Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tuesday ramblings

Along with everyone else in the mid-west we are expecting a blizzard today/tonight. They predict anywhere from 12-20 inches of snow and ice.

Kathleen is now 17.5 months old and finally walking! I think she could have done this a lot sooner but lacked motivation. Once she took a few steps and all the other kids cheered her on, she decided she'd go for it.

I'm working on an inventory list for my store, pricing each item & tagging it as I go. It's a long and tedious process. I'll be happy when I'm done and all I'll have to do is a handful of items at a time when people bring them to me (vs. the hundreds I'm doing now).

Baby Theo is growing well and seems to be a pretty content little guy. He's the first baby of ours that has refused to either find his thumb or take a pacifier, so that's new. He smiled at me for the first time a couple days ago, LOVE that!

We're plodding along with school and I'm seeing progress. I still struggle with hearing what other homeschoolers are doing and wondering how they pull of such fun and creative things. Am I just a boring mom? :P Some where along the line I stopped recording all the lessons we accomplished in each day, I need to get back to doing that. It really helps me to stay consistent when I can visually see what we've done.

We've had vehicle problems on and off this past year. Fix one thing and something else would go wrong....so we bought a new van. With all the time, money, and worries we were dumping into the other vehicles it feels like a load off our shoulders to have a reliable vehicle!

The munchkins are awaiting breakfast so I'll end there~


Dawn said...

Nice to hear an update. Having a reliable van will be very helpful to you.

Leanne said...

Sooo, can we see pictures of your new van??

Everything sounds content and peaceful at your home. I love that. I bet you do too!!

Samantha didn't walk until she was over 16 months old. She wouldn't even put her feet down when I tried to get her to stand up, especially on the grass! Every baby is different. Think how boring our homes would be with a dozen carbon-copy kids! Ewww.

Stay warm during that snow. God bless you more and more every day!

Gayle @ TrainingOlives said...

Hey Laura-girl! :)

Love reading your updates! I'll tell you, this time of year seems like drudgery for many of us, I'm finding. I don't know if it's the weather or maybe the knowledge that the end of the year is more near than far (feeding all kinds of insecurities), but it really does wreak havoc on alot of homeschoolers.

How cool that your store is really coming together. I know that must be so exciting.

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

Other homeschoolers seem fun and creative because they only share the highlights of their day, rather than the lowlights. When we have a horrid day, I'm usually too busy being mad or feeling guilty about it to let anyone know. :) I think it's quite the accomplishment to just plug along!

Excited about the progress on your store. Stay warm, my friend!