Sunday, March 21, 2010

St. Patrick's Day and more

For home-school, the day before St. Patrick's day, I taught Robert all about who St. Patrick was, about Shamrocks, Ireland and where St. Patrick came from (he actually was born in Britain and came over to Ireland to spread the gospel). I also played him some Irish music. So, I really didn't feel like I did too much on St. Patrick's day, the day was too crazy! Belly had a green eggs and ham breakfast at Preschool, and I had a couple other appts. But, at least I made some our my family's St. Patrick's tradition and some of Rob's. We always had a green dinner at our house growing up. Rob's family made a traditional Irish meal. I only included the Petticoat tails from Rob's family (they were the best part anyways). They are kind of like a cookie. I have been struggling with homeschooling lately, so I have been looking into different curriculums. I just bought a Saxon Math curriculum for him and am borrowing an English curriculum for him and I like them so much better! He is happier and so am I. I just want what is best for my son. Decisions like these are so scary! But, his handwriting is the best I have ever seen it this week and I love being able to research things that he is interested in, together. I learn right along with him.
I have also tried waking the kids up with Primary music this week. It has actually made our mornings go much smoother. I tell them it is time to get up, then just put on the music. The are roused much quicker and I don't have to be as on top of them!
Isabelle has been begging for a gymnastics outfit, so I finally gave in this week. She has also been wanting to put on a play, in her new outfit, with me. I finally told her we could do the "play" today. Luckily she just wanted me to watch. It turned out to be a bunch of somersaults that she did. The other day I took her out to eat and she was making designs in her ketchup with her fries. I may have a child that is into the arts.This is Belly with her friend Madison.Austin has been doing great with his potty training this week. He has had a number of days without any accidents. Last night he asked if he could wear underwear to bed. We let him, even though his diapers have been wet every time we take them off in the morning. HE STAYED DRY!! YEA!
Talia has been a little more fussy lately, but we are getting more smiles! This morning I fed her, then, as I was burping her, I gave her a kiss on the cheek and she gave me a big sleepy smile. It was so sweet!More springtime pics... Can you tell I absolutely adore spring?

1 comment:

Words of Webster said...

Totally love Talia's outfit! (the bright pink pants) Be sure to bring Belly's gymnastics outfit, it will be perfect with one of her surprises!! So excited to see you!