{October Gratitudes}

For 4 sweet months and a boy to play dress up.
For bedtime stories and the big sisters who read them.
For my handsome man and my gorgeous boy.
For sisterly love…
… and brotherly snuggles.
For life on the move.
For something to always be thankful for.

These are some of the inserts from our gratitude journal during October, reminding us that God is good and we are blessed.

What have you been thankful for lately?

{Daughter Diaries} #69

Dear Blossom, when we started out on our home ed journey three years ago our purpose was to secure for you a quiet growing time (as Charlotte coined it) and our initial goal was to get you through the infant school years. Well, here we are at the start of the juniors, we reached our goal and we’re still learning from home together and with no intention of stopping. Thanks for being the guinea pig, my dear. I couldn’t be the Mummy Teacher without your patience, kindness and enthusiasm. Dear Bubbles, I believe 107 conkers from one haul is a personal best for us! Our secret conker tree is proving to be one of the best and we may need to create a Store Stump to stash our future hoards in. But tell me, how do you always find the last conker of the season? You really do have a knack for it you know. The conkering is definitely strong with you two and always makes for a wonderful start to our school year, Papa Bill would be so proud. Dearest Daughters, thank you for living in the moment and forgiving the little things. I learn so much from you.

How many conkers did you find this year?

{September Gratitudes}

For enchanted learning and first day surprises.
For three years of brave learning and the start of the next chapter.
For this bundle of scrumptiousness and boys that wear pink.
For better late than never and life that finds a way.
For handsome boys and cool bow ties.
For weekly rituals and the newest bake.

These are some of the inserts from our gratitude journal during September, reminding us that God is good and we are blessed.

What have you been thankful for lately?

{August Gratitudes}

For baby love and bedtime hugs.
For my little shield maidens who are fierce and brave and strong.
For summer milestones and finally being on top.
For the power of play and the freedom of childhood.
For motherhood and the friends that capture the moments that shouldn’t be missed.
For another year in the books and the memories that are woven within them.
For sleep, precious sleep.

 

These are some of the inserts from our gratitude journal during August, reminding us that God is good and we are blessed.

What have you been thankful for lately?

{Daughter Diaries} #68

Dear Blossom, I love that my seven year old still plays with such carefree abandon and I’m so thankful for the space our homeschool can create for pure imagination and whimsy. Our recent Milly-Molly-Mandy walk in particular was incredibly sweet. Thanks for letting me join in your games and bring Mr Rudge along too, you know he’s my favourite. Dear Bubbles, or should I call you Susan? Whatever your name is, you my dear are a sweetheart! You are finding your voice and finding your place and I’m so proud of the progress you have made over your first “school” year. Dearest Daughters, I get to learn with you, grow with you and play with you on a daily basis. I really do love being your Mummy Teacher.

What sweet games are your children currently playing?

{July Gratitudes}

Gratitudes July 2020 | The Open Home
For 8 precious weeks with our sweet boy.
For books of the month and a surprise morning of school.
For morning snuggles with my boy.
For spotty dogs and firm family favourites.
For Milly-Molly-Mandy and Little-Friend-Susan and a childhood full of whimsy and play.
For dates with my daughter and love tanks that are full.

These are some of the inserts from our gratitude journal during July, reminding us that God is good and we are blessed.

What have you been thankful for lately?

{June Gratitudes}

Gratitudes June 2020 | The Open Home
For our sweet new addition.
For island life and the freedom to roam again.
For the paradox of the baby years and life with a view.
For open hearts and a welcoming spirit.
For sisterly love and brotherly bonds.
For cloth bottomed babes and joy on my washing line.

These are the inserts from our gratitude journal during June, reminding us that God is good and we are blessed.

What have you been thankful for lately?