Friday, February 5, 2016

Friday Art...

Neither of my boys have ever really been into coloring. However, lately, Remi has been drawing things like this...



I cannot express how much I love seeing the working of Remi's imagination on paper.

From the big 'ole rocket ship, to the itty bitty astronaut on the top right... it is just perfect art of a little 6 year old!! I love that Earth has blocks of color and I love his cute little sun, I love that he only put Saturn in there because 'that was all he could remember' and I just love the ladders because I know when he drew that, he was picturing himself climbing that ladder and going on an outer space adventure!

... and I love that Micah drew the stars up top and then Remi folded it up and gave it to me :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Little Glimpses...

Sometimes, the pictures I quickly snap throughout the day (with my phone) are the sweetest. They are little glimpses into my world of blessings I am surrounded by...

The boys LOVE Little Anne. After Roen threw-up all over her (stomach bug) she was due a major bath...



On Saturday, the weather was amazing. As I sat on the front porch reading, Remi got out his wood, tools and set to work on a piggy bank... assistants at hand, course! This picture would make my Pa proud...



And this is yesterday... just me and my RoBear hanging out while Remi is at school...

Monday, February 1, 2016

A Kindergarten Musical...

Thursday night, Remi preformed in his Kindergarten Musical called The Buzz.

All the kids dressed up as different bugs and danced and sang their hearts out. It was seriously, the cutest thing ever. For the first time, Remi truly embraced the stage. Not only did he full on participate (something he has never really done in previous years) but I could tell how hard he was concentrating to get everything perfect!

My adorable little fly...



Don't you just love Roen's smile...



Of course, I made sure to get there super early (because I'm 'that' mom) so we could sit on the front row and then Remi ended up on the opposite side of the stage, and even the microphone was in the way. But, I got to see enough to know that it was absolutely precious!



Here is Remi and his best little buddy- also a fly...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Melted Carrots...

At dinner tonight, we were eating roast with carrots and potatos...

Me: Roen, you ate really good, but you didn't any of your carrots...

Roen: Well, that's because I don't like melted carrots.

Bless his heart, he meant 'cooked' but it was by far the best conversation of the day!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Our Family Time...

After homework is finished, when Micah is home from work, when the neighbors are sent home and the boys called inside, I start dinner. This is our family time.

Micah is usually listening to the radio or watching Jeopardy and the kids are usually finding things to do that drive us crazy, lol! Last night, the boys got out the crayons, paper, scissors, glue- not a typical activity for the boys- and drew/cutout paper rockets, missiles and bombs.

I like my view from the kitchen... us all doing our own thing but still together...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Premonition Series...

I just finished up The Premonition Series by Amy Bartol.

I will start off by saying that this series was incredible. It is a series of 5 books and I read them in all in less than a month. If I am able to read 4 books a month (one a week), then I consider it a lot for me.... this attests to the fact that I literally could not put these books down. Blowdrying my hair- I was reading, cooking supper- I was reading, in between commercials- I was reading, staying up way too late- I was reading.

I love storylines based on the super-natural. It is so fun to imagine a world out there that I know nothing about. It is even more fun to imagine myself in these worlds of unknown.

Like most, I have read books with werewolves, vampires and ghosts. But, I have never read a book series based on fictional stories of angels and demons. Though this series is not religious, it centers on angels and their battles with demons and evil. It is highly addicting and made me wonder about the way we preceive Heaven, good and evil. I loved that there were a lot of main characters that almost become family as you journey along with them. The ending was nicely finished with the hint of an open ending.... perfection in my book!



Surprise, surprise, I found another series that I can't wait to sink into. I think there is a total of 21 books so it maybe quite sometime before another book review pops up on here.

Happy reading!

Monday, January 25, 2016

A Birthday Weekend...

This weekend, we celebrated my nephew's first birthday! I cannot believe how time flies!

We celebrated Kase with a sweet little Winter ONE-derland party. It was a very small- family only- party and it was simply perfect! We had ice cream cake, polar bear cookies & cupcakes, blue jello, and lots fun!









Thursday, January 21, 2016

School Work...

One of my favorite parts of Kindergarten is getting to see all the school work Remi brings home everyday. We don't nessecarily talk about everything he learns, so this is my little glimpse into what he is learning. I am truly amazed by the things he is learning! (The dedication of teachers will always be something that touches my heart).

Here is a small collection of school work Remi has brought home lately. I rarely keep school work, but sometimes, it's hard to resist!



I was especially proud when one of these papers came home with his last name written! Of course, I love his little fishy drawing and I guess I never realized that he would be learning addition and how to tell time!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Snow!!!

Saturday afternoon, it snowed. Like big, fat, white snowflakes... blizzard style! It snowed like that for over an hour!

Of course, the boys were out in it off and on- there was really no way of keeping those boogers in the house, and although, It didn't stick, the boys (and I) were beyond excited!!



Monday, January 18, 2016

A Love For Learning...

Remi loves to learn. He is my perfectionist and is the very happiest when he is challenging his mind. Although, he looks just like me, I think he may have a mind just like his daddy's!

The other evening, I was in my library reading while Micah was out picking up dinner. Roen sat beside me and played his favorite robot game and Remi came in with his math game. I just thought it was kind of sweet that of all things he could be doing, he wanted to practice his math.



And although Roen has yet be the thinker in the way that Remi seems to be, this little smile steals my heart every time...


How 'bout that camo on camo going on, lol!