January 28, 2012

Moments to Remember: At the Aquarium

      
         
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Moments to Remember is a linky for homeschoolers hosted by my pals Carisa from 1+1+1=1 and Jolanthe from Homeschool Creations!

 

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.

I can remember at time when I was T.E.R.R.I.F.I.E.D to take my kids on field trips unless my hubby was able to come along to help. After a memorable trip to Costco by myself with all five kids in tow (a few years back), it is no surprise that I have been so hesitant to venture out on field trips.

However, I have since become more confident and I actually take my kids to a number of places that I otherwise would not have dared to attempt with five little ones. To date, I am most proud of our trip to the aquarium. Not only did I take the kids all by myself, but I had to drive over an hour to get there (and I don’t like driving). Plus, it was Homeschool Day, so there were TONS and I mean TONS of other kids around. But, we survived…{ahem} I survived! We had lots of fun. We got to see and touch lots of really cool marine life…and I was even able to snap a few photos! Now I call that success! LOL!!

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Below is a scrapbook page that I created with some of the photos that I took using my new digital scrapbook software!

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Oh, and, YES, I did dress everyone (including myself) in red! I figured it would make it a bit easier to keep track of everyone! Next time I think I should try fluorescent orange! LOL!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/JuRita-Buckout/1020651950 JuRita Buckout

    precious Jen. Miss you!

  • Jenny

    Great job venturing getting out there with all 5 of your kiddos. That’s a handful! Beautiful photos!!

  • Guest

    Great job venturing getting out there with all 5 of your kiddos. That’s a handful! Beautiful photos!!

  • http://twitter.com/CraftyClassroom Valerie McClintick

    What beautiful photos! Your little men look filled with awe…job well done mama!

    :) Valerie

  • Cates04

    I know how you feel, we have 3 kids, ages 6,4&3. I take them all grocery shopping every week, by myself. As they are getting a little older it is a little easier. Maybe not the easiest task, but I don’t think I would want it any other way. Love your moments to remember idea, there are always good things to look back on. Love your site, thanks for all you do!

  • Cates04

    I know how you feel, we have 3 kids, ages 6,4&3. I take them all grocery shopping every week, by myself. As they are getting a little older it is a little easier. Maybe not the easiest task, but I don’t think I would want it any other way. Love your moments to remember idea, there are always good things to look back on. Love your site, thanks for all you do!

  • Dana

    Hi I am offering a giveaway for My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Software. Please stop by to enter. http://playandlearnwithdana.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.ourhomeschoolfun.blogspot.com/ Our Homeschool Fun

    Oh, it’s so hard taking them all out alone. I know exactly how you feel. I have lost each of my two littlest once on different outings. It wasn’t for very long, but it seemed like an eternity! I was so scared. I don’t go to many places without my husband to help and if there is a big crowd it’s a no go for me alone since losing them.

    I’m so happy for you that your trip went well and you had so much fun together too.

    You got some awesome pictures!

  • Samantha Alvarado

    Good for you! I’m so proud! I took our kids to the zoo once by myself and lost a kid…I’m not sure I’m ready just yet for another venture out. Thankfully a zoo volunteer stood with my other 4 while I found the “lost sheep.” We all rejoiced and talked about how God is overjoyed over his lost sheep. It was a good lesson for us all. I’m going to have to take your same colored shirt example!

  • http://www.mama-jenn.blogspot.com/ Mama Jenn

    Oh my goodness, I don’t know what I would have done if I lost a kid! That has been my biggest fear when taking my kids out in busy, public places! That was great that you remember to bring it all back Biblically! Good for you! :-)