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Monday, February 29, 2016

Catching Up

Philippians 4:4 "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!"

We have so much to be thankful for every day. I'm trying to daily find things to thank God for in my life. It is too easy to get negative in life and forget all the marvelous things God is doing in our lives! Since Wayne is an accountant, January-May means that he is non-existent at home...late nights at work, working Saturday, etc. Last year, when we didn't know what tomorrow would bring, I told myself that if we got through Wayne's surgery, chemo, radiation, and rehab, that I would never complain about busy season again. There have been moments I want to complain, but then I remember last year. I remind myself that my husband is healthy enough to be working this year, something I wasn't sure would happen last year. So as hard as some days are, I am so thankful for the healing that God has brought Wayne. 

With Wayne being busy at work, the girls and I have been keeping ourselves busy with school, activities, and preparing a room (and our lives) for a month this summer with P-Man (I can't use his real name on-line, so we decided to shorten Piano man to P-Man. We still have some work to do (like move all of my homeschool material out of this room), but it is slowly coming together. We just finished putting the bunk beds together today. *If you have no clue what I am referring to, you can read this post to catch up*


Bunk beds: a Craigslist score!


As I mentioned in this post, we brought back our "Fun on Friday" activities for school. A few weeks ago we sewed, two weeks ago we learned how to use a knitting loom to make things. All the girls did great, but Grace took to this like a fish in water. She made a hat for Joella and even watched a youtube video on how to make a flower and attached it to the hat! 


Grace also learned how to make slipper socks.


We did baking another day.


Micaela is working hard in school. She learned letter C & H. 



We had a "tea party" to go along with the cookies we baked.


We made perler bead creations for art.


This past Friday, we learned how to use colored pencils to shade and give things dimension. A friend, who is an art teacher, had been telling me to invest in Prismacolor colored pencils and that we'd see a difference. I am so thankful for her suggestions and for YouTube videos. The girls spent hours sketching and trying their hand at art. I decided to try sketching too and ended up with the snake. That's what I do late at night when Wayne is traveling for work, I stay busy preparing things for school the next day.





Sophia's creations: I found something to bribe her with to get her school work done. She loves art!!


Today (Monday) we took a field trip to the Adler Planetarium. It was perfect timing since we've been reading about the sun, the moon, and planets in our science book. It was a beautiful day downtown, especially for February!












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