You can start praying for me now. Thank you.
*Warning! This is a picture-heavy, grandparent-friendly post. If seeing pictures of my kids drives you crazy, read no further. You've been given advance notice. **
And now. . . the Cast of Characters!
Kathryn. Her last year. I'm having a moment.
She was actually pretty funny about this picture. She wouldn't let me in until she had it arranged - and she piled ALL her school stuff, plus her laptop, on her desk. Check out this picture:
The whole gang, posed on our front steps:
And a funny picture, because they wanted to:
Couple more random pictures/happenings:
The look on her face says it all. She's Pretty. Excited. about school starting!
This is Amy. While I was helping the older girls with their math lessons, she snuck into her book basket, pulled out Go Dog Go, and read it. Unfortunately, that book was planned for her to read in, oh, March.
I guess we can skip that part of the reading curriculum, eh?
Finally: If you've read this far, I've got a story for you.
During lessons this morning, Amy spent a LOT of time drawing on the white board. (Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of it. Boo.) She kept saying she was drawing her "paper city", and insisted I make it with her today. I had NO idea what she was talking about. At all. But kept placating her to get lessons done.
Finally, it was the hour of decision. Amy became almost frantic, because no one seemed to understand what the paper city was. Enter Emily. Somehow she listened, understood, and helped her little sister make this creation:
It's an almost exact replica of a city scene from our Wii game, entitled, "I Spy". THAT is what Amy had drawn, and then dear sweet Emily replicated it.
I could kiss her.
And that moment, that "my-big-sister-understood-me-and-made-a-paper-city-for-me" moment, is reason #2,396 that I homeschool.
Onwards and upward to Day Two. . . . .