Sunday, July 17, 2011

Summer at my house

Summer is rolling along at the K home! We have been busy. A new school year started up in June. We have taken it slow implementing a new, busier than ever schedule. I had to get much more disciplined and structured this year. Now that Abigail is settled in a routine (finally!). I wasn't sure that would ever happen. Even after 3 other children I don't have this baby thing down. My babies don't like to sleep all night for quite a while. I'm still getting up with Abigail. But, I try to enjoy those middle of the night nursing sessions. It will be over soon enough. She turns one in a few weeks.
So here is our annual picture at Chick-fil-A cow day. We have enjoyed doing this since the boys were little. They enjoy it so much and look forward to it. I'll dress like a cow and play along for them. I even got Big T in on it last year when I took a old dress shirt and painted it for him.

Do you see just how big little T is getting! Almost as tall as his momma! I'll still be his mommy even when he's taller than me.
Little T and me.....He made me a Mommy 9 years ago today. My life has changed so much, for the better. God has used this little man to teach me many things. Sometimes I think my mother is talking and I realize it's me! Oh, the things I thought I would never say! Where do those things come from! At least they are good things. Little T loves building with his legos and most importantly has such a passion for God's word. Lately he keeps his nose in a book.
Big T, Anna and Taylor. Taylor is such a good big brother. He loves to take Anna and go play "preschool." Anna loves to tease Taylor by asking for a hug and then running from him. Funny how girls love to be chased! Taylor loves playing with his little sisters. He amazes me at how well he can put lego kits together all by himself. He's such a sweet little boy and so much like his Daddy.
The kids have loved swimming this year. The boys enjoy jumping in the pool and diving under water. Anna has learned to swim with a life jacket and swimmies on. We enjoy going to Mamaw and Papaw's to swim.
Look at this beautiful little girl. She has stolen our hearts. Lately Anna has suddenly started called her dad "Daddy." She says it so sweetly. She has some beautiful curly hair.
Little Abigail has such beautiful blue eyes. We aren't too sure what color her hair is. Almost a mix of red? and blonde. She is such a happy baby, most of the time. When she first gets up she loves to greet everyone with a wave and smile. Lately she has been waving hey and bye, blowing kisses and trying to whistle. She amazes me with the things that she does. Abigail is not walking yet, but any day now. She stands on her on in the middle of the floor and is very fast crawling on her hands and feet. Yes, feet. Not knees.
All four of my monkeys in the morning. I caught a nice morning and tried to take some pictures. I'm trying not to let time steal away without capturing some pictures.
We had our first week break last week. It was nice, but I am ready to get back to school tomorrow. It's been nice to start early this year and have planned breaks in place so I can take a break without the guilt of "I should be doing school" lingering over my head.

Maybe sometime I can get back to blogging a little more often. It's a hard balance sometimes. There are so many good things to do. I am trying to choose the Best things that God has for me at this stage in my life. God is teaching me many things and I'm trying my best to learn my lessons. God has blessed me beyond my wildest dreams. I dreamed of so many things as a young girl. But, never this wonderful life. Yes, some days are hard. But, my heart is so full of love for my family. On my own I would have never chosen to stay at home, but with God's leading I see that it was best for me and my family. On my own, I would not have chosen to homeschool, but oh the blessings that God has given us through it. God has lead me to these choices for my life and I am so grateful. I am called to surrender my desires and life daily, but in that surrender is sweet blessings.

One recent lesson that he gave me that I shared on Facebook Proverbs 14:4 Where no children are the house is clean and there is rest, sleep. But, much increase comes from the strength of children.
This was the holy spirit speaking to me this morning version.



Jenny Girl said...

I wish blogger had a like button :) Thanks for sharing :)

Mommy Belle said...

I found your blog through a comment you made recently on the HOD forum. I know this is an old entry, but I just read through this entry, and I love your interpretation of Proverbs 14:4! Thank you for sharing! I think I am going to write it down and read it daily.