GOD's my island hideaway, keeps danger far from the shore,
throws garlands of hosannas around my neck.
(Psa 32:7 MSG)


birthday boy

Today my baby turns 3! Happy Birthday CJ!!!

Since his birthday is on a Wednesday this year, we decided to celebrate a few days early and had a little birthday party for him on Sunday. It was a simple family get-together, but a nice little party to celebrate CJ.

Staring down the candles before blowing them out {with Daddy's help, of course}.

Present time!

Yesterday we had a minor incident at our home. T came home for lunch as usual and Bubba ran and unlocked the door for him, then proceeded to run away into the living room. CJ was at that point running toward the door to greet T. Apparently a sort of collision occurred and CJ ended up falling and hitting his face on the floor. My poor baby chipped his front tooth! So T took him to see our family dentist who sanded it smooth {it was just a little chip, but the tooth was pretty sharp} and told us to keep an eye on it for a week or so to make sure there aren't any other problems with it. I'm hoping {and praying} that it will be just fine and that his chipped front tooth will just be his signature {as the dentist put it} until it falls out on its own. Thankfully it is just a baby tooth.

CJ's new look. You can see how the one front tooth is now slanted up toward the other front tooth.

It's still a really great smile though, isn't it?


first day of school...sort of

we just got back a few days ago from a two week family road trip. we primarily focused on seeing sites that were relevant to the american revolutionary war and that time period. thus we visited Boston, Lexington, Concord, and Philadelphia. we stopped by Niagara Falls on the way to Boston and also were able to view a lot of the land between here and there. we saw all 5 of the Great Lakes as well.

it's the first day of school for the local public school today. and officially our first day back to homeschool lessons. except my students aren't here which makes it a tad difficult to teach. ;-)

the boys have been visting their grandparents for the holiday weekend which is where they are and why they aren't home right now. we have a soccer game at 3pm today, so i'm planning to take bubba's soccer stuff over there this afternoon and get him ready for the game (they're actually closer to the soccer field anyways). if there's time before the game, i'd like for bubba and i to play a game we purchased on our trip that's about the revolutionary war. it's an educational game...trivia style, i think. it looked like a fun way to review what we've learned (and maybe learn some new facts too)!

hmmm. right now the weather is looking somewhat unfriendly. we'll have to see if the soccer game gets cancelled today. perhaps the stormy weather will pass before the afternoon game is scheduled to be played. if not, we'll just hang out at grandma's a bit longer and play our revolutionary war trivia game with them!

happy first day of school!