Friday, February 28, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Being five in a family of older siblings must be challenging at times. First of all, the five year old often forgets he is five and attempts, often very successfully, to keep up with older siblings. Secondly, when everyone is busy with school work there is no one to help occupy the time. Thirdly, Mom is not okay with a five year old being occupied with television and other screens all.day.long. Fourthly, well, sometimes older siblings help out too much and our little guy isn't all that independent. And that is okay, he is growing up, learning and living a very happy and healthy life. Lastly, sometimes you have to drag out a game and play with Mom.
This afternoon, while all the older Blessings were busy with school work, Benjamin drug out Bowling Bunnies after a series of no answers to screen options. And we played and counted knocked over bunnies, added up scores (he won, by the way), and just had a good ole time playing a game. The time was passed and school work could move forward.
Photo taken from Amazon website because well, I just wasn't leaving the moment to go get my phone to take a picture.
Benjamin is drawing on the whiteboard while we are having out after Bible reading time discussion. Good times.
We used to read and then pray but we changed out format to praying first so Benjamin can get up and move around while the teaching and discussion goes on. Constantly changing our ways to adjust to our family needs.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014
The Alaska Board of Game meets this week in Fairbanks. My husband, Levi and Elisabeth gave testimony regarding a youth sheep hunt proposal, my husband also gave his opinions on a few other proposals as well but the main objective was the youth sheep hunt.
Levi and Elisabeth did a superb job speaking and responding to questions asked by the board members. The fact that they came to testify impressed the board members. We were the only family there and they were the only children there. One man even followed us out into the hallway as we were leaving to go to church to let us know he has been lobbying for youth hunts and thanked my husband for bringing the kiddos in to speak.
The principal said Levi and Elisabeth get some school credit for their experience.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Being home has been fabulous, except for one small problem; my head is still moving. No, not literally but I do have an inner ear imbalance. It took me until this evening after dinner to figure this out. I had this happen after I flew about seventeen years ago. That time I went to the PA to figure out what was going on. This time I can treat myself and hopefully be up to par in a couple of days.