We have started homeschooling early this year so that we can take time off once the boys come in November. As you can see, things can get out of hand…even when they have all disappeared. I think they are playing on the floor around the corner. The winner of this week’s favorite toy is a box full of poker chips. (I think they are one of my brothers, but they never claimed them at my mom’s so I took them to be counting chips.) They love to sort, stack, make patterns, and build with them…I would have never thought there were so many uses!


This was a first lesson in needle art. Flour sacks, needle, and string equals loads of fun while Adie took her nap.


They were so proud of themselves saying things such as, “Mom, I bet Laura Ingalls Wilder did the same thing as us.”


Adie had a great day and I can’t believe how easy it is to get things done when I have a cooperative 2 year old who doesn’t throw tantrums or get into anything. (Yesterday it was Elmer’s glue on the carpet). She played so nicely this morning that I didn’t know whose child I had. She loved those poker chips that I was talking about earlier. I am praying for another good day tomorrow!