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.
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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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!
I hope you all have a great week!!
In my life this week…I have started my “official” Facebook page to go with my blog. I had been thinking about it for awhile and took the leap this week.
In our homeschool this week…We are trying to stay on track while still being outside enjoying the spring/summer we are finally getting. I asked Jordan if he wanted to do school outside on the laptop, and he wasn’t too thrilled 🙂 But he hasn’t been complaining too much about getting up a little earlier in the morning and doing school after supper. Hey, what the heck, it works for us and that is what homeschool is all about right?!?
RayRay and Ary have been having fun with finding letters in the books we are reading. RayRay is also happy to find the words he knows as we read. We found a fun book at the library and have been “learning” science as we have fun talking about why something is the way it is.
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…Sunday is Mother’s Day and if the weather is permitting we are going to have my mom over for some brats and hot dogs on the grill while the kids run around and wear themselves out 🙂
My favorite thing this week was…I honestly loved the warm weather this week. Being outside and having the kids outside (without all the extra layers) was nice. Just spending that time out there is something we all love as a family.
My kiddos favorite thing this week was…We went out to the flea market on Wednesday with our “gaga” and than hit up some thrift stores and had lunch with great grandma. The kids loved getting out and looking for good deals (which we found) and being with their grandmas.
Things I’m working on…I am really trying to work on my crocheting. I have a few projects that I started and really want to finish them.
I’m cooking…I have found some new recipes that use more veggies. I hope to try these out and get these kids healthy!
I’m grateful for…I will never stop being grateful for my husband. He makes it possible for me to be at home teaching our kids.
I’m praying for…This week I am praying for all the moms out there, that they are able to enjoy their special day with their kids and loved ones!
A photo, video, link, or quote to share (silly, serious or both!)…
Little Miss was actually pulling her big brother around in the wagon!! He was so happy to be the one to sit back and relax for once!!!