Category Archives: Reed

Prayer’s

One of the cutest things to end a day with.

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Reed attempting to say a prayer at the dinner table, after his brother’s prayed for the meal. He tries so hard and it just melts our hearts. Love him.

Inbetween

Inbetween the schooling you will often find something like this going on….

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A little backyard hammering, in jammies, or shirtless attire.

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Typically 1 in 4 of my boys are dressed properly :)

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I don’t mind, it after all is one of the beautiful things about home schooling that I love.

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Allowing these lil dudes to be boys… and learn in ways not typical to a school room.

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My capturing moments like this, does my heart good….

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Nest

Yesterday we studied about birds….
Why some fly. Why some don’t.
How long they have to sit on a nest.
Why they have different shaped beaks.
… and so forth.

I have a few things this year in our home school journey that I do not like. While its working for now, I will be changing it up next year in some areas. One area though that I have been pleased with is the Sonlight Science set we got. It is super simple, easy to follow and fun for the kids.

Here are a few photos from one of our simple activities. I don’t do all of them… but who can say no to sticks, leaves and glue :) – I can’t. Even Reed joined in on this one.

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Take notice of the glue in hair.

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… and to the mom. Having “that day” – you know. The “I want to quit day.”
Don’t feel alone. I was there shortly after the above photos were taken. When my 10 year old came to me after a frustrating history lesson and said “Can’t I just try public school” – on those days and during those moments… I do want to quit. That is a defeating statement for any home school mom… but you have to press on and do what you feel is best for your family… and we all have bad days. Today was not “Calebs” best… and thats ok. Tomorrow can be better…. and I know without a doubt… he’d miss his free time inbetween shooting bow and arrows…. and the flexibility we have to just get up and go if we want. Like a friend told me today. “Grass is always greener.” – there are pros and cons to each side… and often times what we don’t have or experience, we believe would be better. When in reality, it probably would not.

Within

Just a few details around the house within minutes of each other. Im kinda getting in the mood of capturing my kiddos more. I have gotten kinda slack with that…. may start posting more photos of just life, rather than talking so much :)


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Lunch clean up… We all ship in to help, usually :)

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lil’ vampire teeth Reed watching the cleaning.

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Brother’s with stinky lil feet playing ball :)

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and a cute Toby locked out on the back deck waiting for his turn to play.

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Oh to

Oh to, sit, sip on a lil something sippy sippy, chow on a snack… and veg with some TV.

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I envied lil Reed yesterday for a moment haha… he looked so cute all by himself on the sofa.