VBS week does many things for me and my kids, not the least of which is it reminds me that even though home school has it challenges, there is the exhausting routine of regular school that we don’t have. Hats off to moms who get kids up early and out the door every single day of the 180-day school year. It is not for me! And the car! I have driven entirely too much this week. I know. I’m a wimp. Anyway, the other thing VBS does is make my heart raw with emotion. I didn’t work at VBS this year because I’m spending a week at elementary camp with hundreds of 3rd-5th graders. However, I was still emotional every time I was on campus and saw the droves of kids going to their classes. I nearly cried every time I thanked my kids’ teachers when I picked them up. I suppose that because of my fond memories from childhood that I wrote about here. Mack and Molly loved their week at VBS. Ruby took a trip to Colorado with her dad, so she only went Monday. Either way, exhaustion came to all of us…even though both of these kids said, “but we’re not tired!!!” Each day Molly has been going to lunch with a friend and then going to sewing camp. She has made a messenger bag, a duffle bag, three pen holders, and a gecko pillow. I’ll have […]
Josh informed me one afternoon that we were going to the lake and renting a pontoon boat. That day. Ok. I am not spontaneous at all. I much prefer planning and being prepared than not, so after a not-so-fun conversation about why he couldn’t have let me know sooner, we all put on our bathing suits, threw some sunscreen and beach towels in a bag and headed to the lake. Obviously, the kids had fun. Who am I to stand in the way of tubing and swimming in the lake?? The tube had room for two kids, so a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors had to be played by Ruby and Mack to see who had to get off the float for Molly to have a turn. Serious business. Here’s another funny picture that shows what we look like when I drive the kids to the pool with a large float… What a sight. This week starts VBS for the kids. It’s been a while since we’ve had to be somewhere by 9am…here’s to hoping we can make it! Molly also has sewing camp each afternoon. What a full week we’re about to have. I think I need some serious sleep to get me ready! But first, one more picture. Yesterday I made breakfast and then sat across these two with their “bed-heads.” It brought me great joy because at times like these I see a bit of my mark on the […]
So far we’ve been enjoying the hot days of June. The kids stay up a little later and, therefore, sleep a little later in the morning. They do their chores and fix their breakfast first thing. Then, we spend some time on math and reading before heading to the pool or starting a project. The days are not dull, that’s for sure. I thoroughly enjoy the break from a stringent day of school work. Next week the kids will attend VBS at church. Ruby will go on a trip to Colorado for part of the week. Molly will attend sewing camp every afternoon. Then, we hope to take a trip over to Augusta to see family. My kids miss their cousins. Here are some pictures from the past week or so. Mack was able to help fill baby bottles for the VBS missions offering emphasis. He worked very hard. Molly had a friend over when Ruby spent the night away from home. Mack sometimes pouts at the pool because he’d rather be playing Legos. Ruby had a friend over to swim and play this week! We don’t just lay around the pool all day. We go to the library, too! Sewing project, anyone? Reading NATE THE GREAT! I’m so proud of his hard work. Thankful for these days with the kids.
We had a great weekend celebrating Josh! Bucco di Beppo and tennis shoe shopping for him and roaming Barnes N Noble book store….Ruby was in heaven. She couldn’t decide which books she wanted to buy. It was torturous not to buy each and every one she wanted, but it would have been more torturous to part with every cent of her birthday money…and a fun stop at Krispy Kreme on Friday night. Mack found a silly book about hippopotamus’ belly buttons. Saturday we went to Scottsdale Nursery to pick out some plants for our front yard. A few shrubs died in the last freeze we had…and doesn’t every dad want to do yard work Father’s Day weekend??? Josh did a good job! And he had some great help!! We finished Saturday with a stop at the pool and Outback for dinner! Josh spent time studying and putting finishing touches on his lesson for class, like he usually does every Saturday evening. Today, Sunday, has been a good day! We got to watch Ruby practice her Kidzplace worship, and she did a great job helping lead worship for the whole group. We are thankful for the opportunities our kids have just by being a part of our church. Josh taught a great lesson in our class, and we enjoyed worship service very much…always good to sit under Pastor Johnny’s teaching of The Word. Lastly, I’ll share how my kids completed this […]
I have many pictures on my phone from our DollyWood trip that I want to post and tell about, but time is not on my side these days. I’m going to try and catch up with the blog just by some random pictures from around here; I hope to blog about DollyWood before the week is over. As I’m typing […]