Thursday, August 27, 2015

Back to School

We are back to school and the garden is almost harvested and moose hunting is just around the corner. 

Pictures, in order: 
Tummy tucking ice cream
Emmy, the duck fetcher and me
Emmy, Benjamin and me
Benjamin at work 
Fall means slowing down and knitting again
Me again, I am really working to record my progress along this journey
Random end of the day picture, I am still working on organization and my school workspace

Monday, August 17, 2015

Beginning Anew

Today is the first day of the 2015-2016 school year. The day did not go as planned. I overslept, I did not make sure my phone alarm was set for Monday. I must be more attentive. 

I only made Benjamin do the first day picture because of the delayed start. Sigh, I want to do big first days starts with big hoorays and special meals and pictures but this year I am just happy to begin. 

I had my breakfast while Benjamin worked on his calendar. Pumpkin muffin in a mug. 

Drawing for fun.

Judith is doing an online science this year and Levi is reading American Government. 

Levi had to have his wire and bands reattached after his double root canal this weekend. Makes for an odd first day of school. 

Back home and reading games with Benjamin. 

Working on an orderly school table with what we need easily accessible. I am using the wooden box to hold his water to avoid water on the table, condensation ya know. The Hershey cocoa powder canister is for table trash. Our school trash can met an untimely demise this summer. 

Big sister brought Benjamin a smoothie as he was finishing his reading lesson.

And this is where the pictures stopped, there were attitudes and adjustments and then I made dinner. I was thankful that tonight was my Mom's Night Out evening with my homeschool Mamas!!!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

What a Week

Much has happened since my last post:
1) I have been canning been beans and eating garden fresh veggies with every meal, I love summer.

2) We had planned a road trip to pick Levi up from his summer job, we ended up leaving a day early and driving right back home the next day because he needed emergency dental work done. 

3) Alaska is beautiful

4) My four kiddos are all back together

5) My husband and I take a weekly Sunday selfie together, no joke, we have become those people and I am glad of it. 

6) School begins here tomorrow. I usually am not ready until September but with a family vacation coming soon we need to get started. 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Fighting the Chickweed

Today was cloudy, cool and windy.  A great day for grilled cheese and tomato soup.

The sun finally showed itself for a while the evening so after dinner I went out to check on the garden and fight weeds. The cabbage is coming long nicely and I finally have zucchini large enough to pick. I brought one in for tomorrow night's dinner.