Friday, June 20, 2008

Lukie's green thumb part 1

These are some pictures of Luke when we realized he had a green thumb. He was about 7 years old when he took the sunflower seeds from our pet rat's food and planted them. I thought to myself "they'll never grow but that's cute." Well, a couple months later here's what we had.
That was the beginning of his love of gardening and I'm so grateful to God for giving him that love. My laundry room has turned into his mini greenhouse but I'm happy to give him that space (at least for now.)

Some small benefits of homeschooling

Today was the kids' last day of class at Huckleberry. They're sad they won't see their friends as much, but I reminded them that we're that much closer to beach days, yeah! I have to say, on the days that I'm not teatoring near a break down I realize how blessed I am to be able to homeschool my kids. We can do what we want when we want, if we want to linger on a subject we linger, if it's boring for them we can go quicker. If we want to play hookie, we play hookie and stay in our jammies and watch movies or whatever. We can go on field trips wherever we want to go and stay as long or short as we want to. Ok, I'm done babbling but there's more to come because this is only the tip of the iceburg when it comes to homeschooling benefits. Above is a picture of Drew at a really cool hands-on pet store and our sugar cube pyramids-fun and easy.

Special Flowers

My Hydrangeas out my front door-my husband has the magic touch.

This is my "Climbing Eden" rose that Susan introduced to me. I love it so much; it's just a baby now but i hope it continues to be healthy.

Pretty Breakfast

This is one of my boys favorite breakfast , oatmeal with berries and brown sugar, but I just like it because it's pretty.


My first post ever, how exciting. I love the idea of journaling online and it being preserved. Wouldn't it be neat if our moms had a blog when we were growing up?