Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday Morning. Another Week.

Traditionally, Monday is when I do my thankful list, but I am going to change that today and do a little catching up on the blog.

The kids are fed, the dishwasher is unloaded and kitchen cleaned, and the laundry is going (beds are not made yet, I confess), so I am grabbing this moment to blog.

What has been happening with us lately?

1.  Ada started ballet last Wednesday.  She is thrilled to be back at it.  All summer she has asked when ballet will start again.  When ballet ended in the Spring. Ada was dealing with her extreme fears and it was a battle to get her to go into the classroom each week.  I am relieved and thankful  that those fears are gone.  On Wednesday, she pranced into the classroom and never looked back.  Thank you, Lord.

 (Ada goes barefoot for ballet.  I think she will get some ballet shoes for Christmas)
(by the way, we do have a yard with grass, I just always end up taking pictures in our parking area)

2.  On Thursday, a group of us went on our first official homeschool field trip.  My first, I mean.  It was homeschool day at the train museum in Duluth, and there we were in all our glory ;)  Overall, it was...okay...

John held it together until the end, but once he was done, he was done.  But we did it, and I know these types of things are good for Ada.  The field trip ended with a really bad train ride.  It was so slow and random.  But, we did ride a train.  And it was fun to tour old passenger trains.

 (there was a sheet for the students to fill out as they toured the museum)

(the very slow train ride)

3. On Friday my parents came for the day.  I have no pictures of this.  It was a really fun day, though.  They needed to pick up some furniture that we no longer have room for, and we made a day of it.  Mom brought lunch, and we just hung out around the house.  Ada and John loved it, of course, and it was fun for me, as well.  Plus, mom brought lots of food, so that took care of meals for us all weekend long.  Yay.

4.  On Saturday, with all of its glorious fall weather, we headed to a local "fly-in."  We have a neighborhood of pilots here.  You know, where everybody owns their own plane--and the father of the girl who teaches Ada's ballet class is one of the pilots in that neighborhood.  So, around lunch time on Saturday, we headed over there so that Ada and John could see the air planes and enjoy being outside.  I thought that Ada and John would love seeing the airplanes, but they were only mildly impressed.  Still, it was a fun outing.

 (Ada sitting in an airplane)

(playing on the playground)
 (Ada spends her life dancing)

And, of course, we wrapped up the weekend with the huge Auburn win--War Eagle!!!!  And a family walk around the neighborhood.  We are trying to soak up as much of this wonderful weather as possible.

And so begins another week.  I continue to feel a bit overwhelmed by life, but I am putting one foot in front of the other, and reminding myself...

This is the day the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it
Psalm 118:24


Jessica said...

that verse was what I was thinking just as I hopped on the computer..perhaps the Lord is trying to remind me to rejoice in this day! Love the pictures..especially that one of John sitting on the pavement.

Mary Ann said...

What a great post, LB. Thanks for all the pictures.

Love you,
Mary Ann

Mary said...

I was singing that song in the shower yesterday morning ("Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice!") I know it's a kids song but it is all that I could bring to mind that would help me as I decided that I WILL choose to rejoice in the Lord, even when I feel un-rejoice-y! : ) I agree, the train thing sounded better on paper. Many more field trips to come, the next one will be better!!