Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Two years?

It's hard to believe it's been two years since I've posted on my blog.  It was such a big part of my days several years back, but life has gotten busy and this has surely fallen by the wayside.  As the girls grow it's hard to remember or make time even for writing.

Lilla is 8 and in the 4th grade now.  She blows me away with her memorization and interest in so many things.  Lately she has taken a real interest in history.  I think that started with the American girl books but today she was asking all about how world war 1 started.  She has been begging for a violin for years now so she will finally get her wish at Christmas this year.  It will be interesting to see how she does with that.  She is also about to be in a play at church, she's blowing through Scripture memorization at Awana and she's involved with American Heritage girls, a Christian girls scouting program.  She is on the move.

Anna is also changing and forming into a totally new person all the time.  She will be 6 next week.  She is so clever and funny.  She is in kindergarten this year and is really enjoying putting letters together and understanding all the sounds that they make.  It's so fun to see her reacting when she really starts to understand and get new information she learns in her school.  She is still much more shy than Lilla ever was, but she's even more strong willed than Lilla.  It's so funny because Lilla looks like me but Anna is more like me in personality.  She sings beautifully and I really think has a musical ability, so that will be interesting to see develop as the years go on.  She has amazed me this year with her ability to memorize as well.  She had all the books of the Bible down within 2 real weeks of beginning.

This year we took a trip out west and got to see Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone, the Badlands, the Grand Tetons and the Rockies.  It was absolutely beautiful, and, much colder than we had anticipated in late August/early September.  It was neat though to see all those things that we had always seen pictures of, to really have a better understanding of them.  We would love to return to Yellowstone someday as we couldn't get enough of it and all the wonderful nature programs there.

Well, enough of an update for now, it's late and a good sleep is calling...