Thursday, September 28, 2017

Lots of Fun Happening Here This Fall!

 We were so happy to have Aunt Jennifer visit us. Maddie did some weaving while Aunt Jennifer crocheted. The two of them are little crafters!
 We made puppy pancakes using nutella for Sunday lunch. 
 Can you tell how thrilled they were?!
 Aunt Jennifer did some school with us- right up her alley since she's been a teacher for many years.
 The super héros were sad to see her go. We had a great visit! 
Bat Girl, Super Girl, and Super Woman all flew off to co-op!
 We went on a field trip apple picking with our friends the Azers and Pinkstons!

 Yum, yum! We've made several apple crisps already! 
 These girls love long dresses and they love to match. These are the days! :) 
 We also took a fun day at Cox Farms!

 Hot hay ride!

 Everyone loved the slides.

The kids loved watching the farm animals.
What a fun day with friends!

What an unusually hot day for VA!
So, we cooled off with some ice cream!

Saturday, September 16, 2017


 One perk of homeschooling, is that you can take your work anywhere! So, we took it to the Outer Banks for a few days last week. 
 Love these three.
 We really enjoy going to the dunes.

 Maddie LOVES the water. Can you see her excitement?! She boogie boarded for hours!
 Dinner at sunset, and I didn't have to cook! What a treat.
 "Promise Dad...we won't get wet!" Haha...we took them home after dinner pretty soaked!

 Our after dinner walks were some of my favorite moments.
On the way home Neva said her favorite part was holding Mommy and Daddy's hand on the beach. 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Learning Responsibility

 The girls have been learning a few skills around the house besides their schoolwork. 
Maddie makes dinner for us on Mondays! 
Savannah bakes dessert with me once a week as well. There's lots of lessons in the kitchen- math, planning, reading, following directions, etc. 
Savannah has taken over feeling Lilly. Geneva empties the dishwasher, and Maddie sets the table. It's easy for the girls just to play and not be responsible, so we're trying to teach this while they are young :)
 Maddie had her first mother's helper job last week! She LOVED taking care of 2 children while the mom was nearby.
  We celebrated the first week of school finishing up with Alex and Christy! We had a fun dinner and s'mores in the backyard.
 AWANA started up!! We have a Cubbie, Sparkie, and T&T clubber. The girls are on their way to memorizing God's Word!
 Spark came home with Savannah this week, so she read to him!
 we also started co-op last week. Maddie is taking sewing, American Girl History, and Art. The little ones are doing PE, literature, and music.