Sunday, August 29, 2010

first week down

We finished our first week of school and it went really well! It was busy with lots of extra activities so everyone was pretty tired by the end. But overall it was a huge success.

This year we will be focusing on history (Story of the World: Ancient Times), science (astronomy), Bible, memorization, math, copy work, dictation, narration, and art. We'll also spend some time on critical thinking skills. And, of course, field trips! And we will continue reading through the Christian Heroes series which we all love. Audrey is in second grade and with her we add spelling, language arts, and writing. And Liam is officially in kindergarten and he and I work on reading, writing, and sight words. They will both be doing soccer and Awana this fall for their "extra" activities.

So it's going to be busy. But also very fun.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

look mom!

Pictures! My Mom has been bugging me for awhile now to have the kids' pictures taken. By someone other than me. So my sweet friend Kelly, who has a great camera, took some today that I think even my mom will love. I'll post them soon...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

switching gears

We made a quick trip to Chelan this last weekend. It was absolutely beautiful and we had fun in the pool with some good friends we haven't seen in awhile.

And now...we're starting school on Monday and I'm in planning mode. I love this time of year. I love fresh starts and the routine that school adds to our lives. And the kids are thrilled.

But I also get a little scared. We are already busy. My days are full just taking care of our home and family. Adding school to the mix always seems overwhelming at first. But in a few short days we'll begin again. On this adventure we've chosen. Thankful for the freedom to homeschool our children. Excited for what God has in store for us during this journey.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

sweet Alice

We had the privilege of meeting little Miss Alice this weekend. She is adorable. There are lots of little boys in our family and Audrey is thrilled to have another girl in the mix!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

This little lady made lunch for all of us today. Yum!

Hmmmmm - I could get used to this!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

how we spent our morning

We went on a wonderful walk with some wonderful friends. What a great way to start this beautiful day!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

girls get-away

Audrey and I had the best weekend! We headed off to Chelan with two of our favorite friends, Kylie and McKenna, for a very fun girls weekend. It was a huge success and we're hoping to make it an annual event.

Thanks Mom and Dad for letting us stay with you. We really appreciate it!