Tuesday, August 14, 2007

We had our first day of school. What fun! It actually went really well. The girls were excited to do whatever school work I had them do. I think my biggest challenge will be teaching Emily to read. I managed to buy the phonics program that came highly reccomended. The only problem is the company is not selling it until this fall because they are upgrading the program. I found it on ebay, such a wonderful place, and bought it for half the price.

When I decided to homeschool I had reservations about having the kids home all day every day and whether or not I would go crazy, I think with much prayer and mental preparation I am ready for it. I don't feel like I am losing out by having them and not having the freedom to go and do what I want instead I am given a gift of spending time with them and instilling christian values in them. To me this is part of being a mother, at least it is for me.

Another exciting event that happened in lives is, Megan lost her first tooth. She is seven and was so concerned because she had not lost any yet. Well it finally happened and she keeps checking it out in the mirror. What fun. I never realized how much fun it was to watch your child reach each mile stone, from their first smile, to hear them say mama and now losing a tooth. It all goes by so quickly.

Well thats all for now. Have a blessed day. Remember to give thanks in all things.


Patty said...

I just found your blog. I did not know that you were homeschooling. This will be our 5th year to homeschool. It sounds like you are off to a great start.
See ya at church,