This thankful month is already flying by! We took a super quick trip down to my home state of Texas this past weekend. I am always thankful for time spent with my family! Gaining that extra hour of sleep Sunday was amazing as well! Felicity is waking up super early now though, I wonder how long it will last?!?!
Anyhow, I thought I'd pop on here real fast and share the second week of Thankful verses for the kiddos to write out.
I hope you are having a Blessed November!! Remember to be Thankful, there's no Happier person than a Thankful person! ~Kiy
So a few weeks ago I found this book at our local thrift shop. I sat it aside and forgot about it somehow in the mix of the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Well, today I had six hours of sitting in the car, so I brought this little 'find' with me. With no kids in the car, which is a rare experience for us, I read most of it aloud to Sam as he was cruising along. We laughed and agreed with so much of what the author writes. Maybe Sam can now see I am not the only crazy homeschool mom in existence. It was good to see my feelings and reactions are so common with other hsm's. I am a very strong KJV girl! That is the only thing I would change about this book, I do highly recommend "LIES Homeschooling MOMS Believe" by Todd Wilson. You will not waste your time reading it! ...and if you're reading this and you are a homeschool mom, keep your head up, sometimes it's hard, but like this book says,
" No one homeschools because it is easy. Most do it because they think it is the best. That should comfort you, because the best things are almost always the hardest things. Think about it. The things that are easiest are usually not very good for you, but those things that take blood, sweat and tears are worth everything. So take heart. Homeschooling must be really, really good because it's really, really hard." ~Todd Wilson
Asa had so much fun singing in the choir at church camp back in the summer, he decided to find a choir to sing in. We enrolled him in the Central Oklahoma Homeschool Choir in August and these kids have practiced their Christmas songs ever since! They did a wonderful performance, I was truly impressed with the choir and the instructors! So happy Asa has the opportunity to be a part of this choir!
He had lots of friends and family come out to hear them sing! I wish I had gotten of photo of everyone. Here are some that we got before they snuck off!! Thanks all of you for coming out and supporting my boy!!
The first photo was of the 11, 12 and 13 year olds. On the last song of the concert, all ages of the COHC came out and sang. It was spectacular! Way to go COHC!!!
Happy Friday Ya"ll! It's hard to believe that next Friday we will have already gobbled up all the turkey! Exciting times! I found a few things recently, I though these might be something good to share with you guys. Here they are...
These are not bad quality! Woot Woot!! We love bright colored school workbooks! I print out most of the younger ones schoolwork. Therefor they have a lot of black and white. These are Dollar Tree, yep, that's right! 64 pages of colorful math for $1. Now that's something exciting to find!!
They got them in phonics too!! Another great find!!
This however, is a super great find! Dollar tree has magic erasers! I LOVE these things!! Walmart sells these for $2.67. Guess what? They're $1 at Dollar Tree!! Can we get another WOOT WOOT!! Do they work, well, take a look at this....
I went over the school desk real quick with a wet one. Then what was left the dollar tree Quick Eraser took care of!
These things are my best friend!! And for a buck, I think I like them even more!!
sWe have a clean school desk!! That make me a happy school teacher/mom and we have a happy 2nd grader as well!! That's all for this Friday! Hope you all have a super fun weekend!
I have another set of Children's Bible Studies finished! These are just like the last ones, 20 devotionals. This gives just about 1 devotion per weekday, for one month. These devotions are on "Teaching Kids To Have A Giving Heart" You can download the devotions here: Children's Devotions "Giving"
These have been proofed only one quick time. If you see there is an error, please send me a message so I can correct it! Thanks a bunch!!
Teaching our children things of the Bible is a great responsibility. I have put together 1 month of daily (weekdays only) devotions for kids, on the subject of Faithfulness. These lessons teach what faith is, and also about several faithful followers found in God's Holy Word (the KJV)! Feel free to use these short devotions in your home, church classes or however you may choose. I am putting together another set of devotions on "Giving". They will be posted in the next few weeks! God Bless and Happy Teaching!!
Here is the link: "Faith" Devotions
We did not go anywhere this week for the letter 'E'. It came to us!! the ECLIPSE!!!
We got to see the ECLIPSE several different ways. First we made the cereal box method, you look at the reflection inside on the bottom of the box, then we made the shoe box method with a hole in the middle and it reflected on the ground or as seen above on Asa's hand. Both were fun! Then a kind neighbor saw us outside while passing our house, she hurried home and got their welders helmet and we got to view it from that as well. It was a fun experience for us all! What a great week for the letter 'E' !!!
My little kindergartner is having a great time learning her letters! It's hard to believe we already have 5 weeks of school behind us!! HomeSchool is so Cool!!
Check back with us in a week or so to see where the letter 'F' takes us!!!
This week the letter "D" brought us to the Donut store!! Felicity had her birthday party on Saturday, her big day to turn 5 is Tuesday but we celebrated on Saturday. She wanted a Donut Party so a Donut Party we had!! She also wanted cousin Corban and Meme to be at her party!
Meme and Felicity have birthdays just one day apart so Meme had to have candles on her donut too! We love our Meme!!
Okay, so I just have to share this with you today!! A week or so ago I was thumbing through Pinterest and saw the coolest thing for the kids to try! Sure enough it works and is soooo much FUN!! So here it is...
