Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Praying for a red door and flu no more......

Look who finally let us cut his mop!
This was taken right after Daddy cut his hair...check out the chest hair. ha!

now check it
This kid is something else. He asked me to take his picture like this.
Oh my, oh my.....check out the eyebrow. Lord help me now. ha!

Speaking of posers, this is Farrah(like you don't know my kids by now ) after the fashion show the girls put on for us.
Again, wanted Mommy to take her picture.

I knew I spoke to soon about only my oldest and youngest getting the flu....
Now Faith has it!
Praying the handsome boy with chest hair and this little one doesn't get it....

She has places to go and crafts to make...

Posing with her pretend cotton candy she made.

I was so scared to teach Kindergarten. I've taught 1st thru 6th grade now. This is our 4th year homeschooling, but for some reason K just scared me. I guess I was a little afraid of him missing out on fun Kinder stuff. Would I be able to get him to read or mess him up for life? Would he have more fun at school? Normal Mommy fears.
I love it! He loves it! I love teaching this little guy. We are having SO much fun together!!!!!! God has blessed me with a creative side. I know he has instilled it in me for such a time as this.
I'm going crazy(in a good way) with all my Kindergarten planning. It's actually my new obsession. (things you do when you don't have a house to clean yet!)
Here we are learning about Johnny Appleseed.
Wow, what a man of God Johnny Appleseed was. I didn't realize that! Even I'm learning in Kindergarten.

not to get my hopes up or anything but....
here is a sneak peek
on the house we are possibly going to be moving into.

I'm loving the red door...and the Mimi's cafe look:)

and the kids love the backyard.

Praying things fall into place if it's His will.
We can't wait to have a house again.
Thank you again for all your prayers and emails on houses.
I'll keep you posted!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fair 2010

Well ,we made it through our first week of school.
The flu decided to visit us our first week as well.
Not good timing!
Thank God only my oldest and youngest caught it.
They both were all better by Friday.
Just in time for fried food and tea-cups.ha!
On our way to the fair!
Everyone wants to hold Mommy's hand:)

To celebrate a great first week of school and 100% spelling tests, I took the kids to the fair on Friday.

(the hottest day) or at least it seemed to be the hottest day!
They worked hard on 6 book reports each to earn tickets for rides.

After Austin poured a bottle of water over his head to try and cool off, he went to get his book reports checked. My Grandma came with us too. She enjoyed spending the day with us, minus the heat and Farrah's screaming tantrum in the parking lot! My students:)

Now kids,look straight into the sun and smile.

We walked around the school displays. We didn't enter this year, but next year the kids want to enter their road jackets. Maybe we can even enter some things from our garden (hoping we have a house by then, geesh!) with room for a garden!

Now time for some puking tea-cups!

Sad thing about these pictures is, I couldn't stop laughing at Landen. My poor Grandma was standing next to me so worried for him. ha!

It was pretty funny considering Landen dared Austin to try and make him puke...boys!

No one lost their lunch...

(why are my post always about puke, turds, poo etc???)....the life of a Mom, I guess!

We all had a great time at the fair.

Here's to a great school year!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Homeless Homeschooling....

A lot of change going on...
still in limbo.
moved out of big rolling turd RV
(kids never did come up with their own name for our house on wheels)
So we just called it the "Turd."
Not a name I like to hear them say,
but funny anyway
My Dad wasn't strict when I was growing up, but if we ever said "turd"....
watch out!
Now that I'm a big girl, I can say it. ha!:)
(cause I'm a rebel like that)
I do let my kids say it too!
But they can't say B-U-T-T...or any other bad word:)
Just turd.
Why am I rambling on about that word??
Where was I?
Oh yes, we moved out of what we called "home" for the last 10 months!
It's getting warranty work done and we sold it back to the place we bought it.
Time to close that chapter of our lives.
So we are officially homeless! nice!
Still house hunting...
Staying at in-laws.
They are very sweet to us...but shoot me now.
It's hard.
Still waiting on God's timing!
Excited to see what's in store for us next.

My kids are amazing through this all...
but they want a house bad!
In fact they now pray so specific, they cry out addresses of houses we like to him.
So cute!
They are learning in all of this too..
Even about the market and all.
Me:Kids, I think we found a house..
Faith: Is it a short or standard sale?
Austin: Does it qualify for historic tax incentives?
What kids know this?
Because we have moved so much!
We are done.
We want a house and NEVER want to move again.
That may not be the Lords will for us...
So we are trusting him and are open to his calling on our lives.
It's still hard.
I got an email asking...

If you could do the last year over again, would you?

Yes!!!!!! It was amazing..

a trip of a lifetime.

Many memories made!!!!!

Many lessons learned!!!!

And how long did it take you to get sick of it all and want a house and a yard again?

1 year!

We weren't ready a couple months ago to stop traveling...but now we all crave a home and


But for now life goes on....staying very busy.

We have football games to attend...

Austin #4

1st game of the seasons.

Team: Oregon Ducks

Here he is running the ball.

Go Austin!




I got the girls some pom poms and little megaphones...

But I think they each need this to go with them:)

Austin's QB for the 5th season.
There he is with the ball.

Calling plays...

Hut Hut!

Your such a sweet polite young man, but Mama gives you permission to get mean out there on that football field.
Lay someone out!!!


Getting tips from Dad.

Although we have been doing co-ops etc..
yesterday was "our " 1st official day of school.
I'm excited to be teaching my kids!
I pray God's kingdom will be affected by what they learn this year.
We are doing school at Grandma and Grandpa's house.
It's hard.
It use to be just them..... nice and quiet.
Now we took over the house!
Loud and crazy...
School stuff everywhere.
But not for long!!!
I even took over the kitchen and made the kids...
green eggs and ham
something fun for the 1st day

My big 6th grader giving me the, "I'm too old for green eggs, spiderman plates and holding up what grade I'm in" smile.
But if it makes you happy Mom...

Farrah holding up a number because everyone else was...
or maybe she just wanted some peace on our 1st day of school.

By the time I got around to take Finley's picture....
all her green eggs were gone!

I've color coded most things to help organize different lesson plans...
Austin's color this year is blue.


Landen: Lellow (we are working on saying Yell-ow)

I can't wait until we get a house so we can have a classroom.
We have tons of school stuff!
Most of it is still in storage.

I started my diet yesterday too...
School went very well.
Diet, not so much.
Trying to lose this road trip weight.
Vacation for 10 months =weight gain.
Darn you southern food.
I know I shouldn't be too worried about it.
I have other things to worry about right finding a house..
and teaching this Kindergartner to chew with his mouth closed.

He said, "Mommy,I love you being my teacher."
Melts My Heart

The day went as planned.
Everyone stayed busy...
We all had a great 1st day!

Needless to say....
I was beat after the first day of school!
This year is going to kick my booty.
But I love my calling!