Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Great Criswell Pyramid of Maryland

The Great Criswell Pyramid was built on November 13, 2012. And it was glorious.

Today I challenged the kids to build a pyramid using their blocks. The first pyramid had to be torn down as it wasn't built to code. But the second with a little help from mom and some great creativity and critical thinking from the kids was great.

We had to spend some time thinking because the base of our pyramid was too big.
Once Booger realized that he could use other blocks to help with the measurements, he and Peanut were able to quickly finish buildling the pyramid

Silly Mommy, I asked why there were ramps leading to the different levels, Peanuts response, "for the workers to finish."
And the final product wouldn't be complete without a Lego Egyptian soldier walking the access ramp to pay homage to his Pharoah.

 I LOVE homeschooling :)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

"I am getting bigger"

Lately I have been really emotional about my kids growing up. My handsome boy is 9! Peanut is 6, she will be seven in 25 days (she has been counting down for 3 days) and my sweet sweet beanie baby is 3.

Beanie's favorite thing to say is "I am getting bigger". The other day after we had dropped Peanut off at a girl scouts function she was holding my hand and she tugged on it a little, I looked down at her, she looked up at me with big brown eyes and said, "I am getting bigger, I will be 5, then I can go to girl scouts." I couldn't stop the tears then and I can't now either. Right now we are sitting on a big comfy chair in the living room and she has fallen asleep all snuggled up to my side. She is still little, and she will be for a little while longer. I am really trying to cherish this time.

Looking over at my boy and my Peanut who are trying to play pratical jokes on each other and listening to their laughter makes me so happy and so thankful that God has allowed me to be the mother to these 3 amazing children.