Friday, April 2, 2010

Weekly Wrap up

Boy I feel like I have been “away” for a while now! Having my hubby home was so amazingly wonderful and I have to be honest and say I did not miss the computer at all hehehe.

This week has been a good bit of up and down. My hubby had to head back to Iraq this week.That was rough.When we are apart it feels like nothing is right..everything just feels off.If that makes any sense! I am glad that all the kids are handling it well. Isaiah(8) is old enough to understand what's going on and to understand that we just got thru eight months apart and only have four left. That helps him deal with it.Justin(5) is a lot like his dad and doesn't do the emotional thing really. He is pretty quiet about the whole thing. The only thing he has done really is ask when Dad will be back. Hannah(2) has not thrown any huge fits or had any emotional meltdowns which I am thankful for! The other night when we were saying our prayers she said “Father,Daddy home peese Amen.” Breaks my mommy heart for them.But God is good and this is the life He has given us and I KNOW He will get us through.

On the school front we are feeling so “into” school right now! LoL Spring break was much needed!!I think its also nice to know that we are winding down for the year =0) We participate in a book club and are working our way through “The Trumpet of the Swan” and we all drew swans this week after reading a particularly good chapter. For our human body study we talked about the brain and all it does.Learned some neat brain facts.Did you know the average adult brain weighs three pounds, and that Albert Einstein had a SMALLER than average brain weighing somewhere closer to two and a half pounds =0)We also made Brain Hats!100_5376

We are trying out a new math curriculum right now since we are considering a switch from Saxon math to Math U See. So far the jury is still out! I like the shorter lessons and slower pace of Math U See but I think the manipulatives may not be the best for Isaiah.He honestly just doesn't like them much! So we are going to try it out for a bit longer!

That's about it for our week here! Slow and steady finishin’ up this years race =0)


{ jamie } said...

So glad you got to enjoy some time with hubby, and I'll be praying the remainder of his time there will fly by & bring him home safely! Thank you to him for serving this country, and thank you to you as his wife!

All American x5 said...

Glad to hear that you got some wonderful time with your husband but then again it is bittersweet because he has to finish his duties.

I understand about when the hubs is gone everything is off. I get that around here but that is because my husband works split shifts not because he is away fighting for our country.

Glad the kids are dealing with it in kid ways...the best they know how.

Thank you to you and your husband. Thank you to your children for all that you have been through and all that you go through each day.

Praying for you and your family!!

Anonymous said...

We LOVED "The Trumpet of the Swan" at our house! Enjoy! And special blessings to you all as you make adjustments to your dh's absence. Your daugher's sweet prayer touched my heart.

Giggly Girls said...

Hugs to you and your family. Deployments are hard. My dh just returned from his 2nd tour in Iraq a few months ago. Praying that the rest of the deployment goes quick for you.

ChristinaB said...

I just wanted to say thanks for all your comments ladies! For those of you who have been through a deployment it feels good to hear from you and know we share this common bond as Military wives! For those of you who do not have ties to the military YOUR thanks and appreciation mean so much! Whether we are for or against the war doesnt matter, as long as we are for our troops, the good men and women who serve =0)Thank you all!

AFwife99 said...

Hi! So glad to hear that you had time with your husband. Life apart is hard. My hubby has not deployed yet. God bless your family. Happy Easter.