Our second week of school went well. We have a schedule down and things are moving along. Though the blog, and pictures, aren't a high priority, I am still trying! This post is for the week of August 7 - 13.
Sunday: Against all odds, I took a couple of pictures on the Lord's Day! I really wanted to make a pound cake, so I miniature lemon pound cakes for Pot Luck. I am thankful for the ability to make interesting food and the ability taste wonderful food!
Monday: The kids have been enjoying making things with duct tapes. Avalyn made this "wallet" with an 'A' on it. I am thankful for the kids' creativity and desire to create from anything.
Tuesday: Keira's Birthday! She is officially 10 years old. I love how the sun makes her hair shine in this picture! There are so many things to be thankful for, but for simplicities' sake, I will just thank God for Keira's life and the joy she brings to us.
Wednesday: We got a much anticipated package in the mail! We funded our first Kickstarter for the second book in a series that my kids are thoroughly enjoying. I must admit that I am really enjoying the series as well. We broke into the box and sat down to read "just one chapter" though that never happens! I am thankful for the enjoyment of books and sharing good books with my children.
Thursday: Thursday has traditionally been our pool day. I have not really been interested in going to the pool much this year since Patrick hates the water, and I don't like it much myself. But I went with the family and took pictures. Mercy was really brave and ventured to jump into the pool several times! I am thankful for Mercy's adventurous and independent spirit!
Friday: We watched Keira's favorite movie, TinTin. Mercy didn't like the dramatic scenes and kept saying, "Bad idea, Snowy, bad idea."
Saturday: Both Keira and Mercy have been using a balance bike recently and have gotten really good at it! Adrian put pedals back on Keira's bike, and she took off! I am thankful for her ability to learn and desire to master a bike, though she was scared of it for a long time.