Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Monday, January 09, 2012
All of a sudden Miriam has decided that she can ride. One day she insisted that I hold on to her with two hands and literally the next day was this:
Apparently Daddy told her that it would be easier to balance if she got going faster. Never mind that I had said the same thing for weeks..... sometimes it just takes a Daddy when dealing with things like bike riding. She is out there at every possible moment now and so proud of herself. We are proud of you too Mim!
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Wednesday, January 04, 2012
The kids have officially gone back to school after the Christmas break. I miss them but the routine seems to be good for all of us. Upon hearing that we were starting a new year, Miriam asked if she would have the same teacher. I had explain the difference between the school year and the calendar year. Cute. David had a good first day back. He was the first to answer a difficult equation in math class and was excused from last night's homework. Abigail is glad to have her schedule predictable again, and Miriam is happy to see her friends. For Adriel and I it's back to work! ~ Christina
Sunday, January 01, 2012
A year has seasons, but so does life. This shelf of fabric seems like a small thing, but it represents a change in my season of life. A year ago it was full of books, school books. It's not as if we are suddenly short of books around here. We have plenty I assure you. It's just that these shelves used to hold our active curriculum. With all of the kids in school for the foreseeable future my Latin and English grammar studies are pushed a bit to the side as I dive into learning about textiles and tailoring.
I am not one that likes change. I fight it until it knocks me over with it's inevitability. God has his plans though and they are higher than mine. So for this season lesson plans give way to stacks of fabric and patterns. It is hard to let go and an exciting adventure all the same.
Yep, I got all of that from a shelf, go figure!
Happy New Year
May your new seasons be an adventure as well.
Posted at 5:30 AM