Thursday, July 28, 2011

I was Blown away

So, I recently met a home school family with  6 children. I am so blown away by this family, Thier oldest 4 children are already in college with the youngest 16 yrs. The whole family is Super smart! I my self am currently struggling to re-learn algebra, Kinda embarrassing seeing as their 16 year old is already doing College Calculus!!

I want that for my children thou. I want them to go past average and be those Super Smart kids, So I know I need to step my game up. I have been thinking about adding a extra day of learning every now and then,signing up them up for some SAT writing courses eventually & maybe even hiring a tutor from time to time to help in my weak areas. I want to give them the Brightest future I can. I chose homeschooling, for my children so that I could offer them that.

I am not worried thou, I know that with a little effort and encouragement , My kids are going to be blowing other family's minds one day too ! ;O)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Almost that time again! Can you believe it?

Wow! It is so hard to believe that summer is already almost over. Yesterday, I was in wal-mart and I noticed that they already had the back to school supplies out. I always get so excited at this time of year when I was a kid being able to go shopping for new school clothes, book bags, folders, pencils etc. The funny thing is even thou I am all grown up and I home school I still get excited lol ((blush))

I have not yet purchased anything for this next school year ( I am waiting for those wonderful Tax free days!!! ) but I have so far this past week began to do some reviewing of last year work to prepare for starting a brand new year in September. What I like to do is buy those cheap lil work books from walmart, To me there isn't enough content to learn, but their great at being a BIG end of year test ;) I also go thru and just click on previous lessons that my kids have already completed via their online program and just see if they remember. Just yesterday my daughter was reviewing Analogies and my son was learning about his ABC's again. I really think it is important to run a mini refresh course before going back to school. At least I think so, and even thou I do get some moans and groans it makes it easier for them to transition to a new grade level when they got the previous year down packed!

So that's been my week, next week not sure yet? In this family life changes day by day ~> But that's why I love it ;)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Love my kids, Love being A Mom!

My Kids......

I Just love the age 4! It is such a Fun loving Curious age wouldn't you agree?

My son is awesome, whether he decides to make a beetle his pet for the day, feeding a ant pile or Unscramble a puzzles, playing dinos in the tub, informing me of shapes he sees while we are out and about I just can't get enough :)

Now I also am starting to gain a new type of love for my oldest as well, she is almost 10yrs old. She is no longer a lil kid yet not grown up yet. She is starting to primp more, wanting to shop and have cute hair. It is really fun for me to be able to hang out with her and do girly stuff & Bigger kid activities. Recently I dug out my old super Nintendo and and we had a Blast playing games together.

I Just Love being a Mom! 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Our 4th of July!

So we had such a Great 4th of July!
We defiantly need a lil family Vaca away from the daily grind of work and I know the kids needed some fun time away from their Reading & Math vocabulary school work.
So we took our yearly trip to the home town my husband and I grew up in about 2 hours from us. It is a bit of a drive but, my kids love this family tradition :-)
Being able to get together with family and old friends, Grilling out and watching Fire works is always so much fun!
So by that evening we were at our towns park, it sits right on the gulf so its always so pretty. There was so much food and good music.
Sometimes I think hmmm... fireworks seem kinda of boring compared to this high tech world of ours filled with so many things that entertain us, but every year I am surprised with how much I enjoy and still am in aww of those beautiful colored fire works.
It was a Great Day & Night ;-)