We went to some friends new house for dinner, the Highsmiths, and after dinner, we went for a boat ride. To say the kids were excited is an understatement. They are usually pretty subdued at others houses, but as soon as dinner was over, they couldn't contain their enthusiasm. The only way we could get them to come back to the house was to offer dessert! If you know anything about my family, you know that the call for dessert never falls on deaf ears.
Karis and Ms. Anne
Both kids had a hard time being still on the boat, I thought I was going to have to put life jackets on them!
I couldn't resist putting this picture in, oh how I love my girl! (She doesn't give me to many genuine smiles!)
Lunch always seems to sneak up on me at home, especially when I am homeschooling. If you know my husband though, he has an internal meal time clock which says noon is lunch time no matter what. I find myself always in the middle of a lesson when he comes home, or almost finished with one. Thankfully, during the summer, lunch has been an easier and on time event in the Childers' household. One reason for this is my seven year old. She can now make lunch for her and Noah, with only a little help from me.
PB&J lunch of champions! It is also easy for little hands to make.
Noah anxiously awaiting his sandwich! Good job Karis Ann, I love seeing you embracing the "pleasures of home."
I love my family, my home, and being a stay home/homeschooling mom. I am however not the best at "staying" home. I get cabin fever when we have been home all day and am usually ready to go and do something when Justin gets home. (I know that I inherited my "cabin fever" from my dad, thanks dad!) With the Lord's help, I am hopefully instilling in my children a love for the home too, so I thought I would give a peak into our daily lives as we embrace the "pleasures of home."
One of our daily routines is making our beds, except on Sundays of course.
Karis has learned the art of bed making, and I have learned to let her do it herself, with only a small amount of tweaking.
Noah cannot make his yet, but he does have to arrange his animals and pillow. His time is coming soon though.
Last week, Karis' coach had a dinner banquet for her soccer team. This was our first time getting together at the end of a soccer season. Her coach went all out, he had a buffet spread at one of our local Italian restaurants and gave trophies to the girls. We all had a wonderful time talking, eating, and sharing fond memories of this season.
Karis receiving her very first trophy from Coach Lou.
Noah's second season of soccer was much better than the first. Justin was his coach again, and Noah played on the field like he does at home. He scored eight goals in all this season. He learned to go after the ball and take it to the goal, and how to pass to his teammates. He still doesn't like to get wet, but at least he can deal with it now and still play! The sweetest part of the season was seeing Karis cheering for Noah when he scored, there is nothing like seeing your children cheer on each other. What a blessing!
The Red Sox won a few and lost and lost a few, but they sure had a fantastic coach, in fact, I think he is pretty handsome too! Thanks babe for giving your time for the kids and loving on them.
After three years of playing soccer, Karis was on a winning team. Her team not only won more than one game, they were the 7-8 rec league Champions. This was her first season playing up in the 7-8 league, and I have to say, it was the most exciting season yet. The games were much faster paced and so fun to watch. I enjoyed every game and loved watching her learn new things and actually implement them. She also shared this season with her best friend Hannah. It was nice to be on the same side and to see them get to play together and cheer each other on, and for us parents to do the same.
Champion Chariots Spring 2012
Karis learned many things this soccer season the most important was true team play. She improved in passing, dribbling, defending the goal, positioning on the field (when to go to the goal and not stay bunched up), and continuing to try to score. She didn't score any goals this season, but she cheered her teammates on when they did.
A very special thanks to Coach Lou. He did a stellar job with the girls and taught them so much. Thanks for your time and willingness to pour into our girls.