Saturday, April 30, 2016

Gymnastics Showcase

Lydia Joy seems to be pretty set on focusing on gymnastics/cheer and singing for hobbies.  She is still a beginner gymnast, but works very hard. She has beautiful lines and extension.  I sure would love to see her pursue dance with those gifts.  But this is her sweet journey, not mine! She is free to do whatever her heart desires, and I will enjoy watching her enjoy her pursuits!  We were proud parents at her Spring Showcase and look forward to seeing all the important life lessons she will learn through gymnastics!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Path of righteousness

I asked Lydia Joy to write about what she wants to be when she grows up.  I love that she ends her thoughts with, "but I am going to let God "leed" me in the path of what I need to do." Well said, love! And what an wonderful adventure you will find, right in the "shadow of His wings"!

Friday, April 22, 2016

The zoo in the spring

Her favorite- the flamingos!  Unique, soft, beautiful and pink, what's not to love?
Nothing like the excitement of a day away from the usual routine! We took the classroom to the zoo today and enjoyed every minute!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

To be (sane) or not to be...

This is a first...I made a casserole for dinner earlier today and put it in the frig. At 5, I thought I put it in the oven. I turned on the timer. The timer just went off and...the oven is empty! I never got the casserole out of the frig! That will teach me to set up an appointment and grade a math test during dinner prep! Crazy mom!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Favorite school moments

The part of school where we sit together and take turns reading is my favorite! Today she starts The Rackety Packety House and then she listens to me read The Secret Garden. Then she reads aloud from her Secret Keepers Bible study on friendships and we talk a while about how to apply those concepts. Then it will be my turn to read a history lesson on the Qin dynasty, which will lead to more reading on the Great Wall of China. And about an hour or so and a cup or two of coffee later, it will be time to shed our blankets and move on to other parts of our day. My special year with her is almost over, and she will return to her school and sweet friends in the fall!  Treasuring these days with her!

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Our girl, the encourager

 When your baby leaves a note on our pillow...
"To a wonderful mom and dad you guys make me feel alive you make me happy and silly and joy full thanks for doing that I know it's hard work love, Lyd"

What an encourager!