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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

That was a good one

Sometimes after Nathan prays he will say "that was a good one."

The other day Nathan was wrestling with Tim like they do everyday and stopped in the middle of it and said this:

Nathan: Wait dad, does your back still have the stones in it and hurt?
Tim: No buddy, I am doing a lot better.
Nathan: Ok dad hold on (Nathan stood over Tim with his hands folded and prayed) Dear Jesus thank you for making my daddy's back all better and that he can wrestle with me. Amen. Ok dad lets wrestle!!!

I love that Nathan loves Jesus and KNOWS that He can make us all better=)


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Shower

Some sweet friends had a beautiful shower for me and Abigail. We were blessed to spend the morning with friends and get lots of stuff for Abigail. We had a great time!











Field Trip with co-op

We went on a Field Trip with IGNITE (that's the name of our co-op). IGNITE has a motto that is a quote by William Butler Yeats. It says "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." Watching our boys enjoy learning is testament that this quote is true.
On our field trip we went to the Martin Park Nature Center in OKC.


We started by eating lunch together.



As soon as we started walking there were huge fish and turtles. We could have stayed there all day.



Inside the park there is an information center that has shells, fish, and information specific to nature in Oklahoma.

At the beginning of the walk each student received books to document the animals and other things they saw.

Micah and Nathan really enjoyed drawing the different things.



The adventure of day was getting a pregnant woman and two young boys across the creek with out getting wet.



There was a tree house that over looked a pond and the creek.
On our way out, we found a snake in a tree. We stayed long enough to take a picture.

We had a great time exploring and learning as a family.













Friday, September 25, 2009

Pictures of Baby Abigail

We had an ultrasound yesterday to check on Abigail and see how she is doing. Abigail is still a GIRL!!! She is 3 lbs 9 oz. The doctor said I have big babies so he is having us come back in 5 weeks to see how she is doing=)







Micah Paul Knox is 3

My baby boy Micah turned 3 yesterday. We spent the day as a family with donuts, co-op, and playing. At night we went to LifeGroup and had cupcakes with our LifeGroup family.








Monday, September 21, 2009

My Simple Woman's Daybook 9/21/2009

Outside my window... the sun is out and its 85.

I am thinking... I can't believe my baby boy Micah will be 3 on Thursday.

I am thankful for... my husband that called us today to have lunch at the park and fly a kite.

From our lesson plans... we will be doing the book The Rag Coat by Lauren Mills for Five In A Row. We will also be going to co-op on Thursday morning.

From the kitchen...
Monday- Hawaiian Chicken Pasta
Tuesday- State Fair Food
Wednesday- Chicken and Rice
Thursday- Mexican night at LifeGroup
Friday-
Saturday-
Sunday-

I am going...
Monday- MOMS Group
Tuesday- Gym, State Fair, Parenting Q&A
Wednesday- Bible Study, Doctor, Church
Thursday- Co-op, Lunch with my mom, Ultrasound, LifeGroup
Friday-Family day!!!
Saturday- My shower
Sunday- Church

I am reading... Boundaries by Cloud and Townsend

I am hearing... Nathan talking to himself in bed=)

Around the house... cleaning out Abigail's room.

Join us every Monday here.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Lentil

This week for Five In a Row we did the book Lentil by Robert McCloskey. The boys and I went to my in-laws for the first part of the week and learned about the book. That's what's so fun about learning, you can do it everywhere!

In the book Lentil played a harmonica. We learned about music and the sounds that a harmonica can make. My mother-in-law had old harmonicas that were her dads. She gave one to us.


Lentil lived in a small town in Ohio which worked out great because Tims' family lives in a small town in Oklahoma where we talked about the difference in small vs big towns.
Lentil had a Hardware Store in the small town of Ohio, we went to the hardware store in the small town of Mounds, OK and learned all about the Hardware Store.Lentil saved all his pennies to buy a harmonica. With pennies we did addition and subtraction.
Nathan and his Grandpa built a train like the one in the book.
Ohio is in the United States of America. We made American flags with are hands and feet.


We found where Ohio is on the map. Lemons are a big part of the book and we had a lot of fun with lemons and tasting them. We also talked about our taste buds.







This was a perfect week for us to know that we can learn anywhere we go.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

1st day of co-op

Today was the boys 1st day of co-op. We get to go to co-op on Thursdays from 9:30-1:00. We had a wonderful time learning together and with other families.

Micah gets to hang out with other 3 year olds and he will explore art and nature, participate in fun storyboard presentations, play, sing songs and experience lots of exciting 3-year-old fun.

Nathan is with 4 and 5 year olds and he is taking three classes.
Science-Each month he will investigate an exciting new topic in science. He will cover insects, rainbows, dinosaurs, and many other interesting creations! Lots of fun, hands-on experiments and activities!

Creative Play-Some days he will play inside games like Duck-Duck-Goose, Hot Potato, Green Light-Red Light, etc. They will also play games outside.

Art- He will be messy and creative as he explores art with different mediums together.

Tim and I get to teach 3 PE classes.




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