Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Monday's Musings, Tuesday's Tidbits, and Welcomed Interruptions...

I certainly had wonderful intentions,
as I mentioned yesterday,
to get "on track" this week with our, ahem,
sequence of events for our days
(a.k.a. s-c-h-e-d-u-l-e).

Though not quite in the order I had planned,
we did manage to get much accomplished

on Monday (praise the Lord!).
At breakfast, we had Bible time together,
practiced memorizing a verse for the week
("He must increase, but I must decrease."
~ John 3:30
), and illustrating it.
Here were the younger ones
working on their illustrations
(Ally had already gone upstairs
to begin her work before this pic)

Ally finished much of her work,
including Chemistry and History.
Will and I were able to do Science

(a chapter in our Burgess' Bird Book
and the usage of the field guide),
History (read all of "The Courage of Sarah Noble"),
worked on Language and Math.
I was even able to work with the lil' girls,
doing picture studies and narrations.

In addition, we enjoyed and marvelled
at God's creation in our backyard...

tufted titmouse

house finch

American goldfinches

mourning dove

and, yes, Nutkin Squirrel, again. ;o)

Here was Carolynne showing us,
what appears to be, part of a nest
that, likely, fell out of our tree
(due to the blustery days we've been having)...

All in all, it was a very productive day on Monday,
though not quite on the time schedule I had planned
(but that was okay).

Today, however, we woke up quite a bit later
and, also, discovered that Ally and Will were
quite 'under the weather'.
Ally was feeling very yucky,
in addition to having a very sore throat,
and Will was feeling yucky, as well,
and had an elevated temp.
So Mama consulted with Daddy via phone
then proceeded to cancel piano lessons
and inform church we wouldn't
be there this evening for our KJ Conference.

Ally and Will took naps around 1:30
and, both, slept until around 5:30!
I was a little surprised but they sure needed it.

While they slept, Beth and Carolynne played quietly.
Here they were taking turns drawing...



They, also, helped Mama make some bread...

Here was Carolynne's photo of Mama...


After stirring dough with Mama,
they celebrated outside on the trampoline. ;o)

When Daddy arrived home, we enjoyed supper
(chicken noodle soup and grilled cheese) with him.
After supper, Daddy left for church
and, shortly after, the little ones headed to bed.
Now I'm off to spend a little time with Ally
before she heads to sweet slumber, too.

Lord willing, when health is restored,
we will, again, begin our 'routine'
but I do praise the Lord for interruptions.
Though Monday was a productive day,
today was a day of much needed rest
and recuperation, in addition, to
enjoying the blessing of home and family.
He knows just what we need!

I hope y'all enjoyed your day. ;o)

"Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised;
and his greatness is unsearchable."
~ Psalm 145:3


Sharon said...

Hope the kids are feeling better soon. Also praying that this doesn't spread through the whole household. We're having some fierce weather too.

Kristy Jo said...

I always enjoy seeing pictures of your kids! (and you :P)

I do hope that your kids are better today... We are having Grilled cheese and soup tonight! Its weds.. its my easy peasy night for dinner :P

have a great day!

Tori said...

Hope everyone is feeling better.
Love your hair in braids, very cute!!

It's turned cold here too. No snow though!

rolicreps said...

I'm sorry you have sick little ones(even Ally :o)) It appears that you had some quality time with the younger ones, though. Keep trying your, ahem, s-c-h-e-d-u-l-e will fall into place with time.


Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I pray everyone feels better real soon and no one else becomes ill! I think you did accomplish a lot schedule or not!

Mrs. Taft said...

Awww :( I pray your precious ones are healed and feel better soon!

What kind of bread were you making? :)

LeadingThemToHim said...

LOL...I know what you are talking about with trying to get into a schedule. I am trying the same thing today...we were sick all last week with the flu and I'm hoping to get going with this schedule thing. Sigh. Sometimes I wonder why I bother, but when I don't at least try, life REALLY goes haywire! ;)

I'm glad you were able to get a lot done anyhow...that is such a nice feeling.

God bless!

Mimi said...

so sorry that your little ones were hit by the flu...it is hitting every family this year...I do hope that you manage to escape it...sounds like your monday was a wonderful day though...
you are very blessed to spend so much quality time with your children...

Kim said...

I'll be praying that Ally and Will get "*above* the weather"...:)

Christina said...

Well, once again I enjoyed catching up with your blog. I love all the photos as usual.

How is Ally's health? she is still in my prayers.


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