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Fall Continues~

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

This week we are continuing our study of Autumn~
 Today we read A Tree for All Seasons, sang our song,
and observed our own maple trees.
I gave each one a paper plate which we divided into the 4 seasons in a year~
Then we (drew) weather for each because we are OUT of
construction paper and paint...
HOW does that happen?
Here are a few other photos I shot during our morning as well~
 Amazed and thankful everyday I get to be home with them~
 Watching them grow and learn right in front of my eyes~
 Becoming a family and the best of friends~
Tomorrow begins my FAVORITE 3 months of the year!!!
Bring it on October!

Learning Together~

My photog class assignment is a daily one this week.
We are to shoot an everyday moment we think is extraordinary.
We can shoot with any camera we want and you know I am known to overuse my IPhone so...
I shot photos of our learning time this morning with my camera
and this was my favorite~
 Learning may be an everyday thing around here 
but watching them all work on their own assignments is quite extraordinary~
 They take my breath away daily~
 Learning together and becoming a family not to mention the best of friends~
I can't imagine spending my life doing anything sweeter!
Learning Together!

Weekend~

Sunday, September 28, 2014

I won a photography contest at our Ped office with this photo
and my friend Karen went by the booth to show me~
 I won a Kindle Fire so I guess being an IPhone/IG cray cray
 is a blessing some times. :)
Sunday we were thankful to have Rosie home and go to church with us~
Grabbed Five Guys before she headed back to school.
These two girls were more than thrilled to hang out with her!

Lake Cleanup~

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The lake is very low and our cove was full of trash 
so Scott and I wanted to give the kids an opportunity to help clean it up~
Even some neighborhood kids helped out.
Couple of IG shots~

Good job team!!!

Ben Curtis~

Friday, September 26, 2014

Ben Curtis' babysitter was out of town so the kids and I went out to love on him for a day!
I took the opportunity to have a little photo shoot for my photog class.
He DID NOT disappoint~
 My theme was Urban and the moment I saw BC's little outfit I knew he would be my model~
I'd say he rocked his photo session.
Precious baby!!!

WP~

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Miss Hollywood came to school today~
 And WP came running down during rest to say his tooth had fallen out~
Super cute and excited for the Tooth Fairy!

Brothers~

Singing together~

Sisters~

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Thankful EK can love on SJ with a story~
She is reading a book Amelia illustrated.

Fall is Here~

 Fall is SO fun!

Happy Fall~

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

We are a day late celebrating Fall but no one complained at all
when Evie asked, "Can we paint, Mom?".
Of course!!!
Now to make that go with Fall...
 We started with a book and viewed a few youtube videos~
then headed out with a nature bag and off for a nature walk.
Everyone collected a bagful of treasures and we began to paint and print~
 The art created was beautiful but believe me when I say the process was even more beautiful to watch!
Happy Fall to everyone!
We have some beautiful art to hang!!!

Missing Their Bigs~

How do two littles handle missing their bigs so much?~
Wear their funny socks of course!
ALL night and all day!

Cutting Skills~

Monday, September 22, 2014

The bitty girls are ALL about scissors and cutting 
so we are using Kumon books to practice~
It has taken Holly a while to figure out how to cut
{mainly because she was deciding which hand to use}
 and Evie is a pro
SO when Holly cut her rainbow into a million pieces,
it was okay!
We just got a bag and saved the million pieces.
Cutting skills are flourishing here!!!

A Weekend for the Originals~

Sunday, September 21, 2014

On the way home from the beach we stopped by to see Savannah and BC~
Then they came up yesterday to keep the littles while...
Scott and I went to the UGA game with Rosie for ZTA Parent Weekend~
It was the BEST day being back in Athens reliving some of my glory days 
and sharing it all with Rosie.
We loved meeting lots of her sweet sisters!!!
Today was a BIG day for both Rosie and Amelia...
First we went to ZTA Parent Brunch in Athens~
Then to Dahlonega for Phi Mu Parent Picnic with Amelia!
LOVED meeting Lyndsey Ray in person!!
The best of weekends loving on ALL my Loves...
Originals, Littles, and Grandoriginal. :)
Now I'm ready for a NON travel week just being home.

Home Sweet Home~

Friday, September 19, 2014

No need to worry about this crowd missing the beach...
They didn't miss a step getting back to all the things they love about HOME...
Climbing their tree~
 Watching daddy cut the grass~
 Playing in their sandbox~
 Playing in the backyard~
 Campfire in the backyard~
 Picnic in the backyard of roasted hotdogs and s'mores~
Yep... we love the beach but we love home MORE!
Home Sweet Home!

Last Couple of Days @ the Beach~

Thursday, September 18, 2014

We played and ate out on the beach so when naptime rolled around, the bitty girls fell asleep in our arms~

After dinner we took the crew to play a little putt putt...
Have you ever taken six little people to play?
Our first time too and it quite the fun time!
We lost three of our balls, both boys and little girls needed potty breaks, and Evie kept calling it tic tac toe. :)
Today Scott took the kids down to the beach so I could clean the condo.
I LOVED looking down seeing him with the kids... pretty much the whole beach to themselves.
We stopped by to see Savannah and BC on the way home.
A GREAT ending to a sweet vacay!!!

Mapping It Out~

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

While eating out at the beach, EK spotted Visitor maps and grabbed one for everyone.
The next morning they wanted to glue them in their journals.
I opened one so we could explore and we began to find all the places we had visited~
They loved it so much we made lists of those places plus ones we wanted to visit.
As we drove around later, it was so fun to see the things we had spotted on our maps.
Sometimes THEY think of better ideas than I do!

Rain Didn't Dampen our Day~

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

It was nice to have a morning to just hang out, do a little schooling, and rest for a while.
After lunch we went out for some beach time~
 A red flag and rough waves kept us close to shore~
 Holly overcame her sensory issues with sand and loved being covered~
 Everyone begging daddy to bury them more and more!
 We came in to get ready for a fun afternoon @ the movies!
Dolphin Tale 2... Holly's first movie and she did great!
See! Rain didn't dampen our day!

Visitors~

Monday, September 15, 2014

Another beautiful day of weather~



SO great to spend time with Donna and her beautiful children all the way from Atlanta here on fall break.
Our kids played so well... was fun to have sweet Visitors today!!!

Monday Moments~

Mondays are a whole lot easier @ the beach.
As I sat praying and thinking how Great God is, He dropped a rainbow right in front of me~
 The kids started trickling out onto the balcony so we eased into our learning time.
I read about crabs from our Seashore Book and EK wrote about the crabs she caught yesterday~
 Some played War, cut playdough with scissors, played Math Dice, and Spot {animals}~
 After coming in from a long day on the beach~
They begged for more Uno math...
I would tally that as a SCORE!