For from His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. John 1:16

Monday, August 30, 2010

the past month

over the past month or so, we've journeyed a new path as a family. and we've learned a little at a time about a lot. 

here are a few things we've experienced during the long and short of home education thus far - learning styles, unmeasurable amounts of patience, laughter, schedule changes, gratefulness, His grace, tremendous joy, putting our best foot forward, sweet togetherness, slower pace, endless possibilities.

Monday, August 23, 2010


sweetPea is VERY interested in the potty chairs that are sitting in the bathrooms. so interested that he follows us into the bathroom and pulls at his diaper saying, "Help me!"


today, he came running into the bathroom while i was helping his sister and yelled, "Tinkle! Tinkle! Tinkle!" like usual, i took off his diaper and sat him on the potty. he sits for a good amount of time, then gets up and goes back to whatever he was doing before.


but often things come when i'm not ready! so i will take this milestone s-l-o-w. enjoy the last child in diapers. and embrace his curiosity all the way.

did i mention - I'M NOT READY!?!

Friday, August 20, 2010

stomp, stomp, clap

we were learning about beats and how to clap a steady beat in our music lesson today. clap, clap, clap, clap - clap, stomp, clap, stomp - clap, clap, stomp. the babes liked the beat - stomp, stomp, clap - the best, so what was a momma to do but...

WE (stompstomp) WILL (clap
WE (stompstomp) WILL (clap
ROCK (stompstomp) YOU (clap)!!!

what do firefighters & eyes have in common?

when ladyBug was 3-yrs-old she learned to read her favorite books by memorizing the words and glancing at the pictures. her first book to read was a Little Golden Book Classic, The Fire Engine Book!

well, yesterday, sunShine proudly asked if i would listen to her as she read "all by myself." so, by memorizing the words and glancing at the pictures, she read to me The Eye Book, by Dr. Seuss! awesome job, sunShine!!!

wonder what book will fascinate sweetPea so much that he will have his first "all by myself" read...

Thursday, August 19, 2010


today, sweetPea attempted and mastered the art of climbing UP the slide. go, baby boy, go!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

love & trouble

"mommy, i love you because you get me in trouble!"