Monday, January 31, 2011

Daybook on the last day of January

Outside my window... a bright sun and the remains of snow still on the ground.

I am thinking... about patience. It is the focus of my Bible study this week. 

I am thankful for... my homeschool support group.

From the kitchen... an easy dinner tonight of chicken nuggets, tater tots, broccoli and fruit salad.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Action shot!


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Stepping Towards Joy

This month I am taking small steps towards joy. Every day I am making the decision to be more joy-filled.

I am using kind words when I speak instead of tight-lipped angry words.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Daybook for January 24, 2011

Outside my window... sunny and very cold.

I am thinking... about breakfast. What should I make?

I am thankful for... a warm home.

From my kitchen... beef vegetable soup and biscuits for dinner.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Action shot!

Will it go in?
This picture is from Holden's game on Saturday. It was an exciting game, and the team worked hard. We look forward to the game this Sunday. We know it will be a lot of fun to watch!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Second Grade Science

Thomas experiments with glider design.

Getting help from older brother.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

January Book List

Right now while the weather is cold and wet, we spend much of our time cuddled on the couch with a warm blanket and lots of good books. Here are a few of our favorite winter stories. 

Owl Moon, written by Jane Yolen, is a story about a girl and her Pa walking in the moonlight through the snow in search of owls. 

Owl Babies, written by Martin Waddell, is a favorite with Thomas. It is a cute story about three owl babies that wake up to find their mother missing. They are worried about her and wonder if she will return. Of course, she does!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Daybook for January 17, 2011

Outside my window... the sky is gray, and the snow is melting.

I am thinking... about hot chocolate. I really want some.

I am thankful for... little boys, a loving husband, and good friends.

From the kitchen... chef's salad and banana bread. 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Our Journey to Homeschooling

I did not always know that I would homeschool my children. When my oldest son, Holden, reached preschool age, I did not feel ready to send him to school. Chris and I felt I could teach him at home all he would need to know to enter kindergarten. We enjoyed the extra time we had together.

The next fall, Chris and I made the decision to put Holden in the small school that was affiliated with the nondenominational church we had been members of for two years. We were happy with the school. Holden thrived in the small classroom he shared with ten other children. I volunteered in the lunchroom and taught music one year. 

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