Loving My Life as Wife, Mother and Grandmother

Monday, May 17, 2010

Busy, Busy

Hello to all my friends! Several of you have been e-mailing me and asking me where I am :) I am so thankful to all of you for your continued comments and e-mails to me. Life has just been extremely busy and crazy around here. That and lots of personal family things that just didn't leave me a lot of computer time. I guess I've been a little depressed too. You know when things aren't going as smoothly as you would like them too...it causes some stress. I have still been popping in and reading your pages...but, just spending a lot less time on the computer. I missed everyone terribly!! You are all such sweet friends, and I am very lucky to have you :) My computer has been giving me troubles with trying to upload pictures...this also stressed me. It took me a while, but I got some to load :) These are just some of the things we've been busy with. The garden is again as big as it was last year. We have been EXTREMELY busy out there planting. It is great watching everything come up :) Sam and I even had a field trip day to a friends house to learn to make homemade bread. He made 2 loaves and so did I! It was really fun and educational. She did a great job in talking with him about the yeast and how it works. It sure made me appreciate all the hard work that is involved in making homemade bread :) As a spring science project/Easter present from us...Sam got a praying mantis pagoda and egg. I wanted to do a butterfly, but Sam insisted on the praying mantis egg :) Well...it hatched and boy did we have babies!!
When all was done....we probably had at least a couple hundred. It was AMAZING!!
Sam also got a trampoline for Easter. He had asked for one for a very long time...so, we finally gave in. But I insisted that it have the sides on it. The kids helped some in putting it up, but Dad had to do most of the final touches :)

Then came the fun!! We thought it would be good for him with his Tourettes, to be able to jump and release some energy and frustration too..
Sam was also in the play, " Treasure Island " with his homeschool co-op drama class. He was a british townsman. He did very well and had a lot of fun too. He is still charming us with his British accent :)

Sam sang with the choir and also played his cello...but the videos wouldn't show up on the computer :(
After they had the concerts and play, they had a field day with lots of games and fun. Sam especially liked shooting the bow and arrow..

He was pretty good too!! (His Dad worked with him some here at home :)
Sam and I are also attending a creation vs. evolution class on tuesday evenings. It has been very fun and educational. My Dad even came with us last week.
Sam even did a couple of lego classes on levers, pulleys and will attend the 3rd class..gears the first of June. Last friday evening we went to a youth philharmonic concert. Several of the homeschoolers from his co-op were in it. It was wonderful!! The kids were extremely talented. I was truly impressed. As you can see..we've been staying VERY busy. I'm almost hoping for some time to just relax. I guess too, that may be some of the reason I've not been on the computer much. I hope everyone is happy and healthy :) I need to go for now. I am starting to feel pretty worn out tonight. We've had a virus going around here and none of us have been feeling well all week :(
Love to each and every one of you!! Big Hugs too!!!
With Love, Jerelene