Saturday, August 27, 2011

Weekly Wrap-up - August 26

August 22-26, 2011

I am a little worried this week. Lessons for the big kids went so smoothly that I am afraid I am forgetting something important. Don't get me wrong, I am not hoping that things become difficult. I am so pleased, especially because I start teaching at the college this week, we begin rehearsals for the fall show this week, and Embree begins her extra curricular classes this week. I couldn't ask for a more relaxed way to begin. We are beginning our fifth year of homeschool, afterall. Perhaps we are just finally in a groove. 

Struggles this week: 
  • Can't complain...except it's move-in week at the College and we haven't seen Todd for more than and hour or so at a time all week. 
  • Embree's nut allergy has changed in such a way that she can't even be around them. In the last two weeks she has experienced pronounced fits of sneezing (read 100-150 times) after simply walking down an aisle with nuts at the health food store, Sam's Club, and Walmart. This has happened a few other times over the summer as well. How will this child ever do her own grocery shopping? Boy! So please, if you know us personally, if she comes to visit you, or will even be present when you eat a sack lunch together, won't you reconsider having anything with nuts? Thanks!

Milestones this week:
  • We've finally found the right combination of math activities for Reeves and he's doing well. 
  • Embree continues to excel in her online Math curriculum and we are both pleased. 
  • We have been focusing on writing a great deal more across the curriculum and I am pleased with the work of both of the big kids.
  • Brice is particularly interested in Dinosaurs again. His attention to detail when he watches a documentary, or listens as I read, really shows in his play and storytelling. There are no sugar-coated dino scenarios in our house! Meat-eaters are king and the rightful top of the food chain around here.
  • All the kids have had their yearly check-ups as of this week. All are growing well. Reeves has hit a magnificent growth spurt in the last month. If his rate continues, he promises to overtake us all in height in a few short years. Embree is now only three inches shorter than me, as well. Wow! Time flies.

This week, Embree begins rehearsals for her acting company (they will be performing a version of Homer's Iliad), guitar lessons, and yoga lesson. Looking into archery and music for Reeves and, possibly, soccer for both boys.

One last thing...we have a new blog banner. If you get this post via email, take a moment to go to our actual site, won't you? Brice FINALLY got to ride a train!

Hope you have a great week.

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