Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Wanting to take a little time for an update.

Been really busy here with my classes and the kids. It also never seems to fail as we get closer to the Holidays we get busy and forget about the little things in a blog post.

We are looking forward to a great day with friends. We are cooking a turkey with all the trimmings and so thankful to have new friends to share this day with. In a few hours the calm of our morning will give into the chaos of  3 - 10 year old little girls, a 6 year old girl, a 13 year old boy, and 4 adults...can't forget about the 2 dogs either. I wouldn't change a thing.

Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent and we are going to try something new. Not only will I be working with the kids on Advent and the meaning of Advent. We will be talking about the meaning of Christmas each week. We will also be incorporating different cultures around the world and how they celebrate this Holiday Season. We will learn about the Tlingit Indians, since the kids are part Tlingit. We will learn about Sweden and then Germany. Finally, we will be learning about Hanukkah. Really looking forward to exploring these cultures with the kids.

Today though they will be working on 'What they are Thankful for', some turkey activities, and letters to Santa.

Happy Thanksgiving and may your day be full of Fun, Family, Friends, Food, and Football!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Happy Weekend

I hope everyone has had a great weekend. For the most part I have but I am frustrated with one of my instructors, still waiting on a rough draft to be graded and the final is due tomorrow. (screaming internally)

On a more positive note my darling daughter got to spend the whole weekend with her new friends. They played make-up, played Barbie's, rode bikes, and just enjoyed being 10 together. They brought her home today and she is so tired, almost to the point of whiny but not quite. She wanted to make cookies with me so we made blueberry granola cookies that were/are de-lish-e-oso, as she has put it.

We are now into our third month of homeschooling and it has truly been a great experience. I love the fact they can work independently but can stop and ask questions even if it takes longer than expected. There is no time schedule other than I say they need to be getting started by 9 am. Of course we have had some long days but we have also had those days where everyone seems to be on task and done early.

I have to say we have lived here in Lacey for 5 months now and we still love it. We are happier as a family and we are making some friends. Not that we do not miss people from our lives but we are continuing to add quality to our lives daily. I go through times when I miss my "girls" so much I am ready to move back but those days have become less and less the more I connect with others. Miss you "girls".

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Happy November

Happy November, yep 3 days late.

I have been so busy with the kids homeschooling and then my own classes there has been hardly a moment of free time. So glad I only have the two kids.

We have successfully completed 2 months of homeschooling and I still have all my hair, might be a few new gray ones in there but still I haven't pulled it out yet. We had such a great month. We really worked on staying on task and completing subject in a timely manner. Yeah!!

I have celebrated a another birthday and we are now looking forward to the coming Holidays.

I have more homework but that is all for now.