#professorfinn studying his animal book
Getting ready for #homeschool used book sale and can hardly believe I’m ready to pass on these delightful favorites. 😭Many happy (and sleepy-phonics = 😴) hours spent with these pages!
We made our Summer Plan a few days ago. We’re calling it: The Summer of Whatever (based on Philippians 4:8.) See more about our process up in Stories...
Yea, I had more students than this but these were the only ones I could find willing to take a picture with me. So they are my new favorites. I will miss my co-op classes!! (But not the grading.) #stillgradingessays 😳
Another year with this fun crew. I love being their mama.
On the last day of my co-op writing classes, I had my classes write letters for my future students to read in August. I’ve promised not to read them until I’ve turned in grades, but judging by the envelopes, I’d say my students had some Strong Feelings. 😂 🙄#bravewriterlifestyle
Henry IV, Part 1, Act II, Scene 4, lines 487-98. These 3 are the only ones who will still let me video the results of our Shakespeare work! 😭#howtoteachyourchildrenshakespeare
We call him “the torpedo.” He can boogie board like a pro, y’all. And his smile is even better than the beach.
Sometimes you just gotta walk away from the spring madness and take a quick vacay. #beachday
Baking with my babies. We’re making cookies for dinner. If I use banana instead of egg, and it has oatmeal, it’s like a breakfast cookie, right??? And breakfast for dinner is totally legit. 😬😬😬
He came downstairs in jeans, tennis shoes, and his colonial soldier suit. Yesterday, we got an ad in the mail from @colonialwmsburg and we told Finn it was for him. He stuffed every brochure, picture, and letter they sent in his bed so he could study it upon waking. Ian told me he pulled on the “George Washington coat” before he went to bed and slept in it. In case you ever wondered if living history museums inspire imagination, we are 7 months out from our visit and #professorfinn is still dreaming of colonial days, still wishing George Washington isn’t dead, and still planning his next trip to Williamsburg. #museumnerdsforever
Sometimes he brings me flowers, but sometimes he makes my mama heart swoon by sitting down at the typewriter and pounding out a free write, just because he wants to. How did I get so lucky (times 7) in the kid department??? 💕💕💕#bravewriterlifestyle
I had a small outpatient procedure yesterday and @fandrewanning tagged along to keep me from being scared. He showed me videos of people falling down while I got my shots until I laughed so hard I begged him to stop. So he read me crossword clues at super speeds to keep me distracted. I answered and immediately demanded another so I wouldn’t think about what was happening. By the time we’d plowed through Monday’s crossword and moved onto Tuesday, the stitches were almost in place and all of the women in the room, including the nurse and my doctor, were half in love with the man who held my hand and claimed to be impressed by my random trivia skills. But I was the lucky girl he took home when it was all over. #blessedwife #hetakesgoodcareofme ❤️💕
Finn played the part of Jesus in the children’s Bible study skit at church. Apparently, they made him “disappear” as part of the story. We asked him how and he stayed silent, like a magician never telling how he pulls a rabbit from his hat. So I asked if he could disappear again so I could watch. He shook his head. “Only once a day.” His “magic” has its limits, I guess. 😂😂😂#professorfinn
Last day of dance competition with this cutie. We’ve had a ball and learned a lot. These long Saturdays are good/hard/fun togetherness with my oldest girl. (Sometimes we get hangry or run out of eyelashes.) But she takes the stage and sparkles and twirls while I cheer. As it should be... for always.