Thursday, October 29, 2009

Our angel, born to heaven, 10/29/01

How do you love a person
who never got to be,
or try to envision a face
you never got to see?
How do you mourn the death of one
who never got to live.
When there's nothing to feel good about
and nothing to forgive?
I love you, my little baby,
my companion of the night.
Wandering through my lonely hours,
beautiful and bright.
What does it mean to die before
you ever were born,
to live the lovely night of life
and never see the dawn?
Ah! My little baby,
you lived like anyone!
Life's a burst of joy and pain.
And then like yours, it's done.
I love you, my little baby,
just as if you'd lived for years.
No more, no less, I think of you,
the Angel of my tears.
~Author Unknown.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Why, Momma?

I must hear that question a hundred times a day.

Me: "We put a period at the end of a sentence."
E: "Why, Momma?"

Me: "Recycling is good for our Earth."
G: "Why, Momma?"

Me: "Division is a helpful math tool!"
T: "Why, Mom?"

Me: "Clean your room!"
All: "WHY, MOMMA!?!?"

Why, why, why, why, why... All day long. It used to drive me crazy. Now, unless the have driven me to the edge of a very steep cliff, I usually use it as an opportunity to explain further on a subject.

I have found that as we have been homeschooling my fuse gets shorter and shorter every year. Possibly because I figure we have been doing it long enough I shouldn't have to herd them to the table every morning and explain that math comes first, then language, then... You get the idea. They are smart kids, why can't they just follow the directions?!?!? Don't get me wrong, there have been days that when my alarm goes off, they come running in(having been up since 6am they proudly announce) already done their math.

Needless to say homeschooling is harder than I thought it would be. Though, their education is my top priority, and I mean TOP, it doesn't mean there aren't days I threaten to send them back to public school. And they CRY! So I guess I must be doing something right.

I'm going to share in a box on the right, a list of what we use for schooling for anyone who is interested.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fall Photo Shoot

Last week, we were lucky enough to have a friend take pictures of the kids. Here are some:

Monday, October 26, 2009

Peeking my head around the corner....

I know, new blog, why? Well, to be honest, I never really dug the old one. I just didn't feel at home there. I know this is the same host, same place, etc. But, I'm only human and therefore entitled to my own kind of insanity, so here I am.

I really hope to post here frequently, but life has been, I can't even begin to tell you how, crazy busy in the last few months. I started college in August and am happy to report that I have done VERY well, better than I thought I was capable of. We started the kids school in September and its going OK... I have to remind myself to be flexible and just be proud of small accomplishments every day, not looking at the day as a whole, but moment to moment.

I have been coaching 30 5 and 6 year old children in soccer this fall. 30. Thirty. Three Oh. They are wild, funny, and all around awesome. I love them all so much, I will be so sad when the season is over. Aside from a select couple of parents it has been worth every second of my time. If you've coached little kids or any kids for that matter, you know how dealing with parents can be. You call on a Saturday morning to cancel the because of rain and they act like you have the wrong number. More immature than their kids, that's for damn sure. You have to feel bad for the kid, really.

We're getting a new car soon...Soon is relative, hopefully next week, but I'm guessing the week after. It all hinges on when my parents get their new car because we bought their old one. Its a 2004 Chevy Tahoe, the nicest vehicle I'll have ever owned and I am SO SO SO excited! Jake has already threatened me with divorce if I get it dirty, so someone better remind me to get it cleaned up. LOL

Our new mission is to save some moolah to spend Christmas with our amazing friends in South Carolina. I haven't seen my "sister" and the Godbolt crew in WAY too long, its been a year and a 1/2. And I am itching to see them. I hope we can work it out somehow. I'm wishin and hopin.

I guess that is a quick run down of our last couple months. Not much else going on. I'm going to try to update this every few days and I think of things worthy of being on here.