It’s been an interesting week, and it’s not even over yet. Tomorrow is Friday, and I’m definitely ready for the weekend.
We started our homeschool year this week. Overall, it has been a great start. The kids both do better when we have a clear routine set in place. Summer break kills the routine and this year, because of all the moving we did, we had an extra long break. I started noticing a few weeks ago that the kids were getting more fussy than usual, so I’m happy that our days are back to our version of normal.
This morning we decided to take a drive to Story, Wyoming. We didn’t know what we would find there, we just figured that it would be a nice drive. What we discovered was a very cool area full of walking trails and a fish hatchery. We spent the morning exploring and enjoying some family time.
This is a picture of one of the holding ponds at the hatchery. While there is a serious purpose to this place, my goal in these pictures was to capture just how beautiful it is.
A couple of weeks ago I was sitting on the couch talking to my daughter and I said that I wanted cake. Remembering the yummy cake we had during our family birthday season, I said that we should go order one just because. Yep, that’s what I said.
Today was a very productive day. When we bought our house, we opted to not have the landscaping done by the builder. That choice resulted in a large reduction in asking price. Our thought process was that we could just do it ourselves. Of course, once we moved in all we could think was that we had bitten off way more than we could chew.
Thankfully, we have people nearby to give us advice and offer suggestions. Listening to what everyone said gave us hope in our abilities.
We decided that we would just tackle the landscaping in sections. Our first section was a small portion of the front yard.
We’ve just completed another fabulous homeschooling year. I now have an 8th grader and a 6th grader on my hands. I’m so proud of these two!
People sometimes ask me if it is hard to homeschool kids who have special needs. My answer to anyone out there wondering is that it is no more difficult than homeschooling any other kid. You plan, you prepare, you create lessons that work, and you deal with each day as it comes.
Benjamin and Yeva have both done very well. Each year we seem to have new struggles because as children grow the challenges change, but we make it through just fine.
The Lord sees to it that we have just what we need right when we need it.