Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Home Schooling: Busy!

We have been busy! School, potty training, and several appointments for baby have had us continuously on the go!

I finally got a call from Bub's teacher. I am looking forward to working more with her. Tomorrow we have a phone conference. Bubs is excelling in math, needing some serious work on motivation for handwriting, excellent in language arts, excited for science and awesome at memorizing things for history. I am hoping we find more of a groove soon.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Home Schooling: Promoting Peace

Promoting Peace - Just some nice ideas I'd like to incorporate into the schooling done here.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

I Heart Faces: They Wear Their Sunglasses at Night

Don't MESS with these two!
Okayyy, they're not both wearing sunglasses.  But Science goggles work too.
And 3D glasses?
Gosh it looks fun to be a kid!
So glad I'm a witness (and often a participant) of this duos adventures.
The future's looking bright, especially if you go visit I Heart Faces and check out the other cool peeps who gotta wear shades.

LVS: Two Days Down!

We made it through the first two days! It's a transition, but it's been fun so far. Phonics is our trouble spot. We haven't tried science or history yet. My plan is to make up the lessons we missed tomorrow. (Which is technically today.) That means we will have to do three classes before the day is over. Because of our struggle with phonics we are one lesson behind schedule. I don't quite think that's the case though because our teacher mentioned using Thursday as orientation, and there was a school picnic/social on Friday, so I don't think most kids were doing a full day of school before.

I haven't made any lesson plans of my own yet. I did, however, modify one of our projects. Instead of making paper bag puppets we made paper plate puppets.

I need to plan a library day for every week. I think it would be good to have a regular place which could be a different learning environment for Bubs. Boo could use the time away from home as well.

It's all so exciting. My eagerness and passion continue and grow.

Friday, August 13, 2010

The First Day of School

Can't believe my little buggy's a kidneybeaner!
They weren't excited at all.

It was a good day!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

LVS: I'm Ready!

I finished the orientation videos and reading (not speed reading, actually reading and soaking in) all of the course objectives and descriptions. I also got to sample a couple of interactive games. I love them! I feel great! Hopefully I can sleep. :)

Bubs is SO excited. I'm surprised he even fell asleep. I know the road ahead will be long/winding/full of bumps, but I have a feeling it's going to be the scenic route that I'm always looking for and love to take!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Home Schooling: Countdown

In 3, 2, 1... August 12th is the first day of school and I must say, this week has been a little more nerve wracking than exciting. :-S I put a lot of pressure on myself to be everything the kids deserve, sometimes it's hard to live up to my expectations of myself. I saw this article and it made me smile. I know I can do it, now is just the time to prove it!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

And He Sits!

Kheaven is, without a doubt, an amazing baby.
He rolled over at two and half weeks old, said "I love you," at three months, started "army" crawling at seven/eight months old...  He's even been able to hold himself at a standing position while holding on to furniture for a month or so, but he hasn't been able to sit.

I don't mind it horribly.  I love holding my sweet, silly little baby man.  Today though, after our physical therapist cut her appointment short he decided it was time!

~The way it happened was...  Today was Miracle Treat Day, a day where if you buy a Blizzard from DQ at least one dollar of the proceeds goes to the Children's Miracle Network.  Knowing that we planned, in advance, a DQ run.  
After Kheaven's appointment I rushed off for our tasty treat!  Upon my return I split a Blizzard between Austin and Nayeli and began to eat my own.  I realized I should take a picture of the kids, for our own memories and also to post my cuties enjoying their ice cream on the Children's Miracle Network facebook page.  So I got out my camera and snapped a couple pix of the kiddos.
I saw Kheaven on the floor and thought, well, he's cute, might as well get a pic of him too.  I began shooting.  I got down on my stomach to get a couple of different angles...  after my shooting spree I removed the camera from in front of my face and looked at Kheaven...
He was sitting!  And I got it all on camera!  :-)  My jaw dropped and I looked at Jeremey and stuttered, "Uh... uh..."  He asked what and I proceeded to tell him that unbeknownst to me our baby just sat up for the first time from a crawl while I was looking at and taking pictures of him.  :-)

He's done it again already today and I am SO proud.  I called the physical therapist and let her know.  She was proud too.  :-)  I guess all he needed was her showing him the right way to go from crawling to sitting.  :-)

*Happy Sigh*

Okay, there's my happy/proud mommy rant.  I'm sure there will be more.  Take care everyone!