hello! this week has been a productive one for me. summer vacation is coming to an end and it's time to get back into school mode around here. i took the big kids clothes shopping the other day. they grew like weeds over the summer. shoes were getting tight and pants were getting a little short. we stocked up and now they are set for a few months. i filled out all of the necessary paperwork for homeschooling this year. i ordered our books the other day and pulled out some others that i collected over the summer. the rest of the week will be for mapping out the first term of our school year, creating a schedule to follow as far as goals for learning and signing the kids up for their outside classes and activities. i am hoping to put together a small field group here in nashville for mine and other homeschooling kids to come together once a week and explore nature, meet new friends and learn together. i plan on putting together a brief outline of our homeschooling schedule, book list and a glance at how we do things like i did last year for you all shortly.
i have been looking into a morning program for birdie to attend a couple of times a week. i think that she will enjoy it. we will continue her montessori at home activities and i look forward to sharing some of them here with you again.
photos above from top to bottom... a big batch of hard boiled eggs. / pancakes for breakfast. / a thoughtful, early birthday gift for sailor from erin at amelia presents. / birdie hiding under my pillows. / some new books. / homemade banana bread made by birdie.