Monday, August 31, 2009


She loves to curl up in the green chair. She doesnt really fit, but its cute!!!!!!!!

We love homeschool!

Today has been a fun day for school! We played phonics games, did our regular school work then went for a nature walk to find locust shells! We even found a locust that was in the process of breaking out of his shell!!! We love homeschooling!!!

Sydneys brush with a mosquito

Her poor little face is all bit up!!!!! Her lips are swollen and her eyebrow is swollen and her little cheek is so red! Its hard to see in this pic, but its so sad!!! She was like, IM ITCHY!!! umm... i can see why poor little baby!!!!! Good ole hydrocortisone and benadryl! She said to me, mom, im bug bait!!!!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

School 2009

So... we have started school for the year. So far it has been nice and calm, and alot of fun! Here is the picture for the year, Dylan looks a little "surprised" lol. He totally has this issue with the camera, his eyes are usually closed, or surprised! lol. He's so cute!

So we will use this as our official school pic!

Monday, August 24, 2009

A Day of Firsts

First day of homeschooling for the year, First time that Dylan rode his bike without training wheels, First time Marlee rode her bike without training wheels!!! So many firsts! I am excited out of my mind, that my children both hit such a monumental first, on the same day!!!
School went well, it was nice and calm and easy, to sort of ease us into the swing of things for the year. Doing more tomorrow, and then will hit full time on thursday along with the ps kids.
Happy day to all!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Do I really want to do this????????

Ok, here is a confession. As the new school year approaches and all of my nieces and nephews go school shopping and start talking to my kids about how excited they are to go back to school, etc, and my kids begin asking questions like, why dont we go to school sometimes? I ask myself, do i really want to do this?? This will officially be our 8th year homeschooling, because I started at birth with my children. While I see all the amazings pluses, like how spiritual they are, and how smart they are etc. I just wonder, am I up to this for another year???? We are struggling with money, this would be the first year that all three of my babies would be in school, my youngest is starting kindergarten, i could get a job while they are in school, etc. Am I up to this?? In my heart I know it is right. I know that what Im doing is important. My only job, right now, is to be the best momma I can be, and a good wife and daughter of God. But I admit, Im not as pumped about this school year as I usually am. I think that being with my kids 24/7 is getting to me. Maybe I need a break. A little momma time. Or a bubble bath without interruptions, lol. Am I the only one who feels this way????? I will homeschool my kids, I will teach them the gospel, we will sing the hymns, we will do math lessons, I will snuggle my babies and know Im doing whats right, but do I really want to do this???????? ?any comments?Jaellejaelleerica@