Here we've got Ephraim doing the laundry! He loves to yank all the clothes out of the dryer while I'm trying to empty it. It has certainly made me speed up so that all the laundry doesn't end up in a heap on the floor. He's seen us do so much laundry that he gives each piece a good shake before throwing it down and pulling out the next one! I shake each piece before hanging it up so that I can skip ironing.
Some of Ephraim's "housecleaning" has been hazardous! Ben was cleaning our bathroom this morning, so he put Ephraim in the shower where he thought he'd be safe while Ben scrubbed the bathtub. Within just a couple of minutes Ben heard blood-curdling screams! Ephraim had managed to get his finger stuck in one of the tiny holes in the shower drain. Ben got it unstuck without too much trauma. I doubt though that the experience taught Ephraim to quit sticking his finger in every hole he can find. That seems to be his favorite pastime.
I posted the pictures of Ephraim in his overalls just because I thought he was so cute and looks so grown up all of a sudden. I'm afraid I'm not going to have a baby for very much longer. He's eating finger foods better and rarely finishes his bottles now. He's also taking three or four steps at a time, so I don't think he'll be crawling much longer. I bought him his first pair of tennis shoes this week. They are bright red New Balance track shoes in a size three. He's still so tiny!
I'm a work-at-home mom of thirteen children ranging in age from twenty-six years old to five months old. Eight are home grown and five were adopted internationally (Russia, Guatemala, Vietnam and Ethiopia). We live on an 85-acre farm, and we have home schooled since 1986. My husband is a family physician in solo practice. I manage his practice and file the insurance claims.