Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What day IS this?

The day went.


We spent a significant amount of the day doing school. We rethought our plan of attack for the rest of the school year. I've noticed that Arielle has been hanging out watching us work on lapbooks, listening to our Children's Shakespeare readings, listening to our read alouds....and I wondered. This is Arielle's first year working independently. She was bored with Upper Grammar last we moved her to Dialectic. Nolan had ALWAYS sat in with Arielle since he was young. I welcomed the chance this year to combine him with a younger sibling - Zander. This forces Nolan to engage. BUT Nolan has seemed to need a bit more than I've been you see where this is going? Today Arielle admitted she'd like to join us for school again. YES.... I love having all the kids lounging on the couch as I read. She will still do her own literature and some of the history in depth picks...but she'll listen to our history and lit, do fine arts with us, and the fun hands on things. She's had her run at schooling on her own and is ready to have the best of both worlds. I will allow Zander to skip the Upper Grammar read alouds...and won't feel bad that Nolan is all alone listening to the books.....


I got my hair cut. This photo doesn't really show it - but she cut a shorter layer on top and it was puffy...and the bottom flips up. I warned Nolan it will not look like it does now tomorrow....but Nolan took this photo and wants it posted. Ah, he loves me. He told me about 5x that he liked my hair. Arielle finally said, "Did you get something done to your hair?"

I'm trying to research the safety of the mission trip to Mexico that the boys are planning on taking in March. I keep hearing warnings NOT to travel down there for spring break.

The girls and I went in search of something we could turn into a Lent Cross. We also found this for Stacia...a PINK DIAMOND. This child talked to EVERY person she met in Hobby Lobby - and there were a few times I didn't much appreciate her observations - though the clerks were delighted.


Jared fixed up the cross for me.

We had dinner and I talked with Mike on the phone.

I'm now going to post a few things and head to bed. I'm still trying to read Desperate Pastor's Wives....I figure I'll finish it before Mike gets home. ::snort::

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.


Cynthia said...

LOL about the hair never looking the same the next day! I had mine straightened the last time and I looked JUST LIKE Amanda (LOL)!

Linda said...

How sweet is Nolan! My older boys still listen to the books I'm reading to Chase which they've already heard before, of course. They just can't stand not to hear Cheaper by the Dozen, for example, again!

Wild Homeschool Family said...

Nice haircut!

It can be hard to figure out which children to combine with what for homeschooling. Last year I tried to put Hayley and Trevor on an older kids track and kept the little guys together. It didn't work well at all. Hayley and Colin combine much better together (two middle children). Younger three do some things together, older two do some things together. Middle two do a lot together and youngest and oldest do some things that nobody else does. Tristan still learning to read and Trevor on pre-algebra.