Tuesday, October 18, 2016

October 9 – October 15

Sunday it was my turn to lead in Elaine’s Bible Study group. It was a great lesson on sharing Jesus with your friends. After church we had a picnic lunch and then headed to the library. Once the kids had chosen their books, they made Lego creations to be displayed.
We got home around 2:30 for rest time.
For small group our host family had a fire pit and we roasted hot dogs and had s’mores. The kids had a lot of fun. Then we headed inside for our study time.
Monday we started our day with our morning time (after breakfast and chores). For the month of October we are learning the praise song Set My Heart by Vertical Church Band and for our hymn we are learning To God Be the Glory. On Mondays (and sometimes other mornings when we just can’t wait to see what will happen next) we read about a missionary. We are still reading about Corrie Ten Boom. It has been very eye opening for the children. After a little more school work we headed to co-op.
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While waiting for his class, Levi built a few castles.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday we were able to get our furniture moved over, so now we have couches!
Family Room
Emilia has been doing lots of cruising, but still no steps yet. Looks like Landon will keep his title as our earliest walker.
She also loves to dance.

Friday we spent the day at Spring Mill with Grandma and cousins.
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We visited the Gus Grissom Memorial, the pioneer village, had a picnic lunch, played on a playground, hiked to a cave, and the hiked to the lake and nature center. The kids enjoyed themselves and Spring Mill is one of my favorite places.
Milie n carrier
Spring Mill Meeting Room
In the meeting room, Landon gathered everyone around for a “will reading”. It was quite humorous.
in front of mill
Saturday, Landon spent the day at Walther’s Golf and Fun Center with his Awana class and Grandpa. Then Landon and Elaine had a sleep over at Grandma and Grandpa’s. The rest of us took Emilia to get her 9 month pictures taken and then met Kyle for Mexican when he got off work, at our usual Saturday place. The servers were surprised to see us missing two kiddos. We had our favorite server, he always keeps the kids laughing. Levi asked for a spoon, and he brought him a huge spoon from the kitchen.

Until Next Time,

Sunday, October 9, 2016

October 2 - 8

Kyle was off this week, so that always means a little shift in the flow of our days. This week it meant we needed to get some more things done at the old house in preparation for closing. We are now waiting on the appraisal to be completed. It has been ordered so we are thinking it should take place in the next few days.

Sunday’s service was so good. You can check it out here if you want too. After church we did some grocery shopping and then we were home long enough to put the groceries away and turn our selves around for small group.

Monday Kyle did some projects around the new house, and then joined us at Co-op for lunch. When we were done at Co-op we made a quick trip to Princeton to borrow a truck to make emptying the old house easier.

Tuesday, I had to do my health screening for insurance. Levi and Emilia came with me. Emilia slept and Levi entertained the nurses with book talks on the various books he has been reading. He also asked lots of questions about every sign hanging in the office. I passed with flying colors, which was a relief since I hadn’t officially had my blood sugar tested since leaving the hospital after Emilia was born. Then it was on to violin. Levi did really well at his lesson this week, and so did I. I only had one rhythm that I wasn’t playing correctly. Levi thought it was funny his teacher had a sign up that reminded you to practice only on the days you eat. His conclusion was we are not practicing enough or we need to eat less. In the afternoon, we walked to our old house and then Elaine and Landon rode their bikes back, while the rest of us walked.

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In the evening Elaine had Heritage Girls and we met the realtor to sign papers agreeing to the inspection response.
Wednesday, we worked to catch up around the house and get school work finished. Kyle hauled off boxes and did more sorting. Then we all headed to the old house to sort stuff and bring another load to the house. We have accumulated much in our 16 years of marriage. Some we have been saving from even before we married. Like these awesome plates and napkins.
My mom says I can have a Shirt Tails birthday party when May rolls around.


I get up around 5 each morning to have some quiet time before the rest of the house is awake. Emilia sometimes joins me. You would think her crib would be more comfortable, but Thursday morning she didn’t think so. Every time I laid her down she would cry out, and I wasn’t wanting the rest of the house to wake, so I would pick her up. She would fall back asleep just like this.
Thursday we worked on school work and more sorting and more moving. Moving with 5 children is a drawn out process, nothing is quick..

In the evening I went to see To Joey, with Love. My friend Shawna invited me to join her. It was such a special film. I hope they are able to get it to DVD or streaming. Kyle handled getting kids to choir, and a trip to Meijer with the younger two.

Friday we had breakfast, gathered stuff for car school and headed to Princeton to return the truck to Grandpa. After lunch we finished up our school work, and then had rest time. I think we only got a true rest time once this week, it felt good to have some quiet time at the house. Then we took Elaine to a Horseback Riding Event with Heritage Girls, and the boys and I ran some errands. Then it was home for movie night.

Saturday we hung out with Grandma and Grandpa, since Landon had a birthday party to attend in Princeton, it worked out nice to spend the day with them. The weather was beautiful. Emilia loved the swing. She giggled and laughed the whole time.

It was a full and blessed week!
                                                                                         Until next time,

Saturday, October 1, 2016

September 25 - October 1

This week was fairly routine, if there is such a thing. Sunday we had church and small group, with attempted rest time in between. Monday we had co-op. Elliot is really enjoying his math class. He is recognizing his numbers and loves all the games. This week they got to fish for numbers.

On Tuesdays Levi has violin lessons. He is taking lessons through the Suzuki program at the University of Evansville. Part of the methodology is for the parent to learn along side of the student. So guess who is also learning to play the violin? I have learned one "song" already. It is called the "Monkey Song". When his instructor told me the name of the song I thought, "How appropriate, that I learn the Monkey Song with one of my Five Little Monkeys!"

In the evening on Tuesday we did a science experiment to see if sugar or honey would make a fluffier bread. Our conclusions were based on how the sweetener reacted with the yeast. Sugar won by a land slide.

Emilia gets where she wants to go these days. Here she is getting one of Elliot's magnet games on the side of the fridge.
 On Wednesdays the boys have started AWANA at a church here in Newburgh. They were invited by friends we met through homeschooling. They all enjoy it, but I think Elliot has to be the cutest and most excited about being a Cubbie. Unfortunately, this week he woke up with a fever and couldn't go. He was devastated. His teacher sent home the sweetest little post card.

Thursday night was the first night of Kids' Choir at church. Landon, Elaine, and Levi are all in choir. They will be learning songs to sing during the Christmas services this semester.

I was making salad to take to the Suzuki picnic and Emilia reached in and grabbed a whole handful. She actually seemed to enjoy her lettuce.

Friday was spent catching up on chores and finishing up the weeks school work. Saturday we celebrated Levi and Papa's birthday at Riviera. Then all the boys got haircuts. So thankful for those! They were all quite hairy.

Saturday evening was the Suzuki family picnic. At first we kinda felt like outsiders being newbies to the program, but we ended up enjoying our selves before the night was over.  

This next week we will be working to get the rest of our stuff moved over from the old house. Still waiting on the appraisal and inspection response to be completed, but the closing date is quickly approaching. We are praying all the house stuff is wrapped up by the end of the month.

                                                                                 Until next week,