Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Has it been THAT long?

Where does all of the time go?! I just realized that it has been 2 months since our last post to the blog. I will do my best to get some updated photos online soon, because we have some cute ones!

All of the children are doing well. Summer was a lot of fun. We were hoping to get outside a little more, but it seems like we have had so much rain. We made the best of it and enjoyed playing inside, visiting the library, reading a lot of books, dancing, and just having fun together.

On the homeschooling front we are continuing with Five In A Row with a very flexible schedule, and adding in My Father's World, also at a slow pace. We are having so much fun learning through play that we are not diving into a structured 5 day per week schedule right now. And even when we do "officially" move into schooling, I expect the fun to continue. They just love to learn. Anyway, we do Hooked On Phonics about 2-3 times per week. Matilyn is half way through the K program, and very excited about her ability to read small beginning readers. Matthew know most of his alphabet and the letter sounds now and loves to do his "school" right along with sissy. Matilyn, Matthew, and I are all enjoying our study of John in Bible Study Fellowship this year. Andrew is enjoying some time with his precious grandmother and loving it! He continues to do well and is happy no matter what we are doing, as long as we are together. He has a very relaxed personality, which is a true blessing! LOL!

Andrew turned one on Sept. 5th and we had a nice family celebration here at the house. Matthew, Jarrod, and I all celebrate our birthdays this month, and Matilyn's is in the first of November. We are exciting that fall festivals are just around the corner and then Thanksgiving and Christmas. We were talking about decorating for Christmas today, and Matilyn broke out some Christmas music for us to hear. It was so exciting!

We may have some changes coming to the blog soon, so stay tuned.....


Tisra said...

I hadn't checked in on your blog in AGES and just scrolled through all the pictures and updates. Everyone is thriving. SOunds like you're having an AMAZING home schooling experience. And all those kiddos are GORGEOUS!!!

Blessings to you,
(traveling to get Dorothy in 9 days!)

Tonya said...

Glad to hear you are all doing well. Happy belated birthday to Andrew!!