A Day at the Ball Park …and Memory Making!

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Woah! I had no idea when I woke up this morning, we would have such a day of adventure and memory making ahead! Paul has been working at the ball park in Hoover this week, doing the 2017 SEC Baseball Championship. Benjamin had asked if he could go and see Paul working on the truck so Paul and I scheduled…

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4H Animal Science Quiz Bowl/Skill-A-Thon 2016

Tracy / January 12, 2016

It has been MONTHS since I’ve had time to do much blogging. Paul’s new job position, the holidays, baby preparations, and LOTS of illness in our home in recent months have made it almost impossible to sit down to catch up on our family blog. I’m going to try and catch things up a little at a time. One of…

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Benjamin’s Hand

He’s got the biggest smile ever for someone who broke a bone. This week’s update from our orthopedic doctor was good news. His finger seems to be healing well. We have to return in one week to make sure it’s still healing. He also asked Ben to start moving the finger to regain some motion. We are thankful to the…

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Cooking With the Boys

Tracy / November 30, 2011

Homeschooling isn’t all about books and essays. Most of the time, the best teaching happens as you go on, about your daily life. Since we began homeschooling (which feels like the beginning of time now!), we have tried to include the children in our day-to-day activities. Some of these things seem so routine, it’s hard to remember to include our…

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Glow Bath

Tracy / October 4, 2011

Tonight’s fun….glow bath– we like to shake things up just a little from time to time. *smile* So, the ingredients for this night of fun…..a bathtub, a handful of glow sticks from the dollar store and a bunch of littles: This little person didn’t want to come out of the tub!

Tadpoles and Homeschooling

Tadpoles and homeschooing make sweet memories on a spring afternoon. Ben brought me his latest “find” in the backyard. He says they tickle his hand when they swim. He is constantly bringing in some critter. He watches and learns. He asks lots of questions and I’ll admit, I don’t always know the answers so we look together. One of my…

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Punishment? Hmmm…

Tracy / September 10, 2010

So one child was found to have taken a piece of gum from his brother’s drawer without asking. I thought it would be a good idea to make him “pay” for this gum by doing work for his older brother….it didn’t work out quite the way I had anticipated. Folding his brother’s film supplies… Does this look like he’s learning…

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Clothesline, Day 1

This is a picture of my laundry line. I had been asked by someone if I could post a picture. It isn’t much, but man it does a great job! It looks so small…the box says that it can hold three loads of laundry, but I’ve found that it actually holds quite a bit more. It’s been great. I can’t…

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Sunflowers! I can’t believe that they have sprouted so quickly but here they are! They look like they are going to be healthy little plants. I can’t wait until they are big enough to transfer out of our little temporary home for them, into the yard! Our weekend was good. I worked away on Jessica’s dresses and finally finished the…

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Leaving a Legacy

Tracy / February 28, 2006

Moving day is almost here! Paul is still working on the final drafts of my permanent blog home. It’s looking really nice…he’s really worked hard. I didn’t get a chance to blog yesterday. We were busy all day, first with the people that came to clean out our septic system and next with me going to a workshop on organizing…

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