Sunday, March 17, 2013

Snow's at the snow!

Dear Snow Twins x 2, We live an hour from Mt. Lassen. So today we spent the afternoon playing and sledding in the snow. It was so much fun! You went swimming yesterday and sledding today! Sarah & Hannah fell off the tube sled and Joshua walked all the way down the mountain to make sure you both were alright. He has such a sweet and tender heart. I had fun sledding with you! It was awesome. God's beauty is amazing. The snow shimmered with sparkles the view was magnificent. I can't wait to go back to the volcano. Hopefully, we can go back during Spring Break in 2 weeks with your big cousins. I love my snow twins! Love, Mommy

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Dear Sarah, Hannah, Julia & Joshua, Happy St. Patrick's Day! I can't believe how fast you are growing. One of these pictures was taken 2 years ago (when Grandma Sonia was sick). I thought it was cute how this year, Joshua lifted up his shirt again. The matching shirts still fit although they were snug. Your grandpa Bill (my dad) was mostly Irish and a tad bit Indian. You are 1/4 Irish & 1/4 Korean. I wish I knew more of my Irish heritage. My maiden name was Oliver- which is Irish. I am so thankful for each of you! Love, Mommy

Hannah's Charlotte's Web Project

QflpHbpoBI/UUVJ7Y54DoI/AAAAAAAAAag/6KTb40IPo1A/s1600/13+-+2" imageanchor="1" > Dear Hannah, You are taking a Language Arts class through our homeschool charter. You love the class and are doing so well. After reading the book, Charlotte's Web, you made an amazing poster project. You also memorized your summary of the book to present. We just found out that your teacher in this class won't continue teaching because she is starting chemotherapy for uterine cancer. We are praying for healing. I am very proud of your hard work. You are a very smart girl. I know God has great plans for you. I love you. Love, Mommy

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Making Soap!

Dear Sarah, Hannah, Julia & Joshua, Today, we went to our friends, Miss Nicole's house (Vivian & Ethan) and learned how to make homemade soap. It was fun. There are many different soap recipes. We tried one using coffee grounds today. I am thankful for our friends we have. Love, Mommy

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Joshua's first T-Ball Game!

Dear Joshua, Today was your very first T-Ball game! I am so proud of you for listening to your coaches. Opening Ceremonies was amazing. I thought it was neat that hundreds of people were there and scripture (Psalms) was read and prayer was allowed. You are on the "Bee" team. You played 3rd base & outfield. You hit the ball twice. You ran fast around the bases. Your family is so proud. Love, Mommy

Monday, March 4, 2013

Life near Redding Ca.

Dear Sarah, Hannah, Julia & Joshua, I'm sorry that I haven't written on this blog in such a long time. Today, you played in the awesome treehouse your daddy built- actually he designed & engineered it- to hold up to 2000 pounds! It's as big as a bedroom! You also love the "Pegasus Swing" he made for you. One of your favorite things to do as a family is to ride bikes. Joshua, before he turned 4, started riding a big bike without any training wheels. Your balance bike was worth the money because it indeed taught you how to balance and so you never even needed training wheels. Now, Julia is riding the balance bike except she didn't like that it was blue so we bought fancy duct tape and changed it to pink & grey. Joshua also just started T-Ball. You love it. As a fundraiser you received a box on Sat. of 60 candy bars. In one day, with the help of your big sisters, you sold all of them! The first half was sold after church this morning. Then you walked around our neighborhood with Sarah, Hannah & Daddy and sold the rest! Daddy said you all did a great job selling candy bars. First when the door opened this is what you all said: Sarah, "Hi, my name is Sarah, this is my sister Hannah and our little brother, Joshua. Hannah said next: "Joshua just started playing T Ball and is selling candy bars. Would you like to buy one? Joshua then said in a high voice: "Just one dollar". Of course who could resist buying chocolate from such cute kids? Julia stayed home with mommy and helped me clean the kitchen. She loves her ballet class. Sarah still loves to sing. Especially praise songs that she makes up. She also likes her ceramics, knitting & Spanish classes that she & Hannah take at APL with other homeschoolers in Redding. Hannah loves gymnastics and wants to be a gymnastics teacher when she grows up. Sarah wants to be a cook or a singer. Joshua wants to be an engineer- that drives trains and sweet Julia wants to be an artist. You like going to Turtle Bay museum and love taking friends and family that visit to the Sundial Bridge. It is beautiful here where we live- with views of Mt. Lassen and Mt. Shasta with snow on it. We haven't made a weekend trip yet to the mountains but plan to soon before it gets too warm. Spring is already in the air and the weather has been so nice- in the 70's. I am so thankful for you. I know God has a special plan for our lives and am excited about our future. I love you with all my heart, Love, Mommy