our family's journey in military ministry (current abode: Ft. Lewis-McChord, WA)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Heart to Homeschool

Spent several months praying through if we should buy a curriculum or not for Micah.  Well, we finally did and bought Answers in Genesis for Preschoolers (whole set under $100).  Three main reasons:  1.  He has insatiable love of learning (what child for the most part doesn't)  2.  We wanted to add more purpose to his day, as far as educational  3.  Helps us be more productive in our days  
We spend usually a few minutes after meals or in between and it is VERY informal.  Micah has really loved it!  He is learning shapes, colors, numbers, tracing, ABC's, and more.  Plus it includes bible activities (on top of Cubbies stuff he does each week).  We know each child is unique and that there are a myriad of different views out there on when to start home schooling, but we haven't regretted it one day.  There have been so many positives, especially when you can make it fun!
We also started a job chart on the fridge for helping more around the house too.  He is a great helper.  Micah's five main jobs:  1. Feed Daisy  2.  Make bed  3.  Clean up room  4.  Set table  5.  Wipe down bathroom  
Highly recommend this as children get into the 3 year old age!
Forgot to add this on to last night's post (day at the park):

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Autumn Approaching

September has approached us fast and is now almost gone!  Last year we were enjoying the nice autumn colors in Seattle, now we enjoy seeing/hearing the beautiful ocean.  We've had much going on, but in it all we are waiting on our great and gracious Savior whom gives us more than we deserve.  We are thankful for our precious kidlets--the JOY they bring--and I (Shilo) am personally thankful for the sweet, humble hubby that I can share everyday with.  Baby BOY on the way is kickin' and movin' more...a precious miracle indeed.  Until next time, hope you enjoy the latest snapshots.  Love always~
Micah started AWANA Cubbies & Annabel started Puggles at church.  Here they are below with their gear on, although can't see Anna's shirt too well.
Micah & Daisy girl

Love being able to put her hair in pigtails!
Enjoyed a date morning in Carmel full of sunshine
Ahhh...the sweetness and pace of Annabel.  She is now crawling all over the place and pulling herself up to a standing position.  Physical therapy and lots of prayer have been helping.  Praising the Lord for each milestone.
Love sneaking up on her lately.  She plays so quietly that sometimes I get nervous :).  "Ohhhh Anna, what are doing?"

"Hi mom, just playin' with my penguin"
Best friends

Recent visit to LA for Truth Matters Conference.  A sweet time of fellowship with the Grazors', Karen and her new baby girl, and others.

Found Micah outside with his book the other day
She seems to like books more than Micah did at this age