Baby, Biblical Womanhood, Hannah Elisabeth, Homeschooling, Mommyhood

Weekly Wrap-Up: Week 3

In my life this week…

Well, of course, the highlight of the week was Monday! It has been a long time since that first ultrasound, and our little one has grown quite a bit!  We enjoyed getting to “see” him (in utero), again, and can’t wait for the day that we get to hold this precious little one.  It was such a blessing to see him being formed and knit together… And of course, it was a great comfort to be reassured (again!) that he is healthy, and growing – just as he should be!!   I think my favorite picture is the one of his tiny, perfect foot!

And, did you notice the pronouns?  Although I have been calling this little one “he” for quite some time…it was confirmed that we are having a son!!


In our homeschool this week…

School has been interesting this week.  Although we have completed each of the planned chapters, assignments, tests, and activities…we’ve been a bit “off schedule” at times.

But, it all got done.  And, I am thrilled to see Hannah’s progress!

Some highlights:

  • Starting Science! We are alternating History and Science this year.  (History one week, Science the next.)  This week, we learned about the 5 senses, and even got to do a few experiments related to how things feel, smell, taste, look, and sound.  I am just constantly in awe of how God created our bodies, and our senses to work together in this way.
  • Learning to Use the Table of Contents! This was a combination Bible/English lesson.  Hannah joins us in church and Sunday School, and loves to follow along in her Bible.  Although she has the books of the Bible memorized, they can be difficult to find.  She does a pretty good job when the pastor (or daddy) stays mainly in either the Old or the New Testament for the sermon or Sunday School lesson.  It is the flipping back and forth that can cause a little frustration.  Of course, we don’t mind helping her find certain passages, but it is fun to see her learning how to utilize the tools in her Bible on her own!  We learned about a Table of Contents, and how it can help us find the information that we are looking for.  Then she “practiced” looking up books of the Bible for quite some time!
  • Handwriting… I know it isn’t Hannah’s favorite subject, but I am amazed at how much her writing has improved in just the past 3 weeks!  School, of course, isn’t the only time we get to see this, as she is constantly writing notes to friends, or family… She has already started writing notes to her little brother, and making signs for his door – to let us know if “the boy” is asleep or “awack” – too cute!


Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

Remember: Everything is carved in Jell-O.  In other words, don’t assume that the lesson plan, or the schedule for the day is carved in stone.  I’m learning to be flexible.  (Key word: learning.  Flexibility is not one of my stronger characteristics!)  Our schedule and plan is still an extremely useful tool…and has saved my sanity on several days!  But, it is nice to know that I’m not chained to it.  We can change things up when we need to, and still work within the basic structure.


Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

We’ve been to the Doctor’s office, the grocery store, and to church…Oh, and we’re off to the library this afternoon!

That pretty much sums up my life, right now. (And, I love it!!!)

We love being with our church family on Wednesday nights (Sundays too!).

Hannah and I enjoyed a playdate with several friends yesterday (Thursday) afternoon.  Yes, she spent the last afternoon of the summer in a swimming pool.  Perfect? Yes.

And tomorrow, we are going to a going away party for a couple who will be moving to Haiti, as missionaries, at the beginning of next month!  (Pray for them?)


My favorite thing this week was…

In case you missed my other 30 announcements: We’re having a BOY!!!


I’m grateful for…

My life.  So many undeserved blessings: My husband, my daughter, my son…our amazing church, a wonderful pastor…sweet friends…generous gifts for our little boy: cute, tiny, blue clothes, soft blue blankets, tiny fire trucks, and a blue football (little boy essentials, or so I’m told!).


I’m praying for…

A little more energy. Or, rather, the patience and grace to act with kindness, and do what needs to be done…even when I am exhausted.


A photo, video, link, or quote to share…

“For you formed my inward parts;
   you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
 Wonderful are your works;
   my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.”
~Psalm 139:13-16~


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  1. Amy

    Congrats on baby boy! I am learning to be flexible too. I bought a pre school progra to begin more offical school with my very smart son, but September has not been going that well due to everything from two sicknesses to uncles weddings. I think we are finally getting caught up and my house will be organized someday–in about eighteen years! So I am lettign go of the need to be perfect and just trying to enjoy the moment and remember it is only preschool. It doesn’t matter if we do every little thing in the plan as long as we do some of it and other things too and learning occurs.

  2. Beautiful! Congratulations!!! I am right there with you on being amazed at how God blesses us when it seems like we don’t deserve it. Stopping by from HMJ.

  3. Congratulations! How exciting for your family! Praying for a healthy baby and delivery. 🙂

    Stopping by from HMJ.

  4. Congratulations! Thank you for sharing those beautiful words from Psalm 139! I also love your advice to remember that…”everything is carved in Jell-o”…that’s the truth!!!

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