Weekly Wrap Up



Another week gone by. Where did it go? I really don't know some days! This week was the first week of summer vacation for the public school kids. For my kids that meant they had company this week. For mommy that meant getting up 2 hours earlier than I have in the last six months!



We all had a wonderful time on Monday since that was the first day our friends were here. We did some reading and Big Kid continued his reading catch-up so we are ready to go in the fall on our new curriculum.



This is when our rainy weather started…we didn't have a spring this year, but I think maybe it is now here! If it hasn't been raining it has been cloudy and cold! This has made it a little difficult for the kids to wear off their energy, so we are finding new things to do. I didn't realize how much paper and markers could offer when presented at time of boredom!!




We decided it would be fun to learn a little about Bald Eagles today. It was fun to do a little something "school wise", but still have fun doing it! We had some pages printed up from NotebookingPages.com and I found a few websites that showed us pictures, facts and even the sound of an eagle. We have a "few" statues around the house, so it was easy for us to find something to copy the colors with.

Big Kid RayRay


Another day, and more rain…at this point the kids were ready to hurt someone! This is the point where arguments happen on a regular basis. And for some reason they were between siblings and not amongst everyone…except for one 🙂



Now today we are hoping for some relief! It is not raining, so even with these dreadful clouds I am going to be ready to go and run in the backyard for a while after lunch. I just hope it's not too muddy. Big Kid has his weekly job of cutting grandma's yard. This is another thing that has been put off due to the fact that it has been just plain too wet! We plan to go there this afternoon and get that done. We are also expecting daddy to come home for the weekend! It will be so fun and hopefully the weather will cooperate so that we can get out and do something together! Mommy and daddy have a few ideas that the kids don't know about, just have to see what happens weather wise first!


I hope that you all have had a fun filled week! I look forward to another week ahead and have been thankful for the week I have had!



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Cloudy Days


photo credit: DeaPeaJay via photopin cc



So, it is Tuesday…it is cloudy and ready to rain. We just had a rainy weekend and I have kids who are going to want to play outside, but this is the day we have, so I am thankful!


We are in our first week of "summer vacation". I think that is more for the kids than for mommy. I still have the same things to do, and more with plans for next years homeschool schedule. I honestly think I have everything I need to actually plan it all out! Now just to do it!


We have some fun planned for the summer of course. I have two extra kids every other week to start. My three love these two and it is a special treat for them to have their friends here to play with. We plan to do some basic school over the summer months, with lots of reading involved…who doesn't love to read? And we do have our family vacation planned. It will be so fun to go and relax together! We also have our flat travelers here for a little while. We are having fun showing them what we do and where we live!


Today I look forward to some good, old fashioned cleaning! Since it will be unlikely that we are able to actually get outside, I am going to clean while the kids play. I really want to have my utility room clean so that I can store more and have less clutter else-where in the house! Also, tonight at 9/8C is the Philosophy Adventure twitter party (#PhilosophyAdventure). Since I have been part of the launch team, I am going to try my hand at participating in my first "twitter party". I hope that I have fun…I know reading this program has already been fun! I hope you will join me there and we can learn together!!


Now, I am off…time to wake the kids up and have a fun day!!





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Another Week Gone By


In my life this week… Little Miss turned 2 this week!! She is my “baby” and I am just not ready for her to be so big yet.



(I know, her hair is messy. She just woke up and had to open presents)

In our homeschool this week… This week, Big Kid started using Time4Writing and is loving hearing back from a “teacher” and not just from mom! I will be doing a mid-course review in a couple more weeks so pay attention.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… We are going to hit up some city wide garage sales this weekend. I am hoping to find some good deals on clothes and extras for school. Than we are having everyone over here for Little Miss’ birthday party. It will warm and rainy that day…hopefully the house will be clean enough for the company 🙂

My favorite thing this week was… Being outside in my garden. I loved getting out there and just making it look “pretty” again!

My kiddos favorite thing this week was… Playing outside!! As kids, who could ask for more 🙂

Things I’m working on… I am working on planning out our summer school schedule and next years schedule. What a fun week for mom, but it is worth it!

I’m grateful for… The health of my children.

I’m praying for… All the children in the world who are not healthy. I don’t want to think about what other parents have to go through, and I know they all need some prayers, whoever and where ever they are!

A photo, video, link, or quote to share (silly, serious or both!)…Birthday kisses from her brothers!

Birthday Kiss Birthday Kiss 2









I hope you all have a great week!!