What’s Up?

Here’s a few recent updates & highlights:

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–Janet is signing the kids up for some field trips w/ the local homeschool group…haven’t been on any for a while. 7:27pm

–Janet is listening to little Kerry read to his daddy. It’s so sweet! :). 6:46pm

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–6:13pm March 3:

Here’s the cowboy snowman the kids made all by themselves yesterday. (Pic might not be the best…took it w/ Sarah’s little digital cam.) See how there’s nothing but mud left all around the snowman!
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–Janet checked on the kiddos…they’re snoozin’ peacefully. Wonder if they’ll ever know just how very much I love ’em. 9:30pm

–Janet is impressed w/ the kids’ snowman (They made all by themselves.)…we were out of carrots…used a small pineapple wedge for the nose! Too cute! :). 12:21pm

–Somethin’ pungent is lurkin’ in the fridge…I’m goin’ in…been nice knowin’ y’all! 12:16pm

–Janet is doing a victory dance: It’s Friday, & I made it through this week…Woo-Hoo! Yeah! :). 3:03pm

–Janet is praying she’ll be able to get back to sleep! :). 2:09am

–Hey, this IS the day that the Lord has made! He’s given me another day, and I’m going to rejoice in it!! 🙂 Hope you all have a blessed day! —at 3:21pm February 25

–Janet is having a strange day, but trying to make the most of it! :). 2:59pm

–The kids & I are taking a jammin’ dance break! We need some exercise & to blow off some steam! 🙂 1:52pm

–Janet is helping Sarah find hidden, forgotten treasures. The kids are learning that shoving stuff under dressers, beds, & in closets is…NOT really CLEANING! :). 8:47am

Janet cleaned, staightened, & organized ALL day! The kids got to help…they were overjoyed! :). 6:25pm

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Sarah’s First Plastic Card…

…her first library card, that is. What did you think I meant? What kind of fool do ya think I am?!

Yeah, the library card is quite enough for now! People are constantly saying to me, “Just think about what it will be like when Sarah goes to get her Driver’s License.” Instead, I think to myself, “Why would I want to think about that just yet?! Let me deal with the issues at hand first, please! If I think too far ahead, I might start to hyperventilate! (O.k., well not really, exactly, but it won’t help me handle the “now” any better!)”

As far as any other plastic goes, I’ll like it just fine if my kids never own a single credit card!

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Anyway, yeah, Sarah was THRILLED!! I know…it’s so cute and sweet how the smallest, most trivial things that we take for granted mean so very much to a 6 yr. old, huh?! Sarah felt so much older and more important!

She actually could have gotten one a couple of years ago–I just never thought about it. However, today it finally occurred to me, when we were checking out books at our town library. I had been busy making summer plans, while the kids were on the computers and picking out their books. I had forgotten to put a limit on how many books the kids could check out, and I didn’t notice until we headed to the circulation desk. Each kid came staggering to the desk; struggling with huge piles of books. I can only get 20 books on my card, and it only took a quick glance to determine that my children had greatly exceeded the limit.

Thinking about how much Sarah LOVES to read and how quickly she “devours” the books from the library, I thought, “Perhaps I should see about getting Sarah her own card!” (Also, little Kerry is still in the initial learning phase of reading, and I need to have him working on it more.) The librarian informed me that if a student was at least Kindergarten-age that he/she could get their own card. Of course, I guess I used to know that and had just forgotten.

So, Sarah obtained her new card and was quite pleased. Kerry, however, was a little miffed and envious. I told him that he could get his own card next year. He still didn’t like it, but he was happy with his huge stack of books, (as long as I helped him carry them)!

Homeschooling Must Go On…

…even though I certainly don’t feel up to par, the least I can do is read with my kids! My sister-in-law recently gave us tons of Dr. Seuss books, and they are perfect for helping little Kerry learn how to read. He just loves them! Little Kerry is especially drawn to the rhyming fun of Dr. Seuss.

Scott has been helping little Kerry in the evenings and weekends too, and we have already witnessed Kerry reading his first sentence, and then his first page! Of course, little Kerry has been so extremely proud and pleased with himself, and yeah, I suppose us parents have been a wee-bit proud ourselves!

Well, as I stated earlier “homeschooling must go on,” and I believe it’s about that time this morning. I’ve purposely rested up this weekend (which I rarely do) in hopes to have more energy and focus for our school time today. So, I must go for now. There is reading to do, people to learn about, and places to “visit!”