Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Megan has completed her first quarter of kindergarten and her teacher said she's doing great. I believe that's true because she already learned everything they're doing when she was in preschool. I think she's bored at school and incredibly tired from the long days. (She's at school 7 hours a day. That's 35 hours a week!) So, Jaime and I have decided we'd like to have her home more, while she's still interested in being home with us, and I'm going to begin homeschooling her. I'm a little nervous but excited. God has been teaching me to cherish these moments I have with my kids, because all too soon, they will be gone and I will wish I had them back. By recommendation from a friend, I bought an internet based phonics program for her to use. She has already done two of the lessons and LOVED them. This morning before heading out the door to school she asked if she could do one more really quick. You can go here to take a look at it. There is also a link on the right column of my blog. I will keep you updated as to how things are going with homeschool.

Family visitors

This past weekend was craft fair weekend in NWA. My grandma, Aunt Linda, and Uncle Hal came down to visit us and do some crafting. They had not seen the kids for a little over a year and this was their first time to meet Sofia. We all had a wonderful time together. Here is a picture of gram, holding Sofia, and Aunt Linda, holding Joshua. Megan had already gone to school, so she missed out on the pictures.


This is what we saw out our window one evening right after dinner!

Pumpkin Patch

A few weeks ago we went to a pumpkin patch with our community group from church. We all had a great time together. Here are a few pictures from our afternoon.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Three Months Old

Has it really been three months already? The time has gone by so quickly. Sofia started out as a somewhat difficult baby. Much more difficult than my first two. But, thankfully, she is doing so much better now and we are having so much fun with her. She's smiling a ton and we all just love that!

My cousing Kristen came over today and, of course, brought her camera. We got pictures of the girls together. What cuties!

Rebekah is a bit stronger than Sofia and she likes being on her tummy. Sofia HATES it!!! When I look at this picture I think Bekah is looking at Sofia wishing she could say, "Come on girl, hold that head up! Quit suckin' on my blankie!"

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Sick Day

For the past few weeks a not-so-fun cold has been making its way through our household. Megan is the last to get it. Monday morning she ended up in our bed saying her ear was hurting, which, of course, means ear infection. Later that afternoon we were at the pediatrician's office. Throughout the day yesterday she was showing signs of feeling a little bit worse. This morning she was coughing more and wasn't acting like she was all that well. So, I made the decision to have a "sick day". I think my husband was less than thrilled about the idea of keeping her home but he didn't say not to. The way I see it, she's only in kindergarten, she hasn't learned anything new...yet, and the more we push her to keep going the longer it will take to get over this cold.

I was glad I made the decision to keep her home when at 11:00am she was laying on the living room floor saying, "I'm tired, mommy." Those of you who know Megan, know that is a rarity for her. She is like the energizer bunny. She just keeps going and going and going and... well, you get the picture.

It's almost 3:00pm and we are all still in our pj's. It has been a fun day at home chillin' with my kiddos.