Here's some things that I wanted to share:
- momof9splace "In our generation the cultivating of the intellect is thought to be the answer; consequently, the child is taught, school is emphasized, and higher education is considered imperative. To be sure, the intellect is a part of the mind. There is, however, another part of the mind that is far too often overlooked - the will. For the intellect to be trained and the will to be untrained is dangerous.... The wise parent starts when the child is and infant in the training of the will."
- I think we have a new favorite homemade pizza recipe. I made the dough from scratch (recipe from EveryDay With Rachel Ray), doctored it up with crushed red pepper flakes, garlic powder and Italian seasonings, and baked it on the cast iron griddle. It was excellent!
- The laundry that we started Thurs morning is still in the dryer... maybe tomorrow morning it'll all find it's home. I don't like having undone or half-done projects around - it makes life feel chaotic. Life is much calmer and things run smoother when things are accomplished... Can one truly ever be done with laundry though?
- I pureed some sweet potatoes and some avocado-bananas for Ben today (maybe that's why laundry didn't get done). I have 2+ ice cube trays full for him. The little porker can already put away 2 cubes mixed with breast milk and cereal for one meal. Today he got 2 meals for the first time. Hopefully he'll make it until at least 6:00am - the last 2 days he reverted back to 5:00am, ugh.
- homeschool-not-about-education "The very word "homeschooling" can cause us all to forget that what we are doing is not about home-SCHOOLING but about creating that context in which we assist God in raising the little ones in our homes to become His men and women who are truly prepared for what is going to happen in their own generation. To be like King David whom God did not identify as a man "with a good job;" but as a man who "served his generation well.""
- And, as of last week, the siding on the addition is done! Yeah Tom!