Oh my goodness, when will I find the time to blog?
I know I shouldn't say that, as I'm *sure* I will always find the time to blog - but right now, as we are just starting off with our new hs'ing schedule, I feel completely overwhelmed! Ok, not really overwhelmed, just super-busy (which is fine, it's *okay* to be busy).
So in a quick nutshell, here's some of what's up around here:
**Detroit Zoo on Saturday! We got rained on a few time, but other than that we had a nice time. It wasn't too hot, there were lots of animals out in plain site. The cons: we rented a stroller - NOT made for babies. Luckily, I had our baby carrier in the van, so we took turns carrying Elijah all day. We will soon be investing in a nice double stroller (again - our latest one is about kaput!!).
**We are still working on trees & bushes in Interlock. We are also working on Money, per Daddy's request. Isaac got some birthday money, so we are implementing our expectations for the kid's own money: #1. Tithe (give back to God) #2. Save (we're making our own Piggy Banks) #3. Spend Wisely (be smart, don't waste). Sometimes dh and I need to be reminded of these simple three lessons as well....
**I love notebooking!! I have printed out a bunch of notebooking pages and we are working our way through them one page, one topic, at a time. The kids are still leary but I look forward to seeing their pages improve in creativity, neatness and content.
**My schedule is actually working - ok, well, it's working when I get up on on time. When I don't, it's rushed and I feel tired and over-worked. So the OBVIOUS solution would be............drum roll please............GET UP WHEN THE ALARM GOES OFF!!
Wow, I'm brilliant.
**I'm implementing a "Focus Time" for Bible and memorization. This will be right after breakfast, while we are still all at the table. A great way to start our day together! I'm still working on what to actually include during this Focus Time- but for now we are starting with learning the books of the Bible. Learning the Books of the Bible with Song I actually have most of the Old Testament memorized - amazing!
**I need to re-do the kid's chore chart. It is fine, the chores are appropriate and fine - but the chart itself needs redone. It needs to be "pre-reading" friendly - for my pre-readers! So off I go to find some clip art of toilets, sinks, dishes, tables, laundry, toys, dollies, you-name-it!!
My mother is coming in tomorrow on the train - my kids are psyched! Ok, *I'm* psyched!! I'm sure we have a fun week ahead of us - I need to go stock up on coffee and flavored creamers......plus she is then taking Tali back on the train with her, for Tali's first "Mema & Papa Visit". Fun times!
I really want to do a week of "Look at my Day" - to talk about schedule, hs'ing, modest dress, chores, home, etc.....but I need to settle into my own schedule a bit more first. Then we'll see...
Luv to all~