So the last fews weeks have been way too busy for my liking. One of the million reasons I want to homeschool is the flexibility it gives us in our schedule. Allowing for spontaneity. But I scheduled so many activities this semester that we were more restricted than I think was best for us. Thankfully things are winding down. Their art class is over, ballet recital done, and we took a two week break on some other activities that really helped get us recharged.
We school all year so we will still have school through the summer. A much lighter load and more science thru nature than sitting still in the classroom, but still some basics.
Anywho, my mom was here last week. And it is so nice to get spoiled once in a awhile. Just having adult conversation, running on a quick errand by myself, and even getting help during the dinner hour. Sweet bliss. We even did some decorating and sewing too. I finally feel comfortable using the serger she gave me and even learned some tricks on my sewing machine. We switched the curtains in the school room with the kitchen ones and it makes each room look way better. It's always nice to get a fresh set of eyes in my house and give me the extra push to change things sometimes. It ended up involving ripping out seams, tying with hidden strings, and something other weird fixes to make it work. But in the end I love it. The schoolroom is brighter and the kitchen/dining area looks more polished. I know you want pictures, but I have a few more things to do before I can post.
Shane and I have also discovered that Ellie is now sleeping more in her big sister's bed (a queen size) than in her own bed at night. As much as it breaks my heart, it may be time to pack the crib away.
sniff sniff... ugly cry... sniff sniff
My sister is giving us a dresser for her so it makes sense to just let the girls sleep together and give Ellie a dresser in the room and put the changing table away. Well, it has taken me two days to write this. So I think I will post it and then try to get some pictures up today.