Yes we are still around... just not much to say I guess.
Isaiah and Huston are beginning their school year - we are easing into it. My goal is to have a couple of solid hours to work on assignments each day - we'll see if we can make that goal. For instance here is a little snap shot of this morning... I'm reading the history chapter to the boys and Lillie is yelling at us, snuggling into Huston, making noises with her lips and throwing toys... not sure how much history the guys heard. But again, we will attempt to do better next time.
I'm still unpacking boxes. I'm sure it will be a never-ending process to some degree, but this phase is tackling the rightly labeled "school room" - it's the part of the house that will be devoted to all things that home schoolers need. (a fountain coke machine, please?? that's what a home school teacher needs...) Anyway, thanks to the thrift store I have two big cabinets to use as storage so I am in the middle of unpacking and organizing all that stuff.
I am also writing my own preschool curriculum for church. Yeah, I'm asking for trouble. But really I re-write almost every week no matter what publish curriculum I use so I figure that I might as well put together something that I think is workable and use it as a framework. I'm still figuring out the framework. It will be better once I get it in place, but a lot of work up until then for sure.
And in the middle of all this I have this question... just how many layers of dirt can my children acquire before I have to wash them? (so far my answer is 5 - I'll let you know if it changes.)
See ya! and next time I'll post pictures, I promise.