Clinic Tour and Tortillas

Today our friend Donna gave the boys a tour of the urgent care center where she works. It was a slow day, so there weren’t really any patients around. The boys got to see how vitals are taken, and got their height and weight and vision checked. They got to see treatment rooms and the…

Sneaky Math and Zombie Science

Today was a comfortable day with the sort of natural flow of learning that I love. After breakfast, Ian and Isaac wanted to finish a Lego project they started yesterday, so I said I’d do something with Elijah. When they noticed that I’d brought out the Magna-Tiles, they all decided to join Elijah and I….

Learning Goals for 2015-2016

Today is the third day of our home school year.  Again, I’m battling the urge to justify my position by over-scheduling our learning experiences. That fear is rearing its head that they will suddenly stop absorbing knowledge if I don’t start cramming. This is the first year I’ve actually mentioned that, technically, by law, we are…

Books are Happening!

I’m resisting the urge to status post these on Facebook, in order to give more attention to my blog. I’m also going to try to resist the urge that this means I need to come up with a lot of extra words. But I can’t usually help myself. Isaac sat down and read a book by…

Ba-Dum Ching!

I’m so ridiculously excited! After manymany years of consideration, a lifetime of desire, months of planning and hunting, and a trip to a store that acted like they wanted our business, we finally bought DRUMS! Yay! They are so pretty. All sparkly blue and noisy and wonderful.  See?! [I have adjusted the positioning since the…

Janu-Weary

  January has not come or gone gently. But, it’s been a good busy. I’ve found myself in the very bizarre position of helping to facilitate a high school Sabbath School class. It’s odd because leadership/speaking positions are very uncomfortable for me and my kids are so young still that I don’t have confidence in…

Weaving Into Morning

As is frequent on Bible study nights, I stayed up late last night winding down. Then I got up to pee. Then Elijah started a particularly boisterous thrashing dance, during which he assumed “The Scarf” position (do click on that link and learn the truth about bed sharing). Notice, he is not an infant. He…

What’s Cookin’ This Week

Today has been pretty smooth. Elijah seemed a little ill this morning, but is acting normal now. I guess he was right yesterday. He’s hard to read. He sees someone else get medicine and thinks it’s a treat sometimes, so when he was saying that he needed medicine, but looked fine, acted normal, ate well…it…

Art Felt Words

I took the boys to see Big Hero 6 yesterday, and it’s Isaac’s new favorite movie. He’s drawn a really cute Christmas scene with Baymax. The other guys loved it too and say we need to own it so we don’t have to go to the theater more to see it. I agree it was…

A Nun See Hate

I’m really enjoying the experience of my four-year-old’s means of expressing himself. I almost didn’t repeat this, but the other night, I swore I heard Elijah say, “Black guys are stupid.” What-what?! That can’t be what he said, but he said it three times and it’s all I could hear, the way he was merging…