Each member of our family is so different, like individual components of a symphony. But, like a symphony, each part is important to the overall structure and sound of the piece. We all work together to make a beautiful sound...our family. Just as the Lord knit us together in the womb, He is now knitting us together as a family, for His glory, outside the womb.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Summer Food!

What?  Do I have something on my face?
Atticus is eating solid foods now, and though he is darn cute, he isn't the best aim when it comes to getting the food in his mouth.  Nevertheless, he is having fun with this new chapter of his life!
Brad and the kids ended the summer with a backyard campout.  We used Jumbo marshmallows to make our s'mores and they were quite tasty!
Cadence got the prize for the messiest eater.
Finn, surprisingly, was the cleanest eater.
Aria, was the stickiest eater, getting marshmallow all over her hands, face, dress and hair.  Into the bathtub with her!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

School Starts!

So, we had our first week of school and everyone survived (I barely made it, though:))!  Once I get this new routine down, including the driving, baby feedings, kid feedings, teaching, diaper changes and naps, we will be cruising!
Cadence started our week off on Monday by beginning online school.  We do our offline work downstairs, in our "school room", and our online work upstairs on the computer.  Tuesday and Thursday, she got to go to Poudre Global Academy, her school, to have half day classes with her peers and kindergarten teacher.  She really enjoyed it!  Her school's mascot is the Pioneers and their colors are blue and gold.
Wednesday, Aria was off to her first day of school at Little Lambs, where they just started a 2-year-old program.  She was a champ and went right to playing when we arrived.  No tears from this little girl!  It was funny picking her up, though, because all the moms were waiting outside the classroom door and when the door opened, all the 2-year-olds came out looking stunned.  They had these expressions on their faces like, "What just happened?  Why was I in there?  Have you been standing out here the whole time?".
Finally, Finn headed off to his first day of preschool for the year on Thursday.  He has a new teacher this year and seemed to like her.  He was much more positive about his preschool experience this year than last year.  I think he is growing to like it.

I must say, it was good to have more activities for the kids to do and I like the added structure.  Now, it's just a matter of getting a grasp of everything.  It will come soon, I'm sure!

I finished decorating our school room.  I cut an old globe in half and turned it into two hanging lamps.  I also made a whiteboard to put in front of the fireplace that we never use.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

4th birthday

I'm 4!
This year's party was an Angry Birds theme.
Finn got some Angry Birds toys,
As well as a T-ball stand that automatically pitched the ball.  All the kids enjoyed this toy. 

 We enjoyed some delicious and colorful Angry Birds cupcakes.
 Bowling was a lot of fun!
Full of colorful balls
and stringy mozzarella sticks. 

 Atticus had fun too, despite the Dumb and Dumber haircut his daddy gave him that morning.:)