Monday, June 13, 2011

Grasshopper Days 6-13-11

Grasshopper Days

For today,  June 13, 2011

Outside my window...  rain this morning, but sunny and breezy this afternoon.  The dogwood blossoms have almost all blown off the trees and everything is looking leafed out and summery.  Now, if the weather would get the memo...

I am thinking...  June birthdays are upon us.  June is big in my family.  Seven birthdays and Father's Day.  We have one big get-together and it's almost like Christmas.  Got out shopping with my mom today, and I think I've got it covered.  Whew!  Just one more thing to pick up for Gunnar...

I am thankful for...  
*  Family!
*  We are DONE with school.
(Okay we're puttering away at testing this week, and we'll be doing science all summer.
But that's easy ;D)
*  Longer daylight.  I don't mind the cool, wet winters, but the darkness gets to me.  Right now we have daylight from about 4:30am until 10pm.  I feel energized.

I am praying for...  work (of course), my mom's health, friends just back from the Philippines with their THREE new daughters!

I am wearing...  capri jeans, navy t-shirt.  (No sweater!)

I am creating...  I've been busily working on all kinds of plans for the summer and fall.
I LOVE planning.

I am going...  to order up a bunch of fun books from the library for summer reading.

I am reading...  Always True, by James McDonald, which I won from the Hibbards several weeks ago (thanks again!) and now have time to dig into.

I am hoping...  to accomplish much this summer.
Organizing our home library is high on the agenda.

I am hearing...  the breeze in the tree outside my window.

I am remembering...  going to VBS as a kid.  You know, before it came in a box.

From the learning rooms...  HA!!!  Okay, it's something.
Yes, we are testing this week.  But it's nothing.
The kids go at their own pace (which is usually FAST),
and they know I'm not stressed about it, so neither are they.
It's just a hoop we jump through, and it's never told me anything I don't already know.

That said...
Wyatt is working through Apologia's General Science over the summer,
and Tate and Gunnar are doing Apologia's Zoology 1
officially Flying Creatures of the 4th Day,
informally Birds, Bugs, and Bats.

From the kitchen...  looking for inspiration for tonight.
The boys have requested Turkey Taquitos later this week, but we just had turkey the last two days.

Around the house...  the clutter is confined to my office, and it's multiplying...

On my mind... variables.  Too many variables!

Noticing that...  my BABY is about to hit the double digits.  Yes, Gunnar is turning 10,
a week from today.

Pondering these words... 
Men and melons are hard to know.
Ben Franklin

One of my favorite things...  boys outside in the fresh air, as God intended ;D

A few plans for the rest of the week...  boys to CAP tomorrow, finishing our testing, getting ready for the Father's Day / June birthday party :D

Here is a picture I am sharing...
Two summers ago... my how they've grown!


melanie said...

Your turkey taquitos ~ yum! I just want someone else to cook and clean up, okay?

VBS in a Box ~ ha! =) (too true and I think I'm older than you) But I want to tell ya, this Craft Dept. has been to Hobby Lobby twice, JoAnn Fabrics, Staples, Walmart, Super Walmart, Walmart, and various and numerous online and phone research. Did I mention Walmart? And we're not making anything with Speedy the Turtle - ahem.


Happy Father's Day/Birthday Bash!

The dB family said...

Lol! That is still one of my absolute favorite photos of your boys! Did you get some photos of your dogwood this year? I too remember VBS before it came in a box :o). Thank you again for your prayers and sharing in our journey. It's 5 am here and three little girls are happily playing dolls. It's okay though because I've been wide awake since 4 am. Have to love jet lag :o)! Double digits!? Your baby is turning double digits!? I so wish time didn't march so quickly!

Love and hugs!!

leah said...

Turkey taquitos - my hubbie liked those a lot (so did I)! Our boys are signed up for VBS at Matt's preschool (Gold Rush - a VBS-in-a-box) and I might send them to the one at Matt's pre-K (SonSurf, another VBS-in-a-box). Too funny - the VBS from my youth were definitely not in a kit format, lol.

Happy (almost) tenth birthday to Gunnar!

Ann said...

The June celebration always sounds like so much fun!

Yay for capris! Glad the weather is finally warming up for you enough to discard the sweater!

Choate Family said...

I would love to know how you are organizing your home library. That's something I need to do before we leave to go back to the States on furlough, and I need all the help I can get!