Back to School

SleddingToday, for the first time in a long time, everyone was home to work on school assignments together. While Mark was gone, school was different.  It seemed quieter and he was not around to help answer the younger ones questions.  Today’s noise and controlled chaos felt so good!

After a morning of hard work, we went to the park for Adrian’s science class. We left early so we could see if an inch (or two) of snow was enough for sledding. It was! We played outside until class started, and then the kids enjoyed playing a few more minutes after class.

It is so good to be all together again!

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Hard Work

It seems like we had a lot more leaves than normal this year.  We have completely raked our yard three times. I think we are finally finished.

I am so thankful for children who are willing to help us work hard. Then as a reward, they enjoy playing hard too!

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Girls capesIt all began innocently enough. An e-mail saying “Such a cute costume that I think you could get away with as a Sunday outfit” with a link to a sweet little cape tutorial.  I happened to show it to my girls.  Before I knew it, they were digging through our cupboard looking for the perfect material.

Within a week, and very little help from me, each girl had a new cape.  Each cape reflects their owner’s personality! Audrey used fleece because it is soft and snuggly. The reverse is bright and playful. Andrea’s cape is “satin” with long bow ties to show off the contrasting inside. Megan’s cape is made with pink denim and colorful hearts in easy to wash material.

Now the girls have capes that they use for church and for dressing up. Thank you Lilly for the idea!

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