Monday, August 25, 2014

We're All Back!

Back to school, that is.
So the kids left for school...
and then turned around and came right back.
Yes...the littles still think this is funny.
The older boys are now embarrassed at mom's ploy to get memories on the blog.
"Mom.  The neighbors are staring at us!" 
 Jenna is in 2nd/3rd grade this year.  Combining a couple subjects with Charlie helps manage teaching time for mom!  Jenna will have math, grammar, reading, science, history, spelling, music, art, piano, and soccer.  She's also looking forward to her Daddy/Daughter trip coming up very soon!
Char is our 3rd grader.  He will have math, grammar, reading, history, science, music (on the recorder...oh, my ears), art, speech/writing, spelling, piano, and soccer.
 Welcome to 7th grade, Amarin!  He will "enjoy" grammar, reading, history, anatomy, band, speech/writing, math, spelling, literature, piano, drums, and soccer.  Don't tell him, but a Thai language program is coming soon!  He has been asking, but Thai is so hard to find!
 It's his junior year!  He's not overly thrilled with having to take chemistry, algebra 2, or speech/writing.  But, he needs to, along with band, orchestra, industrial arts, German 3, grammar, economics, piano, bass guitar, drums, and soccer.  He's also starting to teach piano at our home.  Of course, this all gets shuffled a bit since he has to continue cutting grass for the next month or so.  What is he most excited about?  Drivers ed next year! Ahhhhh!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

After-school Buddies

 Hanging out together after school.
So thankful we have Gus.

Friday, August 15, 2014

My Fourth Grader

Laura started fourth grade today.  She's growing up so fast!
She laughed as she climbed up the steps to get on her bus.
I know she was happy to get back to school!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

As the summer winds down...

...we find ourselves enjoying just a few more lazy days of summer.
Today feels like fall...warm, dry, and a strong breeze.
School starts for Laura this Friday, and for the rest of the kids, in less than two weeks.
The kids are taking over meals again.  Amarin and Charlie made Mexican lasagna, with corn-on-the-cob.

 Icecream treats with Dad!
 Jacob loves reading, and Laura finds it all quite amusing.
 Jenna had a soccer evaluation since this will be her first year playing.  She did great, and thankfully, we remembered to remove her glasses as she got hit right in the face with the ball.  No tears!
 Laura and Gus are enjoying their last few full days together.  Laura heads back to school Friday, so Gus will be missing her!