We have enjoyed a trip to Seattle and taken in a number of kid friendly attractions. The littles thought they were enjoying some school free days, but decided our outings were more like amazing field trips.
I did not ask my husband to clean bathrooms, nor did I anticipate he would choose to spend an afternoon teaching his sons to clean. The fact is, he did it. More importantly, I let him.
We have had a wonderful week creating Christmas gifts. The littles have been putting a great deal of thought and time into creating gifts for different family members. I threw in a few suggestions of my own, and we’ve had a crazy fun time! Our first idea was a set of family memory cards. The […]
I am amazed that Christmas is next week. It feels like just yesterday I was preparing for a summer outing with only a hint of homeschool curriculum in my thoughts. I’m not sure how the time passed so quickly, but with it went many activities and thoughts of great blog posts. With a few quiet […]
When illness hits our household, our busy pace is forced to slow. When activities are missed, slowing down is met with resistance. Recently, a sick Little Bear found herself stuck at home with mom while the boys were off on an outing with dad. No amount of playing seemed to lift her glum spirits, until […]
The other day I was awakened by constant chirping. Somewhere in my sleepy fog I wondered if it was our robins. I buried my head under a pillow. After all, the babies couldn’t possibly be ready to leave the nest….. We were delighted to find a robin’s nest this summer. Carefully built on an over […]
Summer is such a beautiful season for weddings. With the sun shining brightly and flowers in full bloom, it all seems the perfect setting. Recently we had the privilege to attend my nieces wedding and it was picture perfect. Many young girls dream of every detail of their wedding, and how perfect it will […]
T’was the night before VBS, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring……whisper, giggle, whisper…..except two excited young boys!!!!! On the eve of VBS (Vacation Bible School) my boys were so excited they could barely contain themselves. I would equate their excitement to my own childhood experience at Christmas eve. No, really, I’m […]
Sibling rivalry is something I expect every family with multiple children must deal with at some time, and my family is no exception. This week when I heard my boys playing and making up a “secret club” I was thrilled to hear they were including their little sister. I was quick to consider how I […]
The last time we took a vacation was the summer of 2009. At least it qualified as a vacation to me. We went out of town to a friend’s wedding and made it an extended weekend to enjoy a little family time. What do you think, is that a vacation?? When my husband told me […]