Thursday, August 7, 2014

1st Day of School 2014!

We started school a little early this year to allow
flexibility in our schedule when baby comes (February).
Before I posted this, I got a little nostalgic
and glanced back at this post from our
very first day homeschooling last year.
What an enthusiastic day that was!
Day 1 may not have been as exciting this year,
but we had to take our annual back-to-school pics...
Our first day!

Michael is in 1st grade!!!He is already a strong reader
and is willing to read just about anything!
(a trait his Daddy loves, of course)
He loves crafting, modeling clay,
creating things from random art supplies,
and paper airplane making.
As a result, we have string, rubber bands, paper,
and all sorts of other junk strewn across our house.
(I'll have to work on that before baby gets here)
That's really another story for another day....
So far he isn't loving 1st grade work, but
we haven't jumped into the fun subjects yet  :)
Little guy is in Pre-K
(although I'm still not 100% sure
what that will look like this year)
Christopher insists on doing school work with us.
It's cute, but hard.  He wants my attention constantly!
I am hopeful I can figure out how to meet
his needs without brushing him away so much.
His desire to "do schoolwork" really is adorable!
True colors?????????

As for Lizzy, I had to add a chair to the table
so she would stop crawling/standing on ours!!!
I am trying to teach her to sit on "Lizzy's chair"
Sometimes she will toddle off and do her own thing.
Other times she listens to her favorite ABC learning song.
(which she is learning to sing adorably)
She is also big into looking at books,
destroying Mommy's stuff when she isn't looking,
climbing into bathroom sinks,
jumping on and off of furniture,
and other extremely dangerous habits.

She can be bribed at any time with
the youtube clip of Frozen's "Let it Go".
(Babysitters remember that)
She really is another story for another day...
Sporting a tiny little Woody hat.  And YES, she wanted it on!
We filled out our back-to-school questionnaires, too!
 Looks like we have a future Power Ranger on our hands!
I love how he drew the sun, himself, and me.
Favorite food: cottage cheese.  No joke, people.
Although indecisive (like his mother),
Michael decided he wants to be a runner one day.
The. Kid. Can. Run.
His favorite color is Garnet (yes!!!)
Favorite book: the Bible.
(I know, melt a Momma's heart, right?)
We celebrated the day with pizza at Grandma's house!
Michael insisted we would need a decorative banner
(didn't I already mention the insane amount of crafting?)
He made this one by drawing each attending person on
a pennant and taping them to a piece of yarn.  It was cute.

Michael: proud of the banner
Me: proud of my little first grader!!!!

Overall, I am excited about our
homeschooling journey YEAR 2!
We are blessed to have this opportunity
and blessed to be surrounded by
so many fellow homeschoolers!
<>< Stacy

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