November 2, 2009

Wachter Happenings

There is lots happening around here in Wachter World. If you were wondering why I've not been to your blogs in a while, that's it. We are at last, after nearly three weeks, all recovered from the swine flu. Except for Pa, who hasn't come down with it yet.

We had our wood delivered, stacked it and had our first fire in the wood stove. Which burned for a few days before it became unusually warm and we let it die out.

Home school is plugging along. I find it hard to believe that we are in our thirteenth year and preparing to graduate our first student.

Elisabeth is embarking on the wonderful world of potty training. I have a great picture, but wasn't sure I really wanted to post her sitting on the potty with all her girl parts showing. She is extremely excited by panties like Emma's.

Emma is becoming quite the baker, although Allen says it looks like a guy was cooking when she is finished. Next week, I think we will focus on cleaning as you go.

Emma used her the gift card Pop Pop and Nana gave her for her birthday to buy matching pajamas for her and Kit.

And speaking of new clothes... Us here at Wachter World would like to send A big thank you to Aunt Dawn for the beautiful box of clothes! Everyone was thrilled with their new things but no one more than Elisabeth was for hers.

Allen had only one question for Elisabeth. What dear little pink animal had to die for her to wear this darling fur coat?

And even with her expanded wardrobe, she still climbed in her brother's cupboard and tried his favorite sweater on for size.

As of tonight (Sunday evening) Aedan has lost his first two teeth. A sure sign that he is growing up faster than I'd like.

While we are on the topic of growing up, each of the boys grew nearly 5 inches in the past year. They outgrew every piece of clothing in their rubbermaids. Which much to my dismay meant lots of shopping. Thank the dear Lord that is done for another year! We could find no knickers to fit him so Aedan joined the ranks of his Pa and big brother and wore a suit to church for our worship this morning. He was so excited to learn how to tie his own tie that he asked Allen every day for a week to show him how.

This one is just because they were too cute to resist the urge to take a picture. And yes, it made us walk into to church during the second verse of the opening hymn. But wouldn't you?



  1. Oh simply adorable photos :)

  2. Wow! Emma looks like such a good little baker. :)

  3. I love hearing about Wachter World. What a handsome suit on your boy. My girls will enjoy seeing Emma in her matching jammies with Kit. They love their American Girl dolls. Her bread making prowess is one to be proud of. Her messing the kitchen as she goes looks a little like how I cook at times. I really try to clean as I go.

    I'm glad your family is through the swine flu. We battled with what might have been the swine flu, too. Not everyone has been sick, and we are hoping it stays that way.

    Happy Monday, Kat.

  4. Your photos are awesome... I must start breaking out my camera more often instead of recycling year-old photos for my blog! The boys look so handsome in their suits!

  5. you know.......I really feel like I was welcomed into your home with this awesome post! And you make me feel so comfortable...I wish we really did live closer! Our kids would have a blast together and I know we would have some great fellowship ourselves.

    Thanks so much for sharing you and your family with us.....


    ps. we are remodeling and getting a wood stove.....I cannot wait to snuggle up near it!

  6. Man, FIVE INCHES EACH? Wow. I don't think any of my boys ever had that much of a growth spurt. It was always a bit more gradual than that... thank God! I bet your clothing bill has to be outrageous!

    Happy Monday, Kat! And thanks for keeping me in your prayers. =0)

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  8. Ciao Kat!
    I am really glad to see you are feeling better!
    I love these photos!
    I have an award for you in my blog at

    I wish you a wonderful week!

  9. So glad you are all over the dreaded Swine Flu! It seems like we are just waiting for our turn...crossing our fingers on that one.

    Looks like you all have been life truly is wonderful isn't it Kat!

  10. Wow. Looks like you all have been quiet busy.
    So glad to hear everyone is on the mend!

    My oldest is graduating this year too. It's just too crazy to think about at times.

    Have a blessed day!

  11. Wonderful pictures.

    And, yes, what is it with men and huge messes in the kitchen? lol I love when Mason cooks a meal (or 2 or 3), but what a mess!! He is learning (at age 34) to clean as he goes, and since he usually has several of the children working with him, I suppose they are learning too.

  12. Kat,

    Wondering where you have been! I am so thankful that you are over your illness and back on the mend. Love Emma's pink coat, it was the cotton candy bunny that gave that up!

    She is so adorable and love looking at all your beautiful pictures!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  13. great update ! It seems like everyone is getting over the flu!
    I am much more of a baker than a cook and I still have problems cleaning as I go sometimes...and then not feeling like cleaning when everything is made...

  14. Glad to hear y'all are feeling better and hopefully it is all behind you. Even with sickness, it sounds like a lot has been going on. The boys look so handsome in their suits!

  15. OH they look so very cute in their suits!! And Yay for the baby potty training...that is awesome! When I take pics of my kids mouths after they loose a tooth, I open their mouth the same way to get a pic!! Too funny

  16. I loved everyone of those pictures!!
    That Pink coat on Elizabeth is adorable and those suits make them look so grown up!!

    Oh I cant wait til Oli starts loosing his milk teeth.. Because it means he would of finally got through this teething lark!!