Thursday, November 25, 2010

My Little Helper!

We found a huge clearance sale on ground beef... 30 pounds!! It was a great price and God really blessed us with a wonderful deal. I browned all of it up, and my little helper, Ellie, bagged all 30 pounds for me! She was so careful and efficient - hardly dropping any or making a mess! I know she is going to be a great help to me with these two little boys around in the coming years!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Noah Matthew

So precious! I am thankful that our Noah is such a wonderful, sweet-natured little guy! He is sleeping well at night, mostly content through the day, delights in watching the chaos and commotion of his older brother and sister, and when he smiles he totally lights up from head to toe! We think his personality is going to be so much fun - our little cut-up!! Can't believe he is already three months old... time is flying by! He's wearing size 2 (BARELY) diapers now, in 6-9 month clothes, and is much bigger than his brother and sister were at this point, and they were also big babies! He is thriving and such a sweetheart! Can't imagine life without our precious Noah!

Princess Parlor

Princess Elliana Joy had the time of her life at cousin Hannah's 6th birthday party!! It was so much fun, for little princesses, and big princesses like Mommy! :) Ball Room dancing, carriage ride, tea party... the girls just loved it! So happy we were able to be at such a wonderful party!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Missions Conference

Our church had a Missions Conference in October and we were thrilled to be apart of all the excitement! We are so blessed to be members of a wonderful church!

We started off the fun by having a picnic at church on Wednesday for lunch!!

Ellie talking with one of the visiting missionaries about some of the native items found on their ministy display.

Helping to make Chocolate Burfi for the International Dinner on Saturday night. As part of our school, we participated in "My Passport to India" and learned about India for several weeks. We decided to make two Indian recipes for the dinner.

The Chocolate Burfi was yummy, but the other curry-type dish wasn't exactly the best! :) After spending about $20 on the spices we needed, Chris and I decided that we aren't big fans of Indian cuisine! Although I think I might make the Burfi again sometime.

The kids at the dinner enjoyed singing "specials" for some of the people that we still hanging around towards the end of the dinner!

Max Goes to School

We had the priviledge of keeping Max for a few weeks while his mommy and daddy went on vacation! He was so much fun and Ellie kept insisting that he do school with us so he didn't get "lonely!" :) She would sit him in the chair and he would actually stay still and watch us. I was amazed - he seemed to enjoy it! He obeys Ellie really well - they have quite a bond!

Monday, November 22, 2010

MFW: Penguin

We had so much fun learning about penguins and the letter P. I think it's one of our favorite units so far! We made paper penguins, watched "March of the Penguins" from the Library, visited the penguin exhibit at the aquarium, got lots of info about penguins online and from library books, and even made some icebergs and floated them in our "bathtub ocean!" God's design is absolutely incredible - penguins are amazing!!! I am excited by how much I am re-learning homeschooling Elliana!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Fall Pumpkins

Love pumpkin season! We enjoyed looking at all the pumpkins at a church pumpkin sale on the mountain! Ellie especially loved the "baby pumpkins!"

Seth and Lora's Visit

Visiting, hiking, and eating Chinese food!! We had so much fun with Seth and Lora when they came in October! Wish we could see them more often.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Nashville Zoo

We took a day trip to the Nashville Zoo in October and had so much fun! We were able to go at the start of the "wild animals" set of units in our My Father's World curriculum. It was such a fun day and we really enjoyed all the neat things to see there. What an amazing Creator we have!

Our attempt at a family photo! :)

Noah loves riding in the carrier!

Poor guy... he just couldn't keep his eyes open! What a big day!

Elliana is leading the way...

Now Ellie is asleep - she couldn't keep her eyes open on the drive home! Josiah is looking at a book about Zoo Animals as we talk about our fun time!

An October Evening...

Mom, Ellie, Noah, and I went to the Holiday Hodge Podge the first weekend in October. It was such a fun time to see different crafts and Fall and Christmas items.

Chris took Josiah to his very first football game - at Central High School! In the picture Josiah is holding a "ine-own" (pinecone!) that he found while at the game. He was very happy about his special time with Daddy!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

MFW: Elephant

We had a lot of fun learning about elephants and getting back into a routine after the arrival of little Noah! Although we didn't take many pictures, we enjoyed learning about the amazing elephant - we have such a creative God!! The real elephant picture was taken at the Nashville Zoo... more pictures of our trip there coming soon!

County Fair

Some pictures from our fun day at the county fair!! We had a blast seeing farm animals, crafts, eating corn dogs, and just being together!! As you can see, we were pretty tuckered out by the end of the day!