I haven't blogged in forever and for some reason I have a lot to say tonight so if you don't make it through this whole thing I totally understand and will tell you here to have a wonderful weekend!! If you do make it to the end, bless your heart. :)
This week we have had a couple chilly days. Chilly as in waking up to temps in the low 50s and not getting above low 70s. Although it was wonderful to have a little break from the heat and humidity and to be able to break out the jeans it's sad to think that Summer will start fading away soon. I love having lots of beach and pool days and being able to get up and head to the park or zoo for the day and honestly, I don't know how I am going to entertain my children come winter. They have gotten used to being on the go this Summer. Time to scope out the indoor play stuff.
I keep saying that once Summer is over things will start calming down and everyone won't be so crazy but really as I have been making phone calls and setting up schedules I am realizing that the crazy is just starting.
We had planned on putting Alexa in the same Preschool that she was in last year again this year however to make a long story short, funding fell through somewhere and they won't be open this year. After Matt and I thought about it and weighed our options we decided that instead of finding a different school in a different town that we would just keep her home this year. Yes people, this means I am going to be homeschooling. I bought some stuff and started planning out what we would work on and started a little bit this past week. Well, come to find out I'm already boring her to death. I bought Preschool and Pre-K stuff and a lot of that is working on writing and simple shapes and sounds which she can already do. So I have no idea what I am going to do. I think one of the main things I want to work on with her is starting reading. Anyone know how to do that? :) (I don't think I am cut out for this teaching stuff!)
Since she isn't going to be going to school we wanted to keep her involved in other things so she is starting up swimming lessons again in a couple weeks and instead of doing classes every other month I think I might keep her in every month. She loves swimming and since we won't be outside doing it I think she will like that. I also found a gymnastics program for her that I think she will really like that runs for about 3 months in the Fall and 3 months in the Spring. I also wanted to get her into soccer but I think we might wait on that one.
Last year we joined a MOPS group but due to Alexa in school we just couldn't make it very often. This year I really hope we can get back into it, it's such a great group! I am also going to be back in Bible Study after taking the Summer off. I am excited to be getting back into these groups, I think it will be good for me and the kids.
The MN State Fair started yesterday and I can't wait to go! A friend of mine put something about having traditions with her kids on Facebook (while at the fair) and I couldn't agree more. I love traditions even if it's a silly one like going to the State Fair every year. Besides the kids are at such a fun age to do that kind of stuff with.
I have been in a major organization kick lately. I am trying to go though cupboards and closets and TOYS! The toys around this house is driving me crazy, probably because they always seem to be laying around everywhere. Every time I get them all cleaned up I have the one toy out at a time discussion with the kids. Clearly it's not working. I have been trying to throw out all the broken and little junk toys and went through and got all the baby toys out and bagged up, it's still too much though. I need a some TLC show to come and help me...or just a bigger house. :)
Okay, I'm sure I could go on and on but I won't bore you to death.
If anyone has any suggestions on the whole homeschooling thing I would really appreciate it!!
Or if anyone wants to come organize toys you are most definitely welcome to. :)
I hope everyone has a great weekend!