Sunday, November 23, 2014

Project 365, Week 47

This is my first post in almost a week.  Admittedly, its easier to post when I'm feeling well or things are going good....there was a lot of hard in this week.

"On" weeks are not our favorite, but we're tentatively feeling our way through to a new normal.  It makes me sad to look through these photos and see how many were taken looking out at the kids through a window.  Its not how I like to mother....I prefer to go outside, hear what they're up to, work along side them, be involved.  

November 16
Child labor in full force this day.

 November 17
#3.  Smiling for the camera, but there wasn't much of that going on otherwise.  These days are hard.
 November 18
These next two were taken with from my bed, because I didn't leave it....view from my bedroom window....two sweet girls laughing and dancing and swinging after school.
Aiden was at my dad's for a couple days while we did survival mode, so when he was returned (upon request because I missed him!) we did school before bed while the girls were at basketball.  School in bed, in pajamas...the benefits of homeschooling.  :)
 November 19
Craft time with Grammy.
 Didn't take Aiden and Amanda long to find the first ice of the season.
 Reminds me of this Calvin & Hobbes that Shaun and I have referenced for years.

November 20
I went out to check on Aiden who'd been working and working.  He planted three acorns, so if all goes according to plan, we'll have three large trees in this space next spring.  :)
 Same day, later and colder.  He assured me he was plenty warm.
 November 21
Shaun and Aiden were hard at work on the house this week.  Its coming along and we're just about to have the last bedroom completed!
November 22
This was our 10th Annual Saturday-before-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving for my side of the family.  Amy did an incredible job seeing to every detail and it was a nice time of being together.


Meg A. said...

Looks like such a great week! I thought the first shot of Aiden with the leaves was my favorite...then I got to the one of him and Amanda with the ice and laughed outloud! And then I got to the planted acorns! Love that boy! We have a similar situation over here- we should have an apple orchard in our back yard come spring 2015.

sara said...

I'm sorry for the hard in your week....I love that you are documenting life even in the midst of it. Aiden in the cold in shorts reminded me of a picture of Jason when he was young doing the same! So many of your pictures do that!! :)

Isaiah 40:26
Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:
Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one
and calls forth each of them by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
not one of them is missing.

He sees every moment!!!

The Bug said...

So sorry things are hard now... It's a journey though, and I have every faith that you'll come through the other side intact. I just do!

LOVE that Calvin & Hobbes - I think Aiden is a poster child for that comic :)