Well, I want to introduce ALL of my kiddos. Since today is Wed. that means it's Madison/Mes's day! :) (each kiddo has their own day, they get all the extras for the day so we don't have to worry about who to give them to, and so each one gets a special me day!)
Mes turned 8 in February. She is my 3rd child and the oldest girl! She was my first home birth! Her labor was 48 hrs long! She loves to read! So wants to be grown up. Tries to help with everything, but still is wanting to be a little girl at times. She loves to cuddle.
Mes is very smart, beautiful, and whiny! :) Has been since she was born. She is a drama queen! I have come to find that while girls are all dramatic...they are dramatic in different ways! She is a DRAMA queen! She is like an actress overplaying her part all day long! I often find her talking to herself in the mirror. Or I will walk by whatever room she is in and overhear some very interesting conversations!
She loves to sing. She has a very good voice too, (if I do say so myself :) And a very good memory...If she hears a song, she will remember it and sing it later. Good and bad...i.e. if she hears a song on the radio, she will remember it! It's amazing to me though that not only does she remember the words, it sounds just like it does on the radio!
She loves to go to church. She wants to be a farmers wife when she grows up, and a mom to alot of kiddos!
"There are several sovereignties in this country. First the sovereignty of the American people; then the sovereignty nearest to us all-the sovereignty of the family-the absolute right of each family to control its affairs in accordance with the conscience and convictions of duty of the heads of the familiy. I have no doubt that American people will always tenderly regard their household sovereignty, and however households may differ in their views and convictions, I believe that those differences will be respected." ~ James A. Garfield, 20th President of the USA
"I am much afraid that schools will prove the great gates of hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place his child where the Scriptures do not reign paramount. Evey institution in which men are not increasingly occupied with the Word of God must become corrupt." - Martin Luther (1483 - 1546)
"Susanna Wesley taught her children at home, for twenty years carrying on this instruction daily, 'no so much,' she said, 'to train their minds as to save their souls'". - Ella Frances Lynch, Educating the Child at Home, 1914
"Home education is not something you casually fit into your calendar or make room for in your schedule. It is a committment you make to God and to your family that will require perserverence, energy, and patience." - Clay Clarkson, Educating the WholeHearted Child, 2011
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13, KJV
"You cannot buy a homeschooling kit that will make you instantly and easily successful. It is a long-term learning process, both for you and for your children." - Clay Clarkson, Educating the WholeHearted Child, 2011