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Cast & CharactersThere are some recurring folks in our lives I use abbreviations for; here is a quick rundown.
F (Buggle): Oldest Son, 5 years old (b.2007)
Su (Mouse): Oldest Daughter, 4 years old (b. 2008)
W (Bull): Second Son, 3 years old (b. 2009)
J (Jack): Youngest Son, Infant (b. 2012)
What We’re Reading
Preface to Bonhoeffer: The Man and Two of His Shorter Writings by John Godsey
- includes two short essays by Bonhoeffer
Eddie's Green Thumb by Carolyn Haywood
- the story of a boy's first garden and F's first independently read 'chapter book'
Annie Pat and Eddie by Carolyn Haywood
- Eddie's adventures continue on vacation at the seashore.
- Grab My Button Code!
TopicsAdvent Challenge chicken bones christian calendar Collects conversations with F conversations with Su cooking cooking with preschoolers Creating daily devotions Downloads Elementary Education F Feasts free play Gardening Heritage of Faith homeschool convention homeschooling housekeeping J jobs Lectionary Bookmark Life lifelong learning math readiness Multitudes on Monday organizing Praying the Psalms preschool education preschoolers Reflections Religious musings routine school readiness Science shedule spiritual formation stretching your food dollars Su teaching moments thanks training preschoolers W
Category Archives: feasts
One of the traps of homeschooling is becoming so tied to what I’ve planned that I’m fretted and stressed if we don’t complete it in the time frame I’ve imagined (and it often is imaginary as planning rarely takes into … Continue reading
On this rainy Easter morning, I step outside to move my seedlings to their spot on the front porch for the day. The rain is dripping down steadily and I breathe deep. This is a spring rain and I haven’t … Continue reading
A beautiful spring day today and at least some of the children seem to be recovering. I take it as a good sign that Buggle wanted to go out and ride his bike even if it was only for about … Continue reading
Yesterday was snowy and muddy at the same time. The children went out for a bit but they got wet and then cold and came back in. I was tired and a bit cranky. Jack had gotten up at 5 … Continue reading
Drove down to Kentucky last Monday and back yesterday- about a 10.5 hour drive one way, plus stops. Thanks to a friend who car-pooled with us both trips were remarkably smooth. Went swimming with S’s mother twice. First time I’ve … Continue reading
With only twenty-two days left until #4 makes his/her appearance, I’ve been slowing down while at the same time trying to get many things accomplished… Last weekend was our annual Easter Feast for which we cooked Turkey and Ham as … Continue reading
Well this was the first of the busy four weekends – no wait – it’s actually five that we have between now and the end of January! Friday S was off work and the big children and I went to … Continue reading
My parents are out of town this year for Christmas so we’re saving our family get-together for Epiphany. Instead we’re having some friends over for Christmas Dinner tomorrow. This morning we got started with the cooking. S took W took … Continue reading
Last year our St. Nicholas celebration was marked by S wrecking his truck. This year things were a little more peaceful. I did have a couple of electricians here restoring power to the children’s rooms while I was trying to … Continue reading