We kind of fizzled out last year since I had to do the food for girls camp right when school was ending, however for their final project the kids "published" their own newsletter and delivered it to all our neighbors. It was very informative; the kind of must read news you can't live without from a 1st and 2nd grader. Someday I'll get it up here.
We've been preparing for weeks now and though our schedule will always need tweaking since I have a baby whose nap times vary, and other interruptions to our days like speech therapy and piano, but I feel pretty good. Okay well, in actuality, there's a lot of stuff I can't figure out how to get to , but I had a strong feeling that I should continue to home school this year, so I am trusting it'll work out. Pat gave us all blessings last night and now we just do our best.
I noticed that things don't go well if I don't get enough ME time and time with Pat. So I'm waking up at 5am everyday to study scriptures with him before he leaves for work. Then I'm hoping I have from 6-7am to exercise ALONE without a baby awake, but that's really hopeful. There's so much I want to do!
Still trying to figure out how to fit in a few other things into our collective schedule... it's not easy.
And soccer is starting soon. Sam has decided to try playing again after taking 2 years off, and I really hope he has fun. He'll have two friends from church on his team! Evan and Dallas are playing too. Busy, busy, busy. Pat is coaching again- Sam's team this time.
So here's a big catch up on some of what we've been up to.
|This is a home-made Wii remote. I pulled on the cord and it said something along the lines of If you let us play Wii...|
|One of the gorgeous dresses from Aunt Steph.|
|Ln interrupted the boys puppet show.|
|Destined for the theater.|
|Can I call this her first ponytail?|
|Don't fight a tree. You'll lose.|
|A year and a half old and so cute! She is taking her sweet time talking though and I'm beginning to get worried! She can say Mama, but refuses to do it. Other than that, she's not talking.|
|Sam could never decide what he wanted on his cake, so I did a generic one. You're cool if you know where the quote is from. (We have the power, so can you!)|
|I cannot believe Sam is 7. Really.|
|We're still letting the boys sleep in the tent outside as much as they want since once winter sets in, it's impossible to step outdoors for months and months...|
|Our little garden. Better this year than last. Credit goes all to Pat. I've spent a total of about 1/2 hour in the garden this year. Anybody need some zucchini?|
I'm trying to get to at least 50% of what I eat being raw. Pat keeps trying to feed me raw meat, but I MEAN raw vegetables! The garden has certainly been helpful. Bye!