Monday, August 24, 2009

Shared Milestones

It was such a thrill when I met Danielle Bean last spring. After reading her first book in one session, I have been following her family for a few years on the internet. As I summoned the courage to begin to homeschool and to allow God to continue to expand my own family, her laid back style of large family Catholic motherin' has been an inspiration, and her sense of humor has helped me to keep mine.

Along the way, our children are growing up, too. I read on her blog that she just celebrated a boy's eighth birthday, while just today we were planning our own son's eighth birthday celebration.

And little Rafe? I feel like I watched him learn to crawl along with my twins, but like them, he is not a baby anymore. What a riot that just as I was making this video, Danielle was doing the same.

After you watch mine, you can read about and view hers HERE.


Right Said Red said...

Loved her video. Bike riding was a big thing around here this summer. Gianna learned to ride her bike and she is now cruising. Charlie is almost there as well. I'm hoping in the next few weeks he will really take off. They are growing up so fast!

Kat said...

MA, I'm so glad that you shared this, it's fun to see what's going on in everyone's family these days! We were big into bike riding before it got so hot here, and we're looking forward to some cooler weather (in October or November??) so that we can get back into it!

Danielle said...

Wiping away tears of laughter here .. Did I hear correctly that his sister admonished him for killing the flowers with his fall? Give that boy a big smoochie kiss from crazy old Mrs. Bean!