In the days just before school started, we'd been through an earthquake, the passing of tropical storm due to hurricane Irene and were without electricity for a few days. Overall, we handled it pretty well, but my poor son. . .he had a harder time understanding everything. I mean, one day the earth is shaking and then a few days later, it seems the wind and the rain won't stop.
Every day since the earthquake, he tells me, "I don't love earthquakes!" and he asks if "our house is cracking" because of all the shaking it did. And every now and then, he asks me if our lights still work and reminds me that "rain came in our house." Never mind that any "cracks" are because our house is almost 50 yrs. old; and that "the rain came in" only because the patio door was open!
Praise God, all is well and the first day of school finally arrived!!! Bright and early Monday morning, we were still ready to learn and we did just that. Although we've only been homeschooling for a few days, it just feels right. While I don't have every single, little, detail worked out just yet, we are having a good time getting there. I am so thankful for this opportunity.
Here are some pics of our 1st day!!!
|My precious babes outside the school room door.|
|TM, my very happy 1st grader!|
|SJ; I can't believe she's in 3 grade already.|
(Insert Mommy tear here!)
|JR trying to sign the letter "K"since he's in K-4 |
(pre-k, or whatever other fancy thing we want to call it!)
|Kiddos ready to learn by candlelight. . .as you can see,|
JR is not too happy about the candles! LOL
|The sun is shining brighter, we blew the candle out, and it's snack time.|
Smiles all around!
|Girls doing a bit of free reading time. . .|
|. . . while JR and I work on math (with his blue "Diego" hat, of course!).|
|I'm keeping a nature journal along with the kids.|
We'll see how it goes!
|Sleepy Mama at the end of our school day. :)|
You see, I realize that every day won't be "peaches and cream," every day will not go as I planned. So, when our 1st "less than perfect" day comes, I can look back on these pictures and remember the reasons why we chose this path. They are so worth it!!!!