Our new school room!

Rick has been suggesting for years that we move our school room downstairs and we finally did it over the Christmas break! I LOVE it. Previously, we had everything in our dining room and while it was perfectly fine, I was shuffling stuff all day long. We eat every meal at our dining room table so we would eat breakfast, clean up, get school stuff out, clean up, get lunch out, clean up, get school back out, clean up, eat dinner, and then clean up. Whew! I know it is a luxury to have a separate place to keep our school books and work on our formal lessons and I am very thankful for it. I don't have a picture but the other side of this room is our playroom so I can have everyone down here with me and occupied. :)


Miles is 1!

Miles turned 1 on January 3rd and I didn't even cry. :) His birthday was on Kate's birthday party night but don't worry, he still had cake and a bunch of little 9 year old girls to sing Happy Birthday to him.

1 year ago

1 year old

He is a climber and loves to climb up on this chair. 

His other favorite activity is to put on these hulk gloves and box. I am not kidding. It's hilarious!


Kate is 9!

Kate's birthday was on December 22nd! She had a spend the night party on January 3rd which also was Miles' s first birthday. It was a very exciting and fun filled day. I never imagined that I would have a spend the night party because they are not my thing. However, we had a great time.

The best part of the night was the comment we overheard, "Kate's dad is actually funny!" Not surprisingly, Rick is open to have many more spend the night parties. :)

 Eating Pizza

Here are 4 of the 8 Rainbow Looms we had in our house that night.

I think she was having fun!

The gang. :)