Saturday, January 24, 2009

A New Blog and a Favorite Homeschooling Moment

Joy has been asking for sometime now to have her own blog. She really is interested in writing and photography. We decided to let her give it a try. She will be using it to share some of her homeschooling adventures, creative writing assignments, her thoughts and interests, as well as some of her family and friends occasionally. She is asking for her own digital camera for her birthday, which is real soon, so she wants to practice on her photography skills too. With close supervision, we feel like this will be a good way for her to gain practice in many skills, including her typing and computer skills, not to mention the spelling and grammar that she will use. When you're having fun, you don't even notice you're learning! I'm sure she would love it if you would stop by and visit. She thought hard on the name, Doodlebug. She has been having fun setting everything up and taking pictures (with our cameras). She asked me to put the link on here today.

And I thought I would leave you with one of our homeschooling moments. Jason took this picture of Joy and me. This is very typical of our days, since we do ALOT of reading. You don't always find Joy right beside me...sometimes she might be lounging on the couch listening or she's even been known to be hanging upside down off the chair or couch, but when it comes to listening skills...she has them! It's amazing what a kid can hear when they can move a little! On this day, just a week or so ago, Joy was snuggled up to me....and Matty (one of our cats) was snuggled up to her. I love the moments that reading together creates. I have to say hands-down, this is my very favorite part of homeschooling!

I hope you all have a great weekend! :)


Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

I am so excited for Joy! I can hardly wait to get over there and check it out. We were just talking this week about Colton opening his own blog as well.

Yes, those precious moments are just the sweetest in homeschooling, aren't they? i would trade them for anything.

Have a lovely weekend!


CozyCoops Corner said...

What a great picture of you and Joy ! How fun for Joy to get to have her own blog. I look forward to reading it !Have a wonderful weekend Tammy !

Anonymous said...

I didn't know how to comment on Joy's blog, but I wanted to tell her I am proud of her. I know she is going to have great fun with her blog. I look forward to reading her blog each time.

Aunt Betty

Sue said...

I am about to go over to Joy's blog right now. I know she is excited and this will be a wonderful opportunity for her to use those writing skills. Good job Mom!

In His service, Anne said...

That is great...I know my five year old is reading to me now. The benifits of homeschooling are boundless!! Going to visit Joy's blog now!

basketsnprims said...

Hi, Tammy. How wonderful for Joy to have her own blog & I did visit her. Lovely picture of the two of you. Have a wonderful weekend.


Shellmo said...

I just love that photo of you, Joy and the kitty - it's the sweetest ever! Congrats to Joy on her photo blog (i have a couple too) - she will find that a blog will make you think even extra harder about the photos you take and the ones you want to post. I can't wait to check it out!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how I love that picture of you and Joy, Tammy. Enjoy her now.. Kids grow up WAY too fast!!!!

I left a comment on Joy's blog.

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy!
I am so tickled for Joy having her own blog! I just can imagine how excited she must be!! I tried to leave a comment on her blog, but wasn't able to. I might try to leave one again later.. There wasn't an anonoymous choice on her blog... I tried using the google account, but it didn't work for me..

I've got to get my blog started, like I've been saying for these past few months! I'm just one big scaredy afraid I'll mess us something along the way of making it! I've got to really try to start one, one of these days!

That sure is a neat picture of you and Joy and your kitty cat! I love your hair in the picture Tammy!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Love & Blessings,

Tammy said...

First of all, thank you so much for the birthday greetings! :)
I had a nice dinner out last night but am here this morning alone since the girls are spending the night and my hubby is still not home from inventory...hopefully any minute though!

What a beautiful picture of the two of more ways than one!

And girl has two penpals- and now within a week of each other, both are starting their own blogs!!!
I told her she couldn't have one at the moment for various I'm going to be in even bigger trouble! LOL
Congrats to her though...she'll definitely be checking it out and replying to her once it's set up!


country gal said...

Thanks for telling everybody, Mom! I got a lot of sweet comments and I want to thank everybody for them! It's my favorite part too!!!

love ya!

Love, Joy 8

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

you 2 look adorable together, not to mention with the kitty too..good for Joy for wanting her will be alot of fun for her and good learning...:)

The Whites said...


Leah Kate has asked me several times if she could have her own blog. She loves to sit by me and watch while I do posts and read other blogs. I'm anxious to check out Joy's!

We are big readers here too. We love good books!


Back in the Day said...

What a precious picture of you and your daughter! Those precious moments with our kids are never forgotten!

Bobbi Jo said...

What a great and fun idea for Joy. Love the picture, so sweet!
Thank you for visiting my blog. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

wrcdgc said...

Well, I have to say I am impressed Tammy not only because you home school, but with make-up and jewlery on. That's a great picture of you and Joy. I agree the computer can be a great teacher. I remember when we first got a computer it took my girls no time to catch on. Like you said it was fun and they didn't even know they were learning. I'm going over and check out Joy's blog.


Zaroga said...

That is a wonderful picture. I'll visit Joy's blog in a bit.