- We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. Mother Teresa
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About me…We are a Catholic homeschooling family of 5, plus 3 cats... :) Our kids are 19, 14, and 10. Our cats are Natalie, Charlie, and Peter. I am so thankful to be on this journey with my husband and children! We are protected and always surrounded by His wonderful grace! Thank you, Lord! I am forever grateful for this opportunity to spend with my children. Thank you to my husband for being my partner in this journey!
I am getting back to the blog after a long time posting….Life has been a little hectic around here. We completed another year of homeschooling, but we are really learning all the time. It is just a way of life. I really enjoy being present with my children and watching them grow and learn. Thank you Lord for calling me. I will do my very best… :)
I found this link on Busy with Blessings blog:
Math Worksheets for Kids:
We took a day trip to the Colorado mountain foothills to explore, and we found a Nature Center that had many wildflowers. They were even labeled. We learned that the State flower is the Columbine, a beautiful pale blue to white, 3 inches long and bell shaped composed of 5 petals. We saw some blooming at the nature center. The name comes from the Latin word colum, for “dove”. The flower pedals resemble a group of birds in flight! How lovely is that? The columbine is important as a nectar source for hummingbirds and is a protected flower, so no picking them! :)
Today was my son’s 9th birthday. He wanted to have a Minecraft theme birthday party! So, here is how we did it!
I ordered the “grass” and the castle theme door cover(I used it as a table covering) from Amazon. I covered some styrofoam cubes with brown paper. We crumpled up some aluminum foil for the “coal”. I printed out some TNT signs and filled some favor boxes from Michael’s with red twizzlers. Each place setting had pop rocks, a ring pop and some glow in the dark spiders. My nine year old helped me decorate the blue background with clouds that he cut out himself. We also used some crepe paper in green and black for decoration with some green balloons. I think he had a great time! I know I did with planning this party for him!
We have discovered this math series…and we like it a lot! :)
Peter got my little one’s chair…guess he is ready for his lessons too! :)
We can sum up very quickly what people need to teach their own children. First of all, they have to like them, enjoy their company, their physical presence, their energy, foolishness, and passion. They have to enjoy all their talk and questions, and enjoy equally trying to answer those questions. They have to think of their children as friends, indeed very close friends, have to feel happier when they are near and miss them when they are away. They have to trust them as people, respect their fragile dignity, treat them with courtesy, take them seriously. They have to feel in their own hearts some of their children’s wonder, curiosity, and excitement about the world. But that is about all that parents need. John Holt
Charlie is curious!