Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Trick or Treat

I didn't make any costumes this year. They had Awana right after trick-or-treating, which they were to wear their pj's. So, Livy is to be dressed for a slumber party, I had this blow up police costume to put over his pj's and Josh put on a monster hat to be a the character from book There's a Monster's under my Bed.  It worked out to everyone's satisfaction.

We decorated our pumpkins when we had nice weather last week.

Have a boo-tiful evening!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Relaxing weekend

Hubby had the weekend off and we spent it doing nothing around the house. We enjoyed a Friday evening laughing, and growing closer with our small group. We love the friendships, and closeness we have with our group. Saturday we surprised the kiddos and took them to Guffey Acres to enjoy the beautiful fall day. Today we spent the day in worship and then relaxing around the house. Hubby even told me to take a nap while he watched the kiddos. What a good guy he is. Have a great week!

It was a beautiful day to play outdoors.

Josh rounding up his cow.

Daddy giving Livy a ride on her cow.
Nathan loved lassoing the cows. 
The popcorn jumper was a hit for all of them.

Taking a tractor ride. I think Liv is getting to big for this one. 

Jumping on the hay bales is always fun.

That's one big checker board.
To finish up our day we did the corn maze. We only got lost a couple of times, but that's what makes it fun. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Why I love CM

Today I took the kiddos to the park for their nature study. It reminded me why I love teaching them using Charlotte Mason's methods. This kind of learning is not something they can get from a book. One must witness with the eyes the wonders of our great creator. I can't express enough how much using Ms. Mason's methods of teaching has blessed their lives and allowed them to see and experience so much more than I ever imagined.
"Children should be encouraged to watch, patiently and quietly, until they learn something of the habits and history of bee, ant, wasp, spider, hairy caterpillar, dragon-fly, and whatever of larger growth comes in their way." C. Mason

"An Observant Child should be put in the way of Things worth Observing" C. Mason

"They must be let alone, left to themselves a great deal, to take in what they can of the beauty of earth and heavens."  Mason

Friday, October 5, 2012

Savoring the season

Watching bees and butterflies is so captivating to our little guy.

Making a huge, dirty mess in the sandbox is always a favorite on a beautiful day.

We love getting dirty!

Remembering that just as fast as the summer passes, so does the time with have with our children at home. I just can't believe how fast the time is going as Olivia is becoming a beautiful young lady in so many ways.