Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What is happening at our house

Well the puppies are growing (they are even starting to growl).  Thank goodness they are sleeping better too.
The cat has decided that he can go into the master bedroom to sleep with me.
Our old dog is enjoying the warmer weather (with a little wind).
Hubby has been home for the past few days so him and the kids have had a good time.

Saturday, February 25, 2012


   Well I realize that you shouldn't really name the puppies if you are going to get rid of them (makes it harder), but hubby and I have named two of them so far.
   One is Igit see he crawled/scooted out of the closet and got himself stuck in a sleeping bag on the floor and needed rescued.
   The other one is Wrong Way because every time he tries to get milk from Mom he is at her shoulder behind her.
   Yes they are the reason I am up at 3am on a Sat. morning all 8 puppies laying in my closet with Mom trying her  best to keep them safe and sound.
   Hope everyone has a great morning (think I will try and get some sleep in the living room now) 
ha ha

Friday, February 24, 2012

online class

I just signed son up for an online CurrClick class and book club.  It is about the book "The Hunger Games"  so hopefully he will enjoy it.
Maybe I should have looked more at the book, but oh well I bought it and he is in the class.  We will discuss the story line after I read it too. (goes to show you can't trust)

My first Blog Award

 I want to thank Renee for giving me the award.  Without her help my blog would be lacking in some really neat details.  So thank you again Renee for all the help that you have given me and more that may be to come. (I am not done learning about blogging). 
Only problem I have is that I don't have 5 people to pass it on too.  So here goes my award post.

1.  Heidi

2.  Renee

3. Jacob

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

puppies and Abbey (mom) with my daughter

Additions to the house

Well I wasn't expecting them for another week (isn't that the way it happens) , but my puppy is having puppies this morning.  
Daughter keeps running into living room to sit with Abbey (mommy dog) and when she see's a new puppy come out she yells uuugghhh and runs away to her room.
 Pictures will be later 

Monday, February 20, 2012

this week school

today for bible we just talked about your favorite stories       2/20/12
lit. we read ch 14-15
math they did the next chapter
history  discussed the origins of Georgia
then worked on cleaning schedule's too (home ec)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Daily Housekeeping Schedule (Time-Warp Wife)

For those of you who follow my daily housekeeping schedule, I have created a free printable for your fridge or home-maintenance binder. This one is created at 200 dpi so that the image will be a clear and crisp print. 

There isn't enough space on one page to put as detailed a schedule as the original schedule, but this one is good for those who want a quick reference. 

Click the image below to view or print the high resolution image and you will be taken to the larger version of the PDF file. This is my gift to you for 2012. Enjoy! 

(Below the image is also a link to a grayscale version of the image for those without color printers).


Click here for a grayscale version of the schedule

This letter came in as I was posting the schedule. Awesome!...

Friday, February 17, 2012


It is amazing how much a child can do when you tell them as they wake up --your grounded.
My son has gotten 3 states done today and is working on getting math caught up, daughter did her math (got all 100's by the way) and is going to do her chores. 
Maybe being the bad parent isn't such a bad idea.

Feel like the bad parent

     Do you ever feel like the bad parent? You know the one who has to enforce the rules, the one who has to make sure all the chores are done.
     Well I really hate when that happens to me.  It seems that my 2 adorable kids have not been getting their stuff done like they were suppose to do.  So today I get to be the bad parent and ground them both.  How long should it last?  Well it has been thought to just keep them grounded until they get the stuff done, but does that work?  
     I think that today we will look at what I think Charlotte Mason would say is a character problem and that means that we have to work on character issues.  My very techno kids are about to get a rude awaking when they lose access to all this.
     I would like to say that this weekend is going to be a great weekend, but I have the feeling it is going to be long.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines

I am so lucky to have my little boy and little girl in my life.
My life would be so empty without you, please a have a great day today.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Welcome New Week

today we did                                                                                       2/15/12
     bible       1 Sam. 7
literature     ch. 12-13
history         started talking about Georgia
science        getting set up for experiments
fine arts      listened to classical music  
math           the next lesson

today we worked on in school                                                                     2/14/12
    Bible           1 Sam 6
    Literature     ch 10-11
    daughter went to PE and art
    both kids going to Kenpo tonight

today we worked on in school                                                                           2/13/12
       Bible           1 Sam. 5
       Literature   ch 8-9
       Science      they started working on a electrical project (I am letting them choice between 4)
       History      watched  Autobiography of Ben Franklin (PBS version) from Netflix
      Math          worked on the lesson that comes next

Friday, February 10, 2012

Well since today is Friday I am giving up on getting much done this week.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Going to be a long day today.
Jessica didn't get much sleep, so school is going to be catch up on projects (mainly Jason needs to do)
Hubby has to leave for a few days so got to get him packed up (hope he is back by next Tues.) oh well.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Today's lesson

bible 1 Samuel 4 (finished it)
literature  Chapters 5-6  The Sign of the Beaver
science   Bill Nye the Science Guy --- static electricity
history    History of South Carolina 
                                             introduced Andrew "Fighting Elder" Pickens
                                                      and    Thomas "the Gamecock" Sumter
                                                      and    Francis "the Swamp Fox" Marion
math      class they needed to do 
spelling  where they were in the book

* idea have the kids look up one of the above people to see about there lives

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Did today

Well Mom wasn't feeling all the great (sore throat) so we just relaxed and cleaned house today.
We have had 84 days of school this year.  Ok we are behind, but does learning ever really start and stop.
Kids are ok with the idea that school will continue until June so all is good.

have a great day today 

Monday, February 6, 2012

learned today

For bible we read 1 Samuel 4: 1-11 (good story)
For Literature we are reading  The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth G. Speare
For history he talked about the history of South Carolina
For science the learned about the parts of an Atom and to understand it more we watch Bill Nye the Science Guy

Math each kid did there own assignment
Pe for little one was running around playing with the dogs and for big one it is fencing tonight

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Volunteer time

My oldest has joined the library teen board and today we printed posters to put up around town.  They are going to have a marshmallow eating contest.


I would like to welcome you to my page and please be patient as I am learning as I go.

curriculum I use

We use Learning Adventures for most of our school work.  It is a unit study approach that covers Literature, Bible, History, Science and Fine Arts.
For Math we use Teaching Textbooks (each kid is on a different level).
Handwriting practice is a copybook quotes of the Presidents of the United States.