December 18, 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .

Outside my window. . .gloom.

I am hearing...Vince getting ready for work.

I am thinking. . .we had a really nice meeting tonight.

I am thankful for. . .another awesome congregation.

I am remembering. . .childhood friends.

I am hoping. . .to get my wet bags made for the dirty diapers soon!

I am creating. . .wet bags.

On my mind. . .studying with Lela.

Noticing that. . .I need to fold clothes.

From the kitchen. . .a quinoa dish.

One of my favorite things. . .a organized home.

A few plans for the rest of the week. . .Going shopping for fabrics, and food, buying some new diapers!

What I am reading. . .fb.

December 16, 2012

Growing Up . . .

For some reason I hadn't thought about trying the simplified edition of the WT with Lela till a friend suggested it. So I decided we would do that with her. Last night for pre-study she able to answer all the questions completely on her own! And she quickly got the connection between what we were studying in the WT and the stories from the My Book of Bible Stories, even adding in a lot of extra comments to the answers, about the subjects. So she was able to give two comments that were completely 100 percent her own at meeting today! Usually we kind of help her with a few of the words and have to remind her of what "her" comment is. But, today she did hers completely 100 percent all on her own. We were just so so proud of her! And she was too. Things are getting exciting!

We were able to get another school day done today too. Trying to make up for all the missed days during all the illnesses we had for a few weeks there.

Still seen more sisters in our congregation that I knew as a kid. It's so much fun to reconnect.

After meeting we picked up Casey and Hunter and went to eat lunch. Then I helped my mom by cleaning her house till we filled the trash cans completely full. Vince is going to work on getting a dumpster so we can completely clean the whole house. I hope we can get one by the end of the week. It's going to be a major job.

December 15, 2012

Catching Up. . .

I have been extremely busy! Whew. My mom was released from the rehab center and the children were able to go back home with her. A relief for us.

I am just LOVING the new site. Belle is loving doing her "assignments" on there as well. And I think the comic book series is way cool! Very nice addition to our curriculum. Next month we are going to a Eric Carle seminar and art field trip. Sounds like a lot of fun!

I am just oozing with excitement right now. I've been trying to get the game The Tree of Knowledge for years. Twice I almost was able to get it, but once Stoops was closed when I tried, and the next time they had stopped selling it! UHG! Well a sister has offered to give me her's! I can't wait to start playing it with my kids. We plan on going to Stoops in May too and pick up a few other games for Family Worship Night as well. I had so much fun with those games growing up, I can't wait to start playing them with my children.

I'm also pretty excited to plan our home schooling weekend at Silver Dollar City next year. It sounds like they will have a lot of neat classes for the kids. Lela sounded excited to enroll in all the classes they offer over that weekend.

I'm working on getting ahead on our schooling. We got behind between my mom, my own and Lela's illnesses the past few weeks. Thankfully the school is having a long closing for winter break, I think we'll be able to get completely caught up during that break.