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Cosmo's New Digs~

Saturday, September 30, 2017

EK has taken such great care of her turtle, Cosmo for 3 or more months now.
Right before our beach trip, she used her dog sitting money to buy a new home for him~
Today she created this adorable little habitat for him and now she thinks he may be getting ready to hibernate.
Happy new home Cosmo!!!

Grand Day~

Friday, September 29, 2017

We were SO excited to get a day with the Grandboys!
I took our Friday Freewrite and a couple of books to read~
 We put a little twist on Tenzi with Tower Tenzi and Evie wrote 3 stories~

The boys were beyond precious, and we loved playing all day with them~

Rosie came to spend the afternoon and when Savannah got home, it was hard to tell them apart~
Loved every single minute and can't wait for the next one!!!

Big Appointment for Calla~

Thursday, September 28, 2017

When we saw the cardiologist this past summer, he suggested we see a plastic surgeon about Calla's keloid from heart scar.
He was very good with her and indeed agreed she would benefit from a scar revision~
 So she is scheduled for surgery Nov 1st.
We were so close to our favorite place so we splurged on lunch.

Then a stop at Target allowed Evie to find her new friend Mr. Boney
and then we stopped by the library to pick up the huge stack of books we had on reserve~
 The day wore the three little ones out so they napped on the way home
and everyone came home to play dr with our new friend~
If you are a praying person, please keep our baby in your prayers as we wait for surgery day!
Thank you!

Happy to Be Home~

Saturday, September 23, 2017

The first day home was a free day!
Do whatever you want to do kids.
EK chose to spread out all the shells and organize them~
 Friday I hadn't planned to make a big deal out of school but they grabbed their journals for Friday Freewrite~
 AND it was the First day of Fall so I gathered some Fall books, and we went out for a fall scavenger hunt~
 And that caterpillar crawling on Evie's arm was poisonous!!!!! Yikes!!!!!!
We took a photo with our adopted tree and then painted nature prints~

 It ended up being the best impromptu Fall Celebration for sure~
 And this is a little sneak peak into our Halloween plans~

EK and I spend time creating our Curiosity Cabinet with our nature finds~

Sunday was church and Falcon game in our new jerseys (Scott's bd gift to both of us!)~
AND baby Marshall is 6 months old! 
Where does time go???

A Trip to the Beach~

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

We were blessed to have a week away at the beach and had planned to leave on Sunday but found out Thursday morning we could go ahead and go so we packed in two hours and hit the road~

We made it about 5:00 just in time to see giant earth movers right outside our condo.
It was amazing to see science: beach reclamation happening right before our eyes.
There were huge pipes pumping sand from ocean floor to beach and building it up about 5-6 feet~
 They worked all night long right outside our balcony, and we didn't sleep very well at all~

There is nothing like watching the sun rise our over the ocean~

We weren't allowed on the beach at the condo, so we loaded up Shug and spent the day at public access~
 We pretty much had the whole beach to ourselves~
 Found some pretty awesome creatures~


This week marked the two year anniversary of when we announced our new baby of the family~
 Just look at her!!!

One of the most beautiful things I kept watching over and over was how they all found something to do
and most of the time it was with a group~

We always went back in for lunch and spent time eating and nature journaling~
 I brought a few books to read, nature journals, watercolor pencils, and math games~
 We schooled and dad napped!

Even first thing in the morning Evie had our her journal working away~

Saturday morning found us heading the other way on the beach to public access with this little cart for beach items (our beach stroller) :)~
 Another day of wide open beaches~
 No where I would rather be than right here with my people just wishing they were ALL here~
 We hit the jackpot on shell collecting~
 The tide pools were AWESOME~


Another lunch and learn of nature journaling~

Back to the beach for the afternoon... RIGHT IN FRONT of the condo~ Finally!!!~
 It was the BEST day of silhouettes and waves~
 Lots of digging~

And THIS was THE photo of the week~
 I LOVE how they all hang out near each other working on whatever their heart desires~

On Sunday we were SO happy to have Sissy and Sam for the day!
We played on the beach, went to dinner, and enjoyed a darling ice cream shop~
 Definitely the highlight of vacation!

More journaling~

Everyone loved playing math games in the mornings~

We had the best weather every single day~
 And if you wonder why I am sharing SO many photos~
 SJ has requested many photos for our blog book~




This is one of our favorite restaurants, and it didn't disappoint~

I loved seeing EK and SJ with their books reading on the beach~

It was also so fun to jump waves with all the kids this vacation!
Even Calla loved it~
 As much as I hate to be in front of the camera, I wanted the kids to remember I was with them :)~

On our last day, God gave us the most gorgeous sunrise~

We had the best week being together taking in the most majestic of God's creation (The Ocean)~
We can NOT wait to go back very soon!!!!!