2 big milestones to report!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I can't hardly believe it, but Daphne is already 1 month old!! She seems to be a really good baby! She is finally awake about every 3 hours to eat (about once a day I have to wake her) and is eating really well! Her little cheeks have filled out and she is just a little more solid. She certainly prefers to be upright when held - either sitting in a lap or up on a shoulder. Unless she is sleepy, she does not want to be cradled.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
We are making a few changes to our homeschool schedule. I mentioned here that we were finishing up the curriculum that we had been using and I was reading/researching other curriculums and methods of teaching.
Our morning Read-Aloud is for both girls and will consist of Bible stories, favorites, library picks, and/or phonological awareness books. The afternoon Read-Aloud will be for Norah (assuming Lucy continues to nap). She will read to me and I will read to her. We will have one chapter book that I will read from - the content will vary.
Each shelf has a different activity (I also intend on rotating activities with other things we have). For the 30 minutes of math time, the girls can pick and choose what activities they want to do. If they tend to gravitate towards the same thing each day, I will encourage them to choose something else. Some of our math manipulatives and life skills activities currently on the shelf include: Counting bears with activity cards that I downloaded from here, pattern blocks and pictures that I also downloaded from here, money with picture cards,
We having slowing started doing some of these various activities, but just randomly. Next week I am hoping to get into a normal routine.
We are trying to get back into the swing of things - when it comes to school. To ease us back in we mostly did Valentine's activities. We read Saint Valentine by Robert Sabuda. The pictures in the book are beautiful paper mosaics.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Although Tess is not someone I know personally, her story touches my heart because she reminds me of Norah. Tess' mommy was a year older than me in school and her family (like mine) has lived in Morton forever! Our parents went to school together (as with Libby and I, not the same class, but you still know everyone) and her aunt, uncle and cousins go to my parents church. Tess has stage 4 cancer and is at St. Jude in Memphis right now. Please read her story and pray for little Tess.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Here is a picture of Norah's crazy hair and Daphne's crazy hair. The only difference is that Norah is about 6 weeks old and Daphne is only 3 weeks old. Daphne's hair is darker, thicker and longer at an earlier age. I can only hope that it lays down sooner than Norah's did!!
Friday, February 6, 2009
On Tuesday evening our friends, Dave and Kelsey, came over so we could meet their little guy, Landon. Landon was all snuggles for me - so sweet!! He and Daphne are 3 days apart. It was fun being pregnant with Kelsey and having a babies close together. We look forward to lots of playtime with Landon!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
My parents bought us a new diaper bag! We ordered it from Bags by Jill. She is a friend of Nicole's from Effingham and I have had my eye on a bag ever since Nicole got hers. I received the bag in the mail yesterday and I LOVE it! It is so roomy, has lots of pockets and we picked the fabric and ribbon!!!! Check out her bags - she does an amazing job!!! I'll post a picture of mine later - when I get the chance!!
Posted by Heather S. at 9:59 AM
Yesterday was my first full day alone with all three girls. It actually went fairly well. There were a couple of moments when I was feeding Daphne, and the big girls were downstairs playing/fighting. Luckily, they were able to work things out without me intervening. Daphne and Lucy napped at the same time - yes, that's right Lucy actually napped!!!!! Norah watched Cinderella in our bed while I dosed off for a little while.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Hard to believe that we are 2 weeks in already. So much to post about - but my brain is in zombie mode so this will not be the most organized post ever.