It is those spontaneous moments that means so much. This morning, I was moving my scrapbooks downstairs to our new bookshelf. (I won't tell you about how Ari already has 7 and I am only to her 2nd birthday. That is a whole different story! I felt bad because I have only done Ryan's newborn book and haven't made it any further in his scrapbooks yet.)As I was sitting there putting them on the shelf, the kids came and sat around me. We looked through their baby books. We talked about how God had made them exact the way they are. I shared Psalm 139:13 "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb." We talked about each of their special traits. They were so intrigued with their baby pictures and left glowing about how special God made them. Interesting how in school today we were going to talk about what makes us special. This was one of those teachable moments that happen that proves once again that the best "school" is life and making the most of the moments.
The kids have discovered one of my favorite past times....climbing trees. This has been my well kept secret until recently. Well it is out and Ryan is on his way up, up, up. He has no fear. Ari enjoys climbing too but she doesn't go quite as high as Ryan. I have feared and looked forward to these days. Climbing trees is so much fun but oh just one slip and they could fall. Somehow I managed not to ever fall out of a tree even if I was high enough to touch the clouds. I just hope and pray that my kids are as lucky as I was and that the angels grab them if they totter!
This week in school, we are talking about cooperation, friends and family. The kids are working on being better friends to each other. Today we are discussing what a friend is and making a family tree together. At naptime, I finish our plans for the next two weeks.
We went bowling tonight with some of our friends. Chris kicked our butts! He scored 168. He had a ton of strikes! I scored the lowest (less than both Ari and Ryan)! Ari scored 72. We had a fun time!
We started out without the ramp for the kids. They would roll the boll and it was going so slow that at one point there were 3 balls sitting still on the lane. So the kind gentlemen brought us this ramp. Ryan and Ari were funny, they would back way up and run toward the ramp then push the ball.
Ryan claps after his turn.
Daddy and Ryan play a shooting game. What a team!
Levi and Ari pretend to play a game.
Ari and Levi play air hockey.
Yes that is my daughter on the bottom of that pile. I realize this looks like abuse on the boys part but she was grinning the whole time. We have a very rough and tough girl! She loves to rough house and wrestle. I know that boys are supposed to be "gentle" with girls and that is a great lesson, but what do you do when you have a girl that loves to be rough? How do you teach you boy to be "gentle" with all girls except his sister?
“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” - Fred Rogers
Live in a way that the preacher doesn't have to lie at your funeral.
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor souls who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." --Theodore Roosevelt
Who am I? That is a difficult question to answer! I am a wife to a loving man! I am a Mom of 2 wonderful children of which I homeschool. I love to scrapbook and take pictures mainly of the kids. I have five dachshund that are as close to kids as they get.