I praise the Lord! For those of you that read this post, I did get my answer. It came that night in fact, & God said “No”. I’m okay with that; at least now I have closure.
First I just have to say …
“I miss my blog soooo much!”
Okay, now that I have that off my chest I can continue. I wanted to share with you a little bit about how our homeschooling year is going so far. Since I hope to have lots of pictures, I’m going to split this post up into 3 parts. Here’s a sneak peak at some of the stuff I’m going to share:
The year started off great-at least for the first month (we started the beginning of August). We took a short break & it seems like it’s just gone downhill since then. As usual things have gotten all wacky around here. As of this week we have 2 more house guests staying in the back room with my sister-in-law & her fiance. Keep in mind that my house in total is only 904 sf., so I’ve been VERY stressed lately.
I tried something new today. LB has outgrown (yes already) the whole “Calendar Time”, but I wanted to find a way to keep him in tune with each day. Also, I’m trying to teach him how to use a notebook for some of his school stuff. So I created this page to do each day which just goes over the date, using number words, the weather, & feelings. This week has been a very rough week; I’m assuming it’s due to the new house guests. So I’m hoping it will be better received in the weeks to come.
The pages in his new notebook are:
His prayer that I like him to say.
His “Today is” sheet that I just created.
The new sheet we are using for our “Days in School” tracking (it’s actually an attendance sheet sample that I downloaded from Homeschool Creations Planner). It’s a simple way to track the days because I promised him that we’d have a party at day 100.
His handwriting page from A Reason for Handwriting T
His Language Arts worksheet from the Sonlight Core B Language Arts program.
His mini office that I made him last year (which he never used). He probably won’t use it this year either, I just threw it in there instead of in the trash. It’s hard to see so much of my time & effort go to waste.
A chore chart which I’m not sure I want to keep in here. I want one that would be at our command center (if we had one).
His Hymn Study which we’ve just incorporated. I still need to get proper dividers, I just wanted to make sure it would be used before I went to the trouble.
His Art Study which we’ve also just incorporated (also still waiting to make dividers).
His Creative Writing from Sonlight’s Core B Language Arts program.
His Plutarch Study which is another one that we’ve just added.
And finally, our timelines & maps.
I really like it & think it will work well, but that remains to be seen=) I can’t wait to show you some of the other things.
I wrote this a few days ago, on 9/12/11 …
You placed these desires in my heart; what are they there for? To what end? I feel like it’s just torture or a bad joke.
At first all I heard was “Have faith!”, which I have to admit was hard for me. My faith is weak, but I do have faith (at least as much as a mustard seed). I know that You can do miracles; You can do ANYTHING that is according to Your will. I pray that it is according to Your perfect will for us that Your answer be “Yes!”. I’m just scared to believe that I would be blessed that much. I was also scared of being let down-what if I was wrong.
I thought I heard a “Yes.” yesterday at church, but this morning the test was negative. I just don’t know what to think (or feel) any more! I feel so emotional that I find myself taking it out on my family by mistake. I know You’ve heard my hearts plea; I know You have a reason for all of this but…please end this season of the unknown! I just want closure, whether it’s “Yes” or “No”.
Thank You for always being there for me! In Jesus’ name. Amen.
I still don’t have any answers; I’m still waiting.
For Little Buddy’s 7th Birthday his Aunt bought him these toys he wanted called Wuggle Pets. They seemed really cute, reasonably priced, & a GREAT alternative to Build-a-Bear which can break your bank (well, at least mine). We waited & waited (& waited some more), but they never came. I lost track of how long we waited once we hit a month. It was devastating to LB; he was writing letters to them every day asking them to come soon. It was a horrible experience! I had such high hopes for them.
Well, fast forward about five months. Monday we were at Wal-Mart getting some things & guess what we saw on the shelf as we passed by? You guessed it-Wuggle Pets. So, of course we had to buy them for LB (Yes he is pretty spoiled=).
So we got home & got straight to work bringing our Wuggle Pets to life.
He was a little anxious to start but I showed him how to read the instructions before. It was so cute to see him making these; I think I enjoyed watching him as much as he enjoyed making them.
The end result? Here’s the reveal …
After he got done making both of them, he signed their Birth Certificates.
And then he made them a Happy Birthday sign.
It was well worth the money (they were under $15.00). I hope you enjoyed the show.
Wow! It’s sure been a lonnnnggg time since I’ve posted. I’m trying to get back into the swing of things since school has started again, but man it’s hard.
Here’s our library picks this time: