Mia 2009-2010


This is what Mia is doing this year in school:

Apples 2

Learning Language Arts Through Literature (Gray Book)

Easy Grammar Plus and Daily Grams

Mystery of History Vol. 2

Physical Science then Chemistry, we are also using this for more research.

Various Spectrum Math books (we pick and choose different skills to work on from these books)

The Fallacy Detective

Home Economics

She is taking Creative Writing, Sewing, Drama, and Spanish at our Monday Co-op, in addition to Drama at our church.  She’s a busy gal!


Our Schedule for the 2009-2010 School Year

Our latest school schedule:Schedule 2009-2010


I don’t know what happened to the pictures in my last post, but I don’t feel like dorking around with it, so it will probably stay that way; at least until I can find some time to try and fix it. Oh well…

May Day, Cinco de Mayo, and a Month Old!

For Mayday we made paper plate baskets, and watercolor coffee filter flowers.

Our supplies:

  • coffee filters
  • green pipe cleaners
  • watercolors, brushes, water
  • flimsy paper plates
  • stapler
  • assorted flower stickers

First, we watercolored the coffee filters and hung our “flowers” out to dry.  Then we made and decorated the baskets.

The finished products:


The Cinco de Mayo flag idea I got from here.


The results:


They started to color the center column just like they saw it in the atlas, then they decided to redesign what they thought it should look like.  I live with creative children…

BTW, my son took the final pics. of the flags; that’s his shadow you see.

And now, for little man, at one month:


And a shot of him and his big baby blues:


I won!

I never win anything, but I did today!  Yay!  Here is the post, over at Se7en.

Check out her site here.

The Six

The six

The six

Almost the end of the day; after dinner but before baths.  The “warmer” weather has allowed us to be outside more, which makes for some wonderfully dirt-stained kiddos!  Now evening is approaching, the sun is starting to hide and there is a chill in the air again…as well as a chill in their happy attitudes as the day’s hard play catches up with their little bodies!  But, dad wanted a recent picture of them, and we pushed through it as best we could.  This is the result.

It takes a little longer for spring to show it’s face where we live.  Our snow only recently melted and just being able to see the ground, however brownish and “un-green” it may be, is a cause for celebration for us.  The same 40-50 degree weather that prompts us to break out our coats in the fall also prompts us to break out our t-shirts in the spring!  Barbecues in brisk, runny-nose weather…we endure it knowing that warmer days are coming…

Happy Spring; a month late from us here in colder climates!


So my usual second trimester burst of energy only lasted about a month this time around.  I. was. miserable. from about February and on.  BUT, all went well, and our new baby boy is here:

April 4, 2009, 1:12 AM

April 4, 2009, 1:12 AM

And this is him now, 2 weeks old:

James Henry, 2 weeks old

James Henry, 2 weeks old

My mom has come and gone, along with Easter, it is spring break for the neighborhood kids, which means no school for us this week–our doorbell rings all day long.  Besides, we are finally having beautiful weather and who wants to stay inside all day?

I am trying to find a “groove” with this new baby and my husband being deployed; but things are going well.  The baby is pretty predictable, just like the others and it’s easy to work around his schedule.

Now we just wait for the next big event–dad’s return home!  It can’t come soon enough!