Last Day of Soccer!!

Well, soccer season is over for Hulk. (Please remember that my kids all picked their own nicknames for the blog…) He has LOVED soccer so much and I’m really glad we gave it a try. He will definitely be doing it again next year. The league that he was on this year was called Kickers and it was for 5-6 year olds to introduce them to the game and allow them to practice skills. They never really had games, just scrimmages to practice. On the last day, they have 1 parent from each child play and the parents play against the kids. Daddy and Hulk had so much fun! I’m sure this will be something he’ll remember and talk about all his life. I’m so glad they did it that way. It’s a little hard to get good pictures of kids playing soccer, but here are a few.



You can see how incredibly happy Hulk is with Daddy! He loves his Daddy so much and this was really fun for him!


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Arabella (FIAR)

I finally get to talk about a book that Popstar just got done rowing! She has been asking me forever when I’m getting to one of her books. She is finishing up 6th grade right now and she is coming to the end of the Volume 4 FIAR books and just finished Arabella. Her books have taken longer because there are more lessons to go with them as they are geared for older kids. This book had alot of fun things to learn about and we really enjoyed working on it.




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Happy 4th Birthday, Princess!!

It is unreal to me that we just celebrated my baby girl’s 4th birthday! How in the world did 4 years go by that fast? She is such a joy to all of our family and I am so blessed to have her. I thank God every single day for giving her to me. This year she wanted to have a totally pink cake complete with strawberries. It turned out really neat. We even had pink ice cream to go with it! My family all came over to help us celebrate and it was a really fun afternoon.




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Field Trip to SC State Museum

Last week we took a Field Trip with my sister and her kids to Columbia, SC to the SC State Museum. We found out that Homeschoolers get free admission and have been wanting to go for awhile. It was a little over an hour drive to get there, so that wasn’t too bad for us. We had an awesome day! That place was HUGE! It is 4 stories of history, art, science, nature and so much more. It is located inside of an old textile mill. You can check out the history of the building here: SC State Museum




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YEAH Learning Fair/End of School Year Celebration

This year, our Homeschool support group which is called Y.E.A.H. (York Educators At Home) held and end of the school year celebration and Learning Fair. The kids were able to display projects they had worked on. We had 4 projects from our family.

Popstar had two projects, both from FIAR books from Volume 4. One was from The Raft and the other was from Arabella. For The Raft, she made a River Diorama and even included a little boy on a raft in the river. And for Arabella, she made a salt map island complete with a ship in the background. I think I had more fun with these than she did!




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The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and THE BIG HUNGRY BEAR (Preschool)

I finished working on a really neat book with Princess last week. It has a pretty long title: The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and THE BIG HUNGRY BEAR by Don and Audrey Wood .  It is not a Before FIAR book, but it fit really well with strawberry season and we had so much fun with it. The lesson plans and printables were free on, which is one of my favorite homeschooling websites!  You can see them here: The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and the BIG HUNGRY BEAR.




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Happy Mother’s Day!!

I want to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing Moms out there!! I had a really nice Mother’s Day, my hubby is so sweet he made me breakfast in bed! I got to spend time with my mother and with my babies and that’s what the day is really all about.

My Mom is an incredible woman and I can’t imagine my life without her. My hubby’s mother died when he was only 10 years old and I just cannot even fathom how hard that was for a little kid and even now to go through life without his mom. Moms are just our safe place and the encouragers of our souls, our biggest fans and supporters and dear friends. God really knew what He was doing when He created the Mother/Child relationship.

I am also thankful for my four beautiful blessings that I get to call my children.  Each one of my children are such a gift and an extension of myself. God has taken me on a journey with these little guys ever since my first one came along and I wouldn’t change a single minute of it. We have good days and bad days, but at the end of the day I am so thankful for the goodnight hugs and kisses. My little guys are what motivates me to be a better person and to keep going when I feel like giving up. God gave them to me and He gives me the strength to get through each day with them as I need it. He is so faithful.