Friday, October 3, 2008

Breaking the Silence

not an intentional silence, mind you, but I lengthy one. I've been trying to get back into schooling and wearing all the hats that I wear. I'll catch up on what I've been up to.

We started school about 7 weeks ago. With the boys, school has been a breeze. They are eager and gobbling up their educations. On the other hand, Lydia has decided that it is much more fun to plunder through the house and get in all the home no-no's while mother is preoccupied. For example, today school had to be interrupted when I needed to call the pediatrician. Lydia had climbed up to the table and pulled out my gum. She ate all the gum I had in the package. I don't know how many it was, but I found 9 wrappers. The doctor said that she'd be just fine though. I don't much buy in to "old wives tales," but I wanted to be sure that her insides wouldn't gum up or that the gum would be in her intestines for 7 years. Yes, I know I am silly. I'm going to have to be more innovative in keeping her occupied so that I can teach in peace.

Our church held a missions conference, which was preached by Dr. Terry Ellis. It was fabulous! The Lord really really spoke to us about our faith promise missions, and giving in general. We were very much challenged. To kick off the conference we had an international supper. There were 4 tables. Each table showcased an ethnic meal from 1 of 4 nations, in which our church supports a mission work. There were meals from Mexico, Italy, Cuba and Japan. My close friend, Melissa, and I worked on the Cuba table. You'd think it would be easy, but nothing is ever, ever easy in this life, is it? It was really a lot of fun though and I look forward to another international supper.

Since my last post we also had to cancel a ladies retreat, courtesy of the 2008 hurricane season. Such a disappointment, but I hope to make up for it in October when the ladies of our church are going to Gatlinburg, TN to see the foliage. I've never been to the mountains in the fall, so I'm really looking forward to it. The leaves don't really change here. The few trees that lose their leaves...well, they just sort of go away quietly.

Although I haven't been blogging, I have been about with my camera. Living in the country, you get to experience so many things that the Bible talks about. I mean farming sorts of things. Many times I see a farmer planting, harvesting, whatever and the Lord calls to remembrance a Scripture. I'll have my little collection complete in the next few weeks.

Below are two worksheets from my little men. John has been making the transition to cursive writing very well. He doesn't seem to have forgotten anything at all since last year. Ethan is starting preschool a year early. He is 3 and is learning K4 work. I also decided to teach him John's k5 (kindergarten) numbers lessons. He's really doing far better than I even expected him to. We are going to take him to get his eyes checked however. He's been having trouble seeing the dry-erase board.

2 edifying expressions:

Sharon said...

I only had one child and she is grown, but OH how I miss homeschooling!
Treasure each and every moment because it goes so quickly.

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