Thursday, August 14, 2008

Blackiston Boys Academy- everyone welcome to visit

We had our first visitors today at our school. It was so fun to have my friend April and her 3 children. I met April at a playground almost a year ago. I spotted her from a mile away because she had 3 kids the same ages as mine. I don't see many of those moms because I think they are all in the insane asylum. I was immediately determined to be friends with her. She really had no choice. We have been friends ever since. I LOVE being with her and her kids. When our kids are older I am actually going to let her oldest, Addie, pick which one of my boys she wants to marry. I will fix their hair and line them up with numbers on their shirts.

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Praying for the day.
How sweet are they?


She is a total smarty-pants too.


(those are pattern blocks- you can get them at the school supply store.)


Reece is really good at these because he is so analytical.

Addie wanted to learn the verse. She is a great reader.


Aaron and Lake.
Aaron can say the books of the Old Testament. I can't even do that anymore! He is 3. It was so cool watching Reece teach Addie.

Craft time.


The goal was to make a sail-boat out of a cucumber. Because I had so many kids, I had to cut the cucumbers in half. That doesn't work- use the whole thing if you want to try this. Get a cucumber, hollow some of it out like a canoe, have your kids decorate a flag (make it much smaller than ours or it will tip over), and stick it in with a toothpick. Then they can race them in a creek and see who wins. The kids loved it even though it didn't work. I know what to do next time.



Very fun even if they didn't float.



Lake and Audrey are two "monkeys" in a pod.
Bubba's flag- red is his favorite color.





We even made 2 for the babies.
Audrey wanted to use her cucumber as a teether.



See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven."
Matthew 18:10

one of my all-time favorite verses!!!!
Their angels are constantly beholding the face of the Father.
How God loves them!!!!

6 comments:

hennhouse said...

I think you are just awesome.

Melody said...

Ok, could you guys be any more perfect?. I'm thinking we need to set up my sweet Ella Kate with one of your boys in the future.......

I want to be your neighbor so bad (LOL!).

You Rock!,
Melody

Taylor said...

What fun!!! I love the cucumber boats! :) And I don't mind if you link to my blog... I'm grateful to have come across yours as well.

maryanne420 said...

hi stephanie,

looks like you guys had a fun day with all the kids! do you live near a creek? how fun for the kids to explore nature!

mary anne

Lauren said...

Looks like a great day! Those kids are TOO cute! And those pattern blocks.... I am going to have to find some of those. Drew would LOVE them!

April said...

We had such a great time at the Blackiston Boys Academy!
When we got home Addie said she wanted to live at that "cool" house! :)
Thank you for opening your home and your lives to us.

Love, The Greens

The soup was so yummy. Please send the recipe. :)