On Wednesdays all three kiddos are home. It was good to have it that way. We've missed our Axl boy while he's at school, but I know it's what's best for now. He enjoys it very much. :) Today, while big sis did school Axl and JL played together. Then, Axl decided he wanted to do school too! He was really excited about it. That got me excited! This is the first time he's really gotten "into" school. He's always been too busy for it! Ha! JL did a little bit of school and then laid down for nap. After we finished our morning school work we headed to the mall for lunch and play. We met up with some friends who also homeschool. Daddy was able to join us because it was a rainy day. That's an extra special treat, and another perk of homeschooling! It was a wonderful Wednesday! Sure do love this precious family of mine. :)
Yesterday was the day of the week when the two littles head to preschool and MDO and SB and I have the day together. She had her violin lesson, we homeschooled, ran errands, completed more school work in the afternoon, picked up the littles and headed to gymnastics. It was a fun full day! Our favorite part was Panera for lunch, right in the middle of the school day. SCORE! ;) And don't the girls look cute in their matching leotards for gymnastics?! My kiddos all enjoy gymnastics! Midway through gymnastics class I realized JL had her passy in her mouth! lol. She did the entire class with her passy in. Girl loves her passy!!! It's gonna be difficult to break the habit for sure. So thankful for the everyday in life. God is faithful. :)
Back to school we go! Well, HOMEschool that is. ;) Axl boy is 4 and is going to a pre-k4 program three full days a week at a church and Judah Lou is going to MDO one day per week. Spicer B. started first grade this year. Yep. FIRST grade!!! I can't believe it. She is in mommy's class this year at home. :) We've had a great start to our year so far. As I type this, my three sweeties are enjoying some playtime upstairs on this rainy August morning. They are playing "House." LOVE. Just so precious having them all three at home, instead of one being at school all day everyday. It is such an awesome blessing and gift to be able to stay home and now teach my children via homeschool. It's something I know I will treasure always as a mommy. I'm so very thankful for this gift. I'm thankful to my husband who is the hardest working man I know. He works hard to provide for our family to make my staying home and homeschooling possible. He is such a blessing to our family! Deuteronomy 6:5-9 is our homeschooling verse. I will claim it for our family on the good days but especially on those days I want to give up! And another verse too, "If God be for us, then who can be against us?!" Isn't that powerful! These are two of the verses God used to lead us back to homeschooling. I'm so glad he did! Thank You Jesus!
Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
We sure do love summertime around here! This past week we went to the local waterpark, (I didn't get a pic) with family and friends on Monday. On Tuesday Mommy chopped seven inches off her hair! (I was ready for a change and I'm loving it!) On Wednesday we headed up the hill to the AMAZEUM. It didn't disappoint! I've got a feeling we will visit it often. The kids had an absolute blast! Friday, we got together with our fellow hometown homeschool group. We are so excited to get connected with other families in our town who are homeschooling this year. There are six families total! Six! I'm amazed at God's goodness in bringing us together. Wow! We have one week left of summer and then we begin homeschooling. But, lets be honest, when you homeschool does summer break really have to end?! ;) We look forward to it!