Tuesday, August 20, 2013

sewing day

Audrey loves to sew. Unfortunately, her mother does not. So when a fellow mom from co-op offered to have Audrey over for a sewing day - we jumped at the chance! This sweet lady had three girls and their sewing machines in her home all day. They worked on adorable shirts for themselves and their AG dolls. Audrey had a BALL.

When we got home, Audrey asked if we could move the sewing machine into her room. She can sew better than me at this point - so yes - my machine has a new home. And Audrey is one very happy girl.

Thank you Kristi!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

2013-2014 school year

Our first official day of school is quickly approaching. Audrey will be a 5th grader, Liam a 3rd grader and Ethan is in Kindergarten! It's going to be a full year, for sure. I have made some curriculum changes and we are all very excited.

For Audrey and Liam...

History - Story of the World, Volume 4
Science - Real Science for Kids - Physics
Latin - Prima Latina
Vocabulary - Word Roots
Geography - Map Skills and Geography Songs Around the World
Spelling - Spelling Power
Grammar - Rod and Staff English
Writing - Writing Strands and Writing With Skill
Math - Teaching Textbooks
Typing - Typing Instructor for Kids
Music - Piano Lessons

For Ethan...

Writing and Math - Scholastic Success With Kindergarten
Reading - Bob Book Series

Friday, August 16, 2013

steven curtis chapman

Audrey and I went on a date tonight to a Steven Curtis Chapman concert. Now to be perfectly honest - I would not have called myself a huge fan before tonight. But Audrey really wanted to go, and I really like spending time with her, so off we went. It was an amazing show! (Dad, you would have loved it!) Fun and energetic. Yet full of truth and honesty about some of the really hard things his family has gone through. Above all - it was a night filled with praise and it was precious to share that with my girl.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

loving summer

I really don't want this summer to end. Good friends. Great weather. Wonderful family time. Lots of popsicles. It's been just about perfect...


Sunday, August 11, 2013

daddy date

This kid cracks us up every single day. He's hilarious. He's also very good at getting what he wants. He was the first one up this morning...

"Daddy - can you and I go on a date?"
"What did you have in mind buddy?"
"I think we should go get donuts for everyone for breakfast."
"Sounds good to me. Let's go."

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

peanut butter and jelly

Can I just be honest and say that sometimes marriage is really hard. There are days when we just don't like each other and it feels like we're barely trudging through. Last week we were having a particularly hard day when Ethan provided some comic relief.....

Ethan - Peanut butter, Jelly, I'm ready to get out of the shower now.
He sees me walk into the bathroom.
Ethan - Oh hi jelly.
Me - I'm jelly huh? Since when? And who's peanut butter?
Ethan - Daddy, of course!

Thanks for that reminder little man. I forget sometimes...

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

dobbs days of summer...

This past weekend was our annual Dobbs Days of Summer (formerly known as Family Camp!). We spent four wonderful days in Lake Chelan and had a ball! We are so blessed to be a part of this family. Thank you Mom and Dad - for putting this weekend on every year and investing time, money and energy in your kids and grandkids. Our relationships will stand the test of time thanks to you.