April 29, 2011

The Homeschool Mother’s Journal Linkup


In my life this week…

This week just flew by! I created this new nifty one-stop-shop personal blog and decided to try Sue's linkup as one of my first new posts. My daughter, Milan, and I watched a woman become a princess. I played Lord of the Rings Online with the family. Oh yes, we ARE that family. I had virtual coffee with one of my BFF's, Amy Stults. We had a super-challenge Easter Egg hunt in the house... and since the areas they were hidden are demolition sites currently it was extra special.

In our homeschool this week…

We had a pretty lax week. Last week I had to complete two major assignments for my own coursework and was tired. They had a few Docu-Netflix days to lean on. Today we went and hung out with our homeschool peeps at the park and went to see a historical log cabin.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

We made it to the grocery store (the bane of my existence) and the park/log cabin today but spent the better part of this week indoors due to rain. Tomorrow we're headed to a bonfire and hog roast for Jason's squadron. The kids have never seen a bonfire--how did we miss that?! We have a playdate on Monday with a few of the kids' friends AKA Mommy is getting her coffee on with a local BFF. And church on Sunday.

My favorite thing this week was…

Having the "this is how your body is going to change in the next several years' talk with Xander. His eyes wanted to pop out of his head. It was priceless to watch him process it and make several determinations on what his body would and (according to him) NOT do.


What’s working/not working for us…

What works for us is the kids doing their reading first thing in the mornings. The older two read about 60 pages a day to the younger two--in pairs--while I answer emails, school myself and get that second cup of coffee in me. Right now Jagger and Xander are reading "The Wizard of Oz" and Harley and Milan just finished "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh". 

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have…

It occurred to me this week that the second week of June would be the intro to our summer vacation. We are counting the days!

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…

This is what I'll be making this weekend! Strawberries were on sale for .99 a carton and I grabbed up several. Can't wait to smell the awesomeness of strawberry jam and watch the kids as they spoon up every last bit from the pan.

5 comments:

Sam said...

Strawberries! Yum. This week did fly by!

~Kris said...

Strawberries... yum! Our store has them on sale ($2 a pint), I may pick up a couple and make some jam, thanks for that inspiration!

Misty said...

Love them!

I also love that you had virtual coffee... my BFF lives on the other side of the country and any more it feels like the miles are getting bigger. :(

Mrs. O said...

I love all the reading going on in your home, that is fantastic! Did you say cabin and bonfire?!?! Almost Heaven! Stopped by from the Hop :O)

Eileen @ Ordained Praise said...

Suddenly I'm very thirsty. Bonfires are a must - every summer. I hope you enjoyed it.