Friday, May 29, 2009

I thought this video was a great one!! and fun

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Is Summer really coming?? :o)

This weekend was so nice.. the sun came out and it actually felt like summer. So I thought -- hey lets load up and head to the beach!! it was great, the boys had a blast. It was nice to see them play together without getting on eachother's nerves.. We played in the water, and of course the sand.. it was everywhere by the time we left :o) then headed for ice cream ... My littlest one was so excited to find all the gumballs in his bubblegum flavored icecream.. it was hard to tell the difference between how much was on his face and how much he actually ate..

I must say, it was a good start to summer.. I am looking forward to many more afternoons like this one.. I miss the sunny days and picnics and hanging out.. Well, very typical for Oregon, it is raining outside today... but should only last for today then the sun should find its way out again.. hopefully it doesn't get lost..
I know most homeschool families are preparing for summer.. Ending the school year and finishing up the last of the school assignments.. well except for those families that school year round.. My oldest has been doing his school through a web academy and it has been great for him.. He has been catching up for the most part .. except we still struggle in the reading and writing part as he hates both... I checked with his teacher yesterday about summer school and it looks like they have a program but is a whole three weeks.. I am hoping he can catch up because he fell so far behind in the public high school.. But I am just most happy about his grades!! He is doing great getting 80s and 90s in everything... I really like the program he is on...
So everyone.. what are you doing to prepare for summer?? Do you break for summer or homeschool year round?? Any big summer plans this year??
Share your ideas and plans!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

How Are You Feeling?
This storytime lesson plan reassures preschool children that feeling different emotions is normal and healthy, and that they are loved, no matter what.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Just a quick post... will post again later..

hello guys, I just wanted to post quickly to tell you about a contest going on, on another blog I am following.. its a chance to win some books.. these books look really good.. just click this link to go to the blog and you can read all about the contest and also see the books..

Happy Reading to everyone...

Saturday, May 2, 2009

my crazy week..

Well it all started on Monday... whew, and on from there it went... You see my oldest son injured his back last October playing football and it took him several weeks to recover.. it was terrible.. well on Monday, he believe it or not was out playing basketball and bent down to pick up his ball and hurt his back..
I felt terrible cause I was at home dozing on the couch (a rare occurrence) and didn't get his text for about 20 mins,... well, I finally heard my phone and got his text asking me to come and pick him up.. his back was hurt and he could barely walk... so I pick him up.. and after stopping briefly at home to pick up my mom and my youngest son we head to ER about a 40 minute drive... ugh...

so I go back with my oldest son to see the dr. and my mom stays in the waiting room with my youngest... who I can hear all the way in the back and am informed by the nurse that he is "quite the acrobat" I am sure my mom is pulling her hair out.. and was shocked to see her in the waiting room all her hair intact when I was done... lol but could see a sigh of relief from the nurses as we left...

They couldn't do much for my son, just prescribed him some pain meds and told him to take it easy for the next week.. no activity or pe or things of that sort..

Then comes Tuesday... now its all my turn..
I was walking outside to take one of my little puppies potty and stepped down my porch steps and down I went.. twisted my ankle, heard a pop, screamed and cried... my ankle immediately started swelling and bruising.. it was awful... My mom had to drag my son out of bed to come help me off the ground as I couldn't stand by myself.. it was so painful......well I finally got myself up and into a chair, then next had to figure out how I was gonna get to the ER cause I couldn't drive and my mom hasn't driven in years.. so luckily my son's friends mom was able to come and get me and take me to the hospital.. Another 40 minute drive ugh...

this time I left my youngest with my oldest... and just brought my mom.. it was a long drive.. but found out that I didn't break my ankle just sprained it and super scraped my other shin.. actually picked bits of skin off the inside of my pants yuck.. it was gross.. so they splinted my ankle gave me some pain meds and sent me on my way...

So, I have spent the rest of the week on my couch and I am so bored... I am only now just able to barely hobble about on my crutches.. I am hoping for a quick recovery.. I miss sleeping in my bed.. (I haven't wanted to dare the stairs to get up to my room) my kitties have become my best friends and have enjoyed me on the couch.. lol