Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
School is going well. No complaints on either end. I just got home from the Birthing Project USA conference in San Diego so we will be sure to do school for the remainder of the week.
ta ta For Now,
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
Our little people played Math games and worked on reading and writing this morning. It's crazy how a couple of weeks of no school will ruin handwriting skills practiced daily. This is the first time we have not done any writing during the summer and boy did I see some horrible examples of penmanship today. Whew! Anyway we got off to a late start (word to the wise.. start early!) and that seemed to throw our entire day off. We spent a little while talking about cells today and explored quite a few websites on the subject. Some of the kids favorites were:
and found a cellular rap
The rest of the afternoon was a blur. Full of running around like a chicken with my head cut off. What's new? Oh for dinner, we had jerk chicken and rice in recognition for our study on Jamaica. They loved it!
Looking forward to what tomorrow brings... sort of
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Like most homeschool parents know, this time of year brings with interesting thoughts like - what am I doing? Why am I doing this? Will I be able to do it another year? Are my children learning what they should? blah blah blah blah!!!!
For me the answers don't come as quickly as they may for others but, they do come. Obviously they must all be positive ones since I am sitting here blogging about Day one of our 2012-2013 school year.
The run down for grades for all of you people who keep up with that sort of thing is 10th, 6th, 3rd kind of, and 1st.
So day 1 was full of fun. Of course we started it off at church. Daddy had a council meeting so we stayed a little later and I hung out for some adult conversation.
Once home, we had some chili dogs and fries for lunch and headed out to the Northeast Mississippi Aviation show at the airport here in Tupelo, MS. The kids loved it and were so excited to be able to see some of the very planes that they had touched and seen the insides of take off. The only downside of the event was that our new puppy, Captain Dodger, decided that he no longer wanted to be a arm dog and wanted to be able to walk around. He continued to yelp and yelp until we put him down. He will be getting a leash tomorrow for sure.
Just figured out my phone has this solarrize setting on the camera because of how these pictures came out. Not sure why I would need it but, it did make this picture come out pretty cool!
After we got home the boys finished some yard work with Dad and headed in for cool drinks and to get started with school. I have to say this is going to take some getting used to -beginning school when the rest of the world is winding down. It was a light day, getting notebooks together, preparing planners for the upcoming week's worth of work and discussing possible field trips this term.
Our nation of study is Jamaica. We have a book about Jamaica that we began to read and discussed the climate, geography, and habitat for Jamaica. We love you tube so of course we began to learn the Jamaican National Anthem from there.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Until the next time, Toni
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
So I posted on facebook today complaining about never having time to blog. Shortly after the post, one of my friends suggested the possibility of posting by phone. So here I go seeing how blogging by phone works. I have hopes that I will post more often.
Just to update you, yesterday was our seventeenth wedding anniversary so here's a picture of us on our night out Friday with Precious while the kids were at vbs at Zion Baptist church in Pontotoc.
So until the next time.... Have a good one. Toni
Friday, May 4, 2012
After only a few hours rest, I broke down this morning and went to see the doctor to get a shot for these allergies that have been bothering me all week. Gotta love when things are blooming in Mississippi! That shot has me wired which explains why I'm up at midnight answering emails and catching up on some blogging. I was excited that I have kept off six pounds in the past month. That may not seem like much to you but, is truly a major accomplishment for me.
After that quickly home to get the kids, who were of course not ready, for a meeting at church, followed by what was supposed to be a quick shopping trip to three different stores in search of Mary Jane"s for my little girl. I can't believe I had to settle for some white flats. It was the most "little girl" pair. Picked them up from Children's Place for $8 so I wasn't upset about that. I don't shop in there but, at that price you can't beat it. I got a good deal on the dress too. It was on $11.50 at JcPenny's. I see another shopping trip in the future to get some decent church dresses for the summer.
Then for the highlight of the day.. My baby girl graduated from kindergarten. I've been so busy I didn't have time to process until just now. She's my baby and now she has completed her first official year of school. tear! okay, okay, okay.... I'm okay now. Anyway, I'm about to get in bed so that I can get some rest just in case another little baby decides this weekend is the day. It's a little grainy because it's the first time I recorded on my phone, however the sound is fine until Patience comes back to the seat and we are telling her to be quiet.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
In honor of World Doula Week you are invited to a FREE showing of DOULA! After the film there will be a Q & A session about local resources for women in their childbearing years. This event is FREE. If you are so impelled to leave a donation it willl be made to the Northeast Mississippi Birthing Project to provide labor support to mothers who would otherwise not have anyone. Arrive early to be entered into a drawing for a door prize. For more information or to RSVP follow the link or feel free to email me.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
I was discussing with littlest P about all of the pins that biggest P had on her home depot apron that she has been using for her workbench. She said "I don't have one mama why not?" I hate when she catches me in something like that so I said to myself that our monthly trips to Lowe's and Home Depot have to return again so Littlest P doesn't feel left out when she is looking at pictures lol. It was an extremely rainy Saturday combined with the kids really needing to get out of the house. So off to make heart boxes at Home Depot we went.
Middle P all done and thinking about who he wants to give his heart box to. When he brought it up it really made me think about how all of these little projects started piling up around the house last time. We will definitively start a box with some creative birthday/Christmas/everyday gifts for family members this week.
Next week Lowe's build and grow. Oh joy joy! I'm so excited. Until the next time I update,