The above picture is one of my dreams come true. For years we've started many of our homeschool mornings with a chorus of "Circle Up Around the Throne" (by Chris Rice), and I always felt like someone was missing from our circle. I love having Jinna Rai joining in now.
This picture was another dream come true. The boys volunteered to wash all the dishes all by themselves one night. The kitchen was a wreck by the time they finished, but I appreciated the desire and I see new horizons in our future.
We made a lot of cakes over the past 8 days -- 5 to be exact. Here's another one of them:
The occasion this time was a dinner for several of Pete's students. One of them was celebrating a birthday -- she was thrilled with her cake. It was a fun group -- kids from Peru, Morocco, Germany, Belgium, and good ol' America.
Speaking of young folks being over, these girls came over for Cinco de Mayo/Hammer time (long story):
Saturday was a day full of all kinds of excitement...
In the evening, the older kids went to see a musical (Colsen was already in the car):
Just a few snapshots and moments I want to remember!