Tuesday, August 17, 2010

School is in Session

Last week we had our first day of school! We started the morning off with chocolate chip pancakes and I had bought them all special lunches.

They have been asking for these for some time now and I keep telling them it's not cost effective. I made an exception for this day. Well actually I had a coupon. Regardless it was a hit.

This year we have a 3rd grader

A KINDERGARTNER! Wow my boy is starting school.

And preschooler, mostly doing kindergarten, Rylee.

I'm excited about this school year. Lots of fun field trips planned. Our P.E. group will be starting back up in September and for the first time ever I feel like I have a good handle on what we're doing. I expect that all to change in the next 7-8 weeks with a newborn :) The Lord's way of keeping me humble. For the time being I'm going to enjoy and soak in these next few months of following a schedule and pray some of it sticks when baby arrives.

As a side note for my homeschooling friends... if you haven't seen the Pioneer's Woman's blog on famous homeschoolers, check it out. It makes me feel a little less crazy. Just a little. Also, I couldn't agree more with her that homeschooling is not for everyone. Some days I question whether it's even for me ;) But for now this is where God has us and we are grateful to live in a country that lets us decide what's best for our family!

So happy school days to all my friends who's kids are back in school. Public, charter & homeschool. May God grant us all wisdom & grace to shepherd our children's souls through another year!

1 comment:

The Martins said...

This was an encouragement to me! I was suffering from a heart filled with "the grass is always greener" school-wise. God has given me JUST what I want and still I find ways to be discontent instead of doing what I know I can in His strength- shepherd my little guy's heart, wherever we are.