Saturday, November 10, 2012

There is never Enough Time for it All.

Well I have gotten a little behind on my blogging. Life has gotten busy and I have found less time to be on the computer. Which I guess can be a good thing!
Life has been moving a long and keeping us pretty busy. 
Homeschool is going great! The kids and I are having a fun time learning all kinds of new things. We never seem to have enough time to get everything in in one day. I am very happy how well the kids are taking being at home. Its fun to watch them play along with each other and how well they have gotten into the routine of things. The other day Mimi made a comment to me. She said, "Mommy, I like being in homeschool. I get to do my school work, play and be at home with my family all before public school gets out for the day."
A few weeks ago we took a field trip to a local pumpkin patch. My mom came along with us and it was a blast. We just played and played!! It was fun for all of us and we all got a pumpkin out of the whole thing! I like being able to experience these things together at the same time. I'm thankful God gave our family this opportunity to homeschool.

Eva jumping around in the hay stack maze.
Fun hay wagon rides.
Funny cute pictures of my little "pumpkins"!
Mimi named her pumpkin Spookley.

Everyone picked out the pumpkin they thought was the best.
Even Gaby was trying to decided.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Museum Day

FIELD TIRP!!! We went on a field trip!! We have a western town museum with live actors that's a really fun place to visit. I had gone many times in the past when I was a kid and loved it!!

As a lap book series we have been reading The Little House On The Prairie book. So it was the perfect field trip to take.

We had such a fun time learning a bit about out history.

It's a great place to explore with many hands on thing for the kids to enjoy.

Along with a Native American Indian exhibit.

In the school yard they had many old games for the kids to play with. I even had fun playing along with them.

The school house is my favorite! When I was in first grade my class took a day and had school in the little school house. So I had fun playing school there with my children.

It was a wonderful day and a wonderful experience. We can't wait to go back!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Wonderful Wedding Weeked

The kids and I are still on our vacation. We are coming to the end of the second half of the trip. The first week we spent with family in Washington and this week we are with more family in Oregon. Last weekend was my brothers wedding. It was a wonderful time. Everything was beautiful!

Mimi and Eva were the flower girls. They looked so pretty and they did a great job. I'm so proud of them. Mimi was worrying the night before about what was the right way to throw the flower petals! That's how she is. So we prayed that night that God would help her and Eva on the day of the wedding to not worry and just have a good time. They did such a perfect job!! And they had a blast!!

My Flavi was the ring boy. He was so cute! Him and another little boy shared the job of carrying the ring pillow. I was a proud Mama!! He was the most handsome three year old ring boy I have ever seen! Even Gaby was great! She loved watching everything and stealing the hearts of all the aunts and uncles!!

I am so happy for my brother and new sister in law!! May The Lord bless them in their new journey together. Love you guys!!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

More Farm Family Fun!

I feel so blessed to be able to spend time with my Washington family. It's been a long time since I've seen some of them. The kids and I have had a great time!

Being on a farm for 4 days has been good for my children. To just be able to run and play outside all day long means new adventures (even in the rain).

Friday, September 21, 2012

Moments To Remember

Myself and our four kids have taken a vacation together. My family lives in Washington state. And we are all getting together to celebrate my grandmothers birthday.
The kids and I took two airplanes from Kansas to get here. I am excited for all the new adventures and new discoveries my children will have. I have so many wonderful memories with my family here as a child that I want my children to share in that.

This part of the country is so different from our city life in Kansas. From the mountains and the ocean. To staying on my aunts farm and picking grapes. This is a whole new experience in learning. Another reason why I love homeschooling.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Things to remember!!

It has been one of those kind of weeks.  Sunday September 2nd was my husbands installation into our church as the new senior pastor. So from that we have been pretty busy, add homeschooling on top of that and that gave us a crazy busy week!
We finally got some birthday parties in there that needed to be done. Gaby turned 1 in June and we just couldn't find a free weekend to have a party for her. We now we have pictures to prove she really did turn 1!! Mimi really wanted to have a watermelon themed party. Her birthday was in July. She celebrated her birthday with some friends but we didn't get to celebrate it as a family. So I can now check those two off my list.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

We have books!!!

Our books have arrived!!! We are so excited to have our school books!

We ended up going with the A Beka Book curriculum. After many weeks of reaching other books and resources I felt A Beka was best for my kids.

We started our first full day of school using our books today. It went well...... and kind of slow! Since I'm still learning the layout of the curriculum and just how homeschool is working for my family. We had fun!! Learning poetry, science, writing and many more fun things. We can't wait to start again tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Homeschool Mom

I found this picture today. It is a logo for a t-shirt! I came across this website today that sells homeschool apparel. I was so glad to find this site! The site I am excited to someday get some of their products. They even have homeschool bumper stickers for you cars. It is great to find a website that supports homeschoolers!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Life's little moments!

This is something I am starting: Moments to Remember Mondays!! I will post funny, silly, and wonderful moments from our past week. And other highlights as well. If you have a "moment to remember" feel free to share!

My Gaby baby is getting so big! But not too big that she can dump out all the dishes and fit in the basket!!

Flavi took his tia Sara's ipod and and stuck it in his pocket. She had a little speaker she plugged into it. He was walking around with it listening to Switchfoot!! Doesn't he look COOL!!