A World without walls
everyday life while homeschooling overseas
So, it seems we are back in the swing of things...or as much as you can be when you're homeschooling 4 kids! :) Our first official day went really well--in actuality, we've been doing school now for quite awhile, but since it was all during our vacation time, we had to have a 'beginning' at home, too. That makes it feel more like we can be official, and the kids don't get too upset about it. I gave them a few days off when we got home, then on our 'first' day, we all sat down and had a planning meeting together. I had them tell me what our days should comprise of and when those subjects should happen. I was pleasantly surprised at their answers and reactions. They noted all the major and minor subjects, gave them days and time slots, and haven't moaned about it since! As a matter of fact, THEY remind ME sometimes! :) Claire and Josh have decided to take on Peter's preschool education, so they have 'Peter Preschool' every afternoon. Peter LOVES his time with his big brother and sister. They're doing the letter 'A' this week, and today, Josh took it upon himself to help Peter make applesauce because that starts with 'A'! They peeled and cut all the apples. I was impressed! :) It was really yummy, too! :)
Yesterday, I took the kids to the pool for the afternoon. It was a glorious sunshiny day! I also got my iPhone up and running! Hooray! It works! I love seeing that little Zain JO up in the corner and knowing that I can use it as an actual phone now! Woohoo! I was SO worried about that the whole time we were in the states, especially after the whole fiasco with the first one. Whew. So, that's happy.
In other news, Devin got a haircut today:
No, I didn't let him leave the house like that. Sometimes the poor guy gets really desperate for a haircut. There's a decent barber at the embassy and he's pretty cheap, but I think Devin still prefers that I do it. Anyway, he was getting a little annoyed at the hair on his neck, and it looks like he decided to just keep going a little further. Ugh!! I couldn't help it, I laughed like crazy. I was tempted to let him go to his branch presidency meeting and subsequently to work tomorrow like that, but, well, I sort of like the guy, so I had to help him out. Ha!
Now it looks a little better:
and he's a little happier. So silly. What lengths he won't go to to get me to cut his hair...
Who Am I?
As a Stay At Home Mom of 4 wonderful children, I have the amazing opportunity not only to home school them, but to do so in many different places! I am married to the most amazingly wonderful (and handsome) man in the whole world! Together, we seek out, every day, that Joy in the Journey that makes life exciting!
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