Monday, October 13, 2014

October fun!

I can't believe it's October!
We have had a busy two weeks!
Here are a few glimpses of what we have been up to...

Weekly Co-op
Our co-op is a breath of fresh air each Wednesday!
I enjoy teaching the kids a little music theory.
First, some basics...
Involving food is always a good thing!

Learning = FUN!
Super proud of their treble clefs! 
Especially the younger kids!
Our newest teapot - Noah's Ark!

Poetry time!
Cooler weather = more time outside!
I actually found jeans to fit him!
Looking SO grown up!

Dinner on the porch

Picking Pumpkins
We went up the road to a church pumpkin sale
and let the boys pick pumpkins to carve.
Such a climber!

Love her smile :)

Michael picked a white pumpkin!

She is such a spunky little girl!!!!!!

When did my baby girl get this big?!?
Homeschool Display
There is always more work
to be done around the house,
but I am so excited we got
my homeschool display put up!
We had a smaller set when we schooled in the kitchen,
but now we have a bigger space to work with!
Lots to see right now!

I love to see their work hanging up
Currently we have displayed:
Creation study drawings
Modern vs. Baroque Orchestra
Picture studies and corresponding art productions
All About Spelling progress chart
A Reason for Handwriting Scriptures
Homeschool quote and flag
I just love how anyone can come in
and see what we have been up to!

Art studies and corresponding art productions
And finally, our most recent critter finds
Limax Maximus (Leopard Slug)

Saddleback Caterpillar
Unfortunately, I haven't been taking a lot of pictures lately
because our little camera is not working properly.
I love taking pictures,
but the messed up screen frustrates me,
and half the pictures are blurry!
I'll try to capture some more fun soon  :)
<>< Stacy

Monday, September 22, 2014

It's a......

We are excited to announce that...

Baby Wiley #4 is a girl!
As I mentioned before,
the boys were split on their hopes...
Michael wanted another brother,
and Christopher wanted another sister.
During our ultrasound,
baby did NOT cooperate!
It was the longest ultrasound ever,
and we still scheduled another one
to see a few things baby kept hiding!
(Modest much?)
I was a little worried we wouldn't
figure out the baby's gender!!!
But after a potty break and a little walking,
She finally showed us what we needed to see :)
Christopher was very excited that he was "right"
and Michael was pretty excited, too.
This is our best shot for now,
but they are hoping for some better
profile shots in 5 weeks.
Uncooperative little girl!
We got Elizabeth's baby doll
an extra special outfit
so she can be practicing  :)

She loves her babies!
I am loving this tiny baby Moses basket
we found at Goodwill today, too  :)

She's going to be a KISSY big sister!
And just to make it a little more special...
Pink and Purple balloons for the kids!
Someone doesn't see balloons very often!

Daddy is pretty happy, too  :)
Best buds forever!  Protective big brothers!

Yes, I am pretty excited about dressing up another little girl!!!

Isn't he adorable in his boots??
We released the balloons up to
Nana and Grandpa Wiley in Heaven  :)

God's creation is amazingly beautiful!
Let's hope she loves the 'real' baby this much!
Growing our baby girl...19 Weeks along
 Most everybody knows I was hoping for a girl.
I even bought (and hid) a quaint little book on sisterhood!
Of course, I would have been happy either way,
but I am so glad Elizabeth will experience sisterhood!
Now comes the fun of collecting
0-12 month baby girl clothes!
Luckily, we kept a few favorite outfits, shoes, and hats.
Since the girls will only be a month apart,
their sizes should line up perfectly in the future!
It looks like another special little girl
is headed our way in February!
<>< Stacy

Friday, September 12, 2014

Boy or Girl?

We find out if this sweet little baby
is a BOY or a GIRL very soon!
Our ultrasound is set for
Monday, September 22nd.
We are planning on taking the kids with us!

and both boys were with us at our 1st ultrasound,
so it should be exciting for them!
1st ultrasound - at 11 weeks
Michael wants another little brother.
Christopher wants another little sister.
Either way, I am praying for good health
for this active little baby!
I can't wait to find out!
I'm ready to collect baby clothes,
consider names, and make space for new baby!
<>< Stacy

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lefties and Laughter

It's been fun and crazy
around the Wiley house lately!
Check out some snapshots...
Casey surprised us with a froyo trip!
The boys were super excited to pick out toppings!

She insisted on wearing these arm warmers! 

Two very happy little boys!
I used to always take cute pictures
on Sundays after church...
so I've been trying to again lately :)
(Elizabeth fell asleep on the way home!)

Silly faces are waaaaay more popular!

We will find out if this is a baby boy or girl in 1.5 weeks!
I can feel baby moving around a little bit almost everyday!

Tiny baby bump a couple of weeks ago!
I am fairly certain that our little girl is a lefty,
just like her brother (Christopher) is and her Nana was!
Nobody in my family was a lefty so I am
learning new things through homeschooling them!
I am certainly pleased with her pencil grip
for only 20 months old  :)
Must have learned it from her brothers!

She loves puzzles, too.
I just love it when Christopher insists
on wearing a hat to church!
Michael has definitely outgrown hat wearing!
I can't say no to the cowboy boots either....
I just love these 3 to pieces!

Sporting their stick swords and guns....
Lots of laughter around here  :)
<>< Stacy