Sunday, March 27, 2011

My Little Helpers

My little helpers Molly and Sam

These little helpers were having too much fun switching the laundry for me.

"Behold, children are a heritage from from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward"
Psalm 127:3

Molly and Sam

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sam is 8 today!

Special gift from God
Answers quickly when called
Minds his mother
Understands his fathers instruction
Excellent in what is good
Loves his friends and family

 We love you Sam!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Exceptionally Ordinary Tuesday

Sam's special flowers for mom (He doesn't know about picking the stems too)

      Today was a Homeshool day. For Konos, our history and science, we have Creation Art Projects to do. Everyone has their own section. Someone paints fruit, or trees; birds or bugs. It's amazing how many techniques we can use for one picture. At the end, when everyone in every school family is finished with their projects, we will put them together as a big poster of Creation.
David's Beetle Artwork - it almost looks real!
      While we were all painting, Molly decided to "help" us. Her picture was sweet, but instead dipping her paint brush in the water, she dipped it in Mom's coffee.  We didn't realize this until she was finished with her picture.  
Molly's Picture

 Mom tried to take a picture of Me, Ben and Peter today. In the first one, Ben has a funny face because Peter tickled him just when Mom took the picture.

Ben, Peter & Amy

This one is a little better

Today was really fun, but I can't wait for the night because, I might go edit a video with Mrs. Phares and because the sooner night goes, we'll have another exceptionally ordinary day tomorrow.

                                                                          Amy O.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Your Baby Can Read

You know those commercials for teaching your baby to read?  The ad shows 18 month old babies on up to four year olds being taught how to read.  I was telling my kids that I don't quite know what the point is.  Are they smarter and more successful when they are older; more obedient and respectful when they are still young?  Does it really help?  Will I be a better parent if I do this?  How can you teach every one of your babies how to read if you have more than one-seems like someone's bound to get shorted the more babies you have - how would you have time to keep on top of teaching them all?  I couldn't do it.  Maybe I just need to be enlightened.

Today, Steve and I were working on some business details while all of the kids except for Molly were still at school.  We were discussing who knows what, when I realized that I hadn't seen or heard Molly for about ten minutes.  I went to go check on her.  When I found her, she was in the music room, in the rocking chair with her baby and her book, teaching her baby how to read.  She was pointing to different parts of the book saying what the pictures were.  "This is a frog, say frrooogg,"  What a patient teacher diligently teaching her baby to read. Molly will learn how to read just fine, she will grow up faster than I want her to (like her siblings before her), so I think I will just enjoy her as she is right now.

"The best thing in married life, for the sake of which everything ought to be suffered and done, is the fact that God gives children and commands us to bring them up to serve Him.  To do this is the noblest and most precious work on earth, because nothing may be done which pleases God more than saving souls..........."
                                                                                                                              Martin Luther - What Luther Says - 2836