Friday, October 29, 2010


Soccer this Fall season has been humbling
for my oldest and his whole team.
They are use to being a winning team,
only losing to one team.
This year, they all moved up, new age division,
same coach, mostly same kids,
but now they are the new, younger kids.
They have only won one game so far.

But, I think they have played their best ever.
My son sometimes hangs his head after the game.
I believe learning that you will not always
come out on top no matter how hard you try
is an important reality to learn.
It is tough, as a parent, watching your child
learn this though.
The lessons learned from this season
will help them be better players in the Spring-
importance of good sportsmanship, listening,
patience, not to let up, the last 5 minutes do count, drills do work, etc......

They have 4 more games.
I still hope they win them all,
well, at least one. Smiles
Many blessings.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Lesson

It is Wednesday and we are off to the beach.
There is so much to take in at the seaside-
the sounds, sights, smells, feel, and the tastes.
This trip, I did a "lesson" with the twins.

Lately the twins have been pointing out
letters and numbers
they see from everywhere, books, road signs, etc.
So, while at the beach...

I wrote out a few letters and numbers in the sand.
They love scribbling in the sand.
I first asked them to trace my letters.
They watched me and started tracing.

I then asked if they wanted to make letters
by themselves.
They smiled and giggled and said
"yes, mommy."

I was truly amazed.

They were forming them correctly.

Not once have the twins written
a letter or been asked to write a letter in crayon.
We have played with
shape formation with chalk,
but that is all.

They would form their letters and ask me
"what letter is it mommy?"
It was as if they were giving me the lesson, smiles.

The "lesson" lasted maybe 10 minutes.
Soon, they were off and running into the water,
chasing birds,
looking at crab holes,
and shell collecting.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cub Scouts

My oldest joined Cub Scouts a few months ago.
It is something he shares with his Dad.
They go every Monday evening.
My husband was a Cub Scout when he was younger.
So, this time is special for the two of them.
Last Monday,
my oldest received his first badge-
The Bob Cat.

His Daddy got to pin it on him
and paint his face.

I am told the Bob Cat badge is placed
upside down til
he does a good deed.

My husband and my oldest are truly enjoying
Cub Scouts.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


My husband snapped these two pictures
of our oldest a couple weeks ago.

I love the greens and how the light and shade mix.
Of course, I love the subject of the photo
the most of all.
Many blessings.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


A picture I wanted to share.
Many blessings.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Field Trip Friday- Poppell's Farm

This past Friday, we went with our home school group
to a local farm.

See mommy, pigs.

Watching the water games.

Big brother giving a hand.

Playing in water....too fun.

Pumpkin patch.

Corn maze. The corn was not that high,
but the kids enjoyed it.

All in all a great day.
Many blessings.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Field Trip

Last Wednesday after Co-op, we visited the Sea Turtle Center.

Amazing place.
This fella was found floating.
Floating is not a good thing.

You are able to read about each turtle-
why they are there
treatment plan

Turtles of all sizes

These little ones actually were eggs
recovered from their mothers.
The mothers were fatally injured
by cars.

Newest arrival.

You are able to watch while they treat the turtles.

Truly amazing.
They released a sea turtle Saturday.
What a blessing.

Monday, October 11, 2010

First Bike Ride

He is up for the first time.

Confidence soars.

First wreck.

Battle wounds.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Field Trip Friday- Fort King George

My husband once again found another treasure
here on the coast- Fort King George.
It is just a little Fort that the British built
to , how can I say this nicely,
be a thorn in the side of both Spain and France.

At the Welcome center, each of the boys were
given wooden muskets to carry around
while touring.
He just won them over!
Off they went down the path.

Passing by Indian ruins along the way.

Hurry! We have a fort to protect!

The main block house.

Always on the alert.

A British soldier, telling stories about the fort.

Firing a musket.

Oh yes, there were cannons and the boys saw
them all.

A mortar cannon.

One of the lookout towers.

Yet another cannon. Smiles.

Time to check the perimeter.

Muskets at the ready.

The twins did everything their big brother did.

What a wonderful day the boys had with Daddy.