It has been raining most of the day. I darted out to get my run in before the "big kids" had to leave. I stuck my cell phone in a Ziploc sandwich bag and shoved it down in my pocket and took off. Several miles into my run, my phone rang. It was Mariah and the conversation went like this.
Mariah: "Hi, mama. I watched my investigation and did it, but it had an activity after it that I didn't understand. What do you want me to do?"
Me: "Watch it again. If you still don't understand it, just read until I get home and then I will help you."
Mariah: "Well, I watched it and didn't understand it. I just wanted to know what you want me to do."
Me: In a very. slow. deliberate. voice I said....."Watch it again. If you still don't understand it, just read until I get home and then I will help you."
Mariah: "Ok, bye mama."
Am I the only mother that has to repeat things ALL the time!?
I know it is a little early to be thinking about summer, but we are wrapping up parts of our school. Madeline is testing this week, and some things we will be working on all summer. Our curriculum always has great books mingled in with it, but we never seem to have time for as many good books as I would like! Summer is a great "down" time to pack some good reading in.
Here is a website that I found that has book lists divided into reading levels.
Sometimes I just get overwhelmed with thankfulness when I look at this little guy. Of course, I am thankful for ALL of my children, but I honestly didn't think this little guy would ever be. I hold him a little longer, rock him a little more, soak up every smile and coo. Before I laid him down tonight to sleep, I said his cheeks must be sore from how many kisses he had gotten from all of us. He is one loved little guy...........
"As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things." Ecclesiastes 11:5
Our church recently had a ladies craft day at the church. The pastor's wife taught us how to make a wreath. I knew my hands would be busy with Macheus, so Madeline agreed to make the wreath. It wasn't hard and I thought they turned out really cute! :o)
"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them;" Psalms 127:3-5
"And I looked, and arose and said to the nobles, to the leaders, and to the rest of the people, “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses.” Nehemiah 4:14
Marc and Marcy
McKenzie Elizabeth & Daniel
Matthew Edward Fletcher
"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast." Ephesians 2:8-9