Friday, July 17, 2009

My Beloved

I didn't think that it was possible to fall in love over and over again, but I do. Have you ever discovered what you love language is? Well I always thought that mine was, Receiving gifts, but as I get older I see that it is Quality time. Every time that Steve spends time with us it makes me love him so much. I am so blessed that he has every Wednesday off and that he is willing to spend time with us instead of doing things around the house. We were so blessed to get to go to Holiday World this week, the kids had a ball. Every time I saw Steve riding a ride, playing with one of the kids, smiling while riding the Voyager, smiling after riding the Voyager, and the silly little looks he gives me when he wants to go ride something; it made we so happy. I will admit a little turned on too!!! I always knew he would bless me as my husband I just didn't know I would be so happy.

Today we celebrated his 42nd Birthday (he was 21 when we started dating, I was 17) and I counted my many blessings. I loved cooking Potato cakes (never made them before and had to get the recipe from my MIL) and Peanut Butter pie because it made him feel special. The potato cakes were pretty good, my MIL said that they were as good as hers.

I thank God everyday for each day that I get to spend married to the man of my dreams (dreams I have had since I was 12). I just pray that my children will feel this way one day.

Monday, July 13, 2009

My Heart is Breaking for Caroline

I have one of the most tender-hearted little girls, who just can't seem to make friends. At this point she really just tries to hard and turns girls off. She has always felt more comfortable with adults. Lately at church she has cried and not wanted to go, she even wants us to go in and introduce her to the teachers so they can introduce her to some kids.

This breaks my heart....I know how she feels. I had trouble making friends as a little girl.

She has now developed some separation anxiety. When she spend the weekend at the lake with my parents and sister (and all my other kids) she cried every night for us. We the kids and I went to the lake a couple of weeks ago without Steve she wanted to stay home with him, because he would be alone. Now we are just about four weeks away from church camp and she doesn't want to go. Steve signed up to be a counselor and that helps, but I don't think that it helps the over all problem.

I am at a loss, any suggestions? Yes, I am talking about this girl, Caroline Grace. She has so much confidence in dance especially recital. Can you tell? She does have dyslexia and they say that interacting socially can be harder for them. LOOKING FOR INSIGHT, ANSWER AND ENCOURAGEMENT.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Our Classroom at Last!!!

The classroom before:

OK here it is the big reveal….our updated, cleaned out, and ORGANIZED classroom!!!! Even Jack said, “I can’t wait for school to start.”
This shows Tyler's desk-we also uncovered the windows. Sunshine is nice.
I also got a grown up chair.. and the big dry erase board.

This shows my reference library and academic library.

Jack and Caroline sit at my desk with me or on it in Jack's case.

My new storage holds all my stuff I'm not using.

The black bookshelf that has all the kids reading books.

I now have so much free stuff to get rid of I should make a list, but I think I will just bring it to co-op in September. It feels so good to be done now for the rest of the house.....maybe later.

Monday, July 6, 2009

A Reluctant Beauty Queen

He was saying,"OK, take it off."
He wasn't to happy with this.

When the girls and their friend asked Evan if he wanted them to put makeup on him I thought they were joking. I guess not. I believe these pictures will comeback to haunt him. Yes, I am that kind of mom.