Monday, July 28, 2014

Manic Monday

Manic Mondays are no more!  Bowling is over, and no one wants to continue next season.  I can't say I'm heartbroken over it.  Now, our Mondays will only consist of me working.  That puts us home by noon which still allows plenty of time for other things.

Today, I set out to finalize a list of things we need to cover to "wrap" up this school year for Three and Four.  I completed my list and began pulling out books.  It never ceases to amaze me how quickly Three becomes TOTALLY engrossed in playing when he realizes it's 'time for school.'  Then and only then is he 100% invested in playing with his brother and their toys.  Causing me to decide if the 'need' for school outweighs the joy of them playing happily together.  I'll be honest...95% of the time it does not.   And, as I type this, you can see today is part of the 95%.

My plan is for our new school year to begin September 1.  We will school year round again, with breaks when the weather is especially nice and/or we just need it.  Last year, we really fell off the wagon due to family circumstances.  This year should be better.  And, I'm expecting leaps and bounds by everyone here.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Flashback Friday

Things have been going quite smoothly here, but I have been spending less time with the computer and just forgetting to post from my phone.  I know, I seems I can only be really great at a couple of things at a time.  Currently, my house is clean and the kids are engaged.  Other stuff...meh, not so much.  Oh well!  Here we go:

Cloud dough (baby oil and flour) fun!

Four working on color words coloring.  I've really amped up my game since he started talking about Kindergarten, and he hasn't mentioned it again.  And he is nearly insatiable, but I'm keeping up.

Three is channeling his inner spider-man.  ;)

We also saw a $1 summer movie this week, and had lunch after with some friends.

There has been a lot of swimming, and one day before I went on a girls trip to Colorado, Four was doing back flips off the board at the pool again!  He had stopped doing it last year, and he has refused every time we've been SINCE that day, but I did catch it on camera!