Saturday, March 31, 2012

Hunting for those eggs...

chasing for plastic eggs

it's something they look so forward to it each year

and can barely sleep the night before in anticipation of how many eggs they will get.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

School Days

~ Another little software program to play with, free for iPhone, making a photo collage on my phone of our school day. ~

Kya & Autumn relearning the names of Earths layers. I've found repetition from year to year is a good thing.

Lily & Aaron are using Handwriting Without Tears. They love their little workbooks and I've found this one for PK & K to be one of the sweetest on the market when you add it's manipulatives with it.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

A Weekend with Ladybugs and Frogs

It's been a long-long-while since I posted about family life. I bought a new photo software for only 99cents so I had to make a post about our weekend, using my new little software program, of course. So, what do we do with our weekends?

Besides: church, laundry and house cleaning? Well.....

A little furniture moving. A little curtain hanging. A little date with friends. And a lot of gratitude to a servant-leader husband and father!

~ a girls afternoon. lest you get jealous thinking we have this great social life...we don't. it took almost 2 years to get this girls date set. and we are so thankful it finally happened. the girls got manicures and frozen yogurt. it was a sweet date. ~

~purple. certainly chosen by a little girl, not mom. painted a year ago and finally got curtains up this weekend. but we are proud of our tie-backs. dale and i were at a little antique shop next to our favorite coffee shop when 'he' spotted these. thought they were tie-backs then realized on his own they were actually towel hooks. but, i was fancied by them immediately. so not having our girls initials, we went with xoxo for hugs and kisses. and i think they are charming. ~ the bed on the other hand was moved from another room to this room just this weekend. it only took 1 hour for the girls to turn it into a fort and mess up the charm that mother's like and into the charm that children like. at least i can admire the tie-backs. ~

~ uno. guacamole. and 1 great dad. so when we play uno here, it seems like a lot of apologies fly around. we seem to cringe when we have to lay down a card that damages another players chances to win. that sort of makes me warm on the inside that we care so much. of course then we get mean and dirty, well, the girls do, they plot against their mother to make her lose. not fair. not fair! ~ kya makes this 'awesome' guacamole and all for her mom. she does not like guacamole all that much and so it's a labor of love. ~ the man. he's the man. he works his little boo-tay off for his family and we are so grateful for this awesome man. ~


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Springtime 2012 is here...

Spring has arrived. It was a short and mild winter this year and some of us (the adults) are thankful for that. We are so glad to be enjoying these beautiful springtime temperatures as we wait on the trees to get their leaves.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A visit to Abe

A little homeschooling field trip.....

A trip to DC to get my travel visa so that I can enter China and adopt our little Joy, ended up with a side trip to visit Abe. We've studied him last year and this year in our homeschool history studies and it seemed fitting that since we just finished our 3rd Abe book, that we stop by and see his Memorial one more time.

Honest Abe

On the Steps of the Memorial: Washington Monument in the background with the reflecting pool under construction

And our first little side step over to the Korean War Memorial...