Thursday, October 16, 2008

Homeschool Night and Orange Juice

"Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me,"
Isaiah 46:9
On Monday night we had our "homeschool night." Our 'homeschool night' consists of everyone showing what they have been doing for the past couple of months of school either by writings, speech or art. Everyone did a great job! Paw-paw and Na-naw came over (Na-naw came over earlier in the day to help with Eden and Josiah's schooling) for dinner and the reporting on what we had been doing. Tender, roasted chicken, seasoned, mashed potatoes, flavorful carrots, fresh greenbeans and Hannah's 1st place Buttermilk Rolls was our dinner with Apple Crisp being the dessert!
It was such a beautiful evening that we just had to do everything outside!
Our wonderful and gifted teacher....mommy!


Eden and some papers she did that day.


Eden showing Na-naw one of her crafts she did with Alexis.

Lydia chewing on a rope while daddy breathes that nice, crisp country air!
Lydia's 3rd tooth made its appearance sometime today. She had been a little fussy the past couple days from the tooth as it was trying to reveal it's pearly white self, giving some pain in the process.

Daddy and Lydia on the Hammock.

Eden and Josiah have their "happy faces" on!

For a little background the happy faces were made so that when they were frumpin' or grumpin' we would say "Find your happy face" and they would have to start smiling or there would be painful consequences. It has worked for the most part!

Alexis and Caleb's guitar and recorder instrumental.

They played "Amazing Grace," "Jingle Bells" and a few others as the sun slowly disappeared, telling us to head inside for the rest of our presentation. They are doing so well on their music together!

Alexis getting ready to read her WriteShop paper.

(See Lydia scooting on the floor?)

Alexis' clay "stony path." The 'stony path' was the subject of her WriteShop paper.

Hannah sharing her WriteShop Paragraph.

Josiah found a pair of sunglasses and wore them most of the night!

Eden with the glasses.

Lydia with the "cool" sunglasses.

Poor thing, she couldn't stand having something over her eyes so it was hard to get a picture!
I think she looks similar to a dragonfly 8-)

You have to know the story behind this one! :-)
(And, no, daddy normally isn't on the kitchen floor)


"Daddy, I want some more orange juice," Josiah chirped from his high chair (we're working on his manners).

"Okay, 'Siah, wait five minutes and then ask again politely," daddy responded.

Frumping a little bit, he waited and then asked again. Daddy got up and reached for the out! Here comes mommy!

Zooming past daddy in her zeal to become more of a submissive and helpful wife she reached for the refrigerator door and 'bumped' daddy. (Now, most of you know daddy and his sense of humor so you can guess what happened next)

"Oh, ah, ee, ou," daddy said as he heroically tried to balance on one foot to grab the refrigerator door before mommy, but he under-estimated how far he had to reach and, being on one foot, reached too far to one side and became.....unbalanced and.....fell defeated to the floor!

"Oh, hon are you okay," mommy asked concerned.

"Uh, yeah I'm fine," daddy managed in the midst of laughing. Mommy started laughing too.

"What happened?" she questioned and daddy told us what he was trying to do (we all were at the breakfast table). Ah, the joys of being a Wassenberg!!!! (And that's not sarcastic - it really is a joy!)

It was a wonderful family moment! :-)
Tomorrow (Friday), after breakfast, we are going to drive to around Bedford County, VA and look for hiking trails - and hopefully find one! Then, if we find one, we'll hike all day Friday and then check into a hotel room (we don't have a room yet - we're bidding for a nice deal....$50.00 to be exact!). Then early Saturday morning we're leaving for a festival called "Celebrate the Glory" ( This is our first time going and everything's free! (Including a light breakfast and snack lunch!) They have a photographer coming (Ken Jenkins - which is great for me (an aspiring photographer), a "large" family ( who will be singing music and teaching and last but not least Unfolding Drama (
We're all really excited about going. The weather is supposed to be beautiful, in the lower 60's. Plus, we get to be surrounded by God's glorious creation in the mountains!
Willingly Jesus',
Kimber :-)

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