Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Photo Dump - March

Tim’s company has a big company banquet each year.  This year’s theme was Duck Dynasty.  I was cracking up at Tim with his beards shirt and stirring his coffee with his Gerber. 

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I started a 10 minute room pick up at the end of the day.  Man it made a HUGE difference:

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Sammy made his own Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich:

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Sammy and I loved the Mr. Nobody poem in his language arts book:

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We need to work on Sammy’s O’s but I loved reading this verse in his handwriting:

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Sometimes during quite time Sammy will ask to borrow my phone to take a picture of something he made.  This time he got in the photo too *winks*

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Dog pile:

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My sweet husband shaved off his beard…. but before he finished he came out and told me he was done.. thankfully he was kidding:

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Sammy had fun working on this angry birds puzzle.  Puzzles are not a strength of his so I was proud to see he accomplished it on his own!

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Another quite time creation:

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Looking so grown up:

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Sammy got a fresh hair cut and didn’t cry this time!

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Our massive testing envelop showed up in the mail:

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This picture is blurry but I had to share it.  Sammy made this massive domino tower.  Then drove his remote control car into:

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Illustrated Family Bible Stories [A Review]


I was delighted when I saw the  Illustrated Family Bible Stories show up at my front door.  We have read through our other Children’s bibles several times each.  So I was just glad for some new life in that department.  I was even more excited when I opened up this bible.  The pictures in this bible are simply amazing.  I loved that they are realistic and not childish. 


Another favorite feature of this bible is the little facts along the sides of the pages.  This is where they have little details from the stories defined for children (and adults *winks*). 


Another little feature we love is the ribbon bookmark they have built into the book.  Several of our children’s bibles don’t have those.  We end up folding the page over after we lose our regular bookmark!  This will keep us from having to do that to these pages!

The stories that are included in this bible aren’t just the typical stories.  There are several that I have never read to Sammy.  This bible covers the Song of Songs in such an amazing way!  They tell the story of that book so you know what happens without having to go into all of the details *winks*!

I would highly recommend this bible to anyone, even if you have a big stack of children’s bibles on your shelves already.  With the realistic pictures and side details you will all learn something new with the Illustrated Family Bible Stories.


Does this sound like something you are interested in?  Check out the facebook party tonight at 7pm CT!!




This book was given to me as part of the Moms of Master Books Review Team to review. All of the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

Mom of Masterbooks

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Photo Dump–February

Sammy loves reading eggs and was playing one morning:

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Sammy worked hard on his AWANA Grand Prix car:

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Gourmet hot chocolate and a game of Dominion with my husband:

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A few days later we moved the kitchen table into the family room to play board games and watch the Olympics!!

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Sammy loved making Valentine’s Day cookies:

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Sledding in the deep deep snow!

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Tim and Nicia jammin’:

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Sammy loved trying on cowboy hats at the farm and tractor store:

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Pizza date with this cutie:

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Our new chair came in and we are loving it:

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Sammy made this pretty awesome fort over in the school corner:

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Yoshi really doesn’t like the no dogs on the couch rule.. He likes to push the limits:

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Photo Dump - January

My new page a day calendar for this year.  It’s a nice brain activity in the morning:

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Sammy got strep throat again. This time his only symptom was his heart going into SVT.  Strep does a number on his system!

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I got a juicer and enjoyed my first green juice.  I need to take it out and use it more frequently!

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Sammy’s heart went into SVT again and we went to the ER to get an EKG of his heart.  It was fast but normal when we were there. We now have a heart rate monitor so we can see how fast his heart is beating.  It hasn’t happened since then so it is most likely related to Strep.

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Sammy has been learning chess at co-op this semester and loving it:

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Sammy cheering on Nicia at her basketball game:

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Sammy and his pillow pet:

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We attempted to get a cavity filled.. Sammy had a tough time relaxing even while on laughing gas.  I think this is all related to when he got sick in the fall.  We now have an appointment to get the cavity filled while under mild sedation so that it is a positive experience instead of negative.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Photo Dump–December

Yes, I realize I am ridiculously behind on these posts.  I will be catching up over the next few weeks! 

Our homeschool group had an 80s Christmas Party.  They did an 80s rendition of Charlie Brown’s Christmas.  It was hilarious: 

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Sammy loved his Lego advent calendar.  This will definitely be a new tradition for a while:

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Working on his logic page.  This was definitely his favorite school thing this year:

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We used stickers to cover up the words he had read.  This helped him see his progress and be encouraged to keep going!

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Puppy snuggles:

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I had stolen and was using Sammy’s quilt a lot this past winter:

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Yoda Sammy at my nephew’s birthday party:

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There are no words for this poor snowman:

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Investigating snowflakes:

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The puppies were put on the naughty list for pulling the stuffing out of their bed:

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Tim passed out with Peach on his lap:

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Sammy passed out on the way home from my parents house on Christmas Eve:

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The funny pillow at my parents house:

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My mom wearing her crazy Christmas hat while making gravy.  I was watching to see how to make gravy since I stink at making it!

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