Monday, March 21, 2016

Project 365, Week 12

I lift up my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121

March 14
It was a random day off of school and it rained all day....they were happy to get some screen time.

When Shaun came home, he and Avery had a mock spelling bee...

March 15 preparation for the spelling bee at her school. She was selected to represent the 5th grade and competed against six other Catholic elementary schools.

She didn't get very far, but we were so proud of her being brave enough to get up there in a high-pressure situation. We talk a lot of about "do it afraid" around here and she did!

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave [girl] is not the one who does not feel afraid, but [s]he who conquers that fear. ~Nelson Mandela

March 16
See how dutifully my children are working on their homework and with such willing hearts? ;) We are making progress but it is hard-fought. When he has a diploma in hand, it will be worth it.

March 17
Looks like a fun game, right? These two will be fighting in five, four, three....

I so enjoy heart-to-hearts with my little guy. It is fascinating to hear the thoughts churning in that brain of his and also secretly humorous to me how well I know and understand him, in large part because he is wired just like Shaun. {heart}

Sweet girl.

March 18
Post-school, pre-show nap. Tough work being in show biz. ;) Opening night was incredible!!

March 19
Ray came over and the kids decorated eggs together.

Photos by Amanda before and during the UCONN game.

March 20
He kills me in his robe and slippers.

So Amanda. I hope she always does life big (and a little wild).


Melody said...

LOVE the bravery quote! And the hammock pic. And Amanda's awesome outfit pics.

The Bug said...

I don't know why it makes my heart sing when Ray comes over - but it's obvious that he's part of the family and it makes me happy :)

When I was younger, I did a lot of things that seemed scary, but for me the trick was to just take them one step at a time. The steps themselves weren't THAT scary (but yes, getting up & giving speeches in competition was a bit alarming).