Friday, August 3, 2012

{H E R F I R ST D A Y} and mine!

*Warning Heavy Picture Post! Enjoy Grandma!

It's been a road I never thought I would be on. I protested, {largely}when we first discussed about schooling.  There is no way I {impatient , messy, and unorganized ole' me} could possibly home educate. That was two years ago.  

 HE had a different plan. Working through my husband's heart HE drew me out.
 Slowly but surely, then straight over to excitedly.
So now we have a kindergartner. Well possibly two. And that is the beauty of it.   

{The excitement was high!The children were up before 7 am!}
They were ready to start RIGHT then, 
but I informed them the morning routine had to be first. 
Oh and of course, Pictures!
5.11 and 4.8

{Note to self:: make this a yearly tradition!} 

Even baby could feel the excitement!
Next picture stop--work table

Mr.Thaddeus must have swiped out her 'Miss' card :) 

"Mama, Take a picture of my baseball school for Grandma!!" Thaddeus says proudly.

ABC charts!
{a new way that helps eliminates that "elemenope" letter!} 
...and using Mama's boxes for supplies, till we find their own. 
{ and now check that off the list.. Orrin & Papa have since picked those up}

Illsa is enjoying the toys all to her self...

....for a little while.

Our day is done!
Now RUN It's time for swim lessons!! 
Horrible planning on my part but it's actually working! This week:)

 I keep saying that I really want to bottle up all this excitement and bring out mid-year.
But. that. is. not. LIFE.
So we are trying to take the good, bad, hard and beautiful as they come,
with my LORD's help! 

Show me thy ways, O LORD; Teach me thy paths. Psalm 25:4


  1. God Bless you as you seek his face in guiding and directing the paths of your children! Aunt Lucille

  2. So fun to see their first day!:) We hope to start the 13th :) & oh my yes-- if ONLY we could bottle up their excitement & enthusiasm & pull it out mid-year!{actually - I will need it then, just as much as they do!:)} Blessings as start this "new" journey!:)

  3. Grandma did enjoy all of the pictures, second best to being there on their first day of school.Maybe the excitement will continue. With God there is something new every day. God Bless!

  4. :) I am NOT going to show my kids all the cute stuff you did. Your schoolroom is so great looking - mine is full of fabric and sewing stuff - school happens however we can squeeze it in!
    God bless in your schooling journey!

  5. Ok - I loved this. :) God bless you Mama!

  6. Oh, I so needed this post!!! I am preparing to home school my oldest who will be in 3rd grade this year, for the first time. I am a bit impatient as well,but I feel that he really needs the extra attention so that he will succeed.
    Thank you for giving other mom's hope that we can home school with God's help.
    I love your blog and your home is just lovely!!! I look forward to following your journey.

  7. What a sweet, sweet post. I am planning on home-schooling my girls as well... I will have a kindergartener next year and I am so nervous! Your school area is just adorable and I love those cabinets.

  8. What a lovely little family and beautiful little blog. God bless,