Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
We have decided to homeschool, and we are using A Beka video school, so the teacher (and her class) are on video, and I sit nearby to monitor David and help him when needed. He just loved it and soaked it all up, and did very well paying attention and following instructions.
We have a direct feed system (Campus SX FM system) so that the audio routes directly to his left hearing aid (in addition to the regular volume from the television), which really helps him pick up on all of the nuances that he might otherwise miss. I wasn't sure how he would do with the phonics, but he heard it all just fine and did wonderfully (hooray!).
Abigail -- as we expected -- considers herself to be in school just like David and sat for almost the entire thing this morning. She watched for a while to see what David did, and by the end of the lessons, when the teacher would call for the girls or for the students at home to say something, Abigail would pipe right up with the answer. These two are sure going to keep me on my toes!
Congratulations, David, on being in Kindergarten!!!
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Bruce is noticeably better today. Yesterday we had to go to the doctor to check out his cath site(s) -- the bleeding, although not a huge amount, was persistent. They said it was not normal, but not a problem at this point. He just has to take it easy for longer than originally planned. Thankfully, he is able to work from home, which takes a lot of pressure off. He feels much more mobile today...he still walks like a wooden soldier, but not quite as stiffly as he has been!
Monday, July 23, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Today they have been soldiers, campers, musicians, horseback riders... they even tried jousting with some long wooden dowels, but I nixed that one really fast! :-) I ruin all of the good fun...
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Friday, July 06, 2007
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Yesterday, a WWII-era bomb washed up on shore at the beach that we go to in Florida. My parents & brothers were planning to spend the day there, but decided not to due to the weather -- look at the fun they missed!
Click below for the news article: http://www.news4jax.com/news/13620022/detail.html
or the picture slideshow:
Thought I'd share the before and after pictures of Baker -- he was lying around happily before the fireworks, but (knowing that he hates fireworks) I kept the camera on him as Bruce lit the first one! (Don't anybody scold me for being mean -- I tried to get him to come over by us before it started so that he wouldn't freak out, but he wouldn't obey -- so it's his own fault!)
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
We just got the latest issue of this magazine and we all enjoyed it as much as we always do. The kids snuggle on either side of me and we read it cover to cover...the kids have yet to lose interest before we finish the whole thing, and we even enjoy doing the little recipe and projects in each issue.
I loved the regular Highlights magazine as a kid, but it's still a bit over my kids' heads, so when I stumbled on this one (it just premiered this year) I was thrilled. It's geared towards ages 2-6 and has the same fun components as Highlights (e.g. Hidden Pictures), but simplified for littler ones.
Click here to see their website; it's also available through Amazon.