Porch

Today was about as good as it gets for Saturdays!  We woke up with all three kids in the bed with us, playing and laughing and hugging.  Josh made pancakes.  We sat outside on the back porch for hours!  The kids rode their bikes and played.  It felt like a Fall morning.  We ate lunch, had a short nap, did a little school work to get ahead, and then went back on to the porch to watch it rain and rain and rain.  Oh, it was a nice day.  Josh took Molly with him to get his hair cut and to run in the grocery store.  That girl had a hat on, sunglasses, a purse, Snow White high heels, AND her rolling Princess luggage.  It was a sight.  This has truly been a FABULOUS day.  I love our back porch…I am finding it hard to leave the house these days!  I would show some pictures, but my camera battery is dead.  Oh, well.  Maybe next Saturday I can do the same thing, and I will take pictures then!

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Augusta & Pneumonia

Well, Friday we left for Augusta to see my family and attend a baby shower and celebrate Molly’s birthday with a “cousin party.”  I felt a little run-down, but that was definitely not out of the ordinary.  I just thought I needed to start taking vitamins again.  Friday night we stayed up late talking to my parents, so when I […]

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Molly turns 4

Molly had a fun birthday.  After school, we all went to the Mall to eat, to buy magnet earrings (“ear-angs,” as Molly says), play a little bit and enjoy a slushee with a cookie, of course.  Fun times were had by all, and we were all exhausted with this day that was filled with so much!  Here are some pictures: […]

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For the record.

Today was my first day “teaching” Ruby as an official home-schooling parent.  We went over a handwriting song about starting your letters at the top of the page.  We played a phonics game, identified some shapes, wrote the number one, colored a picture, Ruby talked me the whole way through NEW BEGINNINGS and told me all about The Vick family, and more!  Gran was here and helped Ruby with making her own sentences with some sight words.  Ruby read her DICK & JANE book that Katherine let her borrow.  She didn’t enjoy cutting, but she endured and finished the little project she had to do.  Overall, a great first day!  I guess I should mention that Gran and PawPaw were downstairs playing with Molly and Mack while Ruby and I did school upstairs.  We’ll see how tomorrow goes without their help!   Also, on Ruby’s first morning of school, Gran was telling Ruby how her Daddy’s (Josh’s) favorite time in Kindergarten was nap time.  Ruby asked Gran Why it was his favorite.  Gran said, “Well, I guess he just liked taking naps.”  Ruby said, “That is so funny.  My Daddy STILL likes taking naps!”   This is where I insert a picture of Josh sleeping on the couch, but then I think better of it and just leave it to your imagination.  🙂

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