Saturday, February 27, 2016

Gabe - 2016

Here are some pics of every day life in my new home in the country. 
After Judo piano practice 

Having fun with Cole.

New favourite activity, ATV riding.

Going down our trail.

Hanging out with cousins.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Life as Education

Starting again - mom post

Many days I feel that educating the kids at home is an interminable slog, and perhaps it is.  But, today I feel a small sense of the fleetingness of it....

Esther got out the Cuisinaire rods today and is working on sums, or just the idea of what a sum is... and I thought, we've been here before, with a different little one, a different set of personality traits.

God be with me as I purpose to leash my impatience and my quick temper and try to be gentle with these gifts from God.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

High Tea

It is a tradition that Grandma Bonnie take the grandkids to the Fairmount Hotel for High Tea on their 10th Birthday. It is a lavish and opulent affair.  

When Gabe went a few years ago, Cole lamented, ".... that he would NEVER be old enough to go with Grandma."  But last week, he got in a cab and had his turn.  

Mom said that 40 year olds can go on their birthday, too.  Sweet!!  Two years to go.

God bless you, mom, for pouring yourself into my kids.  I love you.