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The Turtle with Half a Leg ~ Moments to Remember

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Moments to Remember was developed as a simple way to look back on our week as homeschoolers and find photos that encompass the memories we want to remember. 

The week may have been tough, there may have been more bumps than smiles, but in the end these are the moments that keep us going, the ones we need to remember.

Last year the kids were so excited to find a turtle roaming around in our yard. Of course they wanted to keep him forever, but we convinced them to release him back into the wild {you all can hear the sarcasm in my voice here, right?}.

This turtle was special in his own way because one of his front legs is partly missing. The kids thought this was amazing because one of their grandmothers is missing part of her arm. They immediately had to call her and tell her of the special turtle that was just like her.

Except it was a turtle.

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Laurianna’s drawing of Skipperty the half-legged turtle

It was so special to McKenna, that Laurianna drew her a picture of the turtle, so she had something to remember him by forever and ever {amen}. He was also somehow dubbed ‘Skipperty’ {don’t ask…I have no idea why}.

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Imagine McKenna’s JOY when she was watering the garden this week, found a turtle to play with, and it was Skipperty!

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Somehow we convinced the kids to let him go again, although they were quick to find him again the next day. {Incidentally, this turtle can move FAST for missing part of his front leg.}

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And in completely unrelated turtle news, we tried to cook an egg on the sidewalk today in the 100 degree heat. Not 10 seconds after we cracked it open, the sun hid behind a cloud. We checked back 30 minutes later and it was cooking somewhat…but I just remembered that I forgot to clean it up off the walkway and should probably go take care of that before my hubby steps in half-cooked egg.

Oops.

What moments do you have to share this week? {grins}

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Glowing Bubbles ~ Moments to Remember

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Moments to Remember was developed as a simple way to look back on our week as homeschoolers and find photos that encompass the memories we want to remember. 

The week may have been tough, there may have been more bumps than smiles, but in the end these are the moments that keep us going, the ones we need to remember.

We had some friends over for dinner this past week and as the sun was going down, Lindsay pulled out a little something special for the kids to play with ~ glow in the dark bubbles.

The kids ran down to the basement, turned all the lights off and within minutes we heard SHRIEKS of excitement, followed by “COME DOWN HERE AND SEE!!”

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So we did. And then started laughing because there were glowing splatters everywhere. On walls. The floor. Kid’s faces…and soon on each one of us.

The pictures were horrible, because really…there is only so much one can do when it is pitch dark, there are bubbles involved and children will not stop moving!

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But so.much.fun. Especially when you lie in bed at night and realize that you are glowing!

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Future Photographers ~ Moments to Remember

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Moments to Remember was developed as a simple way to look back on our week as homeschoolers and find photos that encompass the memories we want to remember. 

The week may have been tough, there may have been more bumps than smiles, but in the end these are the moments that keep us going, the ones we need to remember.

The girls have both been participating in Jessica Sprague’s Summer Photography Camp for Kids and it has been so much fun to pull the card out of my camera and ‘see’ what they have been up to in their lessons. Even though I am off on the sidelines, I’ve been trying to let them work together in the lessons without helping.

So I open up my camera card to find pictures like these:

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{practicing straight lines}

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{more straight lines}

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{horizontal and vertical placement}

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and chickens just because…

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    I’m in the Picture ~ Moments to Remember

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    Moments to Remember was developed as a simple way to look back on our week as homeschoolers and find photos that encompass the memories we want to remember. 

    The week may have been tough, there may have been more bumps than smiles, but in the end these are the moments that keep us going, the ones we need to remember.

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    So…this may not be the most earth-shattering picture for anyone else, but I am super giddy because of one thing.

    I am in the picture.

    More often than not, I am the one that is behind the lens. There are lots of pictures of our kids and my hubby. But typically no proof that I was actually present and accounted for on family vacations or day trips that we take.

    It may not be the best picture since we had been soaked by water all day, but we had a wonderful day. There is a cute kiddo leaning on my shoulder. I have a sweet boy sitting on my lap. Another boy that actually managed to sit still long enough not to be a blur in a photo. And one more girl that is getting way too big {and that makes me a wee bit nervous}.

    But I was there. We had fun. And THAT is definitely a moment to remember.

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    Legos Follow Me ~ Moments to Remember

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    Moments to Remember was developed as a simple way to look back on our week as homeschoolers and find photos that encompass the memories we want to remember. 

    The week may have been tough, there may have been more bumps than smiles, but in the end these are the moments that keep us going, the ones we need to remember.

    The three oldest kids are at church camp for a few days, leaving one little 5 year old boy at home with his daddy while I am at the homeschool convention. The first day walking around the vendor hall, I just had to smile. Legos…legos…everywhere.

    I happen to know one little boy who is going to be so happy his momma is home tomorrow, especially since we will be cuddling up on the couch to watch a new lego movie.

    He’ll be thrilled ~ and I’ll be happy to cuddle!

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    Silly Faces ~ Moments to Remember

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    Moments to Remember was developed as a simple way to look back on our week as homeschoolers and find photos that encompass the memories we want to remember. 

    The week may have been tough, there may have been more bumps than smiles, but in the end these are the moments that keep us going, the ones we need to remember.

    Giggles abounded from the other room. I heard the words “glue” and “wiggly eyes”, but somehow missed what all the commotion was about.

    Until I walked out and found this…

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    The kids were hanging upside down from the couch, wrapped in blankets, their faces covered with shirts so that they could make silly faces.

    We may have gone through about a bag of wiggly eyes and I am still finding them stuck to my bare feet in the mornings, but the laughing was SO worth it.

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