Monday, May 20, 2013

Happy Homemaker Monday!

Happy Homemaker Monday

We just entered our last week of school!  
Summer is so close I can almost feel it!

The weather.....
I think it's safe to say our weather has been all over the map lately!  
We have finally enjoyed a good run of sunny, beautiful days 
with a few thunderstorms and windy days thrown in there (but no snow!).  
The best part about this weather:  
*I don't love pictures of myself...especially on a bike,
BUT we LOVE Maddox's new little bike seat!  He loves it too!  

Right now I am....
Tired!  We had a really busy weekend and it's all crashing in on me today!    
About the people in Oklahoma--the children and teachers in the schools that were hit, those who lost their much devastation! 

On my reading pile....
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!  I'm reading it aloud to the kids this week and then we'll finish by watching the movie after the last day of school to decide which we like better.  

On my TV.....
The Nightly News...we're news addicts around here! 

What I found while surfing the net....
Well, not really surfing, but this is a podcast that is TOTALLY worth listening to:  A "Tare"able Parable .  I'm unashamedly proud of our church family and am so excited for how God is working in the lives of our people!  This podcast is SO good, and encouraging, and challenging!  Listen!!!
On the menu for this week....
Lots of easy, summer fun meals!

On my to do list.... uniforms needed tomorrow night!  I'm afraid I'm going to forget!
Homeschool visits
Tidy up around here!
Pick VBS music...that's all fun!

Looking forward to this week....
Lots of baseball, bike rides, reading, and the LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

Looking around the house....
Not too bad!  Cody always helps me keep things picked up around the house...thankful! 
I also have pretty new flowers blooming in pots outside.  A Greenhouse Groupon was a perfect Mother's Day gift!

From the camera....
Well, hang's been a super busy couple of weeks:
 Guess who has healthy ears for the first time in a LONG time?
 I got to go along with the boys to the zoo for their First Grade Field Trip!
 Then we rushed back to school for the Fourth Grade Hero Wax Museum.
Can you guess who this girl's hero is?
Love it!

Friday was Teacher Appreciation Day.
It's always nice when a Pinterest idea turns out well!
 Then we had a little get-together with our pastors' families.
LOVED finding this picture of some of the girls!  I hope they're always special friends!
A little playtime before school seems to be the best way to start the day!
We had a great big 'ol garage sale here this weekend.  
Maddox was a bit on the too-interactive side of sales.
Saturday, we got to go to Little League Night at the I-Cubs game.
This was the freebie they handed out to everyone.
Seriously. Whitey-tideys!  Size LARGE.  
I think many people probably just restocked their white elephant gift cupboard!  
The kids were mortified!
On the plus side, the weekend had been so busy that I didn't really check the game time, so we ended up at the stadium an hour early!  The kids thought it was cool to get a practice ball from a player!
This is never how you want to view a hail/rain storm...with towels catching drips!
Not sure what happened to our newish window, but I hope it's an easy fix!
This is our favorite end to any storm!

On my prayer list.....
A BIG thank you for praying for Maddox's ears.  PRAISE GOD his little ears are finally clear!  Last week, I just had this sick feeling as the drainage just wouldn't stop.  I called the pediatrician and set up another appointment.  That morning, as I prayed for Maddox, it just felt as if the Holy Spirit brought allergies to mind.  I asked the pediatrician if we could try treating Maddox with some allergy meds.  Our pediatrician is GREAT and said we could give Claritin a try.  He said if it didn't work, we were going to have to have an MRI done.  THANKFULLY, the fluid in his ears cleared up within 24 hours!  Maddox is talking like crazy and going a zillion miles a minute--he's a new kid! figure out what the "natural" allergy medicine would be...

Lots of dear people and their "life situations" are on my heart...

 Bible verse, Devotional....
So, after listening to the podcast, this will make more sense:

We are growing and flourishing in this age because of evil (not in spite of evil). Evil and suffering help us to grow more like Christ!


Alisa said...

You are so beautiful. Seriously.

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H-Mama said...

it's been too long! just spent a little time catching up. your family is completely adorable. xoxo

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