Monday, September 22, 2008

Face lift for the boys room

My boys room has needed some TLC for a while. Steve worked on it a couple weeks ago and gave it a major facelift. I love it so much (and so do the boys.) I still have a lot I want to do in there but it's getting closer to the beach room I've always invisioned.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

My Drew turned 11

His new fishing pole

he was so nice to make me a list.......

One of my favorite picts of him as a baby

His very special shark pinata that Steve made for his 5th B'day

In my tummy

My Drew turned 11 last week, how can that be?!? We had some of his best friends sleep over in the tent in the backyard. They had so much fun-I love that he still gets excited about capguns and star wars. He has been such a blessing to us since he was born. Not that we haven't had our challenges; but there is something about him that is so endearing. He reminds of my brother in so many ways ,but one of the biggest ways is that he is such a people magnet and gets along with so many personality types. Thank you, Lord, for this precious boy you gave us to take care of.

"I say night night to boys, mommy!"

Every night when we get Livy ready for bed she goes through this whole routine where she has to give the boys a hug and kiss goodnight. If we dare try to put her to bed before she does this she says over and over, "I say night night to boys, mommy!" It's so precious, I can't stand it!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

First Week of School

Our first day of school was last week. Its good (and hard) to be back in the swing of things. Homeschooling can be so totally overwhelming sometimes and there are times that I feel I cannot do it anymore (ask Steve, he usually gets the brunt of the breakdowns,) but when I come to my senses I realize how grateful I am to have my kids home with me during these precious years. I hope and pray that the Lord will be honored and my kids will be blessed because of it.
The kids first day at the Huckleberry Learning Center

Our first day of school at home. The kids opening their annual "first day of school presents." They scored this year
Our first day at our coop. We get together one day a week with our friends and do History and Science together

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Luke and Megan

Mary and I have talked often of how blessed we feel with the special relationship that God has given Luke and Megan. They are 5 weeks apart (and I think two feet, too) and they are as close as can be. The best thing is they are so content just hanging out together and playing with their Playmobil sets, gardening, playing on Webkinz and many other things. I can't think of one time they have argued or fought. Just one of the many reasons I feel "overlyblessed."

Saturday, September 6, 2008

My poor, neglected blog.

Steve took this past week off from work and for some reason I sort of took time off from everything, too. So, real life (school) starts next week and hopefully I'll be posting more. These are some picts from the past couple weeks that I love.