Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Summer Lovin'

We are busy enjoying some of the last days of summer around here.  We recently made a visit to Tananyika Wildlife Park and are hoping to get to the Wichita Botanical Gardens before school starts.  We loved seeing and learning about the animals at the park.  Austin and Nayeli got to feel a lemur, goats, turtles, giraffes and rabbits.  Austin and I also got to share our very first camel ride with one another.
I am so blessed to be able to spend the majority of my time with my beautiful children.
Aside from turning on and off the stove, Austin made eggs all by himself the other day!
~Love in our home is sharing first experiences.~

We finally had a day where as far as I know there were no heat advisories in effect!  We took advantage of the "cooler" weather by playing outside, snapping a few pictures, and taking a wagon ride!
~Love in our home is keeping each other entertained.~

Austin and Nayeli have both been great helping Kheaven to sit and stand lately.
~Love in our home is teaching each other and helping each other learn new things!~

Austin wanted to give Nayeli a ride in the wagon.  It looks like Kheaven wanted to help!
~Love in our home is taking turns, and sharing tasks.~

After our walk Austin and Nayeli were content to enjoy their sleeping baby brother.
~Love in our home is being grateful for and enjoying the little things.~

What does LOVE look like in your home?

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

LVS: Practice Lessons

On the K12 website I saw something about practice lessons and I thought it would be great to practice! I printed off a few worksheets... numbers, a skeleton worksheet, and some pages from the Alphabet Theme-a-saurus book LVS recommended. I had Bubs and Boo sit down at the counter and we spent 30 minutes on each subject. An hour and a half went by so quickly! It was great, the kids were great, and I was so pleased. Just an affirmation that this can really work. I can do it!

LVS: Discovery Day - Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Our adventure at the wildlife park started in a room with a lecture. It was good to hear how another LVS mom juggled online schooling and taking care of the home. The kids were eager to play and see animals though so we did not stay inside for the entire speech.

It was great walking around and seeing the animals. Tanganyika is very interactive. Bubs was able to feed lorakeets, goats, turtles, rabbits, lemur, and a giraffe! There were a couple of very cute baby monkeys flying around as well. ;) We also enjoyed a camel ride and being in the same enclosure as kangaroo. It was very exciting.

Due to the heat many of the families left early and I'm afraid Bubs did not get the interaction with kids that he or I were expecting or hoping for. We have another Discovery Day coming up and I will be better prepared for this one.

LVS: Summer Social

The summer social was my first interaction with anyone from the LVS staff in person. Two teachers, a mom, and myself discussed the coming school year, and the types of people who use online schooling.

It's really not a cookie cutter kind of thing. It was good to hear, as I have been slightly apprehensive of being an outcast in the "homeschooling" clique.

Bubs got to play with two boys slightly older than him. Boo was right there beside him, whether he wanted her to be or not, and baby was content to be held by one of the teachers. :)

Thank goodness for my besty. She's how we got there. :)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Some of My Favorites of the 4th!

I made sure to take some pictures of the kids before heading to the park for our picnic...  
I KNOW how fast they destroy white shirts.  ;-)
And tonight,
almost a week later,
we get to have our fireworks!  
(We have last weeks rain to thank for that.)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Let Freedom Ring!

Top to Bottom: Austin (7mo), Nayeli (15mo), Kheaven (9mo)

God Bless the U.S.A.!!!