In my life this week…I am a Grandma again! Our second daughter gave birth to her first born, a beautiful baby boy, and I am beyond thrilled. We still need to do a photo shoot with all his aunts and uncles. Their smiles were beaming from ear to ear when little Reuben James made his first appearance at church Wednesday night.
In our homeschool this week…we have been tackling the mundane basics, but that has been very nice. We are hitting the basics like math and language arts and fitting in some of the extras each day. Decisions have been made for the Living History Museum event we will participate in at the beginning of March with our local homeschool group. My children will be portraying John Dalton (father of atomic science or some such thing), Lewis & Clark & Sacajawea and Anne Frank. They will be researching and learning all they can about the person they will be representing. On Museum night they will dress the part and present a display of some kind in which the ‘visitors’ can learn and interract with history.
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…Do the next thing. Don’t borrow trouble by looking to far down the road, fretting about how you’ll handle the high school years if your child is just starting out. You’ll be able to deal with that when the time comes.
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…it has still been cc-c-c-co-o-ol-ll-llddd-d-d-d here and so we have not been on the go much. We have been to see baby Reuben a time or two, of course. And though the children have stayed close to home, Mom was able to get out for lunch with our oldest daughter one day and spent another day with 2 dear friends and had fabulous time!
My favorite thing this week was…making some headway in decluttering our household. I have a vehicle-load of stuff to take to the thrift store, we’ve tossed broken and worn out toys and clothes, we’ve done some school room organization as well as the boys’ closet. Feels good!
My kiddos favorite thing this week was…playing Killer Bunnies (Christmas present from biggest brother & sis-in-law – they never get tired of playing) and building gameboards from legos (watch for an upcoming post telling you all about it!)
Things I’m working on…learning to be a work-at-home Mom. Not only am I working at building this blog, but I am now an Independent Consultant with Lilla Rose. I’m loving it! My girls are my assistants, so it really is a family business. I closed my very first party successfully this week and have 3 more on the books in the next several weeks. But, I must learn to budget my time better and focus more clearly on the task at hand. I have never been all that great at multi-tasking and this Mama is needing to learn some new tricks.
I’m cooking…whatever we have on hand. It’s the end of a five week month and we are working on cleaning out the pantry and freezers before we stock up again next week. Tonight, hamburger stroganoff, because I have burger in the freezer and noodles in the pantry.
On the blog this week…I guest posted on Mom2Mom Mondays, sharing with you all the things I wanted my daughter to know as she prepared for birth. My Snow Ice Cream recipe was shared at several places around the web. I announced the re-release of 4 beautiful Flexi Clips at Lilla Rose and I showed a creative solutions to getting your kids to clean out some of the clutter from their bedrooms.
I’m grateful for…my supportive husband who cheers me on in my crazy notions and dreams. And my children who stretch the truth saying things like “You aren’t old, Mom!” and “You look so pretty and so young.” and “You are the best cook ever!” Also grateful for the chance to see my children grow up to have children of their own and do an even better job at the parenting thing than I ever did.
I’m praying for…a friend who recently lost her husband, and a friend who’s marriage has ended, and my children’s marriages, and future spouses of my children not yet married.
All in all, it’s been a very good week. How was yours? What are you looking forward to next week?
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