Monday, September 26, 2011

Annie Get Your Gun!

Our first little princess turned 5 this month & to celebrate the occasion, her Mammy & I threw her a Grand Tea Party at Nana's Tea Room. 
 (That's code for my mom's beautiful dining room!) 
The party was complete with fancy friends, finger sandwiches
dainty treats and 8 pots of delicious tea.

And THEN, her Daddy gave her a birthday present........

This is her very own and very first pink, Red Rider Daisy BB Gun!

(he is holding the BB gun his parents gave him as a child)

Personally, I think 5 is bit young for owning a gun but it was quite endearing to see how Jason was beaming over it all!  Go figure, Mommy was gleaming over the fancy tea party and Daddy was beaming about the BB gun....


And the day after she turned 5, we held our first official day of Kindergarten Homeschool!

Our schoolroom is complete with a calendar & weather center, a double desk/ table for both girls to use, music, letter chart, 2 chalk boards, a white board, a Bible Knowledge & virtue wall (I'll post pictures of that another day!), learning manipulatives, and a hook for Anne's new backpack!   

I like teaching homeschool and the girls are adapting quite well to our new schedule which includes dual-school time in the morning & Anne's 1-on-1 lessons in the afternoon. Rosie is weather girl, Anne is calendar girl, Lily is 'naptime baby', and we are still working on Michael.... he plays, watches a show, eats a snack or tries to get up to the school table. (Actually, he does all 3 of those things!) 

 ** Anyhow, 3 cheers for school 
and 5 cheers for my Big Girl getting bigger! **

Friday, September 16, 2011


Have I come to casually 
Because it seems to me 
There's something I've neglected
How does one approach a deity
With informality
And still protect the Sacred

Cause You came and chose to wear the skin of all of us
And it's easy to forget You left a throne
And the line gets blurry all the time between Daily and Divine
And it's hard to know the difference

   Oh, let me not forget to tremble...... Oh, let me not forget to tremble
    Face down on the ground do I dare
    To take the liberty to stare at You
   Oh, let me not forget to tremble

What a shame to think that I'd appear 
Even slightly cavalier 
In the matter of salvation
Do I claim this gift You freely gave 
As if it were mine to to take
With such little hesitation?

   Oh, let me not forget to tremble.......

Cause you came and stood among the very least of us
And it's easy to forget you left a throne
The cradle and the grave could not contain your Divinity
And neither can I, oversimplify this love

   Oh, let me not forget to tremble. Oh, let me not forget to tremble
    Face down on the ground do I dare
    To take the liberty to stare at you
   Oh, let me not forget to tremble"

  Lyrics to Nichole Nordeman's song, Tremble

Friday, September 9, 2011

Carson Dellosa artwork for school

 I am getting REALLY excited about starting Anne Catherine's official Kindergarten schooling!!  My grandmother has been helping me organize my resources... which include several items that she used in her own teaching career.

The pictures below are samples of artwork from a publisher called Carson Dellosa.
I think I will be using alot of these because of how simple and sweet his pictures are.   Also, my grandmother gave me several coordinating workbooks.  So much of the artwork has room for messages, it's easy to manipulate and print and the details are simple, making them 'colorable' for my little ones.


You'll find 6 pages of free Carson Dellosa
clip art here.