Moments to Remember ~ October 2012

Moments to remember

 

Moments to Remember was developed as a simple way to look back on our week as homeschoolers and find photos that encompass the memories we want to remember.
The week may have been tough, there may have been more bumps than smiles, but in the end these are the moments that keep us going, the ones we need to remember.

This is the first Moments to Remember post where I opened up my photo folders for the entire month and scrolled through to remember our moments from this past month.  I like the new idea of recording monthly, it makes the memories stand out a bit more.

My favorite memory from October was definitely getting our puppy, Sweenie, and seeing my kids embrace this new furr-ball with such joy.

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Right up there with getting the dog was our family camping trip.  I love that we can take trips even on school days thanks to the freedom homeschooling brings.Hayride with my babies!

 

A few during-homeschooling moments that are joyful memories…

This photo is definitely my favorite from the month.  Showcasing the fact that you can come to school shirtless, join in for a 5th grade lesson even when you are only in first grade, and sit on your big brother’s lap whenever you want {if he will let you of course}.Homeschool-2423

 

Ladybug joining us for our Home Art Studio project was so cute!  I love seeing her in with the big boys!Home Art Studio Rose Windows-3344

 

Our What’s in the Bible time together is one of my favorite homeschooling times.  The kids all love it and I do too.

Watching What's in the Bible and looking super cute. I ❤homeschooling.  

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I love that Ladybug can sit back and soak up K’s lessons {All About Spelling seems to be her favorite, along with Draw, Write, Now} whenever she wants to.Melts my heart every time she begs to sit in on K's school time. She is sitting in the background ad his All About Spelling lesson repeating everything.

 

So many memories from the month that I hope I will cling to and focus on, instead of the difficult moments.  I am grateful for the still {quiet} moment a camera can capture that can stir up so much love and gratitude in my heart.Homeschool-3376

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Moments to Remember

Moments to remember

 

Moments to Remember was developed as a simple way to look back on our week as homeschoolers and find photos that encompass the memories we want to remember.
The week may have been tough, there may have been more bumps than smiles, but in the end these are the moments that keep us going, the ones we need to remember.

Some of the sweetest moments this past week were between my 2 youngest kiddos.  They spent loads of time together playing and it was really sweet!

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She is very interested in everything he is doing, and he is sweet and enjoys when she joins in.  He also enjoys participating with her on some of her things.  She loves when he joins!Homeschool-1701 All About Reading-1769

I love that they get to spend their days together instead of apart!


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Special Note ~ Moments to Remember will become a MONTHLY feature on the last Saturday of each month {instead of weekly}.  Stay tuned for the next Moments to Remember Linky to go up on Saturday, October 27!

The linky will stay open for the weeks in between, so you can add your post at any time!  Please be sure it is specifically a Moments to Remember post and follow the guidelines above.  Remember, this is not a Weekly Wrap-Up, you can link those up with Kris here!

Moments to Remember

Moments to remember

 

Moments to Remember was developed as a simple way to look back on our week as homeschoolers and find photos that encompass the memories we want to remember.
The week may have been tough, there may have been more bumps than smiles, but in the end these are the moments that keep us going, the ones we need to remember.

We are away this week for our annual back to school beach trip!  My sweet aunt owns 2 condos at the beach and lets us stay for free this week each year!  It is a great way to begin homeschool, don’t ya think?  We are blessed!

This trip was filled with full sun and perfect weather all week.  We had many wonderful moments with our kids and my parents. My awesome parents kept all 3 kids in their condo while my husband and I stayed upstairs alone!

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Ladybug HATED the beach last year, and this year was totally opposite!  Such a joy and so much fun!

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She made her first Build a Bear and was so sweet to watch.  We go out to eat Japanese each year too, always fun!

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The highlight for the kids is our annual trip to the rides.  This year was also a huge blessing as Ladybug loved it all! Again, totally opposite from her reaction last year!

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We aren’t home quite yet, a quick ministry stop and then we will be back on the long road home and into the big stretch of homeschooling!  I am actually excited to be back in our school routine!

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Moments to Remember

Moments to remember

 

Moments to Remember was developed as a simple way to look back on our week as homeschoolers and find photos that encompass the memories we want to remember.
The week may have been tough, there may have been more bumps than smiles, but in the end these are the moments that keep us going, the ones we need to remember.

We spent the first half of our week at a camp with our church staff on our annual summer staff retreat.  The kids LOVE being at the campground and with all of their friends, it is a highlight of the year for them!  This year we brought our camper since there weren’t enough cabins for our staff, so we drove back and forth from the cabin area and the camper.  The kids thought riding in the back of the car was the coolest. thing. ever.

On the last day, all three kids caught a fish!

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Good memories, despite the fact that it wasn’t an entirely smooth trip, if ya know what I mean.  I am choosing to focus on the positive memories and not the other 90% of the time when Ladybug was screaming about something random.  She is in a phase and it is driving us nuts.  I acknowledge that certain parts of our time away were less than moments I’d like to remember, however even just a few days later when I look at the pictures and think back, I mostly remember the good!


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Moments to Remember

Moments to remember

 

Moments to Remember was developed as a simple way to look back on our week as homeschoolers and find photos that encompass the memories we want to remember.
The week may have been tough, there may have been more bumps than smiles, but in the end these are the moments that keep us going, the ones we need to remember.

We un-officially started back to school this past week.  We don’t officially begin until Sept 10, but we got a bit of a jump start.  We aren’t doing everything in our routine, but easing in and spending more time learning and less time “summer-ing.”

I love this shot of Krash and Ladybug, just simply playing together.  They were setting up a candy shop using our candy construction kit.  The had little tiffs, and things weren’t perfect, but I know they had fun together.  I am really trying to focus on the positive instead of the negative.  I am so grateful for their hours in the day together.

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