Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Firsts and Lasts

Sunday was Kate's first school performance. 
These are two of her wonderful "first" teachers. (one of the songs from Kate's musical)
Matt and his first soccer coaches
Matt's last game of the spring season
after the last
Last days of school
Emily and her 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Searcy

Kate-Pre-K (Ms. Kim, Ms. Marion, and Ms. Judy) Down's Preschool
Andrew- K (Ms. Stephanie, Ms. Dana, Ms. Mischele, and Ms. Leslie) OCPS
Matt-1st Grade (Ms. Chris) OCPS
Emily-3rd Grade (Mrs. Searcy) OCES
Nick-8th Grade OCMS
Jake-9th Grade OCHS

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Loving This Age

Luke is at such a fun age!  He is exploring, growing, and learning every minute he is awake.
When you're almost 12 months, you can
make the most of every splashing opportunity!
Explore new friendships
Be a little daring!
Go for a test drive
Feel the wind in your face
and the grass between your toes.
Yes life is good, when you're almost 12 months
"In the morning I will sing of your love."
Psalm 59:16

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Our April in Pictures

I have been terrible about keeping up the blog this month.  Our decision to home school beginning next year has kept me very busy, reading, researching, and making plans while the days are still quiet.  I have still taken lots of pictures, so now that May is upon us, I have decided to just post our month in pictures.
We were blessed this month to be able to purchase a van that has plenty of space for our large family.  The day we went to pick up the van, Brett and I took turns going into the dealership to sign all the paperwork while we kept the kids in the car.  Matt was great that day about entertaining Luke!

We enjoyed painting on a few rainy days
We had all kinds of different weather this month.  We had days it was warm enough to play in the sprinkler....
and days it was cool enough we had to bundle up at the soccer field.
Caroline learned to drive....just kidding.  In the mornings when we get home from dropping Kate off at school, Caroline loves to climb into the front seat, put on my glasses and pretend to drive the car.

And last but not least, Mr. Luke joined the land of opportunity and adventure this month when he learned how to crawl.  A whole new world of fun has been opened up for him and he is enjoying everything about it.  As for Dad and Mom, we now have to be on our toes and make sure we know where Luke is at all times.  Oh, the fun begins!!

This summer, I am working through an online bible study in the book of John. 
"The bride belongs to the bridegroom.  The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom's voice.  That joy is mine, and it is now complete.  He must become greater; I must become less."
John 3:29-30