Loving My Life as Wife, Mother and Grandmother

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Books, Boots and Baby Maci

It snowed today! We got almost 3 inches here at my house. The public school kids were out today and will be out tomorrow as well. School has been kind of slow around here this week. I have been fighting a sore throat and temp. and now Sam and Mark have it too. The Doctor started me on an antibiotic yesterday. Sam will have to go to the Doctor too if he doesn't get any better by Monday. He is running a pretty good fever tonight. We've still been doing some school work, such as Math and some reading. I've been taking advantage of Netflix and You tube with watching movies on Ancient Rome and on Earthquakes and Volcanoes. When you aren't feeling well it is SO nice to be able to just relax and watch some movies. This is my current read...I am really enjoying it. I love it when I can find a book that goes along with what we are learning in the school work. This book is part of a series. I think I'll be reading more of them. It is a very interesting book.
Sam's current read aloud (read together :) is the Bronze Bow. We just started it, but I can tell it is going to be really good!! This is part of the stack of 11 books that came home from the library with us this week. We are studying Ancient Rome, Geology and Rocks and Minerals, Handel and the Messiah. We have been working hard on our Greek and Latin roots as well. I like to have Sam act as the teacher and test me on them. It's fun for him to play the teacher. And he's learning along without as much stress. I'm learning too...he thinks it funny when I miss them :)

Sam is currently reading this book as well. It is not on Ancient Rome. But he's been showing a lot of interest in learning about Hitler, and so this book was perfect. Especially being that it takes place in the winter. We will be learning about modern American History from the Civil War on..next year.
In our free time Sam has been having fun playing on his new X-box that he got for Christmas. The dogs are enjoying cuddling up with him to stay warm. They are constantly snuggled up with someone. Especially Mickey. He is ALWAYS cold :)
So, as some of you know..my favorite color is purple. It has always been my favorite. Through the years I acquired more favorites as well, but purple still has a special place in my heart. It's my birthstone too, so maybe that is part of it. When I was a little girl, I even had purple carpet in my bedroom!! Well, the point to this is..my Mom got me some boots as an early birthday present for me. (My birthday isn't until Feb. 12.) The boots are PURPLE!!! I was thinking that maybe I'm too old for such cute boots...but I had to wear them to the doctors office and try them out :)...and the nurse practioner and nurses all really liked them. They are a bit more of a heel than I am use to. But, they did grow on me after I wore them around. I originally thought that I would give them to my oldest daughter Elizabeth; being that she has her birthday after mine. But then I changed my mind. I think she was really disappointed. Especially after she tried them on :) Now I just need a purple handbag to match! She is such a pretty young lady. I think she is hoping that I will change my mind!! Here is a picture of Lovely Liz wearing my purple boots :)Maci is doing well except for her eyes. She is on her 3rd round of eye drops. Both eyes keep giving her trouble. I suspect if the newest drops don't work that they will be sending her to a specialist. My oldest had a clogged tear duct, but only in one eye. It got better after a LOT of eye drops and a lot of massaging it. Maci is over 10 lbs now. She is such a cutie. Her Aunt Liz just loves her SO much. It is obvious in the way she looks at her little niece. I think Maci loves Aunt Liz too!! What do you think?
I'm going to end this post with my favorite Bible verse. Sam is currently memorizing it and using it for copywork. I hope that everyone is staying warm and safe and that God's Love and Blessings are with you and your family :)
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall; but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary, and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40: 29-31
With Love and Hugs, Jerelene


Rebecca said...

The verse is VERY reassuring, isn't it? The boots are spectacular (though I'd never be able to walk in them). Yes, I can tell there is a beautiful bond between auntie and niece!

So hope the temp. & flu pass quickly through your family. No fun, I know!

I admire your curiosity and interest in so many subjects, Jerelene. What a great idea--letting Sam "teach"!

Have a pleasant day and stay safe and warm!

Anita said...

Jerelene, you are more than welcome to use the poem I posted. I found it in our copy of Favorite Poems Old and New. Your learning adventures sound wonderful. I love getting stacks of books and movies to learn from. Hope you all get well quickly. Some of my children had strep throat recently. Being sick sure throws a wrench in our routines!!

Diana said...

It is so good to hear from you Jerlene! You have been busy despite the weather. Your curriculum is amazing! Your such a good mom and teacher!
I like the boots only I can't walk in a heel anymore! The baby is beautiful and cuddly! Hope to hear more from you soon! Love Di ♥

Eileen said...

Oh, Jerelene, I'm so happy I saw this on Facebook and was able to get here through that (I haven't been able to visit blogs through my blog!). Great post! And it's nice to catch up on all you've been doing. But not so nice to read that you all haven't been feeling too well, or to read about Maci's eye problems. I'll keep you in my prayers.
But it's nice to see how beautifully Maci is growing! She looks wonderful!

And I love all the pictures of Elizabeth and Maci, so sweet. I especially love the first one, you should frame that and give it to Elizabeth for her birthday (along with a coupon that says she may BORROW your boots!).

'Love the quote, Jerelene, and it seems so apropos with everything that is going on in our country and the world right now.

Take care, Jerelene!
Love to you,

Eileen said...

PS ~ I LOVE THE PURPLE BOOTS! I have a purple bag and I'm looking for boots to match! Too bad we don't live closer, we could borrow each other's!