Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Assurance and honesty

Rainy, cozy, and lazy day today. I figured, the other years don't recognize February 29th, so why should we? This day will go down in Hansmeyer history as positively uneventful (sometimes that's a nice thing).
School started with a very wound up little boy- and a few bike rides up and down the driveway took care of that for the morning. I love spending time in the Word with the kids before we tackle anything else. It pretty much starts us off on the right foot. Today we had several great conversations, including one which allowed for my sweet girl to wonder why her mommy isn't afraid to die if persecuted for the truth (like Paul and Silas were persecuted). She wanted to know how I KNOW I'm going to heaven. How I KNOW I'm a Christian. When I was done sharing with her my security in Christ- she whispered she didn't think she knew. Confessions like that can either break your heart or bring a lot of joy in the opportunity to give truth to a little soul that is searching. As my brother Jeff said today, the most important thing to remind children, in these cases, is that Christ suffered the little children to come unto Him- and He will not turn them away. She wanted me to pray and the seed was planted. I'm getting my water pail filled up for more watering...
Somewhere along the way through school, we got off track and landed on the subject of German's and sausages. In this family that is a regular occurrence- because if you ask my little girl her name she will respond with, "Amelia, and I'm German and I love sausages." Now, it escapes her memory that she is also a hodge-podge of other nationalities which I try to remind her of. But she has clung to Germany as her 'mother-land' because, well- German's are known for eating sausages, duh. So, another thing you should know about our school days- the IPOD is used regularly for visual aides. Well, as we were on this 'German-sausage-loving' talk, they wanted me to find a video of German's eating sausages. Why I complied I can't explain. I guess wanting to see whether or not YouTube would carry such a titled video was too strong an urge to pass up. For those of you wondering- they clearly take it very seriously:Well, now you know. You're welcome.... Kid's reading books and little feet get me every time.
It's off to bed for kiddo's and some American Idol date night with this handsome guy.
Have a great Leap-evening.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Door In The Wall

It looks like today seems to be on the up and up. Amelia's pink eye is almost gone and we headed to Karate after a week off due to colds. The lighting in the truck today was too beautiful to pass up, so I snapped a few on the road. (no worries I wasn't driving and there was no one at the blinking 4way stop... in fact there never is this part of town.)
Jake has a late night at work tonight, and the kids and I have about 4 chapters in our reading book to finish. I'm a little behind, but it was either read or play with dad on his days off. We chose the latter and I for one want to know, "What is behind that door in the wall?" Popcorn will help us get through it quietly :)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Pink eye, anyone?

She woke up with this today, poor little thing. Hoping it doesn't spread to rest of us...

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Our First Post Ever!

Well, this is an experiment to see if I'd actually keep up with a blog, for the sake of my sweet children- and any other family members or friends that may want to see what we're up to over here at the Hansmeyer House. I do apologize for the lack of 'blog experience' that you will encounter until I get used to this. Recently, we've been making some major "home-furnishing" changes. We took a trip to Ikea last week (and walked about 5 miles... don't ask) and bought ourselves some much needed bookcases.

Before: (if you know me at all, you know that THIS wasn't going to "work" for any extended amount of time in my home)


We also found a bed for Amelia's room/aka: guest room through a homeschool yahoo group. Finding my MIL sleeping on the floor her last visit made me realize the Futon wasn't going to be an option anymore for company- EVER. Today that involved Jake and I taking apart her bed (which is a bottom bunk to Calvin's) and putting it back together in his room. It's 7pm, and the kid's keep "pretending" to go to bed (the excitement is too much to handle, I think).

Amelia and I have done some fun 'button' art. A new mobile and button monogram are ideas I got from my new favorite addiction, Pinterest.
I don't know what it is about buttons, but I have many fond memories as a child sorting through my mother's amazing button collection and making some pretty awful attempts at jewelry that no one ever wore, but were so much fun to make. I wish I had that vintage button collection. It was amazing! We're making do with some pretty cool ones of our own, though.

He took today off so that mean's we've got two more days with him, and since we've worked all last weekend and today, we will be taking it easy the next two days- starting tonight with some Little Caesar's pizza and our favorite family show, Phineas and Ferb. Good night, all-