Saturday, April 30, 2011

Outside of the Box

Libby's Bible Notebook story today was about The Day of Penecost. Of course, that meant we mentioned the tongues of fire. Libby really wanted to use some of her new scrapbook paper for the tongues of fire. I thought to myself that I had NO CLUE how she was going to pull that off, but let her peruse her new papers. About five minutes later, she brought me a piece of paper (top picture) and said, "This is what I'm going to use."

And this is how it turned out!

Talk about thinking outside of the box! I am quite impressed with how her mind thinks. I don't think I would have come up with that in a million years!

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Grandpa's Princess

This little girl has a thing for her grandpa. She REALLY loves him.

I'm certainly happy for this match made in heaven. ;)

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Birthday Fun!

Doesn't he look thrilled?

Libby inspecting one of her presents.

We saved the cake to share with family. Libby decided that she wanted this cute little purse as her cake. So, I customized it to her liking and, voila...this was the result. :)

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Am I blind, or what?

We have PLENTY of pictures with John and grandpa together!

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Friday, April 29, 2011

John has a thing for women...

If it isn't's grandma. Yeah, we didn't get ANY pictures with grandpa holding John, but grandma...he loves his grandma!

Look at me! I'm upside down!

My grandma really loves me! She's reading to me! I LOVE books!

What a day! I'm tuckered out! (No pun intended.)

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31-Day Homemaker's Challenge

I have been frustrated the past few weeks. I feel like I am doing fine, if not well, with the homeshooling, I am even doing decently with meal planning and following through on getting good food on the table, my Bible study time is fairly well in tact, I'm spending time with the kids...but one area is falling behind. It is an area that I have always struggled with, and when I look at my current tends to dominate my thoughts because I feel like I'm FAILING with a big, fat, red F in this area...HOUSE WORK!!! I, sometimes, have to step back and assess my whole life because I assign that failure to the entirety of who I am instead of putting it in as a PIECE of the whole picture. None the less, I want to improve in this area so that I'll at least have a C in the area, if not higher...I like A's. :)

A few weeks ago I visited Pumpkin Seed Press (Shelley Noonan's website all about mentoring your daughters~highly recommended). While I was there she had a *NEW* e-book being advertised called "31 Days to Clean". It was only $4.99 so I went ahead and bought it. Like I said, I was already struggling there, so I might as well. A few weeks later, I ran across a blog that was using it as a group project for this next month. Score! Now I can do it with friends (as long as I get the activity du jour done I can check out a couple of other women who are having the same issues in life...because I'm not alone in my frustrations, am I? Anyone?) I'm going to be gone a few days, but I'm going to join anyway. I could use the accountability! How about you? Would you like to join too?

Homemakers Challenge - 31 Days to Clean

Thursday, April 28, 2011

All Boy!

John REALLY wanted to play with this truck. The owner was quite kind and told him he could as long as he was at the park.

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Up a Creek!

There is just something about nature...she makes for some good pictures. I had a hard time choosing only four pictures for this post. Maybe I'll post a few more later.

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Fun at the Park

The girls having fun at a park in Goodlettsville.

Libby made a friend. I'm fairly sure she is homeschooled, too. She came up and asked if Libby would like to play "Christopher Columbus" with her and her sisters.

Grace getting ready to slide down the slide...AGAIN!

And, last but not least, John enjoying some swing time with grandpa.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Boys and Their Toys!

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2 Ronald McDonalds and a Cookie Monster?

I think not! Just 3 kiddos being spoiled by grandma. ;)

Seriously! How is this fair? He barely TOUCHED his birthday cupcake. He performs for grandma though. Can we say favorites?

I think she might be enjoying her cupcake, too. Aren't grandmas the best?

And, this little girl? Well, she can't miss out on the fun! No way!

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