Friday, May 15, 2009

Got Milk?

Our homeschool group went on a field trip to a local dairy farm. The kids had a lot of fun learning about Holstein and Jersey cows and feeding the calves.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Mother's Day Surprise

My sweet husband and babies surprised me last night. He had taken them all to the grocery store to get some "milk" and this is what they came back with (well, and milk and chocolates and a 17 pound bag of fruit loops, ha ha)

I love my sweet babies! This is us assuming our usual position on the couch. Are you feeling the love yet?

Here is Talon working really hard to open my chocolate covered pretzels. I also got a huge Hershey's bar, raisinets, mounds bars, and mint 3 musketeers :). Sorry this is the only pic of the chocolate we managed to get :)

Not sure how my husband can watch the basketball game with all those fingerprints, ha ha

Pink Roses! My favorite. You know they made me cry :)
Thank God for my Family. Happy Mother's Day especially to my Mommy and all the other mommies out there.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Almost 2

Well, in less than a month my baby boy will be 2. I am sitting here thinking about how fast the years have gone by since each child was born. It is funny how differently your mind perceives things with each child. With my first daughter, we celebrated her independence when she turned 2. With my 3rd baby, well, he's still mostly a baby to us, even though he's almost 2. Don't worry, there's no holding this one back. He is in a hurry to be like his big sisters. We even look at baby girl number 2 (Little One) and still see lots of baby traits, even though she's 5 now (the pic is a Jungle Cake she decorated herself for her party).

Our children bring so much joy to our lives. Being parents is easily the most important job we have ever done. I am so thankful to God for the chance to be a Mommy. I pray that I live up to that beautiful name.

in other news:

  • contemplating a Truck/Car Birthday Party

  • surprised that we are not really behind in finishing our curriculum, despite much sickness this year and the delays due to the ice storm

  • I am finding that you can't hold a child back when they want to learn, but that there is a delicate balance between joyful motivation and the point of frustration.

  • I finally figured out that if your child wants to go take a nap, just let them. There's usually a good reason, and everything else always gets done better when they are well rested.

  • I love love love being outside in the yard in springtime :), so you might see less of me on here.