Thursday, June 24, 2010

Images of Summer...

"I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all."
Laura Ingalls Wilder


Elliana and I had a special time together making a visit to ToysRUs, and to GiGi's Cupcakes! We had such fun spending time together while Josiah stayed with his MiMi! Later that afternoon we met Daddy at the doctor's office for my 30 week visit. Everythings looks great and we loved seeing baby on the screen. Ellie was thrilled to get to go to my appointment and be involved in that. She already talks about her new baby brother and is so excited about meeting him soon!

MFW - G is for Goat

We have had a fun time learning about goats and the letter G... but Mama hasn't done a good job of taking pictures! Here are a few...

You are amazing, God...

From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea

Creation's revealing Your majesty

Indescribable, uncontainable,

You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.

You are amazing God

All powerful, untameable,

Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God

St. George Island Trip

We were so blessed to be able to spend a week at a Beach House in St. George Island, Florida with our family!! It was a fun-filled, memorable week and we all had a blast! The kids loved playing in the sand and finding shells, and the beach was absolutely gorgeous!

Summer Fun With Friends

The kids absolutely loved playing in this Slip-N-Slide at our friend's house! It was so much fun!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Our Garden...

Isaiah 58:11
And the Lord shall satisfy thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Cute Little Turtle

This little guy was trying to cross the road when we were coming home from the grocery store one morning! We stopped and "rescued" him!! The kids were totally fascinated and had so much fun playing with him. We showed Daddy when he got home from work, and then (very unhappily on Ellie's part!) released him back into the wild. Ellie was sad because she didn't think he would be able to find his mother and she "wanted to be his new mother!" :)

MFW - Insect Unit

We really enjoyed the Insect unit in the My Father's World Kindergarten curriculum we are using for Ellie's school!! She has learned so much, and Chris and I have been so thankful for her teachable spirit. Our just-turned-four-year-old has started to read many things on her own and it is very exciting! She asks to do school time everyday (although we're taking it slow and doing Kindergarten in two years and just schooling two or three days per week). We are half-way through the curriculum now and excited about what Ellie has learned. For the insect unit we enjoyed setting up an ant farm... it was pretty funny that we were killing unwanted ants in one part of the house and feeding them in another! Josiah also loves joining in on the fun activities that we do and especially enjoyed the ants!