Sunday, November 9, 2008

Time flies...

Sorry....time has flown by. Evidently I'm not a great blogger. I will try to start blogging more often.

We've cut out one activity. I've also tried to be more crafty in order to avoid wasting time and backtracking. It seems to be helping somewhat.

I'm not getting to the gym as much as I should. I've gained nine pounds since March of 08. Five of those are pounds I lost in Feb - Mar of 08. I don't know what I'm doing, but it's not working. I feel more fit over the past few months. I've been taking a kickboxing class twice a week, and trying to run a few times a week. I usually miss the running. I eat too much : {

Grunt and I had a tea party this evening. Tub joined us. Of course he chose to partake in hot cocoa. Grunt informed him that he should just use a tad bit of milk from the creamer. She has been using all kinds of old fashioned vocab lately. Tub does this also. It's very cute.

The kids have a gymnastics meet coming up. It's basically like a recital. There's no judging and they all receive awards. They also have Iowa Basic Skills Testing this week. I always enjoyed these. It is Grunts first time. She's kind of a wild thing, we'll see how she does. I'm guessing she'll make designs with the dots. Not that she wouldn't know the answers. She'd just rather be doing something artsy than testing. She already knows shes smart as can be, why does she need a test to tell her : )

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Go, Go, Go

It seems like that is all we do anymore. Our schedule is starting to really concern me. It seems like we're never home. We're almost always out doing somethinng enriching for the kids. It just really cuts into our actual sit down school time. We get our work done, but it's so rushed. It's never in the mornings. Something's got to give, I just don't know what. It will probably be me. Meltdown for the mom. Just kidding, I hope : )

We did get our new curriculum. It is amazing! Now I have to figure out how to make time for it. This curriculum is more time consuming then what we have used in the past.

Grunt found a praying Mantis Tuesday. Thank goodness she let it go a day later. We left on an errand right after she let it go. When we got home it was still here. Crazy bug! Luckily she was unsuccessful at imprisoning it again. It flew off to the wide, blue yonder. Yeah me!!!

Our upstairs neighbors, with a very large dog that stomps around at 1 in the morning, started moving out today. They are actually still in the process of stomping around upstairs, and moving stuff out at 11:30 pm. Hello! I'm kind of nervous, who knows, the next people could be worse. I think I'd rather stick with what I know. I'll probably end up wishing the big dog was back. He is very cute!!!

We are going to a hockey game tomorrow. The Iowa Chops or something. Never heard of it. I don't know if I'm looking forward to it or not. Tub is, Grunt says she hates hockey. She's so funny!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Finally....I get to blog...

I'm somewhat challenged in the tech world. My husband is the exact opposite. I've been begging for a blog for a while now, and tonight he surprised me with my very own blog and e-mail address. I can't wait to figure out how to post pictures, and content that will hopefully not bore people to tears. My guess is there will be a lot of tears, bad grammar, and poor writing. So forgive me in advance : )

Grunt's friend's family invited us to their church today. Grunt was very happy to go to SS and church with one of her favorite friends. She declared it our new church. Lucky for her we also felt it was a good fit for us. We'll probably visit for a while longer then decide. After church hopping for three months, we're ready to put some roots down.

Grunt got her wish today and took her dad to see the fairy house she built at the park yesterday. It was still standing, and a squirrel was frolicking around it. I will add a pic later. Grunt also found a teeny tiny woolly bear caterpillar. Fortunately for me it had passed on. Somehow I end up reminding her to feed and water bugs, as if we don't have enough going on. Grunt is the caterpillar queen. We had just managed to get her to release ten caterpillars before we left home. I was in the process of planting the idea to let her three woolly bears live in the fairy house at the park. She wasn't buying into the plan. Oh well.

We had a nice game of Wii bowling and Tub of course won. He is the game bandit. Grrr.

Looking forward to the arrival of our new Sonlight curriculum this week. Hopefully tomorrow.