For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, September 15, 2008

Life in the Fast Lane

Double Trouble....
The silliness abounds....virtual twins
Time to Trim the Tree Limbs... "I am going to move this limb all by myself"

"I think I can, I think I can...."How much work is really getting done here?
Life in the fast lane has taken on an entirely new meaning as parents of six children. A day can go by faster than a lightning bolt, and those days turn into weeks, months and years before you can blink. I am trying to treasure every single moment spent teaching, laughing and loving my kiddos. Sometimes I wish I could turn back the clock at least for a few hours more....
I am still searching for last week. It went by so quickly that I feel like I missed it. Brad made a trip to be with his dad(who had eye surgery and is doing well). He was supposed to make a side trip to Dallas for a business meeting, but due to the hurricane in Texas(and mixed up travel plans for others),the meeting got canceled. Brad surprised us with his homecoming Wednesday evening. We weren't expecting him until Friday. Everyone was very excited when he walked in the door. The kids were doing well while he was gone, but they are always slightly out of sorts when daddy has to leave for any length of time. How do families with traveling parents manage? With Brad working from home several days a week, the kids(and mom too) are not used to him being away from us.
It turned into a slightly crazy week when Garrett had not one but two Asthma attacks. We got those under control, and then Nate came down with the stomach bug. He was in lots of pain and scared momma a little(his medical history). Brad took him to the doctor and, after a stomach Xray(as a precaution), it was determined that all was well...except that he had the "bug". With medicine and a few days of limited eating, we are happy to report that he is much better. We are now praying that the others can avoid it. Only time will tell...

Making Ocean Boxes... a semester long project displaying Ocean Creatures from our Science Curriculum.
Hard at Work...
We spent Friday catching up on school assignments and projects. It turned into a good day to do so... we had lots of clouds and sporadic rain showers both Friday and Saturday. We got lots more rain which we really didn't need. As quickly as this week went by, it was certainly filled with lots of love and laughter. I am posting several pictures of different projects, silly antics, and of happenings this week in the crazy,spicy life of our now six chili peppers... enjoying life to its fullest!
The makings of a pyramid...Is it a pyramid or an ice cream Sunday?... we need to work on our technique a bit more...Everyone joins in to help...Nolan's is looking more like a pyramid...but it is hard to get the top just right.Salt Maps of Upper and Lower Egypt... They were still working hard at 4pm.

1 comment:

Jill and Rick said...

Kim, I love reading about your crazy, busy life! The school projects look like so much fun ~ nothing like hands-on learning.

& the "Double Trouble" caption seems quite appropriate for my two youngest these days so you know you got a laugh out of me on that one!

I hope that no one else came down with Nate's bug.