May 5th, 2009

It’s not the end of our first year homeschooling, and it’s not yet the beginning of our second, but I felt that we needed something more for our home education experience. We’ve been having a great time doing school at home, but things were falling through the cracks of busy days and life with three boys…and I knew that we could be enjoying it far more. We want to give the boys a feast of wonderful ideas and books and that just wasn’t happening on my own. I didn’t want to make a commitment to a curriculum until we got a taste of homeschooling and a feel for where we wanted to go with our family’s home education experience. Two weeks ago after much prayer and study I was ready to make that commitment and Peter was willing to make the investment, so we ordered Sonlight. It is a literature based program that I can tailor to meet our family’s needs. The package we purchased works for Seth’s kindergarten as well as for Jerome’s second grade. The day we received our boxes and unpacked them was a fun day, and every day since then has been a wonderfully interesting, fun, and relaxed school day! I am thrilled with where we are right now in our homeschooling journey, and I wanted to share some of our excitement with you.

 Yay! As we were unpacking our new books Jerome said “This looks like fun! Can we start our new school today?”! Even the boxes were fun! everybody enjoyed the boxes :-) I don’t even know all the different things that box has been, but fun it has been for sure!

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May 5th, 2009

Did you catch Peter’s comment on the last post?

The dog gets very, very excited about bubbles and she busted Ian’s nose trying to eat the bubbles AS he was blowing them. So he’s decided that he needs a safe place to blow bubbles.

 On top of the picnic table is just the spot! Ian can blow bubbles in safety where the dog can’t accidently get him. and the dog can still reach the bubbles! or under the table works on a hot day. :-)

Besides bubbles, Ian’s been enjoying ladybugs, which his older brothers are very good at catching and they let him hold them.

 He’s showing me the ladybug. Ian is fascinated by bugs! I love the wonder! He let it crawl all over him… but needed help finding it again. It was Seth’s ladybug.

Ian is putting two and three words together frequently every day: “Daddy car, go.”. Sometimes it’s a statement, most of the time it’s a question. He wants to hear “Yes, Daddy drove his car to work”, or “Yes, Daddy drove his car to school”. And if he’s up when Daddy comes home in his car, Ian LOVES to sit in Daddy’s car with him. 🙂

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