Happy Friday, y’all! Has everyone had a fantastic week? I hope so! Ours has been good.We’ve been plugging away at school. Josh and Megan are getting really good at planning their own weeks in their student planners and taking ownership of their schedules. Josh still complains about having to schedule his own lessons – he prefers for me to print out an assignment sheet – but the complaints are getting fewer and farther between. I think he likes having more control over his own schedule; he just doesn’t like having to sit and write it out.
Since most of the kids’ friends are back in school and swimming is over for the year, I’ve started to add in our electives. Our first addition was ASL Done Right. We are loving it! Even Josh hasn’t complained about practicing. Not that he’s a complainer, but I wasn’t sure he’d be as enthused about it as the girls. (Yes, my homeschool graduate is working her way through it, too.)
He can be so bad that I have to take pictures of him when he’s being sweet so that I don’t forget.
Wednesday was something a bit different – Josh’s first in-car driving lesson with the driving school we’re using (in hopes of getting a nice discount on his insurance). He said it was a little different driving with someone other than Brian, but he enjoyed it and got some good feedback. He’s got two more driving appointments, with the last one anticipated as interstate driving, which is scary, but necessary.
Yesterday I got to go have lunch with a dear friend – a much-needed treat. There’s nothing quite like an hour or two with a trusted friend to encourage you and brighten your day.
Sometimes it doesn’t take much to excite me. I ordered myself some goodies this week: new steak knives and some new markers (that I already love) for my Bible journal. Does anyone else get excited about stuff like that?
She’s the good one – usually.
If you haven’t seen it elsewhere, I wanted to be sure to point out an article from Mercy House founder, Kristen Welch. The School Girl Project highlights a common problem preventing girls in Kenya from attending school and a super-simple way you can help. You don’t even have to leave your house if you don’t want to. A few clicks on Amazon was all it took for me. Please check it out and help if you can.
By the way, have you heard of Amazon Smile? You can choose a charity and when you shop eligible products on Amazon, they’ll donate a portion of your purchase to your charity. Mercy House is one of the charities you can choose. Just sayin’.
I only had one post at About.com this week, but it’s a fun one! 5 Easy Ways to Incorporate Hands-On Learning Activities. Head over and pick up some tips!
And, finally, in the “wow that is so super creepy, but also kind of cool” department, Charlotte caught a lizard in her web yesterday! I only saw it after. Brian saw it fall in and watched her attack it and wrap it up. Eerily fascinating.
Now that you’re properly creeped out and/or fascinated, I hope you all have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend! (Someone please tell me I’m not the only one who can’t wrap my mind around the fact that it’s September already.)
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