Monday, August 25, 2008

Chores.....?



Well we had some chores to do and while Carson, Sarah and I were working Emily found some markers. She was only upset in this picture because Carson was holding her hand! Carson and Sarah love to help around the house. They had fun this day helping me sweep and mop the kitchen floor. Emily had fun with the markers. I am loving my time with these kidos. We are getting ready to start school. It's been so much fun just hanging out and playing this summer. Today we are going to have lunch at Ms. Hollywoods house (a friend from church Ms. Hollywood is not her real name but that is what Carson called her and for security purposes I chose to use that name. Not to mention I think it's really funny that he called her Ms. Hollywood!)

Tuesday night and Wednesday I am going to be canning. I try to remember to take a few pictures.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Making Cinnamon Buns!!

We had fun last night making Cinnamon Buns. The kids got to help and they did a great job. We had some last night before bed and finished them off for breakfast. Yummy!




Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Chapman Family


I just finished watching the Chapman Family on Larry King (http://www.youtube.com/) or http://www.stevencurtischapman.com/ My heart goes out to this family after the tragic death of their daughter Maria. The interview was well done and they did a wonderful job explaining their feelings. One thing that Steven said that really stuck with me was about if the accident could have been prevented. There was some discussion about the size of the SUV etc. He said that if you start going down that road then you start saying that the car is sovereign. In a nutshell I think he was saying God IS Sovereign! He is in control and in that we can have peace. So no matter what we are dealing with if GOD is Sovereign then we need not worry about it. Amen!
(I added Steven's Song Cinderella to my playlist.. just listen to the words of this song! It makes me want to cherish every moment I have with my children!)

Monday, August 18, 2008

The Olympics

I have been staying up watching the Olympics almost every night. This is the first time I can really remember doing that. It catches up with me during the day but it's worth it. But just one random thought.............
................... Does anyone else think that the "Bird's Nest" looks like a giant toilet??

Friday, August 15, 2008

Our New Toy







Well this is our newest thing. We got a trampline from Neil's brother. The kids have been loving it. Here are a few pictures of them jumping with Daddy. It's a great way for them to get some energy out!

We had a group of kids come to the house today from my the daycare where my mom is the director. The kids were in a Bread Club this week and I was going to show them how to mill wheat and make bread. Carson was so funny. He tried to teach the entire class. No really .. teach like asking questions "Does anyone remember why we put the yeast in the bread?" It was so funny. I guess this proves two points. One my child loves to talk and really loves to explain stuff and he really doesn't get the teacher/student thing yet. Anyway, it was cute and he had a great time. He just seemed so big to me. They are all growing so fast. I am trying to just enjoy the moments I have with them.





Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Homeschool Humor

I saw this and thought it was funny. Not that any of our parents do this but I thought some of you could relate. We are gearing up for 1st grade with Carson and Kindergarten with Sarah. We have already started some stuff but we won't be going full strength until the pool closes. We just love spending time with friends and having fun for a couple more weeks.


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

My Nephew is going to the Junior World Series!!!!!!!!!!!!

Britt and Lew
Atlee Juniors Capture Southern Regional!!The Atlee Baseball Juniors All-Stars, managed by Marty Johnson, defeated Florida 3-1 today to advance to the Juniors World Series in Taylor, Michigan. Atlee will face the Central Region champion at 8:15 p.m. on Sunday, August 10th.


This is so exciting... Lew is my nephew and Marty Johnson (the manager) is my brother-in-law (my sister Melinda's Husband).... We are so happy for them. Mom just got off the phone with Melinda and she was so excited. They play their first game on Sunday. Below is a link to listen to the games online.

UPDATES

http://www.littleleague.org/Series/2008divisions/jlbb/qualify/ussouth.htm

Listen to the games:

http://www.cityoftaylor.com/listen

Friday, August 1, 2008

Our Skating Adventure



Well we went to a Homeschool Skate Morning on Thursday. The kids had a blast! Carson put those skates on and was gone... his friend David was there so the two of them had a fun falling down together. They would just laugh and get right back up.
Sarah had fun too. She wanted Mommy to help her around the rink a few times but then she was fine. She didn't like to fall but got use to it after awhile. I was able to catch up with some friends and play with Emily while the kids were skating. We all had fun and hope to go back in a couple weeks. We might even do this during the school year some too... for PE ;)