Friday, 23 September 2011

It's a Tea Party!

  This school year we have taken a year off from making history our main focus and instead, it's all about geography.  We're traveling the world, visiting 65 countries using Winter's Promise - Children Around the World curriculum.  Not only are we learning the culture, but  we talk about the needs of the kids in each place we visit and how we can be praying for them.  Read aloud missionary stories are inspiring us all.
  We just finished our visit to the British Isles and celebrated with a "tea time" complete with homemade scones.  
  Off to Ireland next!

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Maybe I Kind of Like You

  This picture is unbelievable.  The two brothers wearing these self selected matching new shoes have NEVER been buddies.  As a matter of fact their previous relationship could be characterized as simmering hostility.    
  So no one was more shocked than I was when they went arm in arm through the shoe store and picked their new matching shoes together.  The kind of thing you would do with your best buddy.
  And to what do I attribute this new liaison?  I can only guess that this being their first year homeschooling together has worked some magic.  They are together all day - learning together, playing together and just maybe becoming friends.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Summer Rides

  The last few weeks of summer are slowly ebbing away and I'm enjoying each precious minute.  The skateboards, scooters and bikes are still getting a workout and Lauren caught a few rides down the driveway with Ezra.  Layla learned to ride the scooter and I just sat on the porch loving the day.  

Stay a little longer summer.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Shhhhhhhhh....She's Sleeping

  Little Madisyn is settling in here beautifully.  There is nothing as calming (in the middle of a house full of people and noise and chaos) as holding a sweet newborn baby.  I have fallen completely in love with Maddy and often spend time ignoring everyone around me to stare into her little face.
  Her mother, on the other hand, is often tired from the expected night time feedings (that I happily miss) and was glad to set up this swing that rocks Madisyn off to sleep.  Maddy loves the motion and her Uncle Ezra has become an expert at inserting the binky and restarting the swing.