On Palm Sunday we had our annual Easter party at Gramma and Gramps’ house. Gramps mows the grass in paths leaving many patches of tall grass between the paths to hide the Easter eggs. The 12 cousins have the best time hunting eggs, playing games for prizes and eating all the yummy snacks Gramma prepares.
One of my favorite things about homeschooling is the extra time my children have to use their imaginations. This particular day Miriam was engrossed in a new American Girl book while the middle three kids were playing. I am always amazed at Rebekah’s vivid imagination. She had Michael, Peyton, and herself dressed up as cowboys. … Read More about Welcome to the Wild West
On Friday, we had an amazing day at the park with several of our homeschool friends. The kids had and awesome time picnicking, playing at the playground, and going on a nature scavenger hunt. For several years our homeschool experience was a lonely one. Maybe not for the kids since we had church and sports; … Read More about Homeschool Nature Hunt and finding our tribe
Emily turned 10 months old today! Emily is learning new things everyday right now. She is crawling everywhere and pulling up on everything. She can wave and say “Bye-bye” and she also claps and says, “yeah.” She also says Dada and uh-oh. She shakes her head no when she does something she knows she isn’t supposed to do and will shake … Read More about 10 months old
Miriam and Rebekah are really enjoying playing softball on the same team this season. During last week’s game Rebekah was thrilled to get her first base hit! She practically jumped and skipped her way to first base after connecting with that ball. She almost missed the next play because she was still celebrating when the … Read More about Softball Sisters
When we arrived at the park yesterday the children raced straight to the playground. Once we reached the playground Peyton started crying uncontrollably. It turns out that the bigger kids started racing before she realized what was going on and she felt left out of the race. My instinct was to not make a big deal of … Read More about Big Brother Love