Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Wednesday's Ways...

We spent much of our morning
cleaning, vacuuming, doing laundry, etc...
It was work but we had fun with it. ;o)

This afternoon, Ally worked on her
Worldview and Advanced Chemistry,
as well as practicing violin
(which she is loving!).

Will and I were able to get some
'official' learning moments in, as well.
We were able to finally finish our book,
D'Aulaire's Benjamin Franklin,
had some discussions about
The Declaration of Independence,
the Constitution, Benjamin's inventions,
taxation without representation,
and a few other things regarding Benjamin,
his life and character.
I was delighted to hear Will explain many things
to me that he had read in other books.
What a blessing to see how he was
able to recall the information he had read. ;o)
He, also, read another book about
Benjamin Franklin on his own
and we did the first couple of lessons of Language Arts.
We did picture study, narration, and copywork.

The lil' girls enjoyed a day of games, creative play,
and having fun in their newly rearranged bedroom. ;o)

We look forward to being in the Lord's house this evening.

Before I go to enjoy the afternoon,
I just wanted to share something from this morning.
It was bittersweet but it blessed my heart.
Beth, for the past couple of days, has discovered
that with turning another year older
(a total of 5 whole years),
she is now old enough to do her own hair.
She has been found, often, in the bathroom,
on the stool, standing in front of the mirror,
working on pulling her hair back
and putting it in a clip.
She was mighty proud of her new accomplishment,
as was I... though, as I mentioned,
it was a bittersweet blessing as I see this little girl
grow up right before my eyes.

Here she was showing me this morning...

Thank you, Lord, for the time we have
with the precious children you've entrusted us with.

"Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD:
and the fruit of the womb is his reward."
~ Psalm 127:3


Anonymous said...

They do seem to grow up too fast don't they?

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Chyrll said...

I enjoyed the post today and kids do grow up too fast. Have a good day.

Happymama said...

Seeing them grow up before our eyes is truly a bittersweet blessing. I'm so thankful I have been there to see it with my own eyes and experience each and every changing in my children's lives.


Len Jones said...

Hi Christina,

If you enjoy Home-Making by J.R. Miller, there are more of his books on line at This is a non commercial site. There is no charge.


Len Jones

Madeleine said...

Aww, it IS a bittersweet moment when they start doing their own hair. But, I have to admit, Chloe still asks me to do her hair ever so often, and I always jump at the chance. :)

I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU HAVE NEVER HAD APPLE CIDER DONUTS!!!! Do you guys not have apple groves down there? When you get a chance to have them, jump at it, specially if they are still warm!!!

have a good day. ~madeleine

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

Sounds like a busy, yet productive day.

My daughter who is 5 also started doing her hair, and tries to copy the older girls at church's hair for instance. There is a girl who has longer bangs and wears them to the side tucked behind her ear, so Marissa will push her much shorter bangs off to the side to be just like her. Too cute, and yes they do grow WAY to fast. My oldest will be 10 next month. I can hardly believe it.

Have a wonderful day.

HsKubes said...

Karen ~ Yes, they do seem to grow up too fast. May we make the most of each moment. ;o)

Chyrll ~ Thank you. I'm glad you visited today. ;o)

Kristi ~ Yes, it is such a bittersweet blessing. And YES, YES, YES, I am SO thankful I am able to see it with my own eyes, each and every moment. Praise the Lord they are home where they belong. ;o)

Len ~ I haven't read any of J.R. Miller's books, yet. I appreciate the link and look forward to checking it out. ;o)
Thank you for visiting me. ;o)

Madeleine ~ lol... Ally still asks me to do hers, occasionally, too. I love it!
I will be on the lookout for an apple cider donut. We don't have any apple orchards near the coast... that I know of.

Amy ~ Yes, busy and productive. ;o)
How cute that your daughter tries that. I love watching them figure things out like that!

~ Christina


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