Wednesday, April 26, 2017


1. Abraham is loving books lately.  He'll go grab a few and scoot right on your lap for you to read to him.  He has to get just right for you to start.  It's pretty darn cute and awesome.  
You can tell he's getting older because he's saying a lot more words and talking about stuff more.  He does a lot of hand motions with his words too. He totally gets everything you tell him to do or say to him.  I have to admit he's a smart little guy.

2. This is Gabe's collection of weapons that he was playing with one afternoon outside.  I just love how many weapons they gather to get the bad buys outside.  Not sure how many more he can hold or fit in his pants.
Serious battles going on here.

3. Summer has begun in their little minds.  We have non stop chalking which we love, lots of water and sand going on everywhere and toys laying out every night in the yard.

4. Olivia cracks me up whipping around on these bars.  She has always loved gymnastics- prefers the bars. 

5. We love Scoops...we finally got this guy a kid cone(this thing was huge for a kiddie cone) for himself because he always screams for one.  He was soooo excited to eat this.  Our favorite ice cream ever!!!!

6.  Naps with this guy are so this time with him talking, reading and snuggling.

7.  This guy was so excited about this shirt he just got ...takes after his father being a history buff.  Abraham Lincoln will always be his favorite though.

8. We've been lounging in the tepee in the living room the past few weeks.  It's a magical place with the lights on snuggling with some little ones. Add a string of lights to any place and it's a magical place in my world!

9. This little star loves music and the headphones.  Can his squishiness be any this little man

10.  Always looking for the beautiful in everything...

11. Abraham loves to eat breakfast by people.  He loves his food.  When someone sits at the table to eat, he'll be right there by you.  Everybody knows to make extra or that you're going to have to share with him. 

12 Miah is trying to do his math while loving with 2 others...home schooling rocks~

13.  I started another project...just because.  I haven't finished the other 3 yet. Aren't they sooo much fun!

have a great day!

Friday, April 21, 2017

last few weeks

These last few weeks have been just flying by.  The kids are on a mission to finish school-like pronto.  So that's looking like early May.  We have been having play dates just about every day in the afternoon therefore I am not getting my other stuff done that I need too.  I'm the crazy lady who schedules them and love it! So I am doing spelling, devotions and whatever else I need to do at night.  Works out fine just have to get over following MY time schedule all the time.  We are usually done with school by 10 because they are up so early here.  We love our play dates with our friends! 

I always get the kiddos a cheap 1$ squirt gun for Easter and yes I let them have a squirt gun fight at 6:30 am.  They loved it...pretty sure our neighbors didn't.

Just trying to plan what we're all doing for the summer.  School wise that is.  It's looking like math, always reading, finishing road trip(where we study every state), and a photography curriculum.  I have had the photography curriculum for a couple years, just lying around.  Thought we could do it when Odin starts needing credits, then we all can do it as a family.  Excited for this one.  Might also do our last book of Spelling for the curriculum so we can be done with that for Odin at least.  There is just so many choices and sooo many fun things to do as a home school mama!

Just narrowing down what we are all doing next year for high school for Odin.  We will be doing 1 online writing class and the rest with our Heart of Dakota curriculum.  Adding in Spanish too.  Oh boy can't wait for Spanish.  I was terrible at it but I do remember Russian.  She was a fun eccentric teacher-that's why!  
Transcripts here we come.   

We loved the nice weather we had this week. We are hoping to dig the garden this weekend, 2 bigs are hitting up their baptism class, picking up the camper and I get to go on a date with this guy.  
Have a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Part 2...

Grandma Mimi took us to the new Children's museum that just opened up.  Love the open air concept.  We had a lot of fun running around.

2nd time celebrating my birthday there.  Thank you for all the cards, decorations, delicious carrot cake,  wonderful gifts and especially the love!  
Soooo excited to spend my gift cards! 

The homemade cards are the best part of all....just melt my heart.
Love their thoughts and what they think of




The tide pools were awesome.  They collected so many beautiful things from them.  

me loving the the sand and water!

bad picture ...but you get the idea how the airplane ride home was.  We had a wonderful woman next to us who was a teacher and she was very gracious.

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