Friday, November 1, 2013

Helping the work

I love it how easy things appear when you find grattitude in all.
Life flows and runs as smoothly as you see it to be.
This homeschooling journey gives us so many opportunities and blessings.
Sarah is at her first babysitting job tonight...mumma in toe to supervise for a while....just in case.
I love being there, always, guiding them and softening the fall that will come now and then.
It's true...they so grow up so fast! ♥

Thursday, September 12, 2013

All in a day

Whether its staying at home for play, learning and chores or heading out into the world in search of adventures you can be sure that our days are overflowing with activity.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

:: Farming ::

Some times you come to admit that your dreams are not going to come to fruition anytime soon
Some times taking anything that resembles that dream is enough to fill you up for now
We have made friends with a beautiful family and fallen in love with their magical farm

Friday, January 25, 2013

So its been a while...

But we have been busy...of course
Its hard having these babies of mine (blogs both personal and homeschooling)
As well as 5 other babies
And now another homeschooler on the way

But this year!
Well there is so much in store
A marine unit
More to do lists
So much more to make
Maths and English curriculum finally figured out
And a budding 2 year old brilliant lad to raise
     I shall return soon!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Introducing our newest homeschooler

Introducing our newest homeschooler
Louis Samuel
Born on the 29th of March
Weighing 9 pound 10 ounces

Oh the places you'll go!
You'll be on your way up!
You'll be seeing great sights!
You'll join the high fliers,
Who soar at high heights.
You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have the speed.
You’ll pass the whole gang and you’ll soon take the lead.
Wherever you fly, you’ll be the best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest
Dr Seuss

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Through his eyes

Taking a teenager to a child's activity day doesn't always run as smoothly as one would hope
There's the inevitable "uncoolness" of getting in with the 5 year olds to craft
The dragging time spent looking after your younger brother
Or just the fact that there is no electronic entertainment to be had for 50ks
But bring a camera with you and you can have all of the above with minimal eye rolling
Just so he can be free and wander off on his own to catch the world through his eyes

*These pictures were taken by Ryan, aged 14 at the Gold Coast Botanical Gardens*

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Am I ready for this?

After a few nightmares and seeing in the beginning of another year,
I have worked hard with myself.
This year will bring about another family member...
Homeschooling grade 3...
as well as grade 8... a highschooler!...
Working with my 14 year old and making this year the best for him, at school...
Dealing with more health issues, this time with my 1 year old...
Entertaining this 1 year old and feeding his thirst to learn.

Well, Im confident enough now to say bring it on!
I am ready, I am willing and we are going to rock this year!

I have bought copious amounts of work books and all of the highschool text books.
We are enrolled in the important online exercise programs for math and english

Pencils are sharpened and books are covered!

Although we did start a few weeks back I finally feel like we are getting in the swing of things

When i look back a few years ago when we first started homeschooling,
It makes me feel happy with where we are today. All those butterflies in my stomach!
The worrying about whether we were making the right decisions, choosing the right books
and leading our children in the right direction have all gone away.

Now we can be happy with where we are, where we are headed and enjoy this time we have together.
Wouldnt have it any other way!