Thanks, Jen, for hosting!!
1. I am clearly the mom who forgets to post first day of school pictures!
My boys started their new homeschool year almost a month ago and I have finally downloaded the photos from the camera onto the computer.
Although I would love to write a whole post on our new homeschool routine and why a tutorial has been a perfect fit for us, it will just have to be reduced to a quick take. The transition to the tutorial has been good and hard. Hard: carpools, packed lunches, lots of school work, and I miss my two oldest on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The good: structure, structure, and more structure, lots of work, quality time with Andrew, and the boys really rising to the occasion. My oldest will not totally admit it, but he likes it. He really likes it. He is really blossoming there and instead of it being a hit to his self-esteem (which I think he feared . . . . he was so afraid it would be really HARD for him), it has been a boost for him. He has become more confident in his own abilities and he has gotten better at working through the things that are more difficult for him. We still spend A LOT of time on school, but it is more relaxed. There is a lot less anxiety surrounding school work for both the boys and me.
2. My girl
I finally figured out how to post this video to Youtube, so I could share. I am not ashamed to admit that I watch this video between 5-10 times a day. Cannot. Wait. To. Bring. Her. Home.
3. Adoption update
4. Happy Mail
This beautiful quilt came in the mail just two days ago. It was beautifully wrapped and it just made my day. It will be packed and travelling to China with us, so Felicity can have it right away. Thank you, Barbara for lending your time and talent to this perfect present! We will treasure it and you!
4. Run for the Little Flowers
The giveaway post is up! Go check it out, register and then get yourself extra entries into the giveaway by sharing about the run. If you are local, we will have a fun meet-up and send-the-Murphys-off-to-China party!!
Come, on you know you want to run and help orphans in China, all at the same time!
6. Holding on to this Truth
7. Little Flower Cuteness
Happy weekend everyone!!