Six Word Saturday ~ 4/19/14

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~ Crazy busy fun week with cousins ~

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Hubby’s sister and kids were in town this week so we got to spend time with them each day. Lots of fun!

Have a wonderfully blessed day!


Random Five on Friday ~ 4/18/14

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This post is linked with “Random Five on Friday” hosted by The Pebble Pond and I am super excited to join in!

So here are my Random Five for this week:

1) Hubby’s sister and kids were in town this week so cousins got to play together every day this week!

2) P had his first t-ball practice last nite – all the kids enjoyed it! He is the one on the far left in the bottom picture of his team.

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3) J is working on getting everything set up for another bearded dragon. He’s very excited…should be here by the end of next week.

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4) Our baby bunnies are doing really good! They are about 1-1/2 weeks old.

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5) I had my last Titus 2 class. It was an enjoyable class but the timing is perfect now that P has t-ball the same evening.

It has been a very crazy week…excited to spend today at home!

Have a wonderfully blessed day!


Random Five on Friday ~ 4/11/14

I found this new meme “Random Five on Friday” hosted by The Pebble Pond and I am super excited to join in (even though I am joining in on Saturday this week *grin*)!

So here are my Random Five for this week:

1) We bred all our does (rabbits) in hopes that if any of the babies needed a “foster mom” we would have one available. Well, they were needed and so far they have worked! We had three mamas have babies: two Netherland Dwarf and one Flemish Giant. This is only the second litter for our FG and she still wasn’t sure what to do. I couldn’t take a chance of loosing them all (found all 13 cold in the hutch, put them all in between two towels with a heat lamp on them, three lived). I fostered two to one ND and one to the other. So far, 4 days later, everyone seems happy and healthy – praise the Lord!

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2) We finally built an outside “play area” for our dogs. We do not have a fenced yard so we have to take them out on leashes. Needless to say, we are ALL going to enjoy this! (I actually even put the Flemish Giant bunnies in it yesterday so they could run around!)

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3) J has been diligently working on his architecture class…this is week two of eighteen. He does amazing work, doesn’t he!?!?!

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4) I got two new review items in the mail for Philip…we are excited to get started on them!

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5) We are absolutely LOVING Brinkman Adventures (audio dramas)…be watching for upcoming review…

Have a wonderfully blessed day!


Random Five on Friday ~ 4/4/14

I found this new meme “Random Five on Friday” hosted by The Pebble Pond and I am super excited to join in (even though I am joining in on Saturday this week *grin*)!

So here are my Random Five for this week:

1) Hubby had another grand mal seizure last Thursday, so I got to be his chauffeur all week.

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2) We gave our bearded dragon, Nala, her first bath. She didn’t really like it very much (which we understand to be pretty normal) but they are supposed to really like them once they get used to them.

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That is P’s hand which is being used as a size guide…she is growing fast!

3) J is working on a architecture class…there will be more coming on this later.

4) I think Spring has finally sprung! We had two days of A LOT of rain and now we have GREEN GRASS everywhere!

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5) We now have two Blue Belts in Tae Kwon Do – they are both excited! Their testing was on 3/22 but J was out of town for a week after that so he officially got his belt this past Monday. P got his the Wednesday before. This picture is of the group that tested on Saturday 3/22/14. We are so very thankful to have found a Christian run TKD academy!

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Have a wonderfully blessed day!


List It Tuesday ~ Spirited Child Helps ~ 4/1/14

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This post is linked to List it Tuesday at Many Little Blessings and Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.

I have been doing A LOT of research on “spirited children” since not long after our youngest son came in to this world. At first I was thinking he was a “high needs baby” then I moved to “highly spirited” and now we are near “ADHD” although not completely (and definitely not officially diagnosed). He is simply a child with A LOT of energy.

So, here are some of the most recent things I have been working with and investigating…hopefully they will help you as well…

  1. Essential oils and how they have been proven to help (specifically lemon, lavender and thyme).
  2. Dianne Craft’s cd set The Biology of Behavior.
  3. The book Healing the New Childhood Epidemics by Kenneth Bock, MD
  4. A LOT of what I am reading says these behaviors can often be linked to “the gut”.
  5. We started a probiotic this week.
  6. We will be starting fish oil in the near future.
  7. Still one of my most very favorite books Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
  8. The Handbook of Vintage Remedies by Jessie Hawkins
  9. I did look in to The Feingold Diet but it was going to be way too difficult for our family. They didn’t have an Aldi shopping list and that is where we purchase almost all of our groceries (we simply cannot afford to shop elsewhere).
  10. And honestly…A LOT of PRAYER! We love our son beyond words and simply want to help him, and us, to work through this area of our lives.

