Weeks roll by quite quickly here, and we are getting more settled. We still have unopened boxes and some unsettled rooms, but that will just take time. We are still trucking along with homeschooling, so when we wrap that up, I'll have more time to finish unpacking.
In the meantime, life moves right along. Here are some moments...
My oldest son found this flower growing alongside a parking lot and asked me to take a picture. Really gorgeous flower full of passion, don't you think?
Love the Lone Star!
We had an amazing first visit to our library. This just happens to be the most beautiful library I've ever seen, and it held quite the wow factor for us.
And there's a whole section with homeshooling resources, curriculum, computers, etc. Texas is very supportive of its homeschoolers, and the library reflected this.
There were all sorts of interesting things, like cake pans and puppets for checking out. Here's quite an impressive station for coffee and other drinks. And on the other side of the glass window is an area dedicated to the littlest ones, with board books in colorful bins, tiny tables with educational toys and computers for parents. Our youngest daughter kept saying WHOA in this room!
Caught a decent photo of this roadrunner pecking on the glass of the library window.
Here's everyone in a tree in our front yard.
Tried something different for a protein-packed breakfast...baked eggs. The first time I baked these in a greased cookie tin, but it was a nightmare to scrub out afterward. So, I made a trip to HEB (love love love that Texas store, by the way) and bought some no-stick parchment paper liners. Baked perfectly...and sure enough, no stick. Just line your cupcake tin with the parchment paper liners. Then fill each cup with cheese, sausage, etc....then one egg...and whatever spices you like. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until eggs are cooked as you like them. Super easy on busy school mornings, and clean-up is just as easy (as long as you use the parchment paper!).
Our artist has been honing her skills, perfecting faces.
And little bit has been busy discovering cause and effect on her own. She does this every night, so last night I grabbed the camera. In our master bathroom, we have a built-in laundry thingy.
She LOVES using this novelty! Just open the top, throw your clothes in, and they land in the laundry basket below.
Every night she goes through this process, and every night she has the best time! Cause and effect...self-taught. Forget the worksheets with the boring match-which-photos-go-together. Real life is a much, much better teacher.
And the homemade wheat tortillas that didn't get eaten in time (which rarely ever happens!) became a very cool science specimen for mold. The boys loved it!
And today marked the first day that Daddy left home to go down into the city to work. He is working from home about 99% of the time. But with things shifting around for the day, the girls and I settled in with the Anne of Avonlea movie this afternoon (my favorite movie of all time, which the girls blessed me with today) and some serious nail decorating time. The artist did all of our toenails. Little bit's nails have a Cinderella theme (complete with a little jewel, which thrilled her to pieces)...the artist chose a Minnie Mouse theme for her own toes (cute, right?)...and Mama's toenails were decorated with a French tip and some very fun flowers.
Missing my Georgia friends as well as our extended family...and sending love from the Lone Star State...