I’m so sorry everyone! I know you all are wondering what happened to the Modest Monday link up this week, and why I’ve been so quiet. Everything is really ok!
Once a year we go away for a church retreat, and most of the times I have very little, if any internet signal at all. We were away this past weekend, and even though I tried hard to get a Modest Monday post scheduled before I left, I just couldn’t squeeze it in. We had a wonderful weekend away, and I hope to write a post about everything I learned and share some pictures soon!
A few updates on our family, since I haven’t written any chatty family updates in quite awhile. :)
We did something I never thought I would do, and we enrolled the children in a one day a week homeschool co-op that feels more like a private school to me. We drop them off in the morning, and pick them up in the afternoon. It’s certified teachers, class uniforms, school lunch bags, class parties, grandparents day….but it’s set up by a homeschooling mom just for homeschoolers. There are over 300 children there, so it’s huge! We thought about doing it all summer long, but didn’t really want to spend the money on it. After we started our new school year, I realized I just needed that one day a week break right now, and we really did like the idea of all the extra things they would get to do there (science labs, art classes, computer classes, math class, etc). So…we enrolled the three oldest children.
(Sorry for the awkward block of color on my son’s shirt, for privacy reasons I covered the name up!).
They enjoyed their first day, and I really enjoyed doing school with our first grader at home where it was much quieter!
One of the biggest reasons I need the one day a week break, is because I’m worn out by our youngest! Honestly, everyone in our house is. I hate saying that, because she brings us SO much joy, but she also screams – a lot, and is a super busy, noisy baby. It’s been very difficult homeschooling with her, and homeschooling in our small house has been an extra challenge. It seems the older the children get, the less space we have to homeschool in this house.
I love this girl to pieces! I’m convinced that God has yet more parenting lessons to teach me through this girl. 🙂 She “talks” all day long, and her baby talk is adorable!
Sean spent a few weeks getting an Etsy store put together with some of the digital products he has made. Bloomington Design is a project that he hopes to keep adding a lot more projects to as he makes them.
I really do have some posts in the works…I’m just in a writing slump. I sit to write and every paragraph takes 3 times as long as it should. But I need to get back at it!
And with that…I hear Sophia crying! Time to wrap this up…. 🙂