Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Monday's the day - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

Is it REALLY that time of year again? *smiling, smiling*

It is hard to believe that Monday will be September 3rd and it will be our first day back to homeschooling. This year Adalyn will be in 1st grade and Audrey will be in 6th....yikes! Since when did I get old enough to be homeschooling a 6th grader??? :-)

Our school corner:-)

Our reminder to always have "JOY" in everything we do!

My reminder that each moment is precious!

 The kitchen table will be our school desk this year since I have been able to find three subjects that I can do with both girls together....NICE! They will be using the same curriculums for Bible, History, and Handwriting.
Audrey will still be doing Science and Language arts with Switched on Schoolhouse and Adalyn will be using BJU Grade 1 for all her other subjects. Both girls will be taking piano lessons from Mom this year again as well. And where does Caleb fit in all this....well, he makes his presence known without a school curriculum quite! He'll be right there in the middle of it all, tearing up toilet paper, pulling out all the tupperware again and again and again, dismantling all the videos and dvd's that he can get his hands on, and emptying the entire contents of his toy box all over the house! Yep, that's what he'll be doing this year! lol!

Caleb has finally decided that reading books is a good thing and that truly reading a book takes longer than 30 seconds:-),  so I'm hoping to find him some more good books at WeeRuns this year to help him stay occupied during the morning time while we do school. He likes the vintage Thomas the Tank Engine, but he only watches it to hear the opening song and then he doesn't care a lick about it! It is going to be an interesting year for sure, but I think it will be a good one! There are many changes that will be taking place this year in schooling and such so it will be a busy year! We'll just take each day as it comes and remember that on the hard days "this too shall pass":-)  And it does....all too quickly:-)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

17 months old!

Fun time with Aunt Rosie!

"helping" Papa eat his!

Watching the geese at Nana's!

Mess making at Nana's house

Eating like a big boy at the folding table:-)

My goodness, time is just flying by with Caleb! He tries something new every day that it's getting hard to keep up with it!

His favorite thing to do is find a long stick of some sort (or anything in that case that resembles a stick) and chase his sisters around the house while growling like a lion!

His favorite food still seems to be his milk and watermelon...he can REALLY put away some watermelon!

His favorite words are ones that start with a "B" sound...bird, ball, bike, "beat up my sister, beat up my sister, beat up my sister..."lol, book, bed, bear, and so forth.

He does NOT like to be tickled. Period.

His favorite thing to wear are his army crocs and he puts them on when he gets up (he does put one on by himself:-) and does not want them taken off until bed.

He likes to read books except that I have not been able to master the skill of speed reading a book in less than 10 seconds. Any longer than that and he's ready to read a different book!! Boys sure do have short attention spans;-)

He would live outside if we let him and likes to splash his hands in his kiddie pool. He does not mind his hands getting wet, but woe unto you if you put him all the way in!! He HATES it! Likes baths, hates the pool. Strange, but oh well, Caleb is Caleb:-)

What a joy he has been, yet he's been our most difficult. Still wouldn't trade him though! God has something very special for him and it will be exciting to see him become the man that God wants him to be!