Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Homeschooling

Doesn't look too happy...lol He never smiles for pictures
Proud of his work
Having so much fun [:0)

Monday, August 30, 2010

First Day of School

Yep, that's right. Today was our first day back to homeschool. Daniel started kindergarten this morning. Here they are eating breakfast before Bible reading. Now, they're hard at it.
So thankful for the conviction to homeschool and for the privilege to do so.
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Saturday, August 28, 2010

[Daniel's Birthday Party]

Here is the cake I attempted to make :0) Daniel loves frogs
He makes such silly faces
Grandad and Mimi get the grandkids a BB gun when they turn 5.
He was so excited!!
Ryder's hiding around the corner waiting to surprise Daniel with his new bike that we had hidden in Ryder's closet :)
I think he liked it . . . lol Colt just enjoyed playing with the bows Gettin' some yummy cake and ice cream from Mamaw
Jonathan and Ryder putting together the easel

Daniel's 5!

Five years ago today, God sent us an 8 pound little bundle of laughs. Yes, Daniel is so very hiwawious (his word). The Lord knew about the storms we were about to face, so he sent us a little one to keep us laughing and smiling. And boy does he ever. He is the funniest kid and smart, too. He will amaze you if you talk with him any length of time. He has been such a blessing to our home. He starts kindergarten in two days and I'm so excited to see how well he will do. God has blessed all my children with good health and I'm so thankful for my family. The day he was born. I looked everywhere for pictures of his first birthday and could not find any :( Here's his 2nd 3rd 4th
This was last night. This morning I said, "Daniel, you're 5 now" He said, "I'm five?" I said, "Yes" He said, "O my wode. I can't believe I'm five!"
Like I said...funny kid [;0)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Silly D

I told Daniel, "Let me take your picture," and he started being so silly. He was headed back in the house to get a drink and I told him, "You're not going in until you be serious." LOL He's so goofy :0)

So thankful for my hubby

I am so thankful for a good husband that is willing to stay out all day in this scorching heat so we'll be warm and toasty come this winter.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

I love being a mother (Aka Mommy)

God has so greatly blessed my life. I am so undeserving of His love. He has been so good to me. Yesterday, I was watching some old videos of my older kids when they were babies and I realized how fast the time really does fly by. When you're young, you hear people say that all the time and now that I'm grown and have my own family, I realize it to be true. I couldn't help but cry when I saw each child taking their first step, then talking, then reaching other milestones. I have been very blessed to have 5 perfectly healthy children. I do not take that for granted. This morning, as I was doing dishes, Zek walks up to me with a book. My first thought is to hurry and finish the dishes then maybe I could read it to him. But I thought how many times have one of my children wanted me to do something with them and I was so terribly busy and told them to wait and at the end of the day realize that I never did it with them. I put my dish rag in the sink and dried my hands and took Zek by the hand and we sat on the couch and I read him the book. I cry now as I think about it. My time with my children is so precious and so many times after I've put them to bed I think what did I really do with my children today and can't really think of anything particular that we did. My life is so busy, caught up with lots of laundry, dishes, cooking, keeping kids fed and diapered, vacuuming, mopping...need I go on? This morning, the Lord helped me to see that my time with my kids is more important. God has given them to me to raise and to train for Him and His service. My oldest son is 11 and I think of the day he was born, the day I first became a mother and think, "Where has the time gone?" So, let the house be dirty, let there be a mountain of laundry...one day if the Lord tarries His coming, my children will be all grown and gone and I will then have time to cook and clean to my heart's content. I want my kids to remember that Mommy took time to do the little things with them. I think I stay so tired because my world revolves around all I have to do and it should revolve around my family. Sometimes, I'll even sigh a huge sigh after all are in bed for the night. Yes, as I look around it's hard not to see the dust, the floor that so desperately needs to be swept, the dishes in the sink, but taking just 5 minutes earlier today and reading my little 2 year old a book and the memory we just made, means more to me than anything. Anyone is welcome in my home at any time, (it's hard not to stress about my messy house...it's my pet peeve) but just so you know, my house will not be perfect, may not even be clean, but you'll probably find me in the floor playing cars with my boys, they are just too precious. Thank You, Lord for my family.