Home Work

The 2013-2014 school year is now upon us.

Pinterest inspired back to school teacher gift

Britton is officially a fifth grader and seems to have grown an entire foot over the summer- she is no longer the shortest girl in her class, she says, adding that she might just be the tallest now. Her foot also grew an entire size this summer and we now have the same size feet. I am looking forward to inheriting her new neon pink Nike running shoes very soon. I’ve been wanting a new pair.

She loves putting together outfits which usually consists of her cowboy boots… which I suspect her feet will soon outgrow

Kenley, now a second a grader, was able to walk into her classroom by herself and tear free this morning. The page has been turned in her little book this morning.

** She did, however, throw quite a fit when she found out she would be taking piano lessons again this year. But that’s a story for another day.

Their ensembles reflect their personalities, which is vastly different yet very fitting.

Along with the new school year starting today so have a few new routines for our girls. Change, change, change and all for the better we hope.

Starting tonight, the three of us will climb atop Britton’s bed at 8:00 pm each evening for 30 minutes of devotional time together. The girls love having time to talk at the end of the day, reflect on the events, discus what is going on in their lives, what’s on their hearts and of course get their fill of snuggles. Too often I am guilty of trying to hurry them into bed so I can get that precious slice of quiet time before I crash. Probably The most important thing I can do in a day, is spend this half hour with them which is why I want to make it a priority.

Since we are about done with Britton’s current devotional I just ordered The One Year Mother-Daughter Devo and A Girl After God’s Own Heart. This looks right up my tween’s alley and we cannot wait for it to arrive. I was just as excited when I found that Sarah Young wrote a Jesus Calling book directed to children.  If it’s anything like her book that I am reading, my girls and I are in a for a real treat.

Knowing that middle school is around the corner, there is so much more I still want her to know.

Amazon said “Topics include modesty, purity, self-esteem, handling emotions, witnessing, living the faith”. Sold.

The bigger the bow, the happier the girl. We will see how happy she is once she wakes up at 6:30 am tomorrow to exercise with her Daddy.

Who says I’m not “home schooling” after all?