In my life this week… I spent lots of time on the pc learning about blogging, buffer, socialoomph, tweetdeck, etc. Still lots to learn but automation is definitely the way to go.
In our homeschool this week… we prepared for a new year. We organized some binders. We cleared some more space to play in the backyard. I was able to schedule 2 fieldtrips for co-op. I ordered free resources from ODNR Wildlife, ODNR Forestry, and contacted OSU extension about 4-H.
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share… Find a realy good resource, print it and THEN USE IT. Make sure to put that resource in your daily binder or on your fridge so you can easily use the new resource!
I am inspired by… Ann Voskamp of One Thousand Gifs, still trying to finish her book AND my Hello Mornings group AND my blogger mommy tribe!
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… We went to the fair this week and meet lots of friends from MOPS and Homeschool groups. Found out one is doing a Foster to Adopt program and has a teeny-tiny baby boy she is in care of.
My favorite thing this week was… finding our lost dog even though it cost $55 to get him back-ouch!
What’s working/not working for us… We are not on a school schedule of any sort. Mom and Dad start college in 2 weeks. Kids will start school Monday to get a good week in BEFORE Mom and Dad start college.
Questions/thoughts I have… Still learning Social Media, blogging, and trying to keep my sanity!
Things I’m working on…Transforming my backyard into a place everyone wants to be vs. a big weedy mess that everyone hides fromJ
I’m reading… One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp, Homeschool Sanity by Sherry Hayes, misc homeschool freebies and resources, Prairie Primer by Margie Gray
I’m cooking… Pizza tonight since I was too tired after searching for 3 hrs for lost dog. Crockpot roast on the day we went to the fair and Hanburger pork ‘n beans with mashed potatoes another day. Hamburgers on the grill with onions and fresh garden tomato sliced. Chocolate Zucchini cake-yummy!
I’m grateful for… having a home even though it is messy and crazy and sometimes even dirty from dog prints and kid spills.
I’m praying for… peace, divorced friends, and getting through another week.
Just saw some really cute items on Amazon that would make super cute Christmas presents! These items are marked down with deep discounts and won’t last long:) Free Shipping with orders over $25-super bonus.
Some really great choices for mind and body games for all ages. The perfect gift for cool weather and to get kids from saying, “Mom, I’m bored!”
Wow another week has flown by! Where does time go? Cyberspace, kids playing for hours outside, mom cleaning for hours inside, hours spent digging up weeds by the roots,etc. We have had 2 days of cool weather reminding us with a gentle nudge that Fall is coming. I love Autumn I just forget to get ready for it:) Like getting the yard and garden work prepped before winter. Thinning plants and trimming dead things after the birds have plucked all the seeds they can render.
BACK TO THIS WEEK and what we have done and Moments-to-Remember:
We went tree climbing, had an ice cream sundae bar, went to grandma’s (which was a BIG deal for Lil’ Red), played with the neighbors, rode bikes, learned a little bit about using a sewing machine, found a headlight flashlight, played with Thomas the train, and just had fun during one of the last weeks of summer! Next week is fair week so come back for great fair fun pics!
My husband has been studying up on simple magic tricks or illusions. He has been showing the kids some easier ones to do and driving them nuts if they cannot figuer it out. Princess practiced two different tricks using rubberbands and I would say she mastered both of them. Most of the tricks are math related with number combinations and such. What better way to spend a summer afternoon learning with dad!