My last blog entry was last summer. I have missed this space. I'm currently in the bathroom waiting for the little blue light on my hair straightening iron to go solid instead of the little "blink blink blink" it does to ready itself.
The kids are in the other room- Pokemon cards and game boys. I hear them laughing and yelling.
School work has already been completed, lunch will be happening as soon as I'm ready and we are off to explore our favorite trail on the Erie Canal. Today is also library day! We have the most adorable library bag for our books. I love it.
I wanted to share some pictures here of our more recent days. ...for old times sake.
Guitar is going wonderfully for Ashton. His teacher told him that he's found his gift. He catches on very quickly.
The kids had their last day at our homeschool co-op and it was celebrated by picture taking, an end-of-the-year show and desserts. I spent the majority of the time in the gym. (With an antsy Liam and Eli).
So many nature walks lately. Our Science, Health and Physical education. Springtime homeschooling is my favorite. The Nature Connection is a wonderful nature journaling book! I highly recommend.
So much exploring. Sometimes, it's just us. Sometimes, with friends. Canals, parks, reservoirs, woods, playgrounds and lakes. Never stop exploring.
When Josh and I were first married, we found an old game boy in the attic closet that was left behind. It has quickly become one of Ashton's favorite things. It is missing it's battery cover and it's pink. ...but he loves it so much. Pokemon red is his favorite game.
Josh kept the campfire going after our friends left and long after the kids fell asleep. Josh and I sat there together; laughing about so many things that make this season of life hard, great, worth it.
On Mother's Day morning, i woke up to flowers and hand made cards. Breakfast and coffee. ...But oh, the luckiness of this. My family.
We began a Friday night "around the campfire" bible study with our friends. We are reading a book called, "living in truth." Josie helped me make a butterfinger bundt cake and pink lemonade. On Friday night, we talked and laughed and listened. I loved every bit.
Sometimes, we have at least two kids at a time; sneaking in our bed in the middle of the night. Josie will often lay in a starfish position as Josh and I begin to feel miles apart on opposite sides of the bed. -Book ends to the little humans we raise in the middle. Sometimes, they are more afraid of the dark than other times.
Boots will go into panic mode as soon as her dish isn't entirely full.
Homeschool is going well and I am planning on beginning another homeschool co-op at our church beginning in September. We have a large amount of families already interested and I'm excited as it's becoming more real!
Josh plans on teaching a Minecraft coding class along with other various computer classes. We are planning on offering things like: carpentry classes, wood working, art classes, public speaking, cooking, writing, science, sewing, money saving, auto mechanics, music and gardening. We plan on having the kids help to put in the bathroom floor at the church as they learn what tools they need to do such a task. We will have a garden outside the church in the spring. The kids will also pitch in with learning to bake as they bake something special for lunch each time at co-op together. I'm excited so many parents are coming together to share their special talents with the kids. -I truly believe that is the best kind of education.
Well, I am off to fold mount laundry! Much time has gone by since this morning and the short post I had planned on this being! -Lunch, a walk, Eli's nap time and now I am finished.
I'll talk to you soon. Xoxo, Jessie