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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Funny Things From my 5 year old

We have a certain name for them but because this is a public blog I don't posts my girls names on here. So with that said, my middle child is very "shoot of the hip" funny. She always has something to say and I feel like I need to record some of her latest funnies.

During our sickness in December she finally got up after laying in bed for a day and a half and said, "My knees are dizzy." We just laughed at her b/c it was so funny.

This morning she got up and was getting ready for tryout for our spring ballet. She said, "I like to smile in my dance class because I like it but I think I am all out of smiles for the day."
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

An AWESOME Blog Post

I love this blog and her post for today. I am going to try it.

Women Living Well
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Homeschooling: How is it going?

I get asked this A LOT! An my honest answer is that we are LOVING it. I will be honest with you. I couldn't have asked for it to be better than it is. Are there days I want to give up? Yep, sure there are and sometimes I do. Are there days I just don't want to do it? Yep, there are but we push through. I have to say that 95% of the time though we are having a blast. I LOVE having the girls home with me all the time. I love that the relationship as sisters has grown so close that they cry when the other one goes to spend the night away. I love most of all that they are learning about the love of Jesus from their parents and of course God's word. The biggest big for us around here is that I am teaching my 5 year old to read. HUGE FEAR of mine. I was afraid I was going to fail her.

We have also gone on some really cool field trips. The one above was at the zoo where we went behind the scenes. They showed us some neat animals and even let us pet them.

So I am excited about the rest of the year with the girls and next year also.
Monday, January 24, 2011

Our Special Day

I love the kid in the picture above. You see she is my oldest child and the one who made me a mommy. Saturday we had a special day together. She has saved her money and wanted to go shopping. So it is rare that she doesn't have dance on a Saturday and we took the day and off we went. Shopping first to Justice where she bought a jogging suit and jean jacket. Then we went to get her fitted for pre-pointe shoes. Yep you guessed it, they didn't have any to fit her. That is OK though b/c the shank will be removed out of a pair of pointe shoes we found. Then we went to see my best friend Stephanie and her new baby Spencer. He is such a sweet little thing. Abby and I left from there and had to go pick up her sisters. What a special day it was for the both of us. She is an amazing big sister and such a huge help to them and to me.

Tomorrow is a big day for her. Three years ago tomorrow she gave her life to Jesus. We will celebrate with cupcakes at small group. I will tell you she LOVES Jesus!
Thursday, January 20, 2011

House Cleaning: Not My Strong Suit

OK so when it comes to cleaning house I am not that great at it. I really stink to be honest. I do it because it makes my husband happy to come home to a clean house and well it is part of my responsibility during the day. I have done a pretty good job staying on top of it since we moved. Well I was gone working for a week and the house looked like a bomb went off in it. YEP! It was a mess and I was overwhelmed. When I am overwhelmed I get paralyzed. So my sweet, dear friend Mandy at Controlled Chaos came to help me. It was no small task. She knows I HATE to clean the kitchen so she cleaned the kitchen and helped me finish the living room. Now I can have people over. Thanks girl! It means bunches to me!

Mother/Daughter Sewing Class

Tomorrow I will begin teaching a Mother/Daughter sewing class. I am "sew" excited about doing this class with my daughter. I have been wanting to teach her for sometime now and was talking with my friend Joann and she suggested that I let her and Caroline come also. So the class was born. On Friday from 1-2 or 3 depending on how long it takes us I will be teaching sewing to my daughter, Joann and her daughter, my friend Amber and her daughter. What fun memories we will make together and treasures to keep for a lifetime.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Trade Show = Exhausted

I have had the opportunity to have this amazing part time job where I work about every other month. It is a fun job because I work at the Mart in Atlanta and see all kinds of super cool things. So the past week I worked a show and it was a fun exhausting week. The week for me started Wednesday when I battled the snice (snow/ice) to get downtown and set up the wall. Thursday was spent putting the jewelry on the display so that others could buy it. I work for Pink House Imports and we sell beautiful jewelry made in Indonesia. It has really been the perfect job for me as a homeschooling mom.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tackle It Tuesday

I am going to start doing this on Tuesdays b/c I like the idea. I am going to work on our laundry today. I am really bad about folding and putting our laundry away today. So today I am going to reorganize my closet, fold and put away all the clean laundry for our family. I will post before and after pictures later today when I complete the task.
Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow in a house full of girls...

In a house full of girls daddy's have to ride pink 4-wheelers..

He loves his girls and has embraced all things pink and girly.
Sunday, January 9, 2011

No Snow Days....

Yep in this house we don't have snow days. That is the beauty of homeschooling is that we can save the day for when it is nice and warm outside. So instead my girls will be reading out of Matthew 7, memorizing Matthew 5:16, Reading about Nate Saints life (amazing man of God he is), studying the rain forest, and writing a paper on a spider monkey. Now all of that won't happen tomorrow but we will begin tomorrow. Oh and Anna will be working on her reading skills.

I am really not that mean. I will let them play in the snow and we will complete our school work in the breaks they take to get warm. Pictures of the snow fall to come!
Thursday, January 6, 2011

All About Her...She is 1

I really can't believe that our baby is 1. She is such a fun little person and love bug. God knew what he was doing when he gave us her and blessed our family with her. As if I ever doubted his plan when it comes to her. She LOVES being a part of the girls schooling and plays with toys while we are reading out loud and even listens. Some more fun things about her.

She isn't real interested in walking, crawls all over the place though.
She loves to talk, squeal, and laugh.
Words she says, Abby, Dada, Mama, Thank you (more sounded), lily (our dog), bye bye, night night, and there are others.
She uses the signs for all done, more, please, eat, and thank you we are working on.
She also does her hand in front of her nose when you say "Shew wee!"
She has TONS of hair and it is hard to tame at times.
She doesn't meet a stranger.
Everyone LOVES her and loves to be around her when they meet her.
Dances all the time, if music is on she dances.
She loves her ball popper and if she is fussing we can turn that on and she will stop immediately and start dancing. That makes us all laugh.

Her sisters love her so much and spoil her rotten along with many others in her life.

Oh and she is my first child that I haven't insisted on having a sippy cup at 1. Yes she still takes a bottle. I gotta remember how to switch her over, I don't remember it being this hard.
Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Baby Turned 1

Yes she turned one December 16th. I will post a good post all about her and her first year this week. She is such a blessing to our family and so much fun, can't wait to share more about her with you all.