Friday, April 16, 2010

April 15, 2010

I can walk again so we have been very, very busy around here. It is so nice to be back to normal, or almost normal anyway. I still have some pain, especially if I walk too much. Overall it is doing pretty well though, even though I had a bit of a set back the other day when I tried to show the boys how to jump rope (not quite ready for that yet;).

I was able to go to the homeschool conference in Ohio and it was wonderful. They have so many classes and there were tons of people there. My friend and I really enjoyed our girl time together and a short break from real life but we were both very anxious to get home to our families. I was suppose to arrive back home late on Saturday (I left early on Thursday) but ended up missing my flight accidentally (it's a long story). The earliest flight I could get back arrived at noon on Sunday. I was really homesick on Saturday night, when I was there on my own.

It was so nice to get home to my family. The boys were very excited to see me and I was very excited to see them and my wonderful husband. He did a great job keeping the boys busy while I was away. I brought everyone a T-shirt. Mine says Homeschool Rocks!, the husband's says Homeschool Athletic Department and it has that 'athletic' T-shirt look and the shirts I got for the boys say CAUTION Unsocialized Homeschooler;). I also picked out some books for the boys and some CD's that have Jim Weiss telling the stories of some of the classics.

The husband's one comment about parenting alone for the weekend was "I didn't realize how difficult it is to keep the house picked up". So, it seems they did pretty well while I was away, and I knew they would. He is a great daddy.

I have not been very motivated to write in a while. We have been so busy, getting out and about, making up for lost time, that I have just not taken the time. This afternoon it is cloudy and grey and a bit on the rainy side. This morning was cloudy but it was not raining yet so we went shopping for new sandals for the boys. After a late lunch, we are having a lazy Friday afternoon. The boys are watching Winnie the Pooh and I am catching up on some computer time.

We had a couple look at the house on Wednesday. The real estate agent called today and they want to see it again tomorrow at 2:00, which is nice. It really is in great condition right now. We have fixed pretty much everything that needed to be fixed and it looks very nice. Everything outside is blooming, including my beautiful azaleas so the yard looks really pretty right now. I really think we will sell it sometime soon. Time will tell.

My dear husband has accepted another job with an urgent care group so he will be leaving his current job with a university. The new job will pay more and he will work less hours so that is a great thing all the way around. The only bad is that the new hours will be 12 hour days (8am to 8pm) but only three or four days a week, but he will also have to work his share of weekend days, as they are open on Saturdays and Sundays. The benefits package is good though and, overall, he will work less hours for more money so that is great. I am debating how to adjust our day so that the boys might be able to spend some time with their dad on those days he works. I'm sure we'll figure something out.

Last but not least is the latest little boy funny. Today I was fixing lunch for the boys and I asked them if they would rather have peas or broccoli with their sandwich. They both said broccoli and I repeated it in kind of a questioning, 'you're sure?' kind of way. Nick was sure he wanted broccoli and said, "Peas make my ears itch". He was the one who suggested peas for dinner a couple of nights ago. Peas making his ears itch is a new one for me. Not sure where he came up with that one but it was pretty funny.

That's all for now. Have a great weekend.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Hey! I saw your question on my blog about AAS and your boys. When I started AAS with Little Bean, he was reading CVC words (cat, man, etc), and some sight words. He was working on Bob Books, Set 1 if that helps to put him into a category...I'll be honest and say he doesn't love AAS. He doesn't like the dictation portion, where he has to write. But it definitely has not confused him in terms of reading. We take each "step" very slowly, so usually it will take about 2 or 3 weeks to get through one step. The first 11 lessons in Level 1 are all CVC words, and I think it actually helped him to learn to segment, rather than just blend. I don't think it will confuse your boys, the only thing I would be concerned about would be that they would be too little for the dictation portion. BTW, you don't really have a way to contact you (email) on your blog or profile! I'd love to respond to your questions personally rather than in a comment like this. :)