Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Fifth grade planning...

Oh my, we are getting into the big time here...5th grade!!  I can't believe my sweet babies will be in the 5th grade in the fall.  Homeschool planning has gotten WAY more serious.  I've been researching and planning for weeks(which I love..who am I kidding).  I'm trying very hard not to stress over curriculum choices, as well as the fact that the teaching is getting harder.  In the fall, the boys will have all the usual subjects, but we will be diving into more complex things like report writing, outlining, etc.  We also are going to learn Spanish as a family.  I've purchased all 5 levels of Rosetta Stone.  I'm also going to take one day a week we will replace their regular math with Economics.  They love learning about money, the stock market, entrepreneurs, etc. so we'll dive in with that.  They have learned so much this past year and have grown tremendously.  They have learned presentation skills through 4H that we have been very impressed with....I'm excited to move forward, but certainly fearful as well.  It's such a huge responsibility to keep this pace and more and move ahead academically.  I know God will guide me and give me the strength, wisdom, and clarity to teach them...I just have to get over the fear...to let go and let God....will you pray for us?

Friday, June 15, 2012

Peanut's first storytime at the library

We love the library in this house.  I have such wonderful memories of bringing the big boys to storytime when they were little(they still like to go sometimes..shhh..don't tell).  We would spend the morning at the library playing, reading, snuggling and then going into storytime for more stories and songs.  Well, now it's Peanut's turn!  It was such a joy to bring him yesterday and while whe did wander around a bit, we both had lots of giggles and smiles.

This is Lauren our amazing librarian.  We have been so blessed with such great library's and librarians.  In Huntersville, we had a wonderful librarian that loved the boys.  She was a hippy type who always wore long skirts and smelled of Patchouli.  She was so great with the kids and the boys loved her(and I did too-we were definitely kindrid spirits)
Lauren is the same(minus the patchouli and skirts)..but a great librarian and so sweet with the kids!

Summer 2012 Bucket List

Our Summer Bucket List

Go to the Drive In

Go Bowling as a Family

Have a cookout/bonfire with friends

Go fishing together

Sleep outside together under the stars

Go to a ball game

Head to the mountains!

Of course, the beach as well!

Remember the gifts of God in the simple moments...

Monday, June 4, 2012