Monday, September 22, 2008

2 Weeks Down

You know, it seems like I just posted on this thing not too long ago, but apparently it has already been almost a month. Life is just crazy around here. i used to have time to read. I would usually go through 2-3 books a week, and I think I've read 1, and a few chapters this whole month!

What have I been doing you ask? Homeschooling these kiddos takes a lot of time! Not, in a bad way though. It's really been great these past few weeks doing this. The kids seem happy, Garrett has gone to a b-day party every Saturday for the past month, so he's been busy. Mally actually likes doing math, and reading is really coming along. I'm still accumulating the things/books that I need, so we're not quite where I'm wanting to be, but it all takes money. This is great for our family though! I can't wait to really get good at it! I have to re-educate myself on everything now, and try to get away from the book work and get more into the making learning fun and exploring their curiosity and so learning and retaining. I've been trying to read a great book that is mapping it out, but once again, I'm just swamped. it's not just homeschooling either. I'm watching kids almost every day of the week now, collecting cans, and making salsa to try to earn some money.

Neil is full blown back at school and this year is TOUGH! Try having teachers from different countries with super heavy accents and try learning from them. He's so busy trying to figure out what the heck they are saying he's not learning anything! And to top it off those teachers are his physics and Calc.2 teachers. Doesn't that just sound great? So he's studying most hours that he isn't working or in class.

Luckily we're all doing great despite the tough times. The kids are really fun, and I'm really enjoying having them at home. It's hard, I don't ever have time to go grocery shopping, or just be by myself, but I really feel like this is what we are supposed to be doing. I'm so grateful that I have a husband who is fully supportive of this too, it would be so much harder if he wasn't. But like always, Neil is just awesome, he's always been supportive of the things that I really feel strongly about. Well I hope everyone else is doing great. I'm sure no one ever even checks my blog anymore, but if you happen to, please say hi! It's been so long, and I really don't talk to many adults so it's always great to hear from old friends. Some day I'll get around to posting some pictures, I have some really great ones of a very muddy day, and a boy who could fit in a shoe box! Till then...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Playtime for the Boys!

Neil took Garrett out for a guys day to one of his most favorite places... The Indoor Rock Gym! Garrett had a blast and can't wait to go back again. It sounds like he's in line to be a monkey just like his daddy. Reaching heights others only dream about! I think we need to own our own one of these days! Next time the girls are coming too. I'm sure we'll be put to shame, but at lease we'll do it laughing!