Friends and family have been very good about bringing homemade meals and groceries to us these past weeks as I am not able to work right now. Just last night a friend that I haven't seen in many months drove almost an hour to our house to visit and bring bags and bags of groceries and household supplies! And another sweet friend brought us some much needed fresh fruit and veggies! My brother's family has also helped with the girls as well as transporting me to and from the hospital and doctors office. All our needs are being met beautifully. Thank you for everyones prayers!!
Our homeschool continues to be successful everyday in spite of the physical challenges. Can I just say that I am so very proud of my girls??? They are so faithful, generous, smart and beautiful, inside and out. They have done all the laundry (we live in a split level and the laundry is in the basement), most of the cooking, cleaning, and overall household duties for more than a month now without complaining. They have continued to do school with great attitudes and do what is expected, even if I'm not available as much as usual. I really couldn't be more proud!
This Easter Rosebud asked me what would have happened if Jesus hadn't risen from the dead. It led to a wonderful conversation about the power of the Resurrection and how we serve a LIVING God!! He's not dead.....He's ALIVE!!
We also found a bag of old plastic Easter eggs. So just for old times sake we loaded them up with spare change and some M&M's and had an Easter egg hunt outside. I don't think we've had an Easter without snow since Pillar was a baby. So an outside Easter egg hunt was a big treat for all! Here's just a few pics of the girls having fun. It's too bad they're not more dramatic! LOL
These pics truly were not staged~
I just love to hear them laugh and squeal with delight!
It's the simple pleasures in life that make this mama's heart so happy.
This year Miracle has been working very hard on her reading comprehension. We made a goal for her and she's worked very very hard to achieve it. She had to read X# of large chapter books, approved by me of course, to reach her goal. For her reward she wanted a bonnet. She's wanted one for a very long time. And now she has it. She's so proud.....but I think I am more so! Proud that is!!!
This last week I felt I had the energy to make a small trek to a local park. Walking is the one thing that I'm "allowed" to do right now. So while the weather was so nice we got out a little. We packed a picnic lunch and spent the afternoon outdoors. The girls played, and I read a book under a tree. Don't you just love parks? I do!
I've always wanted to get one of these fun shots. But I didn't realize until we got home that it appears like two of them have their feet on the ground. But you can tell from their clothes that they really are up in the air. I guess you have to bend your knees to get the full effect. But they sure did have fun being goofy!