Yes!!! Hula Hoop Bubbles!! BIG, BIG bubbles!!
These really were big bubbles! So many giggles and so much excitement!!
We already had the kiddie pool, it is what we had next to our swimming pool to clean our feet off before getting in. We went to the dollar tree and got a hula hoop and 5 jugs of bubbles. After pouring the bubbles into the pool we decided we needed more so I took two bottles inside and filled with water and a good long squeeze of dawn.
At first the bubbles were breaking from the hoop right away. Then the kids realized if they got their hands totally covered in bubbles, got a hold of the hula hoop, lift it up and try to not move the position of their hands at all, the bubbles would grow quiet large with them blowing into it just like blowing bubbles from a wand.
Asa then realized, with his hands saturated in bubbles, he could form a ring with his fingers and blow bubbles!
These were big bubbles as well!
He was impressed that the bubbles were so strong that he could separate them into two bubbles then join it back together as one.
My little Muffin couldn't figure out how to get a bubble from her finger, but she had a lot of fun playing with the suds! We had so much fun with this, just thought I'd share it with you all! We can't wait to get our school work done today so we can play with the bubbles again!! Hope you are having a Blessed Week!
We now have A, B and C down! Look where we found the letter 'C' !!!
Chick-fil-A begins with 'C' !!!
It must be awesome to be a kid and wake up to the smell of Banana Nut Muffins and Hot Cocoa! We are sure looking forward to the arrival of Autumn!
...and my little muffin eating her muffin and enjoying her hot cocoa before she begins her school day!
Just another day at the school desk! Maybe I should say school table!
We have great plans for the letter "D" next week!!! Check back with us in a week or so to find out where we go!!! Until then, Smile and know God LoVes YOU!!! :)
Well, we finished our second week of kindergarten and we found a lot of B's along the way! Guess where the letter B took us this week?!?
Bass Pro Shop of course!
Free Aquarium! Right?!?
She's doing great thus far! Check back in a week to see where the letter C takes us!!! Hope you all have a lovely week!
We started back to school this week! Which means we have a kindergartner in our school room this year! How can it be that my baby is starting school?!?
I spent all last week getting all their work together for the first several months! It's getting exciting around here, I'm not sure why it's so exciting to me, but maybe it's because once school starts, fall follows! I am so ready for fall!!
We are trying to make our homeschool more fun this year, and learning at the same time. This year we have decided to try and come up with an outing that starts with the letter of the week. For instance 'P' for Park and 'L' for Library. I had a hard time finding something for 'A' at first, but with help from family and friends we ended up at Andy Alligator's fun park and Atwood's, both in Norman. We had a fun time and Lis found some A's there! Can't wait to see how the year goes!
The girls had so much fun bowling on the tiny bowling alley! (Asa and Sam snuck upstairs for some Laser Tag)
Our bunny was out of food and Sam needed some new work pants, therefore, Atwood's was a great 'A' place to visit! Well, 1 down and 25 more letters to go, can't wait to see where the alphabet takes us!!! Hope you all have a happy weekend!
This messy haired, dirty faced lady sure brightens my day, every day! Felicity learned to write her name a few months ago. While the others are doing school work she sits and practices perfecting her name. At Christmastime she was given a gift card to the toy store and picked out Miss Callie, her baby doll. Well, Miss Callie finally is old enough to start school with Felicity! Sam and I told Felicity, if she could start going potty every night right before she goes to bed and did not wet the bed for a month, we would take her to pick a prize. It worked! So now her doll has a school desk and they can both practice writing their names! :)
Hey! Before I go just want to wish you all a very happy weekend! We're having a yard sale tomorrow, sure hope this crazy wind is out of here by then!! God Bless!
I decided a few weeks ago to drop out of my photo challenge. (sad face here) But really, it's for the best. I have been so busy with everything else, the photos I was putting up were terrible. I have still been taking photos, just not on topic. Anyhow, here is what's been going on in our lives...
Sam and I celebrated our 13th Wedding Anniversary! We ordered take-out from a nearby Italian Restaurant and had a date on the back porch. It was nice and cozy, I love this man, and I love the fact that we can have a great time without going out, getting a sitter and all of that stuff (the kids had take out too, rented a movie and were just super good as they usually are).
We have enjoyed the fall weather. It took it awhile to get here, but it has been so pretty out, so we have enjoyed some parks as well!
With the cooler weather, we have started baking again!! We love sweets, I know, I know, but we LoVe them!
It is the middle of November and our morning glories are so full and just gorgeous!
We celebrated with our cousins for their birthdays a few weeks ago!
Been hard at work! School is getting more fun now that the kids are able to do more on their own, well, the older ones can. Asa gave an oral book report and was required to dress as one of the characters in the book. This was a lot of fun for us to watch and hear!
This was part of Asa's audience as he gave his report! We have fun with our school!
A nice time for a walk on the trails!
These guys, melting my heart day after day! xoxoxo
We love going to the library! Brought home around 20 books! Lots of reading around here!
I've also been busy in my Etsy shop! If you haven't taken a look around you ought to! We are looking forward to the holidays!! Hope you are having a super awesomely blessed Fall! We sure are!! God is good all the time, All the time God is good!
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