Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Homeschooling is hard enough as it is without a little cutie pants toddler trying to get the attention she craves. She stands up on our school table, tries to take the kids papers, and mimics them - all to get them to laugh at her.
She is the cutest distraction ever.
Today she came in while Ally and Cole were reviewing their new flash cards. This is pretty common for her. Also pretty common is Cole acting like he doesn't know the answer and everyone looking like they just rolled out of bed. :)
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
My little superhero turned 7 on Monday.
OK - I caved. I ALWAYS make my kids' cakes. I love to do it. I love to do something really creative and fun but this time around I ORDERED cupcakes from our local bakery. I felt like a bad mommy (not that it is bad to order your cakes - I have just always done it myself as a special gift to my kids) but honestly, the weight that was lifted off my shoulders once we placed the order (which was a spur of the moment decision) was fantastic. We ordered a red, white, and blue theme and used photoshop to create these SuperColes to put on the top. He loved them.
I just loved the cards he got - some of the kids made super sweet cards in superhero theme...
I'm so in love with his little stinker. He is very funny. He hates school but is super smart. He still cuddles with me and loves to cuddle with his baby sister. I'm always worried about him getting lost in the shuffle but he's growing up more and more and starting to identify with his older sibling better. He is terrible at cleaning his room but wonderful at giving hugs. He is my one kids that I get most random, unsolicited gestures of love.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
My hope in times of trial or discouragement is not that God is going to come through with bigger and better but that God will be faithful to me, that He will continue working in my heart, that He will be the source of my joy and hope. That He will complete the work He started in me. That is truly a hope that will not disappoint. I want to be able to say with Paul that I can do all things through Christ - this doesn't mean winning basketball games or getting good grades or finishing a decorating project on budget (like we so often hear). It means that whether in plenty or in want, I can find Christ all satisfying. That is what those verses are really saying:
Philippians 4:11-13 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
Oh, that this would be true of me!
I thought this clip from my best bud, John Piper was absolutely awesome:
Monday, August 3, 2009
These women are the best of the best of homeschool moms. They are the best of the best of any kind of moms, the best of wives, the best of Christian women and the best of friends. I have so much love for them.