After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

School This Week

.....has rocked! 

For the most part that is.  We still had some hard moments, but I truly saw a light at the end of this tunnel.  I've said it many times on this blog....."We'll find our way," and tonight, I think I can say, "We ARE finding our way!"

We are only in week 4 of Sonlight, but so far, it is working better for Logan's learning style/ability than anything else has.  As an added bonus, its interesting, very mangle but still full, and I LOVE how its a literature based program.  We are reading some fun books!

Here's some pics from the other day, homeschooling on Grammy's front lawn in the BEAUTIFUL Spring weather we are enjoying.  Our favorite place to do school is on the blanket in the sun on Grammy's lawn.

Sometimes the other two kids join Logan and I.  Sometimes just one of them joins, but most of the time its just Logan and I doing school, while Felicity and Kian run around the yard playing.  Keeping them occupied while I school Logan has been hard to learn how to juggle, but I never have a problem if we school outside.  They naturally keep busy out there and rarely need me to intervene or break up a problem.

There are some distractions outside however, such as roly polys, and cats needing snuggles, but those are welcomed little breaks.

We had a GREAT distraction from school this week when Uncle Donny found that rain water had collected in his wheel barrow full of kindling, and frogs had found this a great place to live.  Unfortunately, frogs at my mom's house jump in her pool and die because of the chlorine.  And Donny needed his wheel barrow frog free.  So he caught every last frog, put them in a container for us, and the next day the kids and I took them back to our house where we released them into our pond.  There were over ten of them!  We caught another one tonight and he's currently residing in a mason jar on the dinning room table, which is awesome because the kids can really get a good look at him through the glass.  Kian was noticing his finger pads and how his throat bulged in and out constantly.  He was very into the little frog and insisted on telling him goodnight before bed.  We'll take him home to his friends in our pond tomorrow.

Today was another beautiful Spring day.  In fact the wind was so warm, it reminded me of the Santa Annas we'd get in Santa Barbara when I was little.  We schooled on the lawn again, stopping here and there for roly polys, and cats.  Today we started a book I've been excited about called "I Heard Good News Today."  Its a book full of missionary biographies for kids.  Today we read about one of the first missionaries, the Apostle Thomas.  Logan was enthralled by the story of how Thomas was chosen to go to India and pretty much threw a fit because he didn't want to go.  But then Jesus spoke to him and reassured Thomas that He'd be with him every step of the way.  The story then went on to explain how God worked out the smallest of details to get Thomas to India, and how Thomas had a complete change of heart, came to love the people of India, and taught many about Christ's love, even the King.  However, when a new King came into power, he had Thomas killed.  The biography told how even as he was walking to his execution, Thomas praised God for letting him complete the work God had set before him, and how he found peace in knowing he would soon be home with his Lord.  Logan was TRANSFIXED by Thomas' story and how he was martyred for the Lord.  It led to an amazing conversation about Thomas' attitude as he walked to his death and how we can have peace when we think of death one day because really, death bring our true life in Heaven with our maker.  It was an amazing moment shared with my son.  One that brings tears to my eyes.  I can't wait to read more in this book!

To top off that amazing moment, Kian was exhausted tonight and fell asleep in my arms while I sang to him.  I'll tell you, I used to get that nightly, but at two and a half, that rarely happens.  I could hardly bring myself to put him in bed and walk away.  I sat for a long time just rocking and rocking my not so little baby boy as he slept in my arms.

Today was filled with joy!


  1. Sounds like a great couple of days. Enjoy those frogs! :)

  2. Glad that the new program is going so well for you!

  3. So happy for your joy! I love you friend.