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December 23, 2013

Amish Cook's kids waiting for big snow

Oh my! Looking at the calendar Christmas is only 13 days away. It seems such a short time between Thanksgiving Day and Christmas this year. The year 2013 went so fast, although it seems every year does.

We are having very cold single digit temperatures this week. We also have several inches of snow, so it gives a person the holiday spirit.

Benjamin, 14, and Joseph, 11, built a sled and they are patiently waiting for a big snow so the ponies can pull this sled around. We have enough snow for the children to slide down the hill with the boughten sleds, but this homemade one is a bit too heavy for that. I hope for their sake it will provide hours of fun once the big snow arrives.

The boys are at the age where they like to build things. They use scrap pieces of wood Joe has and his tools. It can get a little frustrating for my husband Joe when they use his tools and don't always get them back where they belong. I’m glad they take an interest in trying to build new things.

They both have tools on their own Christmas list. Having their own set of tools would be nice so that Joe’s tools would stay where they belong, I suppose. I think when we go shopping we should take that into consideration.

Kevin, 8, on the other hand, isn’t into tools so much yet. He goes through one notebook after another,writing stories. I’m glad I bought some when they were on sale.

One night he was reading me a story that he wrote. It was about a trip he took to the mountains where he shot a big mountain lion that was about to attack his dad. Then he goes on to explain what a big gun he used to shoot it. And he explains how hard it was to drag it home. He has a big imagination.

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