Monday, September 2, 2013


August 5, 2013

We started the homeschool year this week.  I have a beginner, an elementary schooler, 2 Jr highers and a first year high schooler.  It has been crazy getting use to the new schedule, finding all our new books, teaching 4 grades, grading their work, spending adequate time with all 7 children, and fitting everything else in (cooking, diaper changing, nursing, exercising, cleaning).  I have fallen in bed each night.


Ryan – 13 years old, 9th grade:


Playing sports (especially soccer)

Playing with my brothers and sisters

Playing Call of Duty on the Wii

Playing Frisbee with dad

Playing board games (Monopoly) and card games

Adventure style books (39 clues, Percy Jackson series)

Mom’s chicken and veggie bake, pizza, pancakes, waffles, French toast, and asado

Spending time with MKs


Staying up late

Ping-Pong with dad

Our dogs and cat

Math (especially since he gets to use a graphing calculator this year!)
Learning Latin (and studying other foreign languages) which he might use as a platform for a profession one day or he may want to do something sports related


Ginny – 11 years old, 6th grade:
Wearing a bathrobe
Collecting “junk” (shiny things, toilet paper tubes, rocks, marbles)
Cora, Karis, and Romy
Playing with the baby
Sharing a room with Julia
All kinds of animals
Swimming (especially at the beach)
Shrimp, pork, pickles, broccoli, bacon, and anything grilled

Books about horses (Black Beauty) and dogs
Adventures in Odyssey
Shopping and buying things
Stopping by the pet store
Listening to instrumental music (Michael W. Smith’s Freedom CD)
Singer Nicole C Mullens
Playing with farm animals
Listening to the music from musicals
Wants to be a veterinarian
Draw animals and people, painting landscapes
Making things, doing crafts, sewing, designing clothes
Joshua – 10 years old, 6th grade:
History (especially studying about the Presidents and different countries)
Potato soup, sea food, meat, and pizza
Doing experiments
Reading good books (Percy Jackson series, Heroes of Olympus series)
Movies: Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit
Anything to do with the Marvel Heroes
Adventures in Odyssey
Wants to be in politics

Tyler – 8 years old, 3rd grade:
Throwing the Frisbee
Call of Duty on computer
Playing with Ryan, David, Eli, Micah, Toby and Colton
Ramen noodles, noodles, asado, macaroni and cheese, hamburgers and pizza
He may want to be a doctor when he grows but doesn’t want to work every day
Adventures in Odyssey

Micah – 6 years old, pre-k
Being barefoot
Playing in the sand and looking for snails at the beach
Doing homeschool
Collecting metal
To eat shrimp
Buying candy
Listening to Adventures in Odyssey
Wants to be a scientist

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