Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Baby Chicks!

Our baby chicks are here! 

We got 15 chicks this time around from Meyer Hatchery.  We decided on 6 Speckled Sussex, 4 Gold Laced Wyandottes, 3 Salmon Faverolles, and 2 Delawares.  They are adorable!  The kids are in love.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Hair Color!

Well, yesterday afternoon Claire got a pink strip and purple strip put in her hair.  She loves it!  And the best part is they are not permanent – they are extensions!  

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Showing Initiative

My children fought like cats and dogs yesterday. Oy. 

However, when it came to their schoolwork I was very proud of them. This year I am trying out clipboards with a weekly schedule on them. Yesterday we did our schoolwork, then had lunch and the babies went down for nap. Claire and Chandler went in their rooms for some quiet, independent reading time and when they came out they decided to go ahead and do Tuesday's schoolwork so they could have today off! I was very pleased with their initiative.

Monday, August 15, 2016

First Day of School 2016!

First day of homeschool! 

Looking forward to a fresh new year! 

We had a special breakfast of waffles and orange juice this morning.

Then we headed outside to take pictures before we hit the books.   

I asked the kids what they want to be when they grow up – it changes every year!   

As of today Claire wants to be a Veterinarian.  

Chandler wants to be a carpenter like Daddy.

Fiona says she wants to be just like mommy.  Aww.  

And I didn't ask Declan ... though if he could express himself it would probably be a paleontologist. 

I had us down for a light day to break us in. And it’s a good thing too.  Helping four kids at once keeps you on your feet! Ack! Last year I had just two schooling and Fiona and Declan were pretty good about entertaining themselves. This year Fiona has some work and I have to keep Declan busy. He did well with coloring and a snack. But it was still someone constantly needing me and frequently more than one at a time! It's an adjustment, but we'll get this!