April Instagram Recap

by | May 7, 2015 | Braces, Field Trips, Happy Birthday, Instagram Recap, Pro-Life | 5 comments

April 10th
Wrapping up our school week with another art lesson! This week we studied Frederic Remington and our activity emphasized Realism in Western Landscapes. Our five year old especially loved learning how to cut out triangle teepees and make cactuses by tracing her pointer finger and thumb. All the kids are looking forward to showing their Dad their finished art projects when he gets home from work tonight. #homeschoolart #meetthemasters #fredericremington
April 12th
V. Panem de caelo praestitisti eis. Alleluia.
R. Omne delectamentum in se habentem. Alleluia.

V. Thou hast given them bread from heaven. Alleluia. 
R. Having within it all sweetness. Alleluia.
April 13th
A fun field trip to the theater to see the Charlotte’s Web production with just these four! 
April 15th
My view from the kitchen as they patiently wait for their breakfast.  
The oatmeal will be ready soon boys!
A surprise gift from a friend! It’s not coffee but pretty much the next best thing after giving up coffee two months ago when I started the AIP diet. Thank you, Jennifer Anne!
“No! I’m not going to bake you a cake for completing lesson 100… But I WILL bake you a cake if you complete your Math book(s) before the school year ends!” Well… Tonight I baked another cake! The oldest three have now all completed their math for the year and will be able to get a jump start on next year’s Math for the rest of this quarter. My 4th grader should finish her math book on Monday, which just so happens to be her birthday! I suppose I’ll have to bake her a cake too! 
April 16th 
Gorgeous afternoon at Grandpa and Grandma’s house… Happy 38th Anniversary, Dad and Mom!
The older boys spent the afternoon helping my parents with yard work. The rest of the children went with me to pick them up and we all enjoyed rides on the Golf carts and Grandpa’s quad.

You can also watch a short 15 second video here.

April 18th
Haircuts for the girls, just in time for Chiquita’s “Kit” themed birthday party the next day! 
Celebrating the birthday of a beautiful little girl who just turned one!
A few more pictures from the 1st birthday party! 
April 20th
Ten years ago today ♥
April 2005 – Ages 4, 3, 1 and newborn!
Ten years old today! She asked if she could have her hair cut short again for her birthday so (after stopping at 10 different salons on Saturday trying to find someone who had an opening – or three!) we finally found an available hairdresser. I was sad to see her beautiful long hair get cut, but she loves it short and it will be easy and cool for summer. Tomorrow is going to be another big day… Her braces are coming off in the morning!
April 21st
Braces off! 

April 22nd
I love watching our older children read to their younger siblings. 


  1. Jennifer

    Oh, ten, doesn't just pull at your heart strings! I'm glad the the "coffee" brightened your day and helped you in your diet!

    2015-05-07 01:32:59

  2. jbc2789

    Wonderful pictures of your beautiful family! The time flies by so quickly, doesn't it!

    2015-05-07 02:28:07

  3. Lauren

    Such sweet family photos. By the way this Fall I will have a 5, 3, 1 yr old and newborn. It was neat seeing your family when you were just starting out!

    2015-05-07 02:32:18

  4. Guest


    2015-05-08 16:53:17

  5. Amy Caroline

    I am finally getting caught up, lol. What a beautiful month is was. So glad we are getting to see more of you!!

    2015-05-11 16:24:04


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