Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Gearing up for 2011-2012

Hello friends!

It has been a very fast summer! We have had a pretty uneventful one as far as vacations go.  But this summer Troy was able to find a job and that was the most important thing.  We only have one car so we were stuck at home for the most part (with the exception of a few great friends that didn't mind picking us up every once in a while). We didn't get to swim like I had hoped.  But what I had planned even before Troy went back to work was schooling all summer.  I knew that it would not be as formal because, well, let's face it I am really bad at the follow through.  There. I said it.  I put it out there!

So we have had school this summer.  We actually did really well sticking with it.  The big's went to Mom and Dad's for a week and that was a week off, and there were a couple of days in there that I decided we needed a break.  Last week we were at Mom and Dad's again.  We did assignments while we were there and this week we are home and we have not done anything.  I have been getting things all set up for the new school year. 

There will not be any new books or curriculum.  It is all the same as we have been working on this summer but come Monday morning there will be: an extra special breakfast, pictures in front of the tree out front (it is Ellie's first day of Kindergarten!), brand new crayons, markers, map colors and pencils, and maybe even a extra special snack for our first day. 

I am hoping that the kids and I will be able to do some trips to the library and the park this year.  It all depends on whether or not we get another car.  I know the Lord already knows what kind and where it is.  I am just patiently waiting for Him to show us the way. 

So how are you all getting ready for this school year.  Whether you homeschool or not...we all have fun traditions!

1 comment:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I hope God sends you a second car soon!