Friday, September 9, 2011

a question:

what is your favorite book/ movie of all time?
i want to know.
i expect everyone who reads this to comment;)
if you don't have a google account
(which is really easy to get, all you need is your junker e-mail and a user name),
you can do an anonymous comment,
but be sure to write your name at the end:)



Thursday, September 8, 2011

so grateful...

we've been at it 3 whole days.
this homeschooling thing.
i want to weep with gratitude for the Lord's direction.

i had always known my oldest struggled with math.
i used to sit for an hour a night reteaching it when he was in public school!
but even with all that,
i got the reports he was doing 'average'.
doing his work.
getting by.

today i felt kicked in the stomach when i asked him to do an assignment,
and he didn't know how to do it.
(it involved #s)
i know i had gone over this with him.
2 years ago!
i showed him the way his homework had said.
he had got it done.
i didn't look back.

he never actually got it!
these last years he has sat through countless instructions,
staring timidly at papers with the anxious feeling of never knowing what he was actually doing. heart.

i researched another way to teach it.
threw aside the 'workbook' for the day.
and taught him.
after 10 minutes,
he lit up.
he said "oh, i get it!"
and looked so stinkin' proud.
this is it folks.
this is me walking in affirmation.
i could feel the Lord's presence around us today.
His conviction came alive in my heart fully.
this is the path i am to walk.
for how long i don't know,
but i'm walking it.

there will be days.
i'll probably have to come reread this post ;)
but i love knowing
we're right where we're supposed to be.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

and mom said "let there be school"...

i am happy to report,
it is currently 10:09 pm and i'm alive!
i survived people.
and so did the little monkeys!

if you pay good attention you'll notice different lighting.
the littlest monkey was not doin'a photo shoot this morning!

so the kids were up and ready to start our day before i had sipped my coffee!
i thought for sure i'd be dragging them but they were excited:)

we kept it light today.
we did a quick calendar,
i had them repeat the Lord's prayer,
i took them out for donuts,
(which may have swung things in my favor.)
we came home and did history together,
then did math and L.A. separately.

i briefly introduced them to our composer and artist of the month.
(Mozart and Norman Rockwell).

and my 'school' day wrapped up with Monkey 3's reading lesson.

this was a condensed day,
and i definitely see some kinks that need ironing out,
(my transition time,etc)
but all in all it was a VERY good day!

i never heard a complaint come out of the oldest monkey's mouth,
which HELLO people!
that is a miracle!

***let's not mention that as i was in all my mommy glory we ended the day with a trip to wal-mart.
where i was basically accused of stealing after waiting in line for 20 minutes while the cashier rearranged the conveyor belt, etc., and while my 3rd and nameless child began an ALL OUT BRAWL with his sister that had people gasping from aisles over.
yep, let's just forget that part shall we?***

                                                         (excuse the screwy white balance.
           i just made and froze countless jars of salsa and cleaned a kitchen and refuse to open photo shop.
                                                                            so there.)

he looked for Elmo while we did Creation books for History.

thank you for all the support and love!
one day down...

God Bless,

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