Friday, October 31, 2008

Romeo and Juliet

We have been reading Shakespeare (children's version) in school this year. My friend, Charissa, has also been doing Shakespeare w/ her children and she suggested that we take the girls to see Romeo and Juliet. So, I read the story to the kids and prepared them before seeing the play. It was put on by the Clark Youth Theatre and they did a really good job.
This morning, I overheard Aaron asking the girls if they had had a good time last night. They told him they really liked it and thought it was "funny". Then Sadie said, "There was a really bad thing that happened though." Aaron asked her what the bad thing was, probably half expecting her to talk about them killing themselves. She said, "Those people were really kissing. They're not supposed to do that unless they're married." I thought that was funny, because I didn't know if the ending was going to upset them or not. Turns out they thought that it was really silly for them to kill themselves and they were more concerned of the fact that they were kissing and not married. I sure love my girls!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Footie Pajamas

I love footie pajamas! I especially love a fat little boy in them. I put them on him for the first time last night, because it got so cold. He HATED them at first. He doesn't like anything on his fat little Fred Flintstone feet and he kept trying to pull them off. No, he isn't walking yet. I just happened to snap this picture before he sat down.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Back at home

Aaron and I made it back from Kentucky around 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning. It was a long trip, but well worth it. We drove through Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and into Kentucky. It is amazing to see God's handiwork sprinkled throughout. The trees in the hills of Kentucky were turning their beautiful yellows and oranges and reds and it was breath taking to witness. I loved the farms in Indiana that sat so perfectly spaced w/ their barns and silos. I also loved the horse ranches in Lexington w their pristine white houses and black fences. I told Aaron that one day I would love to have a house w/ a "Kentucky" fence. I also enjoyed going through Louisville and St. Louis, and being the homeschooling mom, I found myself thinking about Lewis and Clark. We decided that we would have to bring the kids sometime and do a little unit study. But, I guess I would have to say that my favorite place was the little town of Russell, KY.

At first, I was a little nervous, because it was night when we first got there and we got a little lost. It was raining and we were on a curvy and winding road and there were a few street signs "missing." So, in my mind I kept thinking why would anyone want to live in a place like this. When I woke up the next morning, the first thing I saw out of the window was a beautiful dogwood tree w/ red leaves that sat right in front of one of the children's bedrooms. When I walked out the door of her home to go to the funeral, I fell in love w/ this place. Her house seemed to be so perfectly situated on a hill nestled in by trees. It was then I realized why my friend loves it there so much.

The funeral was very nice and I want to thank you all for praying for my friend, Teresa. She has a strong spirit and knows that God is w/ her every step of the way. She is blessed w/ family, friends, and a church that loves them there. Teresa, if you read this, know that there are many people out there praying for you and your children.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Something Funny

I think it is funny that my children make a point to be home in time to watch Little House on the Prairie in the afternoon. It cracks me up, because most kids this age don't even know this show exists. So, we are driving home from piano lessons yesterday and they are asking me if we can please go straight home so that they don't miss their show. The episodes they are watching right now are of Laura and Nellie grown up and married. Nellie was pregnant and they were so excited that she was going to have the baby any day now. So, I told them one day before she had had the baby, that she had not one baby in her belly, but two. They didn't believe me, of course. When the episode finally came on of her having the twins, Sadie came up to me and asked me, "Do you know Nellie?" I thought this was so funny, because they don't realize how old these shows are. So, my children think I am friends w/ Laura and Nellie or something.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Shadow Puppets

We have been studying the poet Robert Louis Stevenson for a few weeks now in homeschool. Yesterday we read one of his more famous poems titled "My Shadow." So, we learned about light and how it travels and how shadows are made. Here are the children each making a different "animal" shadow. See if you can guess what they are!
Sadie is making a butterfly.

Sophie said her shadow was a cow. I can see that, can't you?

Henry's is a deer.

Samuel told me that his is a Serval. For those of you (including me) who do not know what a Serval is, it is a large cat w/ long ears that lives in Africa. He is really into reading about jaguars, mountain lions, cheetahs and other large cats lately.

Lizzy's shadow is a rabbit. They had a lot fun trying to do all sorts of shapes and animals.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Old dog learning new tricks . . .

That's what I feel like, anyway, with this blogging. I want a place for my friends and family to go and see what we are up to. Gone are the days of long letter writing and hour long phone calls to catch up. So, here is my attempt to enter this new age of communicating. Although, I do still like to have those hour long phone conversations!

Today was beautiful and we spent some of it outdoor at Sadie's soccer game. She scored 3 goals and did her fair share of blocking some attempts by the other team. The thing I love about Sadie is that she is 100% present at everything she does. No half way jobs for her! That is just one of the many things I love about her!