Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ramblings and more pics :)

I have hopes of making it on here to blog more often, but it seems that lately I've been pretty consistent with once a week posts. That's okay, right? Better than none altogether. :)

All of my days seem to be kind of blurring together. Not because of lack of sleep (baby girl is letting me sleep quite well!) but just because we are busy. We have a few things that started back up this fall. Two bible studies, Awana's for the kids and of course the biggest being homeschool with the kids.

This year I am teaching four in our little school. Amanda is a fourth grader, Kenny is in third, Stephen is in first and Jessica is our kindergartner. I was a bit concerned at the start how we'd be able to get anything done with the littles, but doing most of the work during their naptime has been working.

I also started having the kids be more responsible for cleaning their rooms. I had read (on a blog of course) about a family who was having their kids team up and kinda compete with each other for who could have the cleanest room. So, I talked with the kids and now they do 'clean room challenge' each morning after breakfast. Girls vs. Boys. After 15 minutes I go inspect and choose a winner. I've had to decide based on things like a bead on the floor or a gum wrapper behind a door...seriously, they have been doing a fabulous job!

Wow, I'm looking back at what I've written and I think that the coffee this morning has put me in a super positive mood. :)

To balance things, I'll just add that I've been kept on my toes by a busy 2 yr old that keeps finding new things to get into. Like yesterday, I found him hiding in the laundry room eating ice cream out of the tub with his fingers. :P

~~ Lifes Good! ~~

Now, I'll show ya just a couple more of those photos!


Kimmie said...

What a great idea, perhaps tomorrow my kids will find *me* hiding in the laundry room with my hands fully immersed in the ice cream tub.

The pictures are beautiful.

mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted

Monica said...

Ooh, I love the competition idea. My kids are so competitive, I think if just might work! I'm with you on the mischievous little one- caught John in the chest freezer eating frozen fruit through the bag.

Emily said...

Great pictures! :P

and competition is GOOOOOD for us...right? Now let's go play Scrabble.

Growin' with it! said...

your girls' eyes are especially beautiful and capturing! love the green!!

Sheila said...

I found you from five little ducks and I decided to visit and I enjoyed reading your blog and you have a very beautiful and lovely family.
I will be back to read more of your blog to read of your homeschooling adventures.


Melissa Stover said...

i'm so glad you put that picture in the header. i love it. i made a header out of it for you but forgot to email it to you. i stole the photo off emily's facebook page.

Kate said...

Your family is awesome!

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Renata said...

Love the pictures!! I like the room clean up idea- never heard of it before, but I can imagine my children would love to race each other (although I´d have to help the twins).