Sunday, December 31, 2017

Instagram Pic: December 31, 2017 at 10:42AM

These two are pretty entertaining on this freezing cold morning. Keeping me company and laughing while I rest in bed. πŸ’œ❤️πŸ˜†

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Instagram Pic: December 24, 2017 at 02:33PM

Christmas Eve and immersed in books and embroidery while the snow comes down outside. Love this girl. πŸ’•πŸŽ„

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Instagram Pic: December 21, 2017 at 03:29PM

I can only see my toes now if I lean forward just a bit. But it's actually pretty great because then I don't have to look at my mismatched socks. πŸ˜‚ #babynumber5 #onemoremonthtogo

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Instagram Pic: December 16, 2017 at 02:44PM

Date night to see The Nutcracker at the State Theatre. πŸ’œ

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Instagram Pic: December 06, 2017 at 03:15PM

I cannot believe this guy is 4 today! I still remember when he was just born and our midwife remarked that his hair was so white that it almost sparkled! He's such a jolly, generous, and cuddly dude. He loves babies, hugs, has the most infectious laugh, and is just a joy all around. Happy Birthday to our little Oscar! πŸ’™πŸ’™

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Instagram Pic: December 05, 2017 at 07:44PM

We had a special December get together with cousins to make gingerbread houses today. They turned out so cute and (shockingly) only small amounts of candy and gingerbread were eaten during the event. πŸ˜†❄️☃️πŸŽ„

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Instagram Pic: November 30, 2017 at 07:24PM

"Can I hold your hand?" "No." "Can I help you down the stairs?" "No." #icandoitmyself #stopgrowingsofast #atthatstage

Monday, November 20, 2017

Instagram Pic: November 20, 2017 at 01:42PM

Hot cocoa with marshmallows and Treasures of the Snow on audible. ☕️ #ranemschoolhouse #homeschool #homeschoolperks

Instagram Pic: November 20, 2017 at 10:09AM

From yesterday. Our Sunday morning walk to church. I love seeing the little bonds that form between the kids as they grow, it's really one of the sweetest things as a parent. πŸ’—

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017

Instagram Pic: November 06, 2017 at 02:38PM

I love the bond that these two have formed since we started school this year. They are so goofy together and Oscar can make Astrid laugh like none other, but then they share sweet moments like this (even for just a few minutes) and I melt. πŸ’œ

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

Instagram Pic: November 03, 2017 at 05:53PM

A gorgeous blanket of snow covering everything outside so quickly you wouldn't even know how behind we are in winterizing the yard. Pots still full of dead flowers, toys still out, outdoor furniture and umbrella still set up... 😬 Anyone else as behind as us?

Instagram Pic: November 03, 2017 at 10:57AM

Always impressed with this girl and her math skills. #ranemschoolhouse #homeschool

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Instagram Pic: October 31, 2017 at 10:11PM

We got to hang out with Rey, Kylo Ren, Yoda, and Luke Skywalker tonight. πŸŽƒ #maytheforcebewithyou #happyhalloween

Friday, October 20, 2017

Instagram Pic: October 20, 2017 at 11:24AM

Somehow even with a crazy morning and breakfast we managed to get done with school early. It took us less than 2 hours to do math, science, history, world studies, Spanish, language, handwriting, phonics, spelling, and read a fairytale. So I'm rewarding them with an episode of the new Magic School Bus. Also, I get to read another chapter of my book before lunch prep, so yay! πŸ™Œ

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Instagram Pic: October 19, 2017 at 10:59AM

Astrid and I went to visit auntie Grace this morning while the big kids were at co-op. Such a beautiful place to explore.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Instagram Pic: October 16, 2017 at 01:35PM

When you have the option to sit anywhere in the house you want to do your schoolwork and this is where you choose. πŸ€”πŸ˜† . . . #kidsarefunny #lookscomfy #homeschool #ranemschoolhouse

Instagram Pic: October 16, 2017 at 10:43AM

The focus is real. #justrealizedsheswritinginabookthatisNOTforwritingin πŸ™ˆ

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Instagram Pic: October 12, 2017 at 07:56PM

I love these quiet moments of reading aloud before bed. πŸ“šAlso, Oscar is obviously very interested in his belly button. πŸ˜‚

Instagram Pic: October 12, 2017 at 09:12AM

The three amigos. Heading to a morning of co-op. #ranemschoolhouse #homeschool

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Instagram Pic: October 07, 2017 at 09:58PM

Tough decisions were made today. So many πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Instagram Pic: October 05, 2017 at 03:18PM

The squirrels haven't gotten to the pumpkins yet. Crossing my fingers that they will last through the month without getting eaten like they were last year. 🀞🏻

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Instagram Pic: October 04, 2017 at 01:59PM

They seemed to think that the construction workers were much more interesting than our Spanish lesson and art study today. 🀷🏻‍♀️ #butitsactuallyquietinhereforthreewholeseconds #finewithme #pluslookhowcutetheyare

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Instagram Pic: October 03, 2017 at 04:27PM

One of my favorite things is switching over the books and decor for the season, and fall is especially wonderful. πŸ‚πŸπŸƒ #read #autumnreading

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Instagram Pic: September 27, 2017 at 05:47PM

I think the 90+ degree weather and living right next to a pool for the past week and a half has turned my kids into major water babies. πŸ’¦πŸŒŠ

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Instagram Pic: September 26, 2017 at 01:38PM

Found some sleepy kids outside the hotel today. Oscar looks particularly comfortable. πŸ˜΄πŸ˜€

Monday, September 25, 2017

Instagram Pic: September 25, 2017 at 03:01PM

It's been such a fun vacation spending so much time with cousins! #epcot #cousinbuddies #ranemvacation

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

Instagram Pic: September 15, 2017 at 11:52AM

Trying to get in one more day of school before a two week break! πŸ™Œ . . . #ranemschoolhouse #homeschool #homeschoollife

Monday, September 11, 2017