Sunday, November 6, 2016

Pumpkin patch fun!

The kids and I do a lot of fun things throughout the year, however one of our favorite activities is going to the pumpkin patch.  This yearbwe visited both of the local pumpkin patches.  One with my aunt Nan and sister and the other with our homeschool group.  We had sooo much fun at both patches!!

Landon's birthday celebration!

We celebrated Landon's first birthday by having a little party!  Thanks to my parents, sister, cousin Theresa, and aunts Nan and DeeDee for coming out.  Should have taken pics of everyone!  I always remember after the fact!  We enjoyed chili dogs and husker football...and of course cupcakes! Can't believe my baby is already one...and almost 13 months!

Co-op complete!

Things are starting to calm down here, so my goal is to get caught up on my blog over the next few days!   We finished our Fall co-op session a little over a week ago!  As usual it is a whirlwind of activity over those 6 weeks!  Is it weird that I secretly want to sit in on all of our co-op classes?  I have had the honor of coordinating the co-op for our Families of Christ United in Schooling group for the past 2 1/2 years.  It is a lot of work to pull everything together, but without the help of all of the other families, things just wouldn't get done!  This semester we have 28 families and 94 kids!   My kids each took two different classes.  Weston took Seven Days of Creation and Backyard games.  Jocelyn took Art History and Wars of the Past.  Katelyn took American Girl History and Drive Thru History.  Easton took Recycled Art and Science Experiments.  I was not able to make it into all of the classes and capture all of their fun activities, but here is a brief photo recap of my kiddos!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Landon turns 1!

Oh what a year it has been!!   We were blessed with Landon Owen at 8:33PM one year ago today!  He weighed 10 lb 4 oz and was 22 1/2 inches in length.  He has grown like a weed since then and is already in 18-24 month clothes!  He is such a fun little guy!  He loves playing with all of his siblings and his dad.  He likes to wrestle, eat, pretend to shoot a bow, play with toy guns, and little cars.  He loves to run outside and throw balls. He also loves giving hugs and waving to people! He is extremely busy and keeps us on our toes.  He loves to climb onto tables, up bookshelves, and any chance he gets he heads upstairs or downstairs to see what he can get into next. I joked with people that Landon would never learn to crawl or walk because of being doted on non-stop by his other mommies (our girls), however he was by far our earliest crawler at 5 months and walker at 9 months.  I guess he felt like he needed to try to keep up with everyone else. We haven't taken him to the doctor in a while, but according to our scale he weighs around 23 lbs and is 32 inches tall!  He is the 100% percentile for growth and weight!  Yikes! We are celebrating his birthday on Saturday!  Hoping a few family members can make it!

Monday, September 12, 2016

School: One month in!

We are almost a month into this school year and so far, so good!  Do not get me wrong we have our bad days where I want to rip my hair out...but lately our good days have outweighed our bad! I love having more relaxed days of not being tied down to a strict schedule.  I love our new rotating schedule where we do not cover all subject every day.  I love that I can go at the pace of each of our kids and do activities catered to their own learning strategies.  We have played a lot of games, done quiet a few science experiments, and I have learned quiet a few things right along with our kiddos!  Love that I can repeat the 6th grade:) Here are a few pics of our past month!