We have a whole lotta new things going on around here and we have been BUSY. The big kids started back to school- I now have a college Sophomore (almost Junior), a High school Senior, a Freshman and a 7th grader. And, at home we have officially started homeschooling- and I am LOVIN it. :) However, it is taking me a bit to get used to our new 'normal'. Because this is my first time homeschooling, I am still working out the kinks. Thankfully my kids don't seem to notice and are having a great time as well.
We chose to do Classical Conversations- and I am beyond excited. We go one time a week (I am in the classroom with the kids) and the rest of the week we work on what we were taught there, in addition to lots of math, reading, bible lessons, fun crafts and we are doing Spanish (Rosetta Stone) at home as well. I fully admit I still feel pretty inadequate- but I am trying my best and enjoying every second of have the privilege of teaching my children. Being in charge of what goes into their heads (and hearts) all day is such a gift.
We have also been working on getting things organized around here to make life run as smoothly as possible with nine kids. :) I made a huge batch of breakfast burritos and put them in the freezer for my kids to warm up in the mornings. I am also going to try to experiment with a healthy breakfast cookie and crockpot yogurt this week- the kids are going to help me make them. We eat a ton of yogurt around here so thought this would be a neat idea to try.
I promise as soon as I get a free minute I will work on completing the Reluctant Husband Syndrome part 2 post for those of you who have been asking. :)