Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday Meanderings

I thought I'd do kind of a miscellaneous post about the kids. Between chores, homeschooling and outside activities, we've been keeping busy. Too busy. Hoping to rein it in a little. Seems like the harder I try to not get too busy, the more good things come up (especially with all the holiday activities), and I'm swamped again. I've got to get better at saying no. 

The picture above is of Josiah and Hailey cleaning the refrigerator together. 

Once a month, our homeschool group gets together for a show and tell time at the library. It is a wonderful way for young kids to get used to presenting and listening in front of their peers. Josiah is explaining what the bird's nest is made up.

Hailey showed her favorite necklace that she picked out from a flea market last summer.

Lately Hailey has been wanting me to do her hair up in an "almost bun", like Cinderella. I'm not really very good at doing hair, but I'm trying, for her sake.

I got this dress for $2.50 at a thrift store. I love the old fashioned lace.

Put a pair of bloomers under it, and I think it is absolutely adorable. She is really into pretty dresses right now. I love it!

Josiah started a kid's gourmet cooking class within our homeschool group called "Rock the Spoon". It has inspired some interesting creations at home. This was the lunch he made for himself the other day. He fried an egg, topped it with lunch meat, sauteed mushrooms and garlic powder ( a lot). then he surrounded his creation with sliced pickles and pretzels. He ate every bit of it and wanted to make another one! I just love seeing his creative side. He's really into presentation.

I snapped this picture of Josiah and Hailey snuggling in front of the fireplace one morning. Josiah can be so sweet with her, sharing his blanket and cuddling. Even though they get on each other's nerves sometimes, he really does love her and they have a very good relationship. I'm blessed in that regard.

Thanks for all your prayers concerning my son and I. His attitude has been a better today. Hoping for a much better week than the last. 

Hope you all have a wonderful week and a Happy Thanksgiving!

God Bless,
Jackie

11 comments:

Amy said...

Thanks for sharing your photos. They are so cute. Bri is always running around with a loose topknot like Tinkerbell. LOL

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week.

RaD said...

I don't know how to do hair that well either, but I also put in my best efforts. You "baby" looks so cute in that dress!

OurLilFullFam said...

So sweet, the dress and hair and cuddling!!

That pic in the empty fridge reminds me of my kids saying "there is nothing to eat in this house"

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving too.

...they call me mommy... said...

Aww...they are so sweet! :) Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Michelle ~ Blogging from the Boonies said...

Thanks for stopping my my blog! I love your little redheads! I can't believe we didn't end up with a little redhead of our own. My step-daughter got the closest with reddish blond hair, and she isn't even my biological child!

He & Me + 3 said...

What great helpers you have. I love the little dress you found...what a deal and so cute.

Jill said...

I LOVE her dress! It's beautiful! She looks so lovely in it! A tip for the buns (we do a lot of ballet, lol) ponytail then twist into a bun use gel and bobbypins and hairspray to keep the stray pieces in. :-) I think you do a great job though! Have a wonderful night!
Blessings,
Jill

Camille said...

*LOVE* the photo of the kids IN the fridge Jackie! Too cute!!

Your little girl in that dress and bloomers is ADORABLE!!

What fun times...enjoy them all!

With Love,
Camille

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

I'm so glad you get to do her hair now. She is so pretty!

Tell Josiah that he is doing a good job helping his mom clean out the fridge!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Thanks for the hair do tips, Jill!

Nezzy said...

What a wonderful hodgepodge of photos. I can't believe ya got that adorable dress for $2.50...what a steal!

God bless ya and have a most splendid weekend sweetie!!!

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