Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It's like a family of 12.

Our friends have been staying with us, so it's almost like having a family of 12! :) It's been loads of fun! Here are some pictures from today:

Kitchen clean-up!

Abigail and Becky

Jacob scrubbing dishes.

Coloring sheets while we read books and do homeschooly stuff.

Becky reading today's bible story (Finding a wife for Isaac).

The crew at the park!

Yours truly with Evangeline

Analisa and Nolyn

To be honest, this picture of Abigail kind of scares me! ;)

Keagan was NOT in a good mood!


Mandy (me) and Becky go for a swing.

Time to go back home!

Ah, homeschooling done. Relax.

Becky enjoying her book. :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

13 months

Life has been a lotta busy lately, so I apologize for the lack of regular posts! Maybe a picture of absolute adorability will make up for that?

Monday, October 3, 2011

Scenes from the Monday Morning homeschool

Hubby's work schedule is a little wonky, so he's home in the mornings and able to participate in the homeschool fun! The kids love hanging out with him in the mornings and afternoons, so this is a wonderful blessing, although we certainly miss him when supper rolls around!

Evangeline is very fond of her Daddy and loves being able to play and snuggle him after breakfast. Of course, I enjoy having another adult in the house! I love being able to hang with my husband while he's fresh from a good night's sleep, rather than when he's tired and exhausted at the end of a hard day.

Watercolor Pumpkins

I love Autumn. I love relief from summer, the changing colors, the smells.... I love seeing stacks of pumpkins outside the grocery store, love the fall decor on the doorsteps, and I love how the season brings cravings of snuggles and hot cocoa (even if it's not technically "cold enough" for cocoa here in Texas).

We opened our windows this morning and allowed the cool breeze to filter through the house while we read books, wrote out vocabulary books, played around with math, and painted these little beauties:

Skinny pumpkins, fat pumpkins, tall pumpkins, squatty pumpkins, tiny pumpkins, enormous pumpkins... we love pumpkins.  We're all looking forward to the Thanksgiving pumpkin pie come November!  (And hopefully Granny's Chocolate Meringue Pie as well!)