Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013

It's Monday....

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!?

Happy Monday!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Mariah Age 10

I love how these pictures captured her fun personality.  The serious ones are pretty, but the silly ones are SO her!

*Thank you McKenzie for taking these pictures for me! :o)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Summer Reading

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.


This is one of my favorite read-alouds with my little ones! :o)

What are some "must read" books on your lists?

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Boys and Dirt

We have a sign that hangs in the boys' room that says....:  "Boy- n.  A noise with dirt on it."
It is so true!   I love my dirty boys! :o)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Diggin' in the Dirt

I know I already said this, but I LOVE SPRING!
 This little garden area is "Haven's Garden".  It is a memorial to our babies in heaven.  We have more work to do on it, but it is coming along.
 Poor Malachi......... he was wishing that he hadn't had his bath yet. :o)
                                                   I like this colorful little pot.
             Our mower has been broken.  We are attempting to keep the grass down with a push-mower and "horse-power" until we can get a new one.  Madeline actually enjoys pushing the mower. :o)

                    Marc and Matt hard at work fixing the pasture fence.  Fence work is never done!
                      The pecan trees are the last to turn green!  I love, love, love our pecan trees!
                                                                Happy Spring!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Time With Grandpa

Grandpa and Macheus
                                                 Shooting Matt's new pistol.

                                               Smoothies on the front porch. :o)

Friday, April 12, 2013

I Love Spring!

Spring is by far my favorite time of year!
 Macheus loves to swing on the front porch.  Poor Madeline has an awful time with the pollen in the spring.  She is often seen with her sunglasses on and a mask!

 Utilizing horse power to get some of the grass down.

 Fig trees are looking promising for a good year!
Happy Spring!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

God's Favor

GRACE: Is The Unmerited Favor of God.
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

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Ladies Craft & Chat

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)