Saturday, January 22, 2011

Guess he was done...

If it was not illegal I would go down to the hardware store and buy a staple gun to staple my son to his chair! That's is the honest truth. He got up in the middle of a spelling lesson and sat his little tush down on the couch so he could play his PSP. Sometimes I wonder just what in the world I was thinking. And then we see how successful he is with homeschool and how far he's come. It just about makes it worth it.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I need to get motivated!!! I just don't seem to want to do anything. I need someone to come over and blow a whistle at me. Anyone?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Adventures in Homeschooling

We are wrapping up month 2 of homeschooling. I can hardly believe that we have been doing it this long. When we started I thought I knew it all. I thought all those people that talk about how the first couple months is about trial and error and figuring out need vs. want were below me. Well, I was an idiot. We have changed some of the curriculum a time or two. I've organized & re-organized trying to find the most efficient way to keep track of everything. I have even re-arranged our classroom/office because I didn't like the way it felt. I have added things to our day like practicing the guitar and studying his football playbook. There are subjects I thought I could teach without curriculum that I cant. Subjects I thought I needed curriculum for and I have given up and made my own. It's been an adventure. My sanity savers are.....

As you can see I have made several changes to these.

 This was given to me by Ham's 3rd grade teacher.
The duck tape is not what you think it's for so please don't call DHS!

I'm not sure why it is that I feel the need to date stamp everything. I just know I sleep better at night knowing it's done.

The cell phone is so I can call for help when I lose my mind.

A bigger stapler is on my wish list.

What is it you can't go a day without?

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Dry Gulch

I had an awesome time with an old friend this weekend. Got to know some really awesome chicks. More on what I got from it when I've had more sleep......

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ham's bday cake

It's not the best I've ever done but the boys loved it and that's what matters. I over booked myself this weekend so it kinda got thrown together at the last minute.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My little Hamster

Ten years ago I brought a baby into this world and I was certain he was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen. This is what everyone else saw.

Do you remember that thermometer commercial with the baby and the caption that read "you want to put that where"? Tell me he doesn't look like that baby

But then he got those chubby little cheeks and he really was the cutest thing I ever saw.

Here he is at 2 driving the boat with Gma Irene.
And there's my cutie-tootie at 3.
He mastered the terrible twos at about 3 1/2.

 Awwwwwe. Here he is four.

I think this is 5. I miss that cheesy smile.


Oh the toothless age of seven.


Nine. He looks so grown up.

A couple weeks ago...
 This stage I am NOT happy about.

And finally here he is practicing his guitar on his 10th birthday!

Happy Birthday Hamster!!! I love you.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Roll 'Em

This was our fun for the day.