Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Digging up slugs in the backyard

                                           this little man likes to just chill out on anything

                                                              Look at  those juicy lips
                                                  We all can't get enough of him lately

                        Gabe is learning to play with mini figures and use his imagination 

                            Ok, so the kiddos wanted to get wrapped up in a blanket with 
                        duct tape and then try to get out.  Obviously they were not able to
                      get out.  They had a great time trying and even got a little frustrated.
                                                            We love silly strange FUN!

Odin's Picasso painting
When we study these artists the kids are amazed at how dark some of their lives are

Jeremiah's hair before a haircut

He wanted it off he said.... ..so this is what my mom did and he loves it!

 Olivia looks kind of rough here.  
She wanted to bake at like 5:15 in the morning and of course lick the bowl!

We had a good visit with Papa Paul
Gabe tried to bite him a few times at least just to make sure he would remember him
thanks for the memories and for all the goodies for the kiddos

Gabe is getting sassy with him
he is definitely getting a personality

this little dude is seriously tired and beat by Thursday
Going to full day Kindergarten is a lot.
He used to  nap 3 hours every day and now it's nothing
we are working through it but it is not enjoyable by any means!

Living life lately
homeschooling is awesome and I feel so blessed to be able to spend time with my kiddos
Haven't had time to write or even read a book in a long time
I can just about pee fast enough before Gabe comes down the hall looking for me but 
I wouldn't trade it for anything.
I want to be the primary influence in their lives.
I want to be the one to hear the funny conversations they have with one another.
I want to be able to snuggle up with them any time of day to read a book.
I want to kiss and hug them whenever I want to.
I want to be the one training them what's right and wrong.
I want to be the one who they show their new tricks to.
I want to be there to stand up for them.
I want to be the one that disciplines and corrects their wrong behavior.

I thank the Lord every day that He has given me the desires of my heart.
To be a wife to my best friend and a stay at home mom to a house full of littles.
And let it be known that not every day is perfect.
Some days everyone is cranky... including me.
But on those days I remind myself that my time with them as little people is short.
I don't want to miss a single minute of it.
Because soon enough they'll be independent and wanting to go off on their own.
God is Awesome and we are so blessed!