My family

My family
Child of God, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter, Aunt, and friend

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pumpkin fun with my Pumpkins!

I love fall! I mean...I think I forget how much I love it until it's here, and let me tell ya, it's HERE! We've been doing lots of fun fall stuff including a trip to the pumpkin patch and a Halloween inspired playdate with friends too! This weekend the weather was positively perfect for sitting outside and carving a pumpkin, so that's just what we did! The girls are so incredibly girlie, they refused to get messy and dig the seeds out, so they mostly just watched Daddy do the carving. Anna did attempt to put her hand in (see above pic) but after feeling the slime, wanted nothing more to do with it. They did help a little with seperating the seeds from the mush, so we can bake them up and eat them later (only after I provided them with spoons for the digging though!) Mostly, they were just content with being out in the gorgeous weather and chasing after a small bettle that they found.....gotta love kids! Here's a few pics from the day! Enjoy!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Lord, You are so good to your children. We don't deserve any of it, but yet you keep pouring it out on us in abundance. Above all else, I am thankful for your saving grace. "For it is by GRACE you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2:8

I am also thankful, this day, for.....

~2 beautiful, healthy children who have a deep love for life and Jesus

~A beautiful home, filled with love, laughter and God

~The opportunity and blessing to teach my children from home

~A new church family

~Cooler temperatures

~Opportunities to glorify and serve HIM daily



Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A splashing good time!

I can't say I've been to a splash park before (some call them splash pads) We discovered that there was one only about 5 minutes from us the other day. Actually, it was the last day of September, which meant it was the last day the splash park would be up and running for the season. After a very full, and tiring day at the registration office and mechanics shop (getting TX registration, tags and inspection) I thought it only fair to reward the girls with a fun time at the park. Needless to say, they had an absolute BLAST! We had the park all to ourselves for almost 45 minutes before anyone else even showed up. Can't wait to go back again and again next year! Best part? It's FREE!!!!!! Here's a few of my favorite pics from our fun day...



Thursday, October 1, 2009

Our Homeschooling adventure begins!

That's right! As of this week, we have officially begun our homeschooling adventure! I recieved "Little Hands to Heaven" last weekend and was so excited to finally have some structure to my teaching. Although I did begin teaching a few weeks ago (letter recognition, writing, numbers, etc) I was so glad to have "officially" started this week. To be able to start each day off in our "classroom" together, reading and learning about the word of God, math, writing, etc, all the while having a BLAST, has been such an enormous blessing! This week's theme was all about Creation, and the letter 'A.' The girls have loved it so far! Here's a few shots of Wednesday's craft....