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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Revisiting Friday...A day of new adventures!

This past Friday marked the beginning of our new semester at our home school co-op. My girls were so excited, and so was I...after I made it there. Do you ever have one of those mornings when you think you have plenty of time to get ready, so you are going S.U.P.E.R. slow, and are so peaceful and happy. That was me Friday morning. I was curling my hair listening to the birds sing their sweet song outside and singing one of my own inside. I looked at the clock and did a little calculating in my head. You see, when we aren't on night shift we go to church on Wednesday evenings. Being at church on Wednesday, lets me set up for co-op early. I had forgotten that I hadn't set up yet, and I should already be there getting ready to be able to make it all happen. Instead, I was curling my hair as slow as can be, while the little princesses snoozed away, in their sweet little beds. Well, to say the mood changed would be an understatement. I rushed out of the bathroom to wake them up without slowing down to look where I was going. Ran straight into the doorknob that sent me a flying to the ground moaning like a dog. Sweet Man popped up out of the bed and asked if something was I wanted to say.."Does someone normally flail around on the ground moaning, if everything is ok?"...but I had just read about being a sweet wife and decided to bite my tongue. Which indeed did add to my pain. :-o Long story short...girls were dressed and fed, (who knows what) lunches packed for all five in the household and we were on our way.

It turned out to be an awesome day. Thank you Jesus!! Kids were excited about their new classes and moms were happy to visit!
We had a cooking class for the older girls..
Lego class

Music for the younger classes...

 The Lord blessed the day, and we all concluded it by a picnic style lunch on the floor.
Followed by some free time play :-)

We had our good buddies come home with us afterward, for a short visit, before our next adventure of the day. The kids are getting old enough that they can start exploring our woods. That is one awesome thing about having so much property...the girls haven't even seen half of it yet! New adventures are to be had everyday around here. They found some pretty big rocks up on the hill that they are claiming as their new clubhouse. It is literally so far up I can barely make out who is who when they are up there. The youngest princess only rolled down the hill once so far :-o Hey, falling down is a part of life right?'s learning to pick yourself back up that really matters. They came off that hill pretty dirty and faces that resembled Indians heading into war with war paint on. We said goodbye to our friends and had a quick bath. War paint is cool for outside play...not so much for a girlie sewing class. Which is where our next adventure took place.

We met up with our pals from our local American Heritage Girls group, at Sew Crafty for a community service project. We were going to be making dresses from pillow cases to send to girls that might be in need of them. Now, I do believe that there is a misconception out there that ALL home school moms know how to sew. I am here to tell you that is a load of pure silliness. I not only do not know how to sew...I didn't even know how to turn the sewing machine on. That's ok...neither did two of my good buddies ;-) It was still a very enjoyable evening and me and my girls had a blast. And since I am not the only mom there that didn't know what she was doing, we are planning on taking sewing classes together. Doesn't that sound like fun?

I thought these dresses turned out so nice. We finished up around 8 or so and we headed home to drop the girls off. I still had to go to work. By the time my head hit my pillow that night I was out like a light. It was an awesome day of fun times with my girls and our friends...:-) So thankful to have both!


  1. Whew that *is* a long day for you! You got great photos. :-)

  2. Sarah I am working on getting these photos to you for the yearbook :-)