Monday, May 13, 2013

My Thoughts on Mother's Day

 My sweet big 3.
This year as Mother's Day came closer I just kept thinking about how much I have to be thankful for.
I'm living my dream ... every single day! Since I was little I wanted to just be mom and for many year and through my first 3 kiddos newborn stage I didn't think this dream would come true.
 But I also thought of how this dream was SO much harder than I ever imagined.
My sweet kiddos are with me 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
I've never planned to homeschool but God has guided us in this direction. It's the hardest job and I constantly question myself.
But they are learning! And I am learning and I get to watch them learn which is a huge gift.

 I'm grateful for the challenges of motherhood: the sleepless nights, the doubt, the failures
I'm grateful that I can show forgiveness and that I can humble myself and ask for forgiveness
These 4 sweet little humans have taught me so much and I'm blessed.
Even if I am exhausted.

Being a full time Momma is the hardest, best job ever and I wouldn't trade this life for anything. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

{almost} Wordless Wednesday

 My "class clown" makes taking a good picture difficult!
It's a good thing he's cute

Kate 6, Emma 5, Reed 4 & Addi 6 weeks

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

End of the Year

 It is hard to believe that our first official year of homeschooling is wrapping up! What a crazy year it has been.
These pictures were taken the night of the Award Ceremony at our Classical Conversations Community! We're moving to a closer location next year so it was a farewell party for us. {I'm excited for next year and the 25 minutes of driving it'll save me!}
 So, what have we learned {besides, reading and all about new babies}?
The girls learned 84 history facts starting with 1419 when Prince Henry founded the school of navigation and ending with September 11, 2001 as well as learning the first 20 presidents.
They learned and reviewed the 5 Latin Declensions
most of the kids in our classical conversations community
 Weekly we worked on drawing world maps and  in class we focused on South American Countries.
They learned linking verbs and helping verbs
 They had a crash course in geometry and learned math laws such as the distributive law, the identity law & the commutative law.
They also learned science facts all about the ocean and the atmosphere and clouds.
 They are learning so much, amazing little sponges.
This break comes at a great time. I need time to recover {still} and we need to slowly start working our school schedule back into daily life. We're lucky if we get our read aloud read and our teeth brushed {although that's just me}.
Kindergarten is complete for these two girls and we could not be more proud of them!
Let summer begin!