Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Our week at a glance - 9/16 - 9/22

Here's a look at our week.  It's a busy one after lounging at the beach all of last week.  I'm going to briefly recap the last 3 days and then look ahead at the rest of the week.

Sunday - Eliana is 9 months old!  Can it be?  She is getting to be such a big girl.  She loves getting up on her hands and knees.  She is working hard on crawling.  She is moving her hands forward and sometimes her knees too.  She is getting stronger and stronger.  I love watching her.  She is a sweet, sweet baby!!!

We go to church and then home.  I host a FIAR Mom's meeting for our homeschool support group.  I love the Moms in this group and enjoy any time we are able to have together.  It's a time that is both fun and encouraging.  I'm thankful for the support this group of friends is to me!  The boys arrive home from the beach late after having spent much of the day at Nascar Speedpark.  I'm glad they are safely here - and that they had a fun day of male bonding. 

Monday - We celebrate Joshua's 8th birthday!  It's a relaxing day of playing, fun and games.  Joshua had a list of about 20 things he wanted to do.  We didn't get to the whole list, but hopefully we can get to a few more later this week.

We also say good-bye to Catherine and her children as they head for home.  It was fun spending time with them at the beach and also at our home.

Tuesday - A slow morning.  It's hard to get back into the swing of things after having been off.  My goal is to get our Bible and unit studies done before I need to leave. 

Isaiah and Daniel have their first music classes today.  They take from a fabulous Kindermusik teacher.  We first went to one of her classes when Christopher was 2 - 12 years ago!  Isaiah was thrilled to be learning to play the dulcimer.  Daniel wasn't too sure about his class - a little hesitant about doing anything!  I'm hoping with some involvement at home that he'll begin to enjoy it more.  I'm in the class with him.  Rebecca played with Eliana during the class.

Wednesday - A day for therapy.  We have both feeding and physical therapy in one day.  I hope it won't be too much for Eliana.  I guess we'll find out.  I'm hoping she'll be able to nap in between them.   We haven't seen her feeding therapist for a month!  I'm looking forward to sharing some of Eliana's eating successes!  I love it when she has those stellar days like earlier this week.  The last couple of days have been about 12 ounces.  Not quite as exciting, but still a good day.  I'm guessing we'll start doing more with solid foods now. 

Thursday - Field trip with our FIAR group.  We are visiting a state forest to attend a couple of classes conducted by the park rangers.  I love these programs and am looking forward to the hike and also to seeing our friends.  We are having a large turn-out and it should be lots of fun!

Friday - Pondering a short field trip to the history museum to see an exhibit on the NC Bill of Rights which is here for just a week.  It would be a fun addition to all of the state history we've covered over the last 4 years.

Christopher will be doing science lab with a friend.  This is the 3rd year the boys have done labs together and it's been a good experience in learning and makes the course more fun for both of them I think.

Saturday - Not much planned - yet.  Rebecca will have a soccer game at some point.  Isaiah's birthday is the following day so we need to be planning some fun things for him to do!

Well, that's our week.  I haven't forgotten photos and stories from the beach.  More on that later this week.  I've uploaded some of my favorite photos and look forward to sharing them with you.

I hope your week is wonderful and that you are experiencing the love of God in a fresh and delightful way!  I am thankful and blessed in so many ways.  I'm thankful to have the opportunity to do some of the things I have missed doing over the last 9 months.  It feels good to be out again.

With love,