August Update

Now that school has started back I don’t feel like I have time to update this blog and it is! To be honest, I haven’t even downloaded pictures off of my camera in a week. Guess I better go do that before I continue. This will be an update of pictures, which is what you want to see anyway. As you maybe able to tell by a few of my pictures, I have joined Pinterest.

Thankfulness #361-#376

361. Homeschool blogging moms that have so many wonderful ideas
362. Family time
363. Songs that minister to my soul
364. God’s perfect peace
365. God’s faithfulness even when we are so unfaithful
366. Never once do we walk alone
367. Dt. Mountain Dew
368. Mexican cheese after 8 months of a dairy free diet
369. Running three miles three times a week consistently for three weeks
370. A first grader who make teaching school so easy for me
371. A preschooler who is SO eager to learn how to read
372. Summer rain showers
373. My mom getting a good test result after a heart cath
374. Books that remind me of my ministry of motherhood
375. Hearing Jake sing “Never Let Go” during Sunday night worship
376. Jake’s hunger for learning God’s Word

The Dirty Three Doing the Dirty Dig

This year we are reading through Story of the World Volume 1 together during our Circle time. I am not doing all of the activities in the workbook. We are just doing the things that are age appropriate and fun since I am planning to go back through this volume again next year.

This week we read about history, archaeologists and archaeology. One of the activities in the book was to recreate your own archaeological dig, or “Dirty Dig” as they so cleverly named it.

Our three “archaeologists” were very excited to learn more about the “Ancient” civilization of the peoples of Mount Perdueian.

To begin our dig we sectioned our digging area into a 3 by 3 grid so we could record where we found our artifacts. Here are a few of the artifacts that we found: a battery, screwdriver, comb, two bracelets, coins, a cup, and a chicken bone. We figured they were a pretty advanced civilization because we found a battery which lead us to believe they made their own power. The screwdriver was also an advanced tool.  We know that they used currency because we found coins. We believe that they were hunters since we found chicken bones. Lastly, they liked to look pretty as we found two bracelets and a comb. Although, they seem to be advanced we aren’t sure how they communicated since we didn’t find any communication tools such as pencils. 

School Dayz

Perdue Academy officially started on August 1. We thoroughly enjoyed our summer break, but we were ready to get back in to more structured routine. This year we have two students: one returning and one new. Judd is in Pre K/K and Jake is in 1st grade. This is going to be a great year!

9 months

Baby Sadie
It baffles me when I check on her in the night and find a big baby in her crib.  My mind flashes back to, what feels like yesterday, when she was a tiny floppy head, swaddled infant. I feel like she has been a part of our life forever.  She is so curious. 

Her personality various every day; she can be the happiest baby on the block OR she can me the hardest baby on the block. When she is happy we have so much fun together. When she is cranky she spends a lot of time on my hip!  However, she smiles all the time and it is just a beautiful sight that I pray I never forget.  

Sadie Grace completes our family, she is dainty little tiny girl that we needed and all adore! Jake, Judd and Anna Kate love her SO much, it makes me so happy to see them playing together so much lately! Sadie is doing new things everyday, she is talking so much (we can understand one word so far, “Dada.” She is now walking when I am not holding her and she loves to drink out of a sippy cup.  

She has one bottom tooth and more coming soon-the drool is a sure sign, wearing a size 3 diaper, 6-12 month clothes. She is in the 90% for height and 25% in weight.

As of August 1, she was completely weaned. It was time to break away from this special bond that we shared for 9 months. My body helped her grow inside me for 9 long months.  I then provided food for her, for another 9 months.  It is a very bittersweet ending to an enjoyable path we shared. I must admit that we are both doing quite well with this adjustment.

I love you so much, Sadie. Thank you for teaching me daily how to give more of myself and to love with a love that is deeper than I have ever known.

Thankfulness #346-#360

346. The quiet weeks that sickness bring to the Perdue home.
347. We enjoy lots of TV when we have sick kids.
348. I published the first two years, 2006-2007, of my blog into a book using the blurb website.
349. Playing Yahtzee, Uno, and Skip-Bo MANY times a day with Judd.
350. Watching Jake read multiple chapter books each week.
351. Hearing the song Blessings
352. Cleaning out school room drawers.
353. Our first day of school at the Perdue Academy.
354. I have a first grader.
355. I have a pre-schooler.
356. Receiving a surprise, a new pair of shoes, in the mail.
357. Little watermelons growing on our vines.
358. Watching Sadie take steps throughout the house.
359. Popsicles. Popsicles. Popsicles.
360. I love this journey that God is allowing me to live out each day with Dr. Jim Perdue!

* hope to edit with pictures soon.