Saturday, April 13, 2013

Fun Chores!

Dear Snow twins, Mommy & Daddy went to a homeschool conference given by the Maxwell family. I learned a lot. Mainly to teach you God's love and an importance of daily Bible time. I bought their book about chores. All four of you love to wake up each morning and put the chore clips on. I have an older child teamed up with a younger for the bigger chores like- laundry and dishes. After you complete each chore, you move the card to the back of the clip. Right now the cards say: 1. Make Bed 2. Get dressed 3. Put pajamas away 4. Brush teeth & wipe countertop 5. Bible reading & prayer 6. Either laundry/dishes/sweep/vacuum I love you very much. I pray we will be consistent with the chore clips. So far, the last three weeks we have been except for the mornings that we had to rush to go somewhere. I am so excited for finding this system. I thank you for your willing hearts to help. I love you. Mommy

Friday, April 12, 2013

Cousins during Spring Break!

Dear Joshua, Julia, Hannah and Sarah, Your cousins Tristan & Michaela stayed a week at our house during Spring Break. It is so neat to see you play and get along with them- even with an age difference. Julia and Michaela are almost 10 years apart and they are still best the end of the week, your other cousins, John & Natalie came over. You went swimming with them and we went back to the snow! You had a great week in your treehouse, playing on the Pegasus swing, playing Wii with your cousins. I hope and pray that you will always share a special relationship with your cousins. I know God has a great plan for all of your lives. Love, Mommy

Nature Hike field trips!

Dear Sarah, Hannah, Julia and Joshua, We went on a 4 hour hike with our homeschool co-op. The weather was beautiful and God's creation was amazing. We hiked the Dye Creek Preserve. You learned what poison oak looks like- and I am so thankful we didn't get it. I am thankful for our new friends and the beautiful places we live near. I pray you will grow up loving to learn more on many nature hikes. God's beauty is all around us. I'm thankful for you! Love, Mommy