Parenting

Psalm 63:1

Psalm 63:1

For the past 15 weeks my kids have been memorizing scripture. It’s a new verse every week and as a reward they earn a dollar.  Yes, paying children to learn the Bible might be controversial in your opinion, but it works at our house, and […]

Christmas Letter 2011

Christmas Letter 2011

Merry Christmas!  Welcome to our blog! We are so glad to find you here today and in an effort to be green we hope to continue this tradition of blogging our Christmas letters for the years to come. As we recount the year’s blessings and […]

boys, boys, boys

boys, boys, boys

I love hearing about Ainsley’s days at school. Why? I think it’s because she has the social structure of her class figured out already and she likes to tell me all the stories about who did what and so on. It’s much like facebook. Observing […]

An Admirer

An Admirer

Well, it’s week 4 of school and Ainsley came home with homework over the weekend and an admirer’s love letter. WHAT! Yes, a little red piece of construction paper with a heart drawn on it from one of the boys in her class. The funny […]

Red Felt Pen

Red Felt Pen

Yesterday was the first day Ainsley came home with homework and a worksheet she had done in class with a “grade” on it. A grade, meaning, “-1” on the top corner of the paper. I find my reaction kinda funny now that I think about […]

Show & Tell

Show & Tell

Ains had her first “show and tell” today. The theme was summer. She picked this instrument to take. I thought it was an interesting choice. Not my first choice, but I was determined to let it be her choice. I was listening to a sermon […]

My Beautiful Dreamer

My Beautiful Dreamer

Today marks the end of the first week of Kindergarten and guess what, I cried. Yesterday Ainsley’s teacher said she missed me and that’s all I could think about as I walked her to her room. She hung up her raincoat and backpack and was […]

The First Day

The First Day

Well the day is over and my thoughts are still swimming. There were definitely highs and lows to the day and I can safely describe myself as ooshy, gooshy, sentimental. The day started out as any normal morning. About 20 min. before we needed to […]

Independence

Independence

This week I’m preparing for school. Ainsley will start Kindergarten and Ashden will start preschool. As you can imagine, I am feeling conflicting emotions. I will MISS them terribly throughout the day, but I won’t miss the fighting and headache of grocery shopping with 3 […]

Milestones

Milestones

We have always affectionately referred to our kids at this milestone as standing bear. Not really sure why, but we’ve reached the milestone that I most dislike. It’s a constant tumble to the floor because they haven’t learned to walk, and crawling is a thing […]