Sunday, December 21, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
" mom can we have a snow day?!" Laughing I replied "No!"
The pout I got could break a mommys heart! Then he said
"Why cant we play in the snow today?"
Sometimes I forget that things that are normal or common knowledge to public school kids doesnt even register with my little ones. My oldest wasnt asking for the day off of school He simply wanted to know if He would get to go out and play in it!! This evening thats exactly what they did. My boys headed out front with Dad for a snowball fight and building snowmen. Mommy and Our little Miss. Stayed in the house cozy and warm making dinner =-} It definately feels like Christmas now!!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
We have always felt led to homeschool since our first child was young we knew that homeschool was the way to go for Him and any future kids.
We feel that we should put the Lord first in all that we do and that living the gospel should be our first priority. Homeschooling allows us to do that. Our attempts are imperfect of course but at least we CAN attempt it.
Homeschool also affords us the opportunity to introduce worldly things to our children when we feel they are ready and in the appropriate way.
In public school children are grouped together by age and taught in an artificial environment. Homeschooling lets our kids learn about real life by participating in it. We also feel that being around people of our choosing, who we feel are good honest examples for our children will help them to grow into the type of people the Lord would want them to be.
Spending much of our time together instead of spending most of it apart strengthens our family in a world where the family is attacked and weakened at every turn.Our family relationships are stronger because we work together, learn together, play together and live life closely connected.
In todays society young men are often left without good male role models. Because we homeschool our sons they can spend quality time with there Dad more than they would if they were in public school.
Each year we make goals for our homeschool. They typically consist of things like "So and so know how to do X,Y and Z by the end of the year. Or so and so improving in A,B and C by the end of the year. This year our goals have been different. We want our children to LOVE learning.
We want them to have a curiousity for the world around them. We want to provide our children with the resources they need to answer the questions they have.
We want to show our children examples of honesty, integrity,faith and loving kindness.
We want to raise children with true values who can think for themselves.
Monday, December 8, 2008
So we packed up all three sweeties and headed out. We sat in the waiting area for about an hour and a half. Somehow I had the presence of mind to grab one of the kids favorite books and so aside from the vomiting from A.B1 we spent the hour and a half happily reading "James and The Giant Peach."
Then I took the boys to see one doctor and dear hubby to A.B3 to see another. It turnes out the two youngers just simply have a cold/ flu that is just hanging on. AB1 has a sinus infection. All in all not to bad! After that it was off to the pharmacy.
We got all three home around nine and Daddy headed to work and the kids and I settled in for what promised to be a long day! All went fairly well though and we all got a nap.
I thought about how tiring and draining it is to take care of my three sick ones and how much it means to have my hubbys help. He is such a great guy and always willing to pitch in and help out. I don't know how our family would get thru what we do without him!!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
I just love Thanksgiving so much! Its such a special time to Thank Heavenly Father for all that He blesses us with and its a wonderful opportunity to make our children more aware of just where all there blessing are coming from.This Thanksgiving was especially fun and you know what we did? We just stayed at home! hahaha We didnt try to run ten different places and see twenty different people. We just simply stayed home and cooked and played and watched movies and enjoyed being together. It was blissful! We have TONS of leftovers! I wont have to cook for days! Turkey, stuffing, corn, greenbean casserole, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls and two pies all for my little family of five!! I have put up some pictures of the day and some pictures of the kids wampum bead necklaces they made.I also put up pictures of our oldest battalion coin he received from my husbands battalion commander. Also are the beginings of the decorating changes. After our Thanksgiving meal I took down the pumpkins and gourds and put up the snow men =-}