Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I've been rather absent from my blog. I know I'm being slack when even my mom (who I think slightly disapproves of my blog but still reads it) notices! The problem is once I've gotten out of the rhythm, I don't know where to start. My kids have said way to many cute/funny things for me to remember. The days have been very, VERY full. So, rather than try to put it into words, I'm going to try to sum it up with pictures and captions.

Birthdays come fast and furious for my family in the month of April. The dates are 4/4, 4/10, 4/11, 4/20. After Tyler's comes my Dad's. It was his 60th and my younger brother came up with the fun idea of grilling out and having all the siblings who were close get together. It turned out to be a very fun night as you can see below.

Thank goodness for my sister and sister-in-laws helping pull the last minute things together. Here's my sister helping Doug pull it all together.

"Suprise Dad!"

The tables my sisters helped decorate

It was nice that even though we couldn't all be there in body, everyone was there to sing. My brother who knows way more about computers, phones...I guess you could say everything tech related than I do, three wayed (yes I see the red squiggles) my out of state brother and sister so we could all sing 'Happy Birthday' together. It was kinda cool!

Dad chatting with the out of towners.

Hope was begging cake off anyone who would listen. The only ones who were too enamored or distracted were her 3 year old cousin and Papaw.

Relaxing after dinner and cake

The rest of the time has been odds and ends. Here are some of those...

I've been writing a lot of lesson plans

And checking a lot of math.

And correcting a lot of copy work. This one is Becca's.
I got a new school desk for Ty which required rearranging this.

Playing a lot of Sorry.

And putting together lots of puzzles
We have enjoyed reading this.
The weather has been gorgeous over the weekend so I indulged in one of my favorite pastimes. Working here...

Tyler was excited to lose one of these and find a dollar under his pillow. (He still is unsure about who puts it there.)

With two of these in our home

I've been doing a lot of this.

I'm also praying that the mutt not pictured will stop digging these under the fence.

Okay, now that I'm all caught up, I hope to get back on my blogging schedule. And just for the record, that was only about 1/3 of the pictures I could have posted. What I'm sayin' is as long as this post is...it could have been worse! Good night, all!


Laura said...

Geez, you have been busy, no wonder we haven't heard from you in awhile! :) Looks like you have been having lots of fun with all the birthdays and get togethers. Your kids are so cute and your garden is beautiful! Have a great rest of the week!

Anonymous said...

Love this! I need to get my flower beds in order too- maybe this weekend. Thanks for posting the bday photos. Wish we could have been there.
Love ya!

Amanda said...

LOVE all the pictures!! Looks like you guys all had a wonderful time... I love the smiels on everyones faces!

God bless-

And way to go kids on making lunch!! Thats awesome!

Amanda said...

P S Why does mom maybe disapporove of your blog???

P.S.S. Mine did too till she stated checking it regularily for upadates and seeing picks of the grandkids!

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you're back on, daughter!

Would you please tell Amanda that it's not that I "disapprove" of your blog; I really love it. (Gives me a chance to see how well my own homeschooled "kid" writes - even if it is on a blog.) What I wasn't so sure about with this blogging thing was that I wondered how a young mom with 3 kiddos - and homeschooling at that - would have time to do this. But I can see it's a good outlet - and ministry. Actually, I hope many are reading this.

Love you, hon.