I left Facebook. Have I mentioned that before? =) I haven't missed it at all really. A couple of times Andrew has said something funny that in the past I would have put on there...that's the only time I've missed it really. So clearly I was using it to show off my brilliant children. Here, then, are a couple of things Andrew said that had me giggling:
On Thursday, Andrew looked at me all fuzzy-eyed and said, in a super sweet little voice, "Oh I just love homeschooling! It's like a happy fairyland!"
And as I'm hugging him and kissing him I'm thinking, "Ok. What was that all about? And what does he want?"
And then he whispers, "Actually, it's like a jail. Cos I can't watch TV all day."
I've forgotten the other two things he said that had Bert and I giggling. Darn. But he's lost three teeth recently and is all lispy.
So there you go. =)
We finally had enough money to purchase the Sonlight books we needed for this year. I was SO excited to order them, and waited excitedly for them to turn up. Box day was like Christmas. Wheeeeee!!!! So much fun. =)
We've been doing Core C now for...two weeks? Three weeks? I don't know. In any case, it's been soooo much fun. Hooray! *Happy Dance*
I've noticed that the R&S English is really overwhelming and lots of tears are shed over it. Thus I'm experimenting by reducing the amount. Instead of doing Phonics, Reading workbook, and English every day, we're doing one each day. Considering we homeschool only four days a week because of tutorial on Mondays, and considering the past couple of weeks we've had field trips on Fridays, it means we're getting through a day of Rod and Staff English each week. Not exactly ideal, but I'm ok with it. Rod and Staff is pretty rigorous. The alternative is to drop the phonics and reading workbooks...but I think what they teach is stuff we need to cover.
We had Halloween. It was ridiculous fun. And we have massive amounts of chocolate to apply liberally to our hips.
Ben and his girlfriend, Peyton, came along for the evening and appeared to have fun. =)
Yesterday, Andrew and I went on a Hike for the Homeless. It was fabulous fun. Apparently last year it was *freezing*. This year it started at 41f, and heated up to over 70f I think. It was a beautiful walk, and Andrew ran for a mile. There was delicious fabulous lunch (veggie burger! One of Amy's. Not sure which one. Yum though) and music, and Andrew went on the bouncy castle and climbing wall.
It was a good day.