The day our box of Sonlight books arrives is an exciting day. It’s like Christmas! We are always anxious to see where our reading adventures will take us…..including read alouds as well as independent reading. I wouldn’t miss reading aloud for anything! It’s my favorite part of homeschooling! The books you see here make up Joy’s History, Literature, Bible, and Spelling curriculum. (The rest comes from different companies and were already waiting for us on the bookshelf).
Luke catches on to the enthusiasm when books arrive. He has been asking all summer if I was ordering his school work! He has learned so much informally all summer already. But we are going to tackle beginning to read and since we make a big deal out of books and being able to read, he’s pretty excited!
This picture was taken on Joy’s first day, Monday. I'm likely to find her reading in the strangest of places. :) I would think sitting down would be more comfortable?
|And as you can see in the background, we still have a mess from the staircase project! Leave it to us to start a project right at school time!|
While Joy and I were working together, Luke played on the iPad. Do you see what he’s eating?
Let's take a closer look......
Yep, that’s chopped onions, folks! He had just helped me prepare lunch and we had left over onions. When he found out there were some left, he asked for them………and he ate just about every one of them too.
Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes on Tuesday! I have to say that I had a very nice birthday! And all of your comments……well……they really topped it off! Thank you so much!
After our morning of school, my mom and I, and the kids, went to the antique gallery where she told me to pick out something for my birthday (on a budgeted amount of course). That was fun because so many times I put off buying because I talk myself out of buying because I “don’t need it” right now. But it’s fun to be able to pick something out and bring it home! We were all laughing at the check-out register because I remarked that not many folks would want for their birthday what I picked out for my birthday.
I loved them both though! And I came home and immediately found them a new home.
And then for dinner that night, we went out for Mexican food at my favorite Mexican restaurant. It was all of our family including Colt and Amber and my mom and dad. Between Jason and all the kids, I got 4 CDs which included two from TobyMac, one of Mandisa and one of Tenth Avenue North, a DVD called Monumental by Kirk Cameron, and some butterscotch maple cream tarts. Oh, and Luke wrapped up an old ID chain he found all by himself and made me a card from a piece of typing paper and had it taped over closed. He was quite proud of all the letters he made including the letters LOVE……….and so was I. :)
It was a good day! I’m so thankful for the blessing of another year.
Oh, and my cake! Oh…..my cake! I requested this cake. My mom made it. She makes it often and I make it from time to time. It’s my favorite! We shared some with the server and cooks at the restaurant and I still had some left to bring home. It only lasted one day though. It's long gone now.
I had a cute helper blowing out the candles.
I’ll come back and share the very simple but delicious strawberry cake recipe tomorrow along with Faithful Friday (by the way, we’d love for you to join us for Faithful Friday too)!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a great day! :)