Do you ever wish you could get a glimpse in to what life is like for other families? Well, I’ve decided to pop in each month or so to give you A Glimpse Into Our Life. This round of A Glimpse Into Our Life includes a peek in to our April & May.
A Glimpse Into Our Life: April & May
Around here these days, I’m…
craving pretzels and Reese’s pieces. Have you ever tossed those two things in a bowl and eaten them in tandem…with a cup of coffee in hand, of course? Yum!
eating at Jimmy John’s…a lot. I know, I know, I know. I’m pregnant, and I’m not supposed to be eating cold lunch meat, so I’ve been mostly sticking with the B.L.T. on Wheat Sandwich Bread – Yes, order it just like that, and I promise you won’t be disappointed! Side Note: I also highly recommend their Tuna Salad on Wheat Sandwich Bread AND their Beach Club on Wheat Sandwich Bread. Mmm!
walking every day – to balance out the pretzels, Reese’s pieces, and Jimmy John’s sandwiches. The second those first trimester yuckies started to subside a bit, I hopped up off the couch and took a walk! I’ve been doing this every.single.day and I’m hoping to keep it up throughout this pregnancy. During my other pregnancies, I did this until it got so hot I couldn’t handle being outside – no matter the time of day or night. At which point I moved my workouts to the pool, but that ended up involving me simply sitting in the shallow end sipping on a cold bottle of water. I’m not sure how many calories such activity burns, but it sure does help my comfort level at that point in pregnancy. ha! This time around, I’ve determined that if the summer heat gets that bad (which it probably will), I will either start walking at the coolest time of day (approximately 2am or so) or head to the gym for some air-conditioned treadmill walking.
reading all kinds of great books! Earlier this month I shared my Books Over Buttons Challenge! In just over a week, I have finished THREE of the books on my nighstand! Yes, three! I’ve been reading early (really early) in the morning while I drink my coffee and crawling in bed early at night to read a little bit more. I have to say, it’s been somewhat addicting! I’m currently on book number four in the stack – Unstuffed by Ruth Soukup. I always appreciate Ruth’s ideas, and this book has not disappointed!
celebrating the end of another great AWANA year. My kids would quit every other activity we do as long as it meant they could continue to be a part of the AWANA program they know and love! We recently had our end-of-year awards ceremony, and my boys are so sad they can’t go back until August.
trying to explain that Goliath is the bad guy. My middle kiddo is a big fan of the story of David & Goliath. Thank you, Beginner’s Bible! ha! However, he thinks Goliath is THE MAN! He likes to dress up like Goliath and cause a big scene. We’ve been trying to explain to him that Goliath was the enemy of God’s people and that David was the hero – He’s not buying it.
moving in to our homeschool room. You know that homeschool room I’ve mentioned several times? Well, we have never actually used it for school. It has mostly sat empty ever since we moved in to this house…but I recently moved most of our homeschooling resources out of our kitchen (where we’ve been doing school all this time), and we have been working on making the transition. For the past few weeks, we have been adjusting to a new routine of using that room in the mornings. Being away from the pantry is going to take some getting used to – for all of us! ha! – but it’s been nice to have a more dedicated space for our learning activities.
diving in to summer school. With daddy’s work schedule and our daily rhythms at home together, it’s best for this crew if we stay in a regular routine. In this season of life that we’re in, it means that year-round schooling is a great fit. This summer is going to include all things first-grade social studies, science, and health. We’re using the A Beka readers as our guides – with lots of read-alouds, field trips, experiments, etc. added to the fun. We have already kicked off our social studies unit – learning all about America and spending a little extra time learning about the state where we live – North Carolina! For math review, we love Kumon books and hands-on activities and for extra reading practice, we’ve been devouring audio books from the library and trying a couple of new chapter book series. Currently, my oldest is knee deep in a pile of Geronimo Stilton books. He can’t get enough!
fielding weird comments from people. When we announced our first pregnancy, everyone we told responded with all kinds of excitement. The second time around, we heard things like: Were you planning this so soon? The third time around, people began to ask about our religious affiliation. This time around? People have said the craziest stuff to us, and we’ve just had to laugh. My friend with six kids warned me about this phenomenon. ha!
preparing for another girl. Yes! This past week, we found out that baby number four is a girl, and we are so excited to meet her! I know I shared with you how I have been feeling a bit anxious this time around, but our family continues to feel God’s peace each day, and we are so thankful that He is always good.
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