All day long.

My kids have literally been outside 90% of this beautiful day! Here was math: Josh is working late tonight, so while I’m cooking, they are still at it—playing their little hearts out. Mack has his sword out, of course. I’m thinking dinner, showers, and a really good night’s sleep is in order!

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Not to be mean, BUT….

This Monday morning started off well, thanks to our commission list we started last week. The kids were folding clothes, vacuuming and dusting and cleaning their bathroom, and I was happy! When I walked through to check their work, I had to correct several things….showing Molly (yet again) what it means to clean a toilet, explaining to Mack that he is, indeed, big enough to empty all the trash cans and helping Ruby match socks. Aahh! This training business is not for the faint of heart. Imagine my delight when I sat down with the kids to read our memory verse for the week: Proverbs 18:9 “He who is slack in his work is brother to him who destroys.” After they wrote it down, I asked them what it means and how it applies to our day so far. Ruby said, “Well, it means that you shouldn’t be lazy while you do work. Like, Molly—not to be mean, but—when you didn’t clean the toilet good at all this morning—-” She was interrupted by Molly saying, “Sshhh! Let’s not mention that.” Then, Mack pipes up, “Yeah, Ruby, you didn’t do the sinks that good…” I interrupted him and said, “Here is a better question. MACK, what did YOU do that would be considered slack this morning??” I asked each one of them to answer that question. It wasn’t near as much fun for them, but it did redirect them and get […]

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Catching Up

What a full life we have! I’m thinking a bit of a photo dump is in order to try and keep up with recording life here on the blog. It’s a great (and more realistic) alternative to scrap booking. I know that won’t be happening, so here goes some randomness. Hopefully it will make sense…. Have I mentioned that Josh […]

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Each so different…

We had what I would call a “work day” around here today. Laundry, cleaning off the stairs (which seems like a silly thing, but it’s necessary if we don’t want to fall and break our neck going up or down the stairs), picking up every Lego piece that has landed in all the wrong places, ironing for an hour and a half, and much more. The house is straightened, which makes me happy. Tomorrow I’ll pull out the vacuum cleaner and dusting spray to finish off what we started today. We also worked hard on school. Maps, verses, math facts, spelling words, grammar, and more. We finally finished THE APPRENTICE, which I enjoyed. Ruby read the last three chapters to us while I ironed. Molly was obviously not paying attention. She would ask at every break for food or for Ruby to tell her how many more pages. Mack, surprisingly, listened and answered some questions extremely well! So tonight when I asked what they liked the best about the book, the responses were: Ruby: “I loved how it was about art and it was also a little bit of a mystery.” Mack: “I am glad that Arduino was able to prove that he wasn’t the one who said that about the Maestro.” Molly: “I love that it’s over.” And there you have it. Bless her heart.

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Enough Already.

You know the old saying that your mom told you when you were growing up…”If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” Yes, I realize this is true. However, I AM SO SICK OF THIS WEATHER!!!!!!!!!!! I read some wholesome post on Facebook about how maybe God is trying to get our attention and remind […]

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So Different!

I was going through my pictures on my phone, deleting ones I ordered from PostalPix app. I’ve come to love this app, so check it out if you want to easily and quickly order pictures from your phone camera roll. Anyway, I spotted these pictures that being out the difference between girls and boys. Ruby and Molly pose so sweetly….Mack […]

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