20180113_080912  I really could’ve underlined the entire page.

20180108_091822I was visited by the laundry fairy. This kid gets dressed up for everything.

IMG_20180109_081100Remember: moment by moment.

20180105_103019Math. Enough said.


DITL 12.8.17

20171205_162254 I don’t like that this season seems to be a season of rushing, packed calendars, sickness, money, and stress for alot of people. I get easily sucked into if I’m not paying attention.

“Slow down take time. Breathe in He said. He’d reveal what’s to come.”–Take Courage, Bethel Music



#kindnessrocks   We found a kindness rocks and are working on some to “hide”.20171203_182139You know you eat mismatched leftovers too… 20171204_121052Lego create station.20171028_105158Checking out the big tree.20171103_105038Time in the Word. 20171106_142035

We got a pool!!(well, kinda)

Y’all. I just have to share this. We are outside people and in Arkansas it gets nasty hot. Like you really can’t breathe because of the humidity. Ugh. So bad. Anyway, so every afternoon, we’ve been playing with a little water table or  sprinkler but they really weren’t cutting it. Lat summer those were fine but kids are bigger(and wilder) so this year we really just needed some kind of pool.20170717_163339

Enter this beauty. It’s big enough for me to get in and play. We put a pop up awning over it so that it stays out of the sun(again, Arkansas summers). It has a drain on the bottom near one of the corners so we drain it every couple of days. Today I’ll need to pull the drain and let it drain all night then tomorrow morning I’ll go out and clean it with a bleach/water solution and kind of scrub it out. Then I’ll rinse it, put the drain plug back and fill it up. Ready for another couple days. 20170719_164037

They love to “swim” after dinner and really, it takes little energy from me but wears them out 😉   What do you all do? Kiddie pools? Sprinklers? Pool membership? Let me know in the comments!

Summer schoolin’


Working on his K-!st summer book.

We just finished our first year of homeschooling. Big kid completed kindergarten and now we are marching on to 1st grade and kidlet starting “preschool”. Our first year was loose and kind of a free for all. I wanted a way to gauge where he was and find out what I need to focus more on this summer before 1st grade. I found this really cool workbook at Barnes & Noble and he just loves it! It has a map and stickers(stickers always make things more fun) and it charts your progress as you work through.

We are also looking at leaving the co op we have been apart of for the last year and a half  and going out on our own to start a new group. Also lesson planning and gathering has started this week. I had a fruitful trip  to the Dollar Tree and snagged a few workbooks for both kids. I think they may work well for the new “school” too.20170630_124123


The top 2 books are for Big Kid. He can add and subtract like nobody’s business but since he really likes workbooks I grabbed them for practice. The bottom books are for Kidlet to start practicing school with. They are over her head but she likes to do school along with us. Here’s a picture of Kidlet doing some of her work. Loves file folder games!20170624_094340

Alright y’all, what is everybody doing for school this year? Leave a comment and let me know your plans.

Catch up time.

Alot has gone on since the last blog post. Holidays, birthdays, first day of kindergarten, new sunday school classes…so much. I’ll attemp a recap photo style.

Lots of time spent throwing rocks at the lake.  And sand.20160611_15495320160425_104729.jpegFrequent zoo trips. We even had a few doctor office visits(booo!). The hardest part was transitioning back to “school”. We do a homeschool coop one morning a week and it has proven a bit hard for Big kid to get the hang off. Senses on overload, everything “smells yucky”, everyone jumps(no one is jumping, he just doesn’t like alot of movement around him), and having to sit can get painful for a sensory kiddo. Kindergarten is definitely going to be a learning experience for all involved.  Stay tuned for a run through of our school mornings shortly.