I have so enjoyed being in the moments lately.
Trying to soak it ALL in – the blessing of these kiddos, a wonderful husband, a beautiful grand baby, this life, another day here on earth!
Call me sappy – but life lately just has me in awe!!
A week ago Friday we headed to Madison for an appointment for Tate.
Blake and I decided that team Tate would be all of us except for Grant who had to work (and could not fit in our van!).
It was a great decision! Tate and Eliza struggle when we drive away for these long appointments with just one of them. They know the special one-on-one time the one leaving is going to receive and it is hard for the other one to be left behind. When there are big appointments with sedation involved it is just too much to take another little one along. Tate’s appointment this day was just a quick bladder scan, and to talk to the doctor. Addie Mae kept the middle boys in the waiting room and we took the littles to the appointment! We had a good report! All is well with Tate!
After we got through at the hospital, we had plans to stay in the big city to do some shopping and to eat out. It was SO, so, so windy – but thankfully it was a little warmer, which made it not quite as bad. We had fun running around, eating out and managed to get everything on our list!
It has been a blessing to have such focus on school right now. The three oldest kiddos especially are very ambitious. At this time of the year every year they can see the end in sight and really push and work hard to finish out their year as soon as they can! We have two seniors this year that are more ambitious than ever!
With just a few steps into either the kitchen or the office I am having discussions about supply and demand economics, helping draw angles with a compass and a protractor, teaching beginners multiplication facts, or playing a competitive round of a phonics game. SO, SO FUN!!
I remembered over the weekend that I have this curriculum on hand, and as I looked through it to refresh my memory I realized the littles would LOVE it. They might not be able to do everything in it, but they will be able to do most of it. Good-bye lots of time planning, and hello following someone else’s plan!
On Wednesday of last week I took the littles on a field trip to the library. I had planned on taking Lane too, but he did not want to go! Addie went with me, which then warranted a stop at the Co-op for us girls to get a mid-morning snack!
Last Wednesday night we had a girls’ night at Kayla’s! Clyde was invited too. We had planned to watch a webinar, but it was not available as planned, so we listened to an essential oils class instead. Oh – and then there was Fixer Upper, Cupcake Wars, and brownies and ice cream!
I have enjoyed a lot of time on the floor lately – just playing. Playing with the kids! It has been awesome.
We have a little flu bug that traveled (and may still be traveling) through our home. Took me down first – but it was short lived and not too bad. SO thankful.
I took this photo after I laughed at Lane for using his shirt as his hand towel. Cause I have NEVER tried to train him to use the hand towel instead. Of course. (notice the big smear of white toothpaste on the left!)
The kids have been enjoying playing in the hay loft when it is warm enough!
Today is March 1st. It was 55 degrees over the weekend, and our snow was all but gone. Until we woke up today to a giant snow storm! Hello March 1st!
BUT, once we were plowed out around 4 p.m. we had some celebrities arrive. And one of them made a great team mate with Chad packaging up all of the eggs. So March 1st was all good!
AND this photo is of SUN on my face. Around 6 p.m. A promise of things to come!!
Oh, these moments in time are SO precious!!!
I hope you are relishing in these days as well!!
Time is SO precious and short here on this earth.
Use it wisely and praise the Lord for it!!
Happy Wednesday tomorrow you all!!