Melts My Heart

One of my favorite things in life right now is watching my big kids love their baby sister. Mopping the floors today, I called upstairs, “Hey Trev…” T: “Yes?” Me: “Could you come down and feed Felicity?” T: “Oh YES!!  {Flies downstairs…} He’s had his baby sis in his life for 7.5 months now, and his enthusiasm for her hasn’t worn off yet. I love it… Just one of the many sweet joys I get  the privilege of experiencing in my {Read More}

I Miss Blogging

Life is busy.  Wonderfully busy.  I am enjoying this season, with all of it’s new and exciting changes.  It is so much fun having a baby in our home again.  She is such a joy.  The big kids adore her.  We all adore her.  We lovingly call her our little sunshine.  In fact, I finally decided on a theme for her room.  “Sunshine.”  Slowly, but surely I’m working on creating her sunshine room.  I’ve been collecting some fun ideas on {Read More}

Trampoline at Sunset

     

Developing a Love for Reading in Your Child

As I stepped into the role of mother, almost 10 years ago, one thing I knew I wanted to instill in my children was a love for reading.  I became convinced of the great importance of this while in college studying elementary education. (More on that in a moment) I personally did not read frequently as a child, and for the most part, I did not enjoy it.  I usually only read if I had to for school.  I had {Read More}

Our Advent Countdown Activity Calendar

I found this great Advent Activity Calendar on Pinterest this week and knew it was the ONE for us! The tutorial can be found HERE at The Crafting Chicks! I printed out their cute numbers from their site for mine.  Everything else on mine is a tad different.  I couldn’t find the library envelopes they suggested, so I made my own out of sparkly Christmas cardstock! Here is our version: Oh, be sure to wave “hi” to my kitty, Lucy. {Read More}

I Have a 9-Year Old!

Alright, so I somewhat crazily ~ on a whim ~ decided to take the plunge and switch my blog from wordpress.com to self-hosted, wordpress.org.   It was not easy.   It was highly stress-inducing.   And I am not near finished getting it where I want it.   BUT – I did finally get all of my posts imported over here, and got the blog *somewhat* set-up with something that works temporarily, while I continue to steadily make the finishing {Read More}

Enjoy Your Kids

As homeschool moms, and moms of little ones, we spend so much time with our kids.  We are with them 24/7 – 365!  But how much of that time is spent enjoying them? There is so much to do in a day, so much to accomplish for the week.  We have our homes to care for, keep up, and clean. Laundry, meal planning and preparations each day.  Spending time with the Lord each day (should of course attain our greatest {Read More}

Weekly Wrap-Up ~ 1/21/11

Ok so hmmmmm.  This week.  Well,  it started out with sickness – once again!  Zoe threw up Sunday morning, and was feeling better after a couple of days.  Never had a fever or anything else…wierd.  Then I started a fever on Mon night (w/ no other symptoms), and had it all day Tuesday, but was better by Wednesday.  So, at least our sicknesses were short-lived….whatever they were! 🙂 Sunday we had a baby shower for my sister at my house…on {Read More}

Weekly Wrap-Up ~ 1/7/11

The first week of 2011 is coming to a close.  I am going to try to start posting a weekly wrap-up each Friday to basically sum up my week!  So here goes with the first weekly wrap-up of the year. Goal Planning for 2011 – not finished yet…but that’s ok. I’m not in a huge rush.  I also don’t want to let it slip away and forget about it!  So, I’m planning on having it finished up by 1/10/11. We started {Read More}