Tuesday, October 27, 2015

day-to-day stuff

Since i should be getting other things done, it makes sense for me to be on here, chatting about our lives.  haha.  I am feeling caught up on big projects so i am justifying it.

Just wanted to share some of our routine and things we are enjoying right now.

Clay is doing tremendous with school.  I literally went into the year with him with NO idea how he'd handle school.  I didn't work with him nearly as much as i did with the other boys.  I think he learned the alphabet song somewhere along the way, but that was about it.  So to see him doing so well, and enjoying the work of learning is beyond words!

The older 3 really like school too, have good friends, a good routine, but do struggle with reading.  Their reading support teacher has showed some recent frustration with B & B's reading skills.  I have some frustration too, but a different kind.  Like why are they expecting so much out of kids these days!  But i get it.  They need to catch up.  I'm just so proud of the things they do well.  Things that don't show up in a classroom.  At least not in this country, or in this century.

I've been wanting to share the devotional i've been doing with the boys.  I love it!  I've tried out many devo's with them and this one really hits the spot.  The daily lesson is not long, but it opens the door for questions and thinking.  They can always relate.  I recommend it if you are looking.  Perfect for their ages (5-9).  Over the summer we went through the Lord's Prayer, every day it broke down a portion of the scripture and talked about what it meant.  Very practical stuff in here.

This is Brad's year to train with me for a 5K.  We'll do the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day.  He can run for miles and miles.  But not real fast.  I don't plan to push him, the goal is to finish without walking and not come in last :)   I've been running on my own 2-3 times a week for a couple months.  I took a long break over the spring and summer.  It feels so good for me to run.  I actually think i'm addicted to it.  If i go 3 days without running i get low on energy and foggy in the head.  I love what it does for me.  And if my legs get toned in the meantime, so be it.

The boys had a half day of school today so we went up to Chiques Rock and did a hike and enjoyed the beautiful leaves.  They are just gorgeous right now.

If you made it to the end of this post, it's your lucky day.  I have a recipe that you will like!  It's from Pioneer Woman, i just love her recipes.  This was our supper tonight and it was very good.

November is almost here, I love this addition to the barn.  It's very fall-like, but maybe i'll keep it up all year round :)   Nah, probably not.
The boys sold lots of popcorn this year, they made over $50 all together.  Now the rest of the cobs aren't real pretty, so we'll keep those or give them away.  Hit us up next year for some popcorn, it's a fun experience and makes a neat gift!

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a blessed week!

1 comment:

oneholylife said...

Great to hear about you all! Thanks for the popcorn!!