Now We Are Four!

KW joined us on November 10, 2010. Thanks for following our journey as a family!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

New Routine

She comes into the room just as I begin, without fail. Her face lights up. "Bible verses?"

"Yes, come sit with me," I reply. She breaks into a smile as she runs around the table and climbs into my lap. "Bible verses!"

I read to her from the passage. We take turns with my pen, scribbling notes on the page. And she sees what a daily time with the Lord can look like. I am thankful.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Math Games

Many of my math activities with Lee this year are games. I try to weave in whatever concept we are working on for the month. This week, I made a Lego board game. (I actually pinned it from somewhere, and I wanted to give credit, but I pinned it wrong, and can't for the life me find the blog.)

We first worked on board game etiquette and rules. He wanted to skip all the colored spaces where "nothing happened". He also thought we were racing to the end, so I had to explain - again and again - that we were only ending the game when someone reached the finish; it was the height of the towers that would determine the winner. Finally, Lee incorporated a policeman-taking-you-to-jail component. No worries, though - I always got to return to my space after he acted out the scene.

And the math? We counted the number of blocks in our towers and determined whose was greater than / less than the other's in order to declare our winner.

PS - I may have mentioned this before, but Lee has access to plenty of clothes - he just prefers not to wear them!

Sunday, October 7, 2012


It amuses me to think about how skittish and scared we were to let Lee try anything. It has not been the same way for KW. It can't be. She has an older brother whom she watches. She is on top of things before I know it - the swing set, the bathroom counter, the top of the stairs. To think that we were nervous about Lee when we moved in this house a year ago!

Letting him "go" has helped me let her go. She gets to try things on average one and a half years earlier than he did. Like the bouncy place.

We got rained out of our field trip with the homeschool group last week, so we met up at the bouncy place. The first time KW did the slide, I went with her. The second time, Lee went behind her to make sure she didn't fall. Then, she was off and running. She went splat on her face almost every time, and loved it!

This is a fun group. I am thankful for the beautiful families.