The After Party

Posted by Unknown | | Posted On Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 1:36 PM

 When we got home Eli opened his gifts.  
Really, and honestly it is just a gift that friends both new and old were able to come and celebrate with us. 
He was pretty excited about all the lovely and thoughtful gifts from his friends and family. 

Thanks again friends for taking some time out of your holiday weekend to celebrate Eli with us! 

Eli's 8th.......

Posted by Unknown | | Posted On at 1:28 PM

 Eating the Creeper Cake. 

Eli's 8th Birthday.....

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 Here are some more action swim shots.  
We played some Sharks and Minnows, but I think the water slide was  a big hit. 

Blowing out the candle!

Eli's 8th Birthday Party

Posted by Unknown | | Posted On at 12:58 PM

 This morning we got to celebrate 8 years with this little guy!!  
It amazes me that he is going to be 8!  We reserved the pool early because it closes after Labor day, and he really wanted a pool we decided to celebrate just a few days early!  
He is such a sweet little guy who prefers cuddling and hugs more than anything!  
He is my little sweet pea, with a very tender heart.

 Here he is with Minecraft's Steve and a Creeper, AKA his brother and sister. 

Actor, Prop Designer, Scientist, or DJ

Posted by Unknown | | Posted On Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Do you ever wonder what your children will grow up to do, be?
I do, I  wonder what the plans are that God has for them.  
How He has designed them for  a bunch of different purposes.

It is fun so see what interests each child.  I think that is one of the fun parts of having multiple children.
The freedom of homeschool allows for imaginative play.
Hezekiah absolutely loves being in character, I wonder if he might be an actor?
(Above he created his hat, whip, and pouch for Indiana Jones).

He likes creating other props too, for example the Ark of the Covenant, with the Ten Commandments. 
So maybe he will design the props?

Then there is science, the subject of his choice, his favorite.  
So maybe he will be a scientist?

Then found with free time, he plays some keyboard, turns on the disco balls, places his headphones on and creates some jams.  So maybe he will be a DJ?  
Thankfully, he has that freedom to explore.  

For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord.  Jeremiah 29:11

Creating, Finding, Making

Posted by Unknown | | Posted On Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Crafty Cells designed by Eli. 

Contraption to contain and watch caterpillars change to butterflies created and designed by Maggie Beth and Eli. 

Creeper and Steve heads for Eli's (early birthday party)
 created by me. 


Meeting a Favorite Character

Posted by Unknown | | Posted On Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Today I took Maggie Beth to see one of her all time favorite characters, Curious George.  
She likes the books and the cartoon.  We listened as the Barnes and Noble worker read Curious George's First Day of School and then Maggie got to meet Curious George.