Monday, September 29, 2008

crappy day

Today was such a crappy day. My monthly visitor decided to drop by unannounced and not very welcome either. Normally I don't care but I have the worst cramps in the world and that made for a very crabby mommy today.

I feel bad for the kid's. I think the girl's thought that I had lost my mind while we were doing school. They often heard "yeah yeah yeah that's fine just hurry up and get it done". Errrrr Sara is just so incredibly slow when it comes to coloring thing's. I tend to forget that she is 5 and enjoy's to color, and that means she takes her time. From now on I am doing the coloring subjects at the end of the school day.

We are going to be working on finishing up learning about Egypt this week because Monday is our field trip to see the King Tut exhibit. We are also finishing up weather in science so we can move onto nutrition and our bodies. I was planning on doing that one for a month but normally we only do science twice a week. With this unit, we will do it every day. I am really looking forward to it, I have ton's of activities for them.

I needed to lay down (on my wonderful heating pad) I felt so bad, so I took down our Boggle Jr. and My First Rummikub and had the girl's sit on my bed and play games with me. I love Boggle Jr. It teaches the kid's how to spell words. Unfortunately it doesn't hold their attention long. The rummikub game was too hard for Sara and too easy for Emma. {sigh} I fell asleep before I could get the regular Rummikub game down to play with her.

Now I'm awake and Sara fell asleep in Anthony's room watching Nanny McPhee. I want a Nanny McPhee. She is awesome. Made those bad children behave. "what you need, is Nanny McPhee"....yes, yes I do. Actually the kid's were really good today. Hopefully tomorrow I will feel better.

Aaron and I keep going back and forth with taking the kid's to Mainstay Farm for their Homeschool Day. He doesn't want to go and I don't want to pay the $35 to go. Maybe we will take the kid's to the dollar movies to see Kung Fu Panda instead. In fact, that is a great idea. Anthony is finishing up his China unit this week and he is doing a lapbook on Giant Panda's. See, I can mark it down as an educational field trip. ;) Us homeschooler's have to be creative ya know!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Homeschool Memoirs #6

This week I want to invite you to take a moment and post a Summer Photo Essay memoir. Starting from around the official date of Summer to this past week - just give a basic summary of your summer as I know someone of you are photoholics! Haha! Make sure you jot down your memoirs about each photo so everyone can read about your summer. You can do the essay however you want. You can journal a lot of just caption the photo! Can’t wait to see what you all do!

Warning....this post has a TON of pictures!!!! I had a photobucket album just for our summer pics, so at least they are all in the order that they happened this summer!

We started off our summer with Emma finishing up Girl Scouts and being awarded 12 Try-It's!

Just random pic of the kids

Anthony was in a summer basketball league.

I babysat my friend Shelly's kid's for a couple of weeks and they all went to vacation bible school together. Here is Sara with Ashley.
They went swimming at Ashley's birthday party.

Swimming in our backyard. They stayed outside for hours!

Got a different pool....they still stayed outside for hours!

The 3rd VBS my kids went to and the 2nd one Shelly's kid's went to with them. This is the church that they go to Awana's at now for the school year.

Watching a movie.
Sara made herself a little horse necklace and a love bug.

Emma stole my sunglasses from me!
Sara and the girl's and their friend Kenzie.

Emma painting me a picture for the bathroom.
Goodness sake Emma found a toad!
Sara painting me a picture.
We tie-dyed some shirts for 4th of July.

Watching fireworks.

Took pics at Liberty Park.

They love each other.
Eat at Rosa's and watched them make tortilla's!
Painted the girl's nails......
and toe's.
Sara played with Moon Sand. And got it everywhere!
We took the kid's to Six Flag's.

Both girl's got a Supergirl cape from Six Flag's.
Emma turned 8 and we had a horse riding party for her.

Had our friends Rachel & Pucho come stay with us one weekend.
We cooked some awesome food!!!!!

Like these jalapeno's thingy's from Pioneer Woman!
Then the kid's played in the sprinkers. Notice how dry and ugly our grass is? Now it's all pretty and green....dang Texas weather!

My cute hubby!!
Rachel's little boy Joseph.

Sara made a little birdie all by herself just following the picture as direction.
And about to go swimming yet again.
Emma made herself a gear creation.
My friend Ashley had her little girl Lexi.

Aaron let the girl's put a tiny witch hat on.....and then they taped his mouth shut. This man is such a sucker for his girl's!
The girl's got to have their hair straightened for the first time.

And at the end of summer they got new bento boxes for the school year!
The End.