Tuesday, May 11, 2010


#17 for 2010
Hosted by Peggy at the Simple Woman's Daybook

Outside my window ... it is cloudy and warm.

I am hearing ... a mixture of my blog music and the Today Show.

I am wearing ... my pj's.

I am going ... to go to the library to look for a book on Mississippi for our state study we are beginning today.

I am noticing that ... I am not as sore as I thought I would be after playing baseball with the kids last night.

I am thinking ... that I really should go get the kids up and send them to take care of the puppy.

I am hoping ... for a smoother school day with JW today ... yesterday day was a battle of the wills and I'm not sure, but I think he won.

I am reading ... The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo with the kids.

I am creating ...plans for our study of all 50 states ... I am planning on the kids creating a notebook with a couple of pages for each state.  We'll see how it goes.

I am remembering ... that we have books due at the library today.

On my mind ... my baby brother's wife, who is expecting the arrival of their 5th child any minute now.  I hope for her sake that the baby comes sooner rather than later!

I am pondering ... A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.  Proverbs 25:11  This was the key verse in our devotion last Wednesday night and I am using that same devotion with the kids in Bible this week.

Counting my blessings ... seeing my kids grow and mature: JW's loving nature ~ even if he is strong willed and loves to argue ;),  LB's enthusiasm for life and desire to be a good friend ~ which comes with its own set of emotions and insecurities, D's excitement for new things and willingness to try almost anything ~ which is a blessing and a source of fear for his Mama!

From the learning rooms ... the beginning of what I am calling our summer semester ... as most of our friends are winding down for the year we are gearing up for a new adventure.  The kids aren't sure if they like the idea of school in the summer (in other words, they think I am crazy) but I am looking forward to the time with less interruptions in the form of group activities where we can focus our attention on specific areas that need improvement.  This is most definitely an experiment, but I am excited about it and I am looking forward to seeing how it works.

From the kitchen ... baked fish and veggies tonight.  We are cooking tomorrow at Keepers so we will have a new recipe to try ... taco casserole (I think)!

A few plans for the rest of the week ... things are slowing down this week and we will be home more.  I do have a Women on Mission meeting Thursday night and Ronnie wants to make a trip to Lifeway to get the rest of the VBS materials for the church.  Fortunately, most of what we'll be doing this week will be as a family.

One of my favorite things ... reading a new book to the kids and seeing it through their eyes as they ask questions and talk about what we've been reading.

A picture to share with you ...

Thanks for stopping by ...
have a great week!


Kristi Lea said...

You have a beautiful family! I hope you have a blessed week!

KTElltt said...

I love Edward Tulane! I wept at the end -- a good weep, but still I wept. :) Sounds like y'all are having lots of fun. I would like to cancel dinner at my house and come to yours...

Felicity said...

I think if I suggested school during summer holidays, there would be mutiny for sure in our house! ;-)) But I could also use the time without distractions like music lessons etc!
Enjoy your week!

Rie said...

Love those cheeks!

Greg and Donna said...

this will be our 2nd summer not to do summer school. We have a busy month of June, with the kids helping in 2 bible schools and my moms visit and ballet recital. July will be pure "nothing to do"...they will be ready for school to start back the beginning of August. We are starting a gov. study for the month of May, with lots of notebooking and teamwork.