Here’s praying we ALL have fun learning!


Six Word Saturday ~ 3/29/14

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~ Lots of change going on here ~

Hubby had another grand mal seizure Thursday….which has changed several things…the most important being that he will not be allowed to drive for six months. The Lord will help us work through this change but prayers are always appreciated.

We also found a new home for our other ferret (since our other one passed away and they do best with at least one other ferret).

Have a wonderfully blessed day!


Six Word Saturday ~ 3/22/14

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~ It has been an exhausting week ~

We worked in the back room of the garage this week…we wanted to give hubby his own area to work, finally. He loves it!

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We said good-bye to our precious “Digger”…one of our ferrets.

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And…the garden got tilled…SO EXCITED FOR SPRING!

It has been an exhausting week…

Have a wonderfully blessed day!


Joyful Moments ~ 3/20/14

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Joining in with Little Homeschool Blessings for this weeks “Joyful Moments”.

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We finally got our very first Bearded Dragon ~ Nala. We are having SO MUCH fun with her! After several days she decided to start investigating her vivarium…this is where we have found her TWICE in the last couple of days. *smile* She is five weeks old so still a youngin’.

Have a wonderfully blessed day!


Wednesday Hodgepodge ~ 3/19/14

1. Thursday marks the first day of spring…to celebrate would you rather plant a garden or go for a walk in the woods? Would either of those activities be possible on Thursday where you live?

Both! We will be planting a garden again this year (we always do). Walking in the woods…unfortunately there are no woods around here but if there were we would LOVE to walk in them. It is supposed to be in the mid-60s Thursday so temperature wise we could probably do either / both…although I am not sure if the ground is completely unfrozen so as to start our garden.

2. When did somebody last spring something on you? (or when did you last spring something on someone?)

We sprung a new iPad on hubby for his birthday (early) this year…he was TOTALLY SHOCKED! It was wonderful! He has grown attached to the one he got to use through his current job and we wanted to bless him with HIS OWN! (Of course we plan on using it to for school stuff too!)

3. We often think of spring as a time for new beginnings…what’s something you’d like to start doing this spring?

I am working on several things…the biggest one being the way our family eats…moving more and more toward natural whole foods.

4. Where do you like to sit in a movie theater? When did you last sit there, and what were you watching?

We don’t go to the movie theater very often, it is just too expensive, but when we do I like to sit somewhere about the middle of the theater but at an edge so when I have to go to the bathroom (*grin*) I don’t have to disturb a bunch of other people. I *think* the last MOVIE I went to see was Dolphin Tale with a bunch of other homeschoolers.

5. When you meet someone for the very first time, what do you want them to think about you?

Now THAT is a woman of the Lord!

6. March is frozen food month (yes, really!). Besides ice cream (gotta make you think a little) what’s your most often purchased frozen food item?

Chicken breasts. We get them by the bag at Aldi.

7. What’s something you avoid?

Spicy foods! I have acid reflux so I avoid them at all costs. Spices, peppers and onions – OH MY!

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

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Head over to “Wednesday Hodgepodge” posted over at  From The Side of the Pond to read more thoughts on these questions…

Have a wonderfully blessed day!


List It Tuesday ~ Educational Apps for iPad ~ 3/18/14

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This post is linked to List it Tuesday at Many Little Blessings and Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.

This is my first time participating in this meme and I am very excited to do so! I am going to share a list of places you can go to find lists of EDUCATIONAL LEARNING for an iPad. I recently did a FREE Apps for iPad post so I thought I would do this (for both myself and you!) so there is one place to find many lists. Some of these sites have paid apps, some have free apps, some have both!

1. Apps-School.com: They have a HUGE list of apps – 84 to be specific!

2. Apps for Homeschooling: She offers reviews of different iPad apps.

3. Confessions of a Homeschooler has a post about educational apps.

4. Homeschool Tablet: This is a very interesting site that offers more than just iPad apps, there is also good information on technology here. There are also some REALLY neat apps shown!

5. Here is a Pinterest Board on iPad apps you may be interested in following.

6. Homeschool Girls has a post with some apps I haven’t seen yet. There appears to be something funky up with the post and there are some strange characters showing but I am interested in some of the apps she shares so I’m sharing them with you too!

7. Apps in Education – WOW! this site has A TON of apps listed!

8. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has a list of 35 links to posts on their site with lists of different apps “for teachers” – both general purpose as well as educational.

9. iPad in Schools offers three different lists: Elementary, Middle School and High School.

10. The iPad in the Classroom has a ton of information as well!

There are many other places to continue to look for learning apps, which I will be doing, but hopefully this is a good list to get us started.

Here’s praying we ALL have fun learning!