My Week in Review: August 31st -Sept. 4th

It has been a great week!

This was our 2nd week of school and I think I have finally ((almost…maybe…prayfully) adjusted to waking up at 6am. It was rough ya’ll, I am not even going to try to tell you anything else other than it was H.A.R.D. But waking up in the morning, before the house gets busy, provides me with a moment of peace and I have grown to look forward to it.


We kicked the week off with a family-fun ‘adventure’ in a tube floating down the Shenandoah River in West Virginia. Now, when I told the girls what we were going to do Lela told me I could drop her off along with her sisters at MeeMaw’s house. I guess that is a consequence of letting them watch River Monsters.

20150829_115013Once we got in the tube and floating on the water we were all sold. Lela actually spent more time swimming, playing and walking in the river then being in her tube. We all relaxed and had great undisturbed family time for 3 and 1/2 solid hours.

DSC_0929Although we started school last week, the girl’s activities are just now beginning to start. We are starting a new co-op this year, Calvary Gospel Homeschool Group and the girls will be taking tennis, sewing, gymnastics, Spanish, and art. DSC_0971We went to the Back-to-Bash and had a BLAST meeting new families, eating food and playing…lots and lots of playing. We are all looking forward to the first day of class next week.

My niece Christiana and Lela ‘hangin’.
Yeah…Lourdes wasn’t quite ready for this ride!

We also had a great visit from my sister in VA and her children. The girls were able to hang out with their cousins and play at the park. Park days are always fun, the girls are constantly trying to find new and daring ways to cross monkey bars and go down slides.


Sitting on the sideline looking at all five girls (ages 8-3) my heart was struck with how fast time truly does go by. I found myself  remembering when each child was born.

I was thankful to be able to play with their young selves and whispered a prayer that my relationship with my children and my nieces would continue to grow so I could one day see their children running around a park.

In addition to all the fun we had, we also learned a lot this week--I was even amazed!


For Lela’s first Current Events class she read an article about Kids Drinking Water (or lack thereof). Well, that really shocked and inspired her. She did her first survey and got a great response (thanks everyone). She is pumped up to start a WATER 4 LIFE REVOLUTION to get kids like her to drink 10-14 cups of water everyday! We are proud of her and also are drinking more water.

Lela and I did a Mystery Science class about volcanos. It was AWESOME!!



Niara was so excited to get math facts like her sister. She started learning the double facts and has been beaming since. She also was introduced to more word families and she is reading books!

DSC_0816Lourdes loves HappyPreK (whew, we were all concerned). She wakes up in the morning ready for HappyPreK! This week she learned all about the color BROWN. Each day she interacted with brown in a different way. Her favorite activity was making brownies!


  A week wouldn’t be complete without art!

Niara’s Masterpiece!


We ended the week with latin jazz and free paint!


Week two, done! I am ready for week three.

Until next time,

Stay Encouraged  & Be Blessed!




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