Thursday, September 27, 2012

Camping Movies

So our family loves to watch movies.  It's our thing.  Well really its my Mr's thing, so we happily go along with it.  Anything to promote family time is good for me.  So with the upcoming camping trip I am on a hunt for some fun fall-ish movies.  The real problem is watching something my kids haven't seen before or very little (when I drive home it is close to 6.5 hours in the car, they watch movies to pass the time).  

Besides being on here from time to time, I also instagram.  I follow a handful of people on there.  Well one of the girls posted a photo of the movie The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr Toad.  Apparently a Disney classic, none of us has ever seen!  SCORE!  Sadly it won't get here in time, but it did give us the suggestion of Hocus Pocus, which we have seen very little.  So off to Target I go to pick up a copy.

So are there any other movies out there that are family friendly I should know about?!  Suggestions are always welcome.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Camping We Will Go......

After a busy morning/afternoon of soccer.  We are heading out for a two night camping trip.  The Lemondrop has not been used enough this year.  I hope to remedy that over the next month or so.  Homeschooling should allow us the flexibility right?!

And just so you know how serious we are about soccer here are some shots of them in action.
 Keegan making his opponent work.

Avery leaping over the boy 3 years older than her to stay on the ball.

And Tripp (#1).......he adds chaos and confusion to the players....hehehe I love that boy.

.....and just so you know, I jest about the seriousness of our soccer playing.  I just insist that they do something.  I think a being part of team is an awesome life lesson.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

What We Have Been Up To

Since I last posted summer has finished up.  It flew by this year I swear!!  I have some photos to upload of some of the things we did this summer, I am going to share the start of our school year instead.  I have brought the kids back home for the beginning of this year.  I had thought I would homeschool them all year long, but after some more thought on the matter I am only keeping them home until the start of the new year. 

 Why go to that trouble you may wonder?  Because I am going to my hometown for an extended stay during the holidays.  My kids would have needed to miss 7 weeks of school, which if you have kids in the school system you know doesn't fly.  So besides using this opportunity to help my girl get some math facts mastered and letting my boys be boys we are just enjoying this little break.  

Tripp (K)

I love the idea of homeschooling.  I KNOW it works.  In my head it is awesome.  In my reality it just really doesn't fit.  My husband has a job that requires him to work away, a lot. I am left to hold down the fort.  Some can do it with ease it seems but when I try I feel like I lose a little of myself.  Then I spend sleepless nights beating myself up over my lack of abilities.  Which I know are lies, but things my brain tells itself none the less.  

So here's to hoping the next 4 months go by with ease and as little complications as necessary!