Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Valentines Week

Last week was Valentines Day. I gave the kids a pretty easy workload, as we had a busy week. The kids had a lot of fun. Here are some pictures to showcase our week:

Ducky and Monkey Man completed this puzzle together

Ladybug joined us at the table

Monkey Man's tray task

Ducky's tray task

Ducky focused on her cutting skills this week


Monkey Man focused on prewriting skills. 


Sensory bin


Ladybug hopped on the table to play along

Such a serious face

He has played with this magnifying glass all week

More fun

Snow Painting

Michigan recently went through what people are calling a "Polar Vortex." Basically, it snowed for a week straight, and the temperatures sunk down below zero, with a windchill of about -30. The kids were so anxious to go outside and play in the freshly fallen snow, but it was simply too cold.

We did the next best thing. We brought the snow inside to us.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Quick Update

I never realized how hard it would be for me to find the time to blog. I plan to find a way to at least do a monthly recap. I want to use the blog not only as a way to inspire others, but as a scrapbook for the memories our family is creating during our education time together.

Ladybug is on the move now, and she likes to sit right in the middle of the kitchen table while we do our work. This of course, slows us down a bit. I think it's time for Dad to get out the booster seat for her, since she's mastered getting out of her high chair.

Hard to believe that in a few short months our family size will increase to 6 members. The pregnancy is going great. I am extremely lucky with how easy it's actually been. I do worry how I will efficiently educate 4 kids, who are all on different levels. With God, all things are possible. It is going to take a lot of planning and dedication on my part. Can't forget the biggest part: PRAYER.

I am finalizing our curriculum choices for next year and I am really excited for what the year will bring. I am hoping to be able to make it to some homeschool conventions this year, but most of them happen to fall right around the time when I am due.

School is in full swing around here, after a long break. We decided to take the entire month of December off. It was a much needed break. I love homeschooling year round, as it gives us the freedom to take time off as needed. We will take another break when baby arrives to adjust and bond with our new little man. Monkey Man was so excited when he learned that the baby was a boy. You could tell that Dad was relieved too.

I took some pictures with my phone and hope to upload them later and write another post, showcasing our week. I got a new fancy camera for Christmas and keep forgetting to use it. I need another pair of arms to help me out around here.