Monday, September 20, 2010

On the homefront

We started back to school today. PHEW! I have some tweaks and changes to make but we will get there. It's definitely different with the baby around. She did well though and enjoyed watching Jonathan while we did Phonics and Math. He kept looking at her and asking if she was watching. LOL She giggled and cooed.
I want to make some changes to our housekeeping, but I think I will wait until after next week to start that. My problem is I try to start everything at once. It rarely works out. Right now Karly and Kelsie rotate the dishes. I really want to get Tamara and Adrian involved in that as well. They are both getting old enough. Also, because of the baby some of the children are slacking in their areas. I need to get back on top of that.

I checked out a comprehensive baking book from the library. I will be dragging the girls into the kitchen to go through it with me. It looks like a lot of fun and I think the girls will enjoy it. Starting next month sometime we will start working through the Raising Maidens of Virtue book together.
I'm looking forward to spending some time with them. With Karly turning 13 this past April I am all to aware of how quickly time is going. I want to make good memories with my girls!

Be Blessed!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Just an update

Things are going well around the house. We are settling into a routine with Miss Lily and gearing up to start formal schooling next week. I have everything but Science and Latin.
Lily, of course, is starting her 3m growth spurt and I am trying to keep up. She fusses most of the day and I feed her most of the day. The great thing though is that she normally sleeps through the night. I'm talking almost 8 hours. I usually have to wake her up and play with her for a few minutes to get her to eat. My milk supply seems to be hanging in there. I have heard that around the 3 month growth spurt is when a lot of moms lose it.

We celebrated Tamara's ninth birthday this month. It's hard to believe that she was only 3 when she came to live here. How time flies!
I'm thinking of rearranging my house again. I sometimes get this idea and it won't leave me until I do it, so I will probably just do it. LOL
Well Lily is awake so I must go feed her.
Be Blessed!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Where's the gung ho?

I was thinking the other day about when I started this whole motherhood/homeschooling/keeping the home journey. It seems so long ago. I was SO gung ho. I just knew it was what I was meant to do with my life.

Four years and six kids later I am wondering what happened to the gusto? When did I loose the joy and passion. Oh, it's still there. I can feel it. It's the implementing I am having the trouble with. No, it's not all pregnancy/post partum drama. It has not been there for a while now. Some days I think if my kids weren't so far behind in their schooling I would put them back in school.