Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I Need To Get Better At Posting

I am so far behind I have to go all the way back to Christmas? Yes, it would seem I have neglected our blog again. We had a wonderful Christmas In Florida, (Yes that was our Christmas tree, don't hate the tree we were moving) We made the kids these cute little travel bags to keep them busy on the 1700 mile trip. We were sad to be leaving our home in Florida, but were looking forward to new adventures on the horizon.
We tried to make the trip as fun as we could, and we did. We stopped in Alabama and took a tour of the USS Alabama battle ship, the kids had so much fun going back in history. They kept asking "were people really on this boat?" "Is this boat real?" Shane took the older kids on a tour of a US submarine. We also stopped in Texas and went through the Sonora Caverns. We were the only family there at that time so we were able to have a more private tour of the caves, we could go as fast or as slow as the kids needed.
My baby is growing up too fast. When our other kids were at about 18 months we would move them from the crib to a big kid bed, usually because we were expecting a baby and wanted them to get used to not being in the crib. Since we are no longer expanding our family we still wanted to stick with tradition and moved Baby "J" into his big boy bed.

I finally did it, I finally put together the rain gutter shelving in all the kids rooms. They kids are in heaven, they all love to read before they go to bed and when they wake up in the morning. I love it when it's too early to come downstairs, they can stay quiet in their room with their books. They all got to put their book on their shelves and they have arranged and rearranged them over and over again. I also love that they are so easy for them to use, they can see the cover, reach the book, and put it back easily when they are done.
We are officially homeschooling, and we are loving it. We have been studying ancient Egypt and I think I have learned more than the kids. They are very visual learners they love to do hands on activities. Once week we try to do a project about what we are learning, these pyramids we did last week. They had so much fun putting the pyramids together. I hope we have many more fun and enjoyable school days.


Unknown said...

Hi Brooke. Homeschooling....you are so brave. :D You will be great with it for sure.

Jo said...

Super fun stuff! I love the rain gutter shelves.

Jen said...

I love all your cute ideas, especially the shelves. Glad to see you guys are adjusting and getting settled in.

Cindy said...

Welcome back, blogging friend!! You are so creative, love the rain gutter shelves!

MIA said...

Thanks for the update! Hope you are all doing well! Sorry, I missed your call the other day, I was very sad that I missed the opportunity to talk to you. Love you!