Thrifted

 Books. A head piece. A 'wedding' gown, various blank journals (6 in total), Planet Earth DVDs. $6.50.

Audra asked how much the shoes were at the thrift shop.  The woman gave them to her for a dollar even though the sign clearly said $3.  We found a garage sale with this fire lock box. Audra had a dollar and they sold it to her.  She saves all sorts of treasures in it.  She is mighty accessorized now. This girl plays dress up every chance she can get!




Harvest donut game

Eat a donut on a string, a harvest game brought to us from a 4-Her. Up for a challenge? 


Or not.
  I 110% support Anna-Kate's method. She wastes nothing, is nice and relaxed and enjoys every bite.  Wrapping up this Friday going the controlled and predictable route, leaving the challenges for those who have energy (not me)! Happy Friday! 



Today was a good day


Today was a good day.  This isn't me trying to convince myself that it was a good day (which I sometimes do), it just truly was. 

Most folks think homeschoolers spend all their time at home.  We aren't those sorts of homeschoolers. Our life as of late is rushing here/there/everywhere. Usually Wednesdays are a very busy.  Today we had nothing.

Know what we did?

Nothing. And everything. 

Nothing in that we stayed at home and didn't go anywhere.

Everything in that we did everything I wanted to do. And what they wanted to do. And more.

We did our school work and took care of our animals. We read, read and read some more.  We did art. We cooked simple homegrown meals. We stacked wood.  We went for a nature walk (and found a HUGE wasp nest!). We harvested greens and did some gardening. We noticed worms, bugs, spiders, bees, birds and plants. We stayed home.

My children were about 2 inches from me all day long and we enjoyed one another. I (mostly) kept my patience and they (mostly) listened.  We weren't in a hurry.  We weren't rushed.  We just had a perfect day at home sweet home.

Tomorrow and the next and the next and the next we are back to timelines, schedules and places to be.  My kids are already upset that I will be away from them tomorrow.(I've only worked their whole lives and they still aren't used to it!) I don't know when we'll have another day like we had today, but it's okay, because we had today.  Decades from now when they remember their childhood, they will remember days like today. God willing, if I'm living decades from now, when I remember being a mama with littles, I'll remember days like today.  Thankful for a husband who supports me in living the life I dreamed.

Heritage Days 2019

One of our favorite days of the year. Kids love to dress the part.  Anna-Kate's first pony ride. They love the animals and the celebration. My sneaky husband signed me up for the skillet toss (thankfully no pictures of that). It's just such a great family day. I took so few pictures compared to what we did, but I love the ones I took.

























This girl...


 This girl never goes anywhere without a 'pitty dwess'. In fact she wears pretty dresses to sleep. In fact, she doesn't even function at home unless she is wearing a pretty dress. I pick my battles, this isn't one I fight.  However, if someone tells her she looks pretty, she says 'I know'. 

I am 0% fancy, she is 100% fancy. How is this possible that she's my daughter?  Oh yeah. She looks just like me when I was a kid. 

Here's my trio, church ready. I love them so.

Helicopter Shirt

This kid has really blown me away with his art work in general.  He is a very talented artist.  I really ought to take more pictures of his drawings. He draws something everyday. New to him is designing shirts.  He drew this and I helped him sew it into a shirt.  Proud of the artist he is!


Chicken lover

It may be fall, but this girl is still barefoot in her dress, hanging with her girlfriends.  Such such a chicken lover!


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