Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Happy,Happy, birthday to Adam:-)

My oldest son is turning seven:-) Adam is such a joy :-)I can remember the day he joined our family, the long scary delivery where he and I almost didn't make it, but we did:-) And here we are seven years later, my little giggle box, who makes me smile. He has become such a wonderful young boy, full of life and love, watching him grow is such a blessing, and I thank God everyday for letting me be a part of his life:-)

Wishing my fun loving son a wonderful birthday he turns seven:-) Wow where does time go.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

a Tim Burton Party

We recently took a trip down the rabbit hole to a wonderful friends 16Th birthday party, which was full of fun folks and lots of laughs:-0)

Grace was the Chesire Cat:-)

we met the Mad Hatter and the little mouse, and the red queen and white queen where polite to each other.

will the cakes make us shrink, the butter beer make us giggle, the cayenne pepper frogs, make us hop.

all the children had on fun costumes and really enjoyed seeing what each other had come up with.

The girls and their friends had such a blast at this party what a wonderful time, and a great way to celebrate with a special friend.

our boat sailing adventure

Having spent a morning building boats with our recycled materials the children wanted to sail them, so I decided to let lessons go for the day and go to the park. We packed lunch grabbed some toys and off we went on a windy spring day.

The boat builders and the boats. They had fun seeing how long they stayed afloat and seeing which design worked best.

Racing along the beach.

Shawn spent alot of his time playing in the sand and getting his bucket filled with water for a sand castle- sort of-.

Madeline helped Shawn build his castle.

it ended up being a fun way to spend a few hours enjoying the sun,sand, and each other.

Monday, December 13, 2010

brunch with Santa

We had the chance to visit Santa on this beautiful steamboat, for breakfast.

WE had to wait a few minutes to board the boat it was a bit breezy on the water, but made the hot tea taste all the better when we did get on:-)

chatting to the big man himself, some of the kids got bashful some got giggling, Shawn he just walked right up and climbed on his lap.

Madeline was a bit embarrassed to sit on Santa's lap, so he put her to work helping him out, since his elf did not show up:-)

it ws a fun chilly way to get in the holiday spirit, good food, good fun and lots of laughs with family.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holiday Reading

Each Christmas we pick a story or two to read and It is usually one with a study guide and other activities to do. And always has a bible study involved with it.
This season we are Reading The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, and are enjoying it alot it is a funny story. WE are meeting the Herman family of six kids who are ill behaved and a bit neglected, and then they get involved in the Christmas Pageant and they and the town find out what Christmas really means.

Game Time

WE are big time Ravens fans- well living in Baltimore most of us are-. So When we played the Steelers this past weekend we got in our purple and black and cheered them on:-)

Friday, November 26, 2010

my turkey baby

Wishing my high spirited daughter Grace a Happy 10Th Birthday.She is full of spunk, and loves those around her with a fierce passion. Always ready to defend those being taken advantage of, not afraid to stand her ground.She is a follower of Jesus and loves her Lord with all her might. Her zeal and feisty nature keep us on our toes and she is such a fun part of our family.

Love you Grace:-)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

praise and thanksgiving

as we prepare for a day of feasting an gathering with our families, I pause to remember all the blessings of the past year.

1. that God has allowed us to still be in our house, its still a struggle but he has provided for us

2. finding a new and wonderful church and renewing my joy in worship again.

3. for the four cords of wood given to us, which will heat us this winter. A reminder God was preparing and caring this for us before we even knew we needed it.

4. Wednesday night dinners at church which have taken a strain off of us, as we struggle along.

5. My moms weekly food delivery again to help us in this time of struggle.

6. friends who pray for and with us.

7. my health and well being.

8. four healthy strong happy children.Who remind me why I continue on each day.

9. my husbands company who found a way to keep him working while they where in between jobs. so we did not lose the paycheck or health insurance we need.

11. my girls getting to go to Boston this year with my parents.

12. Being able to visit Mt.Vernon on home school day.

13. laughter, and joy in the small things.

14. reconnecting with old friends

15. Peace and comfort knowing my God has it under control and not sure where this storm is taking us or when its going to end but he is in control and will continue to care for us.

16. for those Pilgrims so many years ago who followed a call to go and find a land to believe and worship Christ . They never questioned or lost faith even in the worst of struggles, they stood on faith . What a great example they are.

Not sure where this year is taking us, but, we will go forward with Gods guidance and faith. adn continue to count those blessings.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

girls just wanna have fun

The girls got new pj's for Halloween and started acting silly and posing for photos so couldn't resist. So fun to have a best friend in a sister.

I am so happy to see my girls becoming best friends sure they fight but all in all they really have a connection they will never have with anyone else.

tanagram fun

for Adam's math lesson one afternoon he spent it designing and playing with tanagrams,of course they are irresistible to everyone. Even his older sis Madeline joined in.

its a joy to see how the imagination and creativity work. learning is fun and everyone enjoys when we are free to discover.