Thursday, September 24, 2009

Our first week of school

Things went well this week as far as school is concerned. I found myself surprised how fast we got done with the work each day.

For Bible memory, the boys had originally each picked a different book that they wanted to work on, but realized it would be better to settle on just one if they wanted me to help them learn the verses. They picked the book of Jonah, and are doing really well with that.

Favorite subject of them all would have to be P.E., which they do at a park with other homeschoolers. The coach is great, and makes it fun but not too easy. Least favorite subject for Solomon and Isaac is copywork/penmanship, just as I would expect from boys. John loves everything.

Other than that, nothing much new this week. Solomon is having a birthday party on Sunday afternoon, and we need to be getting ready for that. All five kids' birthdays plus Christmas are coming up within the next 4 months.

Becky is almost 1 already, it's hard to believe. She just sprouted her second tooth a few days back; the first one came through a couple of weeks ago. All our kids are late teethers. She seems pretty unfazed by it. But she is increasingly getting frustrated about not walking yet. She squirms and fusses and wants to be carried everywhere, but is not content because she wants to do it herself. Right before she started crawling, she acted the exact same way, so maybe it won't be much longer. John said he saw her take a step on Tuesday. She can say a few words, and one time this week she very clearly said "Thank you!" when a stranger handed her something. The lady was blown away, as was I. Becky is tiny and looks younger than she really is, more like a 6-month old, and that in spite of the fact that she eats like a horse.

I'd love to write more, but it's been a long day. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend with your families!

1 comment:

  1. Wow that is a lot of bday parties!! How fun though. The kids would of loved to be at those :) Glad school is going good for you all. I am doing some with Gracie and Steven. Well hope all is well. Blessings.
    jessica

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