Saturday, March 14, 2009

Planning Ugh!

Well I have determined that I really must be a better planner, at least for the next nine months!! Our homeschool days tend to be fairly relaxed. Although relaxed they do have a general flow and we tend to get everything on the "to do" list that is in my mind done. But now that I am pregnant I KNOW that things cannot and will not go on this way. I am a fairly lucky woman when it comes to pregnancy. I do not get very sick, I do not tend to have any complications, things tend to go very smoothly. The one thing I do struggle with especially early in the pregnancy is Exhaustion! I get so tired so easily and I am lacking energy all the time. Knowing this about myself I know I have to plan. I have to make a list for every day of our homeschool week of what needs to be done.I know I will fair far better if I can look at my list and check things off one by one.
So I sat down this evening and made out a list for each day of next week for my oldest. Tonight sometime or tomorow I will get a list done for the preschooler =-} Hopefully this will keep me on track at least for the next nine months or so!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Thats right! Baby number four is on the way!! I am so excited, nervous, and nauseated! hahaha

Monday, March 9, 2009

Charlie and the chocolate factory

I love homeschool! Have I ever mentioned that?? We are doing a literature study this month based on the book Charlie and the chocolate factory by Roald Dahl. We love Dahl. We have read two of his books this past year and they were two favorites of mom and the boys. I downloaded a free unit study guide offline that had tons of great idea's for the book and we all are loving it! We have made our own golden tickets and talked about what we would do if we were Charlie, we watched the orginal movie and will be comparing it to the newer version and the book.

We also made for the first time one of our favorite chocolate treats, Buckeyes!!! Now if you dont know what those are, well shame on you! But any good Ohioan knows what I am talking about. The chocolatey peanutbutter goodness that is a buckeye!

Now I would LOVE to tell you that the making of the buckeyes was a sweet sight. A picture of mom and the kids happily working together to make a yummy treat for all. But yeah it SO didnt happen that way! LoL I asked if the kids wanted to help and do you know what my oldest said?? "well no offense Mom but I think I'd rather finish our movie!" So needless to say Mom made buckeyes! Ahh well!

The only problem I am forseeing with this unit is that it will go by terribly quickly! We are supposed to read one or two chapters a day. Did I mention my kids Love Dahl?? Yeah we have been averaging four or five chapters a day! hahaha

Well at least I know they are enjoying it!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Just a cute picture

I went into the kitchen today and this is what I found!