Friday, October 21, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week:
It really hit me many times this week how much older my kids look lately. I'm noticing this especially with my daughter, and I can't believe that my baby girl will be five in four months.

One morning this week, the kids were taking the dogs out. The weather was pretty chilly. I caught a glance out the window of Sissy, zooming by on one of the 4-wheelers, with her hair flying and wearing no shirt or shoes. I didn't even really know at this point that she was riding on it by herself much. I'd seen her a few times go kind of slow with abrupt starts and stops. She was a wild thing out there, going fast through the woods.

In our homeschool this week:
the boys, putting together their new Toy Story Lego set

I picked up several blank books at Mardel, and the boys have been working on different stories. Tornado is making a "blend book" (his idea), and Dash is writing a story about knights.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is now extremely loved by them (They're looking forward to the new version with Johnny Depp, which we have set to record off directv tomorrow.), and they have been playing "chocolate factory" at the train table all week.

After homeschool co-op one day, I enjoyed Dash tell me all about "a man (Paul Revere) who warned the people that the British were coming."

The two little ones are going to dress up like characters from the Bible next week at Awanas. This could even be an animal. Any ideas for costumes?

The biggest deal this week:
He lost his first tooth! I was starting to wonder if he was ever going to get a loose tooth. (He's 6.7 yrs.) He pulled it out himself.

What I'm Reading This Week:
I started reading Choosing to See by Mary Beth Chapman.

Places We're Going and People We're Seeing:
Ryan and I were able to go on a spontaneous date last night. We saw Moneyball, which we liked! The kids ate supper and watched Spooky Buddies with Googie.

Quotes to share:
I was straining my body to open a salsa jar this morning. I finally got it and told Dash, "Now my stomach hurts." He said something about the baby, and I said, "I know; he's probably like, 'Momma, what's going on out there?' " He said, "Yeah, he's probably devastated."

In my daughters' roughhouse day with her brothers (see above), I heard her say in a deep, growly voice, "We're the polices, and if you don't tell us where [brother] is, you're going to jail!"

My 6 year old also said, "Do you know what my favorite part of my body is? My heart because it keeps my love for God inside."


Lisa said...

Your daughter's comment about her heart and her love of God was just precious! Out of the mouth of babes! :-) And the topless joy riding photo is priceless.

Coming over to visit from THMJ.

Have a blessed weekend,

Our Side of the Mountain said...

Look at that girl ride! (Her hair is beautiful!) My daughter is the same way! Give her an ATV or snowmobile and she's off. (Her brothers won't even ride with an adult!)

My youngest son is 6 years 8 months and not a loose tooth in sight! But my other kids didn't lose their first until 8 1/2 and 7 1/2! My almost 13-year-old still hasn't lost all his molars yet!

Stopping by from THMJ!

MissMOE said...

What a wonderful quote from your daughter! How about David (as a boy)--he could carry a sling?

Pam Rohde said...

When they give you a quote like that you have to know you are doing something right! And way to grab your camera fast and get a picture of the topless wonder!

PrairieJenn said...

What a beautiful family:) Glad to have found you through the HMJ!! I do miss having a Mardel nearby...they have the best bargains! The closest one to us is still about 3 hours away:( Are you enjoying your book? I just got a copy of Choosing to See, but I haven't started it yet.