Sunday, August 17, 2008

Back to School

We officially started homeschooling this past Wednesday, the 13th. I decided to start the same day as our school district so that Isaac would be on the same schedule as all his neighborhood friends. And since we are hoping that sometime soon we will be bringing home a new baby, I wanted to get a head-start on the school year so that we can afford to take some time off when we get "the call."

Our first three days went really well. Both boys were excited to start school (Caleb is doing preschool) and seemed to enjoy our mornings together. I am so glad we decided to do this. I love teaching, and teaching your own children is so rewarding. I am looking forward to all the memories we are going to make together and watching them learn firsthand. Here's some of the highlights from our first few days:

We decided to start a "Back to School" tradition of taking the boys out for ice cream the night before school starts. The boys, of course, thought this was a great idea.

Here's the boys on the first day of school.

Thursday we talked about the short vowel /e/ and read Green Eggs and Ham. We decided we needed to fix green eggs for lunch that day.

As you can tell from the first day of school pics, we still haven't finished our basement. It is functional, clean and organized but it is still just concrete walls and floor. We have come to a standstill on that project because we aren't sure exactly what how much we want to "finish" it. Luke's installing a new light this week to give us better lighting down there, but we're not sure about the rest.

On the adoption front, we found out last week that there are two more birthmothers in Missouri that our agency is working with. They are both due this fall. Please be praying for them. We are going to St. Louis in September for an adoption seminar that is required for all adoptive parents. It should be interesting, and we're excited to meet other families that have adopted or are in the process.

We'll keep you posted!

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