Monday, October 28, 2013

Sweet Lily Has Arrived!

It's been a year since updating the blog!  Much busyness with homeschooling and being sick with pregnancy.  But I HAVE to post pics of our new sweet little girl.

Labor and delivery was pretty much the same as with the other kids.  3 hours and she was here.
(I think she looks just like Ella did as a baby.  But a little girlier.)

Big sisters' first visit with Lily.  They adore her.

Dressed to go home.

 At 3 days old, Lily was ready to go shopping with Daddy and sisters while Mommy stayed home and slept.

And that's pretty much all she does right now- sleep.

Lillies for Lily.


 I have to fight for time with Lily, as big sister thinks she's the momma.

All in all, we're doing good.  Low on sleep, but Mark has put his domestic skills in overdrive and is taking very good care of all of us while we adjust.


Saturday, September 15, 2012

Pics for New Schoolyear

Homeschool Picture Day!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Co-op Literature Fair

Maddie's homeschool co-op had a literature fair for it's end-of-the-year event to wrap things up.  Maddie did her Lit Fair presentation on Charlotte's Web.  She dug listening to the story!

 I made her a tractor skirt so she could be Fern. 
"My favorite part of the story..."

"Terrific, radiant, humble" medallion.

Spider facts book.
 New vocab.
 "Animals adjectives."

Maddie did a great job sewing a few animals from the book.  Her favorite is templeton. Goose is almost finished.

She answered questions for the parents and guests.

 Maddie with her good friend Maddie.  Yep, two Maddies.

 Of course I had to make a cake for the end of the year event.  :)

The kids did a great job presenting their memory work.  I have to upload a video of Maddie reciting her poem soon.....

The co-op has been such a blessing for us!  We look forward to another year!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Rain Walk



Maddie had some difficulty with the wind.



Saturday, April 28, 2012

Who is This Kid?

Ella is 3.  A few months back she started asking me when I would teach her to read.  I told her I'll teach her when she's a little older.  Well, she's kept up with expressing how much she wants me to teach her to read.  So today I started her on Hooked on Phonics Kindergarten.  I figured we'd have to go very slowly and that I'd have to do a lot of "bridge building" to make it 3-year-old accessible.  Well, without any help from me she completely flew through two pages of 3-letter words, and a story.  And she did it extraordinarily fast.  It startled me.  Not so much in a "whoo-hoo my kid's a genius!" sort of way.  But in a "who are you? how did you just do that when I never taught you? and what do you really do while I'm sleeping?" sort of way.  I'm a bit suspicious of the kid.  Not sure she's completely human.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


After watching Angelina Ballerina, the girls were inspired to put on their ballet clothes and dance.

^  Up to no good. 



Saying goodbye before Daddy left for a meeting.