach or something.

Isaac is the fourth in the boys after Mathew came into the family as third.

I included a picture I took of Isaac a few days ago.