It's been another full week in our haven at home.
We've enjoyed the pleasures of homeschooling
and of life, in general.
This was our first "official" week of the new school year,
though we have been wrapping up last year's
history/Bible (finished today!).
I can't express enough how we love to illustrate
what we are reading/learning in the Bible!
I was punching holes in some of their older illustrations
to put them in their 3-ring binders and enjoyed so much
looking over their creative illustrations! What a joy!
Our new schedule has not been implemented
as faithfully as I would like,
which is mostly my own fault
(I need to get to bed on time!)
but, also, due to other events.
I know this will be an ongoing process
which is okay... I'm willing to make it work for us.
But we have been trying to be regular
in accomplishing most of our morning routine,
even if it doesn't start until the afternoon. lol
That being said, below are some
snapshots from our week...
Bible/History time at the dining room table
During one of the children's breaks out-of-doors,
they discovered a toad that had wedged itself
into a real 'pickle'...
... so Ally came to its rescue...
We decided it was highly unlikely that this
was her Prince Charming,
therefore it was best NOT to kiss the toad!
Meanwhile, the younger ones took Suzie for a run...
Playing games at the table together...
Ally helping Will with a science experiment...
This week we have been blessed
with such wonderful autumn-like weather...
so we just couldn't resist taking a trip to the ocean... ;o)
We saw this when we first showed up...
an amphibious landing!
The younger ones couldn't wait to get their feet wet
(well, it ended up being much more than their feet)...
Ally and I combed the beach a little
while the younger ones wet their toes.
The recent hurricane washed up some debri
and we enjoyed looking through it...
What a find... a chewed up crab! eww!
But fascinating. ;o)
... a few beach finds (can click to enlarge)
After the "wetting of toes",
the children enjoyed playing in the sand...
... ALL of the children...
left to right: Fish Out of Water; Let Sleeping Frogs Lie; Not As Big As I Think I Am
(corny runs in the family)
Sea Oats singing under a cloudy sky...
They really do sing... It was a beautiful sound,
listening as the wind blew, swaying them back and forth.
Some feathered friends we saw...
looking for lunch
What a joy it was to sit a while and enjoy God's creation!
"Many, O LORD my God,
are thy wonderful works which thou hast done,
and thy thoughts which are to us-ward:
they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee:
if I would declare and speak of them,
they are more than can be numbered." ~ Psalm 40:5
"Which doeth great things and unsearchable;
marvellous things without number:" ~ Job 5:9