Saturday, January 25, 2014

Lazy Saturdays and Crazy girl

 I feel like lazy Saturday mornings are few and far between around here. So we try to take advantage so most we can. My kids are kids after my own heart and love to create, so we decided on painting . It is so fun to watch all of their personalities come out. 

 this is our crazy girl :) we say she is "wirey" if that is even a word. she is our most fearless and keeps us on edge a tad bit more than all of the others. Not 1 minute into painting she stuck her hand straight into the paint... it was too cute not to capture.
 This is her serious face, anytime she is concentrating... cracks me up!

 Grace leads the charge in creativity, she is so much like me it is crazy. I just love her so much!!!

 So proud of her pink hands...

 Bye-bye pretty paint colors... hello brown...

Miles is so in love with his big brother. He lights up when  Fisher is around, I love it!


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Sister's and Coloring

 One of my favorite things about homeschooling my kids is that they get to spend so much time together. Sometimes that is a bad thing :) but sometimes it is the sweetest thing! Harper and Grace are two peas in a pod. They are both girly and love to put on makeup and color. Most days you will find them both in the playroom coloring together. It melts my heart everytime!

Grace is a little artist, she colors so good and can spend an h our on one piece of art, she is a girl after my own heart! I have even found piles of crumpled up paper on the floor beside her because she just couldn't get it quite right...I love that girl.

 I  love this picture because it is a perfect picture of Grace and Harper's relationship: Grace working hard and Harper wanting so bad to be a big girl and keep up.

 Harper's pictures are normally comprised of a lot of scibble-scrabble. she is hillarious when she colors, she gets a super serious face and then just goes as fast as she can...

 I have been thinking a lot about my goals for 2014 and I think I have finally come up with my word: CAPTURE! I have such a tendency to be looking forward to things in my life and missing out on what is right in front of me. I find myself wishing the days away, only to find that life is passing by so quickly. So, my goal this year is to CAPTURE life's simple and beautiful moments that are all around me. Everyday I get to see glimpses of who my kids are growing up to be and I find myself forgetting so quickly the stages and quirks and smiles that are fading quickly. I want to challenge myself to take a breath and slow down, to take it all in and to take the time to capture it. To really see the beauty all around me, the love that surrounds me, the giggles, the spills, the memories, the friendships, the messes that fill my day. It is not always pretty, but it is my life, the life God has for me, and I want to remember the details!

So here begins a year of capturing the everyday, routine, beautiful moments of 2014!

This is Grace's "thing" right now. All over our house and all of the time she is doing cartwheels! It's adorable and annoying at the same time, like when she knocked a cup of freshly poured milk out of my hand because she was doing cartwheels in the kitchen But this is where we are right now and one day she is going to think cartwheels are for babies... So I want to CAPTURE it now!