Monday, July 19, 2010

Hayley's Swim Meet - Butterfly

Here is a video of Hayley doing the Butterfly stroke during her swim meet at the Cove. She is in the 11-12 year old age group and does a fantastic job. She may not be the fastest swimmer, but she pays close attention to her form. She is the only one here that has perfect form for the stroke. She loves to swim and looks forward to being on the summer swim team each year at The Cove. We are hopefully going to be starting a homeschool swim club soon, so she can swim year round. Jon will be one of the coaches. I hope it works out.

Great job Hayley! We're proud of you.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Getting Ready for School

I haven't posted in awhile...again. My camera is not working that well, so I haven't been able to get my picture off of it. So I don't have any pictures to post for the moment.

The kids have had a great summer. We found a free pool to go to on the post and when we're not there, they enjoy swimming at our friend's the Schlessinger family's house. Andrew was in a play this summer called King Arthur's Quest. He was cast as a mini night. We ordered pictures, so when I get those I will post them. Colin and Jon went to scout camp last week and next week Hayley and I will fly to PA to visit my parents. We only have a week and it already jammed pack with fun activities. I will try to give a break down of activities as they occur.

After we get back, it will be time to start getting ready for school again. Connor and Colin will be doing on-line school again this year. Connor starts high school and seminary. Colin will be in 8th grade. I am still going to homeschool Hayley, Andrew and William, but will be doing my own curriculum with them, from things that I pulled from a variety of sources. This is my first year of doing it this way. I am a little nervous.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hello...Anybody There?

You all probably thought I fell off the face of the earth! I cannot believe that I have not posted anything since October! I am going to try ans do better. I have a ton of pictures to upload, I just can't get my camera to upload pictures on my laptop. It will work on Jon's computer, so next time I have a chance to get onto his computer, I will definitely get some photos up here.

We've just been busy with homeschooling lately. All of the kids have been in a virtual on-line program. It has been a little overwhelming, because I am trying to teach 5 kids 5 different curriculums all at the same time. Whew! So that is why for this up coming school year, I am going to be doing something different. Connor and Colin will still be doing a on-line virtual school next year. Just not the one we are currently doing. They will be switching to Connections Academy which has more of what they want and need. The rest of the kids will be homeschooled still, but I am going to do it myself and make my own curriculum for them! Wish me luck! My brain hurts from all of the researching but, I think I have finally narrowed it down to what I want to do! Yay! I'm thinking about starting my own homeschool blog, just so I can blab about my experiences.