Friday, August 17, 2012

At last, an update!!

We finally got internet again!!!!  I've missed reading everyone's blogs so much!!  I feel like I never know what's going on anymore.  But now I get to read up on what everyone has been up to and get myself back into the loop :) So now, to update my blog.... Well, we've had another kid since I last posted :p Aleena is now 6 and we're home schooling.  Ethan is 4 and 1/2, Maya will be 3 on Monday and today is Jamie's first birthday!!  We're having a joint birthday party tomorrow for Maya and Jamie.  Alright, so for the fun stuff.  Yesterday, we were in the car and Aleena and Maya were both singing their own versions of songs.  Aleena was singing This Old Man and singing, instead of give a dog a bone, give a dog away.  My favorite song that Maya sings is Jesus Once Was A Little Child, in which she use to sing, "and he was bored and weak a wild as a little child should be" and then last night she added to it with the second verse, instead of singing he played as little children play the pleasant games of youth. but he never got vexed if a game went wrong... she sang "he never got punched if a game went wrong".  Out of the mouths of babes...

As I said earlier, we're home schooling.  Aleena is mostly in second grade curriculum, a little bit of third grade mixed in there as well.  Ethan is officially starting kindergarten this year, doing really well with letters and numbers and learning to write them as well.  Maya's a goof, and also learning her letters and numbers.  She had eye surgery when she was about 10 months old cause her eyes were crossed.  I recently took her to the doctor for a check up because one eye was starting to get a bit crossed again and it turns out she needs glasses, which we'll get just as soon as we can find some small enough.  I never would have thought it'd be so hard to find glasses her size!!  We've looked at, I think, 7 different places!  It's getting a little frustrating, but I think we might just have to get her some that are just a tiny bit too big.  They still look cute though :)

In exactly 19 days James and I will be leaving for France to visit my in-laws!!  We went last year for 10 days and it was absolutely AMAZING!!  After our visit, they moved into a new house, which is a very old French style home (can't wait to see it!!) that needed a bit of updating.  It had been vacant for over 3 years, so my in-laws have been working hard to get it all the way they want it.  My dear mother-in-law, Sherry, called us a few weeks ago and asked how we'd feel about coming for a visit and having James stay a bit longer and finishing the house for them.  Are you kidding?  OF COURSE!!!  James is pretty dang excited to get to work on their house, AND we get to come visit!!!  I can't even begin to express how excited we both are!!!  One of the coolest chicks in the world, Julia Willis, is gonna stay with our little munchkins.  THANK YOU JULIA!!!!  I'm gonna miss my kiddos!  We got internet though, so at least we'll be able to skype :D

Well, time to get the little ones down for naps, so... I hope I still have blog buddies!!!!  I know it's been a while.  Anyway, ta ta for now!!


Sheri said...

Aaaah! Another trip to France?! I am crazy jealous! Take tons of pictures for me. :)

Also, I want to talk to you about your homeschooling curriculum. Where do you find it?

Julia said...

I'm so excited!!