Monthly Archives: November 2009

Snow Day – and more graces…

Finally.  The first snow of the season has arrived.  The sky cleared off this morning and left behind a beautiful blue sky, brilliant, crisp and powdery snow.  Right now the sky is a dusky pink and yellow with tinges of orange, and light blue on top.  Its a beautiful time of year to be able to watch sunrise and sunset with no effort 🙂

Since it is the first snow of the year, to day is a snow day for us.  We caught plenty of snow last night to make snow ice cream after lunch.  They had two hours of outside play, and shoveling the driveway.  And of course, no school means I can get caught up on the laundry that didn’t get done over the weekend.  I love that homeschooling gives us this flexibility, to celebrate the change of seasons at the time of the change!

From my very VERY slowly growing gratitude list…

96. Fresh Snow Ice cream

98. Sky turning colors at 3:30

104. scissors in 2 yr old’s hand, cutting her pacifier…. pacifier in garbage… someone had to end her love affair with it at some point, and it is good that it was her. Although, the last two days have been rather fitful with sleeping and napping.

Shand is quite the pill at the moment.  all tears and whining and independence.

But I’m thankful anyway… because I can see a pattern… rough week, beautiful weeks following… she’s growing and maturing, is loving and sweet with Talia, has a great sense of humor and knows how to sweet talk and charm (even if it ends in tears when she doesn’t get her way), and blessed me last night when she danced her way through praising Jesus during our worship gathering.

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Halloween 2009

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles… I tried.  Bryan did an AWESOME job with the nunchucks!! 🙂  A friend lent us this cheerleader outfit… she took to those pom poms quite naturally!!

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the happy and cold trick or treater

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this one is not so excited about all the squash on ou r window sill.. the orange of the season… so far all food has produced this lovely gag reflex… 🙂

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and just like that, November has arrived…