Saturday, August 31, 2013

An Awesome August

Sweet Snapshots
 Our sweet little love
 Baby boy had refused to take a nap so Jenni and I let him crawl around downstairs while we were working on her scrapbook in the kitchen. We took a break to check on our babe and found him curled up on the floor with his head lying on a blanket he pulled out of his bag.
 Such a babe
 Joshie was determined to air up his tires on his own
 Jackson's first ride in the hummer! :)
 One of Joshua's favorite outdoor activities. Rolling around in the grass. :)
 Searching for a dropped puff
 First time bouncing in a bounce house
 The littles love to color
Getting ready for a pool party! Jenni washed and helped cut the vegetables. I was getting the food out of the fridge to prepare and Jenni goes, "Mommy, today's a great day to teach me how to wash and cut vegetables. After all, I'll be a mom one day." :)

Joshua: "When me see lightening, me hit it with a super sharp sword and keep you girls safe."

College conversations...
Joshua: "Mommy, you get to play outside much in college?" :)
Me: "No. Not really."
Joshua: (Shocked) "Your teacher not let you play outside?!"
Jenni: "Joshua, when you go to college you are studying and getting ready to be a mommy or daddy."
A short time later...
Joshua: "Me not want nobody go to college!"
Little man takes his playing seriously.

Jenni loves telling me about her dreams. It's not every night that she remembers them, but when she does, she shares them with us...
Jenni: "It was a good one. I was becoming a mom and looking for rugs for my house."
Me: "You were looking for rugs?"
Jenni: "Yeah. You know, to cover the floors in my house?"
Jenni: "Joshua, did you have a dream?"
Joshua: "Yeah. A real bad one. A monster ate Cinderella." :)

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Little Things

Babies bathed, dressed, fed and ready for church on time! It's the little things in life!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

First Grade Curriculum 2013-2014

All About Reading Level 2

The Complete Writer: Level 1 Workbook for Writing with Ease

All About Spelling Level 1 (Fall)
All About Spelling Level 2 (Spring)

First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind: Level 1

Saxon Math 1 (finish in the fall)
Saxon Math 2 (Spring)

The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times
The Story of the World: Activity Book 1
The Story of the World: Test and Answer Key

We will be studying animals, plants and the human body.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Iowa Vacay 2013

 Helping me pack! :)
 It rained for a solid 5+ hours on our trip north to my parents. We stopped along the way to visit E's grandparents where Joshua enjoyed jumping in the puddles. :)

 Celebrating her 6th birthday with Grandpa John and Grandma Linda!
 Making music! Making memories!

 Headed north to visit the great grandparents! Ice cream break!

 One of the few toys Joshua requested to bring
 Stopping for a yummy Italian dinner!
 Lunch time the next day. Gav and Baby J loved sitting next to each other. :)
 Grandma Mary with her four great grand babies
 The grands and greats!

 Joshua enjoying his time with Cousin Nick and Aunt Kathy!

 Play dough on the patio!
 Jenni's Lego car we assembled! Fun!

 Visiting our favorite ice cream/candy shop! The littles always look forward to visiting this sweet shop with Grandma Mary!

 I caught the littles having a quiet sibling conversation. Jenni was trying to help Joshua through his problem. Pure sweetness.

 The littles were excited to eat at McDonald's!
 Jumping on cousin Zachary's super-cool indoor trampoline! A perfect thing for basements!
 Gavin being awesome. While on this trip Andrea and I saw the first other little person who also drank milk this way. Too funny.

 J excited to sit next to G!

 Joshie telling a story :)
Exploring at the park!


 Such sweetness! Gav snacking on pretzels!

 Visiting an ice cream shop with Grandpa!

 Off to Uncle James and Aunt Mary's farm!

 What a fun, fun day we had!!

We had a great time with our big family!!