Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

We finished the book we were reading each night and have moved onto the Story of the World. Friends of mine that homeschool using the Classical Conversations recommended this book and the accompanying study guide when I mentioned that we were reading an ancient Greek book. We're now reading the section about the Ancient Egyptians and journaling about it.

We're enjoying the Egyptian history and have found a few great National Geographic videos streaming on Netflix to watch.

Keith and the kids came to join me for a quick lunch Saturday, since I was working. Sadly, I work every Saturday this month, because I needed to take some week-days to head over to Ormond Beach to attend doctor appointments with my mom. She has been diagnosed with Stage III Small Cell NeuroEndocrine Bladder Cancer. We are taking things one day at a time and this week and next will be busy with CT Scans and a full body PET Scan and then the follow-up to determine if there are any other cancer sites in her body. For now, she looks great and feels great, so it's hard to think that she's "sick" when she's just the same as she's always been.

Our usual weekend plan is for me to take one of the kids with me out for breakfast on Sunday morning. With three kids close in age, I rarely get to spend time just one-on-one with anyone. Last week, it was Megan. This week, I talked Daniel into coming with me to Einstein's for bagels. It was very cold, but not too cold for the new baby ducks to be out behind the store.

That's Daniel's shadow. I can to redirect him into the store, he wanted to go catch a "fuzzy, yellow one" for Megan.
Back in the car with our bagels and coffee. Yikes, it was cold.

Monday morning continued with the cold streak. The kids all wore hats and gloves to school. Then amazingly, today the high was 80 degrees. I actually sat out in shorts and a t-shirt by the pool reading for a little while.

All dressed up for Valentine's Day.

Me: Joshua, why aren't you wearing your red shirt?
Joshua: I decided to go with brown, like chocolates. I'm still Valentine-y.

I left my honey a card on his computer, since he usually studies in the morning while I take the kids to school and hit the gym (on the days that I'm off work). Then we met up for a fabulous lunch at our favorite sushi place.

The kids all came home with all sorts of candies, trinkets and note cards. My favorite was this craft from Daniel that says "I love my dog because it's a dotsine" Which should be dachshund.

1 comment:

Rachel Holloway said...

So sorry about your mom...I am sure it's difficult to juggle everything, and you have my upmost admiration!

Your post reminded me that I keep wondering if your kids are still doing homeschool...did you do it for a short time and then go back to public? Or are you still doing it? I am very interested in getting more information...

And on a totally separate note...how far are you from Legoland and have you ever been there? If so, is it worth it?