Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday's Fave Five - May 14

1. Mother's Day. My hubby bought me a wallet I had mentioned I wanted. We spent an enjoyable morning at church and then a freezing cold day at the baseball field in the afternoon. Somehow N9 has Sunday afternoon games for the entire month. He missed his first one last Sunday as it was at 10:30 in the morning. Church takes priority over baseball.

Doesn't he look cold? Poor kid came off the field after the 2nd inning and wanted to go home. We fixed him up though...

2. A wonderful mother-in-law. I miss my mom greatly still and Mother's Day was tough, but I have an amazing mother-in-law (and father-in-law) who always make me feel like a daughter without the "in-law" at the end. It's nice that she is also a friend. A good thing all around since we live so close to each other. ;-)

3. The Schoolhouse Expo. Wow. It was my first on-line homeschooling conference and it was amazing. There were tons of great speakers. I missed a couple on Wednesday (Susan Wise Bauer and Diana Waring) so now I'm itching for the MP3's to be released at the end of the month. (I also missed all the "pre-talks" too so I can't wait to hear those as well!) I learned a lot and I really wished I wasn't a TOS Crew member since they were giving away some amazing door prizes! There were about 90 prizes total given out. Multiple ones per hour plus multiple ones per vendor typically. Be sure to check out the Vendor Hall. Many of the speakers are offering discount codes - some good for a little bit and some that last longer. I spent today baking and I had the Expo playing in the background all day. It certainly helped pass the day in a much more enjoyable way for me.

4. My cute new nephew. Here's a pic. They do say a photos is worth a 1000 words right?

5. H&H. or H2 or Miss H & Mr. H. These are the two kiddos I babysit half the year. They are back for our "spring session." They are really adorable and oh my  - Mr. H has an amazing giggle. I confess to tickling him a lot simply to hear it. Although, it really doesn't take much. Tonight J6 kept slamming the garbage can closed and Mr. H about busted a gut laughing. Then he spent 5-10 minutes admiring his reflection in my stove. Really. It doesn't take much. Miss H is now talking and she is so cute to listen to. I've been watching her since she was 13 months old. She's now 34 months old. Earlier this week I was baking banana muffins. She asked what I was doing so I told her, "Making muffins." To which she replied, "For me?" Nope. But I almost caved  simply because she was so cute.

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  1. Great list of things to be thankful for this week. God knows just what we need!

  2. How sweet! Kids just make everyday happier and brighter. You are so blessed to have a wonderful mother in law!

  3. What a great picture of your nephew! He is just adorable.

  4. Oh poor little guy looks absolutely chilly! LOL. Love how you fixed him up!

    Sounds like you've had a great week. I had no idea they do homeschooling expos online. I'll have to tell my homeschooling friends to see if Canada does one.


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