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Monday, December 11, 2017

...life right now...

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my sweet big little boy.
this photo is of nothing, nothing other than my life.
my hubby is gone. the younger two have croup, which at times can mentally and emotionally cripple me to my core. we don't have a great track record.
gianna is 7 days in and still steroid free. i am fighting for my strong little girl. she always says, "i can do it mom. i brave!!" oh yes, you are.
isaac started with croup last night. he is pretty happy at times, but we shall see what night brings.
i am a planner. i was looking ahead at my lesson plans ahead and struggling with a feeling in my heart that things needed to change.
we seem to be in a rut with some books that are a bit less interesting for my young man. he is all into boy right now (planes, helicopters, dinosaurs...). i love useful skills/crafts/activities. i saw a picture from a friend and it inspired me to research what she was doing.
so...
i downloaded a different curriculum.
ha. something i thought i would never do.
i am excited though.
i decided this is a perfect opportunity for me to work on my fear. i think that is the cross i struggle the most with right now. fear of croup.
one day hour at a time.
i walked around the corner to them, just living.
and it was perfect. in spite of my tired eyes, it was beauty it it's simplicity.
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Friday, December 8, 2017

...BFIAR: Goodnight moon...

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we just finished up or two weeks with Goodnight Moon. Gianna fell in love with this book, i think in part do the subjects being bunnies.
we read books on space, the moon, and started our advent book basket. we did a phases of the moon oreo cookie project. we did an art project on the book cover. we worked on syllables, counting, matching, shapes, rhyming, and clocks. we finished the lapbook and played a few games (matching, memory, and phonics). we made an i spy bottle and played bingo.
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Thursday, December 7, 2017

...first snow...

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we had our first snow of the winter this morning. the kids were ecstatic.
we took a break around 830 for some fresh air and enjoyed some white snow as it was swirling around. gabe went running down to the chickens, "good morning chickens!!! are you enjoying the winter????"

i hope to maintain his enthusiasm for this winter.
they scurried around with gretl, who was absolutely NUTS. she chased it. she ran away from it. she couldn't quite figure it out. isaac was pretty happy from the confines of the stroller. he isn't quite fond of the extra layers as he can't run quite as fast.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

...st nicolas day...

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st nicolas day!
new winter boots filled with gold coins, an orange, and some chocolates.
a great start to a wednesday.
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...first puzzle...

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we completed our first 998 piece puzzle as a family.
ha. yes....
papa got us this puzzle last year. we worked on it a few hours and then put it away. steve brought it out last week and we worked on it periodically. i couldn't believe how great they were at it. they have always been good at puzzles, but this was impressive.

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