After celebrating the Boys’ Birthdays, we have a short break before the partying begins again. This time for the girls. Since Hannah and Sarah have a whole five days between their birthdays, they have chosen to celebrate separately. This is probably a good thing as meal selection would be challenging with these two!
Hannah Joy turned 8 on November 22nd. What a joy she is. Always smiling, full of energy, and ready for adventure. She loves to draw and create with paper. Enjoys reading a bit but will quickly put her book away for a chance to run in the woods.
Hannah is a no frills kind of gal. Comfy clothes and a simple pony tail is all she needs to be ready for the day. Her birthday request was to have Indians on her birthday cake; no princesses needed. Hamburger and fries were the birthday meal. No one was complaining.
Sarah Michal turned 6 on November 27th. She was very thankful that her birthday did not fall on Thanksgiving this year (both girls’ birthdays can fall on Thanksgiving); having turkey for her birthday dinner is not a good thing. Sarah’s choice? Bacon. Smart girlie.
Sarah is growing up so quickly. Her strong spirit and quick temper have mellowed as she has gotten older. She does like to stay busy. A bored Sarah is one who tends to find trouble. She loves her school work and drawing. And more drawing. And hey, why not some more drawing? And cutting all the things she draws. She should have asked for a case of paper for her birthday. I do love my Sarah Bear!!
Happy Birthday to my very special girlies!!!!.
After several days of cold weather, we had a gorgeous, warm day with sunlight streaming down. I looked at the stack of books, the to do list, and the laundry. I did what had to be done.
I sent the children out to run, climb, hike, explore, and enjoy that beautiful morning. They ventured into the woods, they rode bikes, and then they were really quiet. Hmm, what were they up to?
Enjoying a moment or two of superhero action.
We enjoyed lunch, hit the books, checked off the list, and tackled the laundry. A day fully seized.
Or we could call it Life is Good.
As I am entering the end of the “review year” for the Crew, I should really be posting my final reviews. It would be the responsible, productive, and smart choice.
Sam ~ All boy. All the time.
Today, I have been responsible and productive and hopefully made a smart choice or two. Tonight, however, I am in a thoughtful and reflective mood. This almost always means rambling thoughts.
My girls hard at work.
Life is good. Simple. Beautiful. Glorious. That doesn’t mean my laundry has disappeared or the days of whining are over in my home. Life is good means that I have laughter in my days. I have beautiful, healthy children. I have the freedom to open my Bible.
Life is good. Sweet. Fulfilling. Abundant. I get goodnight hugs – eight of them. I have cookies waiting for me in the kitchen. I have a yard full of beautiful trees with leaves floating down.
Imagination – sheep, cows, river…
Life is good. I am saved by grace. I have been called by name and redeemed. I am forgiven.
Life is good. Perfect? Nope. But it is good.