Chris's Change of Command

Chris's Change of Command

Daily Bible Verse

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Homeschool Check In

I haven't posted how homeschooling is going in a while so here is a little update. 

We are closing in on the last few months before we move (still don't know where to yet!), and I hope to wrap up school the last few weeks of May in order to prep for the big move in June. 

We are all still moving right along and making progress.  Luke has completely mastered his addition and subtraction math facts!  I love Saxon Math and how the curriculum revisits concepts through out the year.  He still LOVES reading and can complete a chapter book in a few hours.  On library day, he runs up to his room with a bagful of books and I won't see him for the rest of the day.  History seems to be what sparks his interest more than anything (like father like son).  We joke that he has a running timeline in his head and once he fills in the date of an event he doesn't forget it.  His memory is pretty amazing. 

Hayley is reading reading reading as well.  She has really improved on her word attack skills and her confidence in her ability.  She is such a creative, outside- the-box thinker.  Something I wish I could do better.  Her drawings and stories are always so entertaining.  I love that she enjoys school so much.  She never complains and gets so excited to learning something new. 

Last week as part of our geography lesson, we built models of  rivers and labeled the different parts using tags:

Luke's model

Hayley's model

Hannah joined in on the action with a little finger painting.  We were mixing yellow and blue to make green.  I thing she loved it!!!



Both Hayley and Hannah just love their brother.  Hannah has become quite attached to him and just follows him around like a little duckling.  And Luke is such a good sport.  ALWAYS taking care of her and trying to include her when the older two are playing together.   He is so patient with her and takes his roll as the protector of his sisters quite seriously.

She calls him Lukey.  I could listen to her yell "LUKEY"  all day long.  And I usually do.

My oldest and baby.  They are growing up...

Little Pink Rollers

A bit of nostalgia here.  My mom used to sponge roll my hair almost every night when I was about 9 or 10.  I loved waking up with little ringlets in my hair.  Hayley and I were out shopping at Target and she picked up a package of pink curlers and her eyes lit up. So did mine just thinking back to sleeping in those little pink pieces of plastic and sponge. She placed them in the shopping cart and couldn't wait to get home and put them in her hair!!!

A few before pictures....

And after...
Just love her lovely waves!!

I think she was pleased too.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Romans 10:9

That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Romans 10:9

Our sweet girl asked Jesus into her heart on Friday night.  She has been asking so many questions about heaven and how to pray so that she can be with Jesus in heaven one day.  We have discussed at length what Jesus did for us by dying on the cross so that our sins could be forgiven so that we could be reconciled with God by Jesus' sacrifice.  I told her about the "special" prayer that I prayed as a little girl telling Jesus thank you for what He did for me.  I told her when she was ready to just ask Chris or myself and we would be happy to pray with her. 
Friday night, both Chris and I were exhausted from the week.  We were sitting on the sofa discussing who was going to go upstairs to tuck everyone in bed.  After much discussion, I slowly peeled myself off the couch and headed up to say good night.  Hayley and I said bedtime prayers together and as I leaned over to kiss her, she sweetly said, "Mommy, I'm ready to pray the special prayer." 
We sat on her bed and together told Jesus just how much we love him.  We told him that we know we are sinners and that we believe that He is God's One and Only Son.  We thanked Him for dying on the cross and forgiving all of our sins.  And then she asked Him to be the Lord of her life.  She asked Him into her heart. 
My baby girl made the most important decision that she will ever make in her entire life and my heart rejoices.  She is not mine, she belongs to Him.  Praise Him.

So glad God pushed me off the sofa and up to her room that night.  So thankful.