Putting our new grill together. He’s teaching Dylan how to do it.
Love my pups!
One perk of homeschooling is we can take the day off to help Grandma pack. #homeschoolperks #homeschoolingboys
So excited we just booked our Spring break cabin for next month!! I’m ready for a vacation!!
After a very long day of the boys not being so nice to each other, we did a build each other up activity. They had to find 10 nice things about each other to glue on the person. Thanks @monsonschoolhouse for this idea! We also did the toothpaste activity where you empty the toothpaste bottle and then tell them to put it back and explain that it’s just like when you say something mean you can’t take it back. Already seeing a change with how they are speaking to one another. #homeschool #buildingcharacter #homeschoolingboys #raisingboys
The reading books I’ve ordered have made their way in! My kids want to start reading them now but these are for next school year. I may have to give in though. These are all from #thegoodandthebeautiful book list! Can’t wait to see how much my boys enjoy these books!! #homeschool #homeschoolingboys #homeschoolreading
My two very helpful boys! Driveway was covered in ice and since Daddy was at work all day they decided to shovel the ice off the driveway!!
Our winter wonderland. Mainly ice and sleet. A little snow is falling here and there.
The boys with their Valentine’s gifts.
Beautiful roses and chocolates from my Hubby!! Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!!
This happened today. The schoolroom was not being used much as we needed a new setup. So I rearranged the whole room today. Not completely finished but a little more organizing and it will be a workable space again. It’s much more inviting and not so cluttered feeling. #homeschool #homeschoolroom #homeschoolmom
Homeschool mom Christmas happened today here!! Next years curriculum all came in!! So excited to use all of this next year!! Pic 1- Science Pic 2- History Pic 3- Austin’s Language Arts Pic 4- Dylan’s Language Arts Pic 5- Writing and Handwriting Pic 6- Some read aloud books Pic 7- Austin’s Math #thegoodandthebeautiful #teachingtextbooks
Having a little fun with my hair and makeup!!
Then he rolled over from the blanket and she realized and looked at me like mom make him move. They are now snuggling together. #pitbull #texasheeler
Roscoe and Dixie are starting to like each other more and more. Dixie has finally gotten where she will lay down near him as long as he doesn’t try to chew on her. #texasheeler #pitbull
The beginning of everything we need to start using #thegoodandthebeautiful curriculum fully next school year. Curriculum is ordered and supplies ordered. My kids are excited for the light table for tracing maps for geography and drawing!! #homeschool
We are planning to use this book with our boys to prepare them for puberty. I have seen it recommended all over the homeschool community! Normally is 13$ but I found it for 4$ at Five Below. Figured I’d give a heads up if anyone is looking for it and has this store close by!! #homeschool #homeschoolingboys #homeschoolmom #homeschoolhealth #homeschoolbargains
Some better pics of our new puppy. He’s a little lazy when it comes to eating and drinking.
Our newest addition to our family. He’s a Texas Heeler. Working on a name...
Hit the Target dollar spot jackpot today!! Got a new planner and all the goodies to go with it!!! #targetdollarspot #target #targetbullseyesplayground #targetbullseye #planner #planner2018 #planneraddict #plannerstickers
Started The Good and the Beautiful language arts with my kiddos today!!! It’s amazing!! No anger or tears from anyone and they actually learned the lesson. I’m doing my own spin on it to make it work for both kids from the same level for the rest of this year as my oldest needs the review and my youngest is learning things for the first time. Seriously feeling blessed that I found this curriculum!! #homeschool #homeschoolmom #homeschoolingboys #thegoodandthebeautiful #homeschoollanguagearts
History project today. We learned about the Spartans and the Athenians! Dylan enjoyed coloring the paper dolls and putting the Greek clothing and armor on them. #homeschool #homeschoolhistory #homeschoolingboys #storyoftheworldvol1 #homeschoolmom
Getting everything laminated for our new Science unit we start tomorrow on Meteorology! Cleaned and prepared the school room as we start back from our Christmas break!! #homeschool #homeschoolmom #homeschoolscience #thegoodandthebeautiful
New Years Eve with the family!! We are celebrating at home!!
Best nine of 2017!! This year has been amazing!! Here’s to an even better 2018!!!
🎄A few pics from our Christmas morning!! Merry CHRISTmas!!!!🎄
Santa’s been here!!!
Christmas Eve presents!! Pajamas made by me!!!
Christmas cookies for Santa are out!!
Our Christmas Eve tradition of building Gingerbread Houses!!
Feeling extremely blessed and grateful today as we get together with family on Christmas Eve. We are celebrating the reason for the season!! We are making gingerbread houses, watching lots of Christmas movies, and singing lots of Christmas songs!! Merry Christmas Eve!!!
Made pies for Christmas dinner!! First time doing my own pumpkin pie. They smell so good!!!
Making the change from our old online planner to Homeschool Planet planner. It is so much easier to plan with. I was able to get the rest of our school year planned out today and now can enjoy the next two weeks off during our Christmas break!! #homeschool #homeschoolmom #homeschoolplanning #homeschoolplanet #homeschoolplanner
It’s almost Christmas break here but we are finishing up a few things before next week. We decided to do school in the living room this week! The boys were both working on Science, making a drawing for potential energy and kinetic energy. I am loving this curriculum and how much the boys are actually retaining!!! #homeschool #thegoodandthebeautiful #homeschoolscience #homeschoolingboys #homeschoolmom #homeschoolers
We are all cozied up under blankets watching Christmas movies! Love this time of year!!
What we’re reading. I figured my boys would be really interested in the BFG but they don’t really like it. Instead they are loving the Daniel Boone book. #homeschool #homeschoolreading #homeschoolers #homeschoolingboys
Today during History we learned about the Mycenaeans in Greece. We made shields like they used in fights. Austin choose to make his with scissors on it and Dylan made his with a monster on it to scare them away! #homeschool #homeschoolhistory #homeschoolstoryoftheworld #homeschoolingboys
Today turned into a carpentry type of day. They decided to build houses and bridges. Learning on the weekend! #homeschool #homeschoolingboys #homeschoolers #homeschoolwoodwork #homeschoolcarpentry
I’ve declared today Christmas movie day! We are starting by watching Disney’s, A Christmas Carol.
Bonfire with friends tonight
The house is decorated for Christmas!! It’s nice and cozy in here!! I love this time of year!! #christmas #christmasdecor #holidaydecor #farmhousechristmas
Through the eyes of a child. Both of my boys have enjoyed time laying under our tree looking up at the lights. We got our house half decorated today and will get the rest done tomorrow. We are enjoying watching movies by Christmas tree light. 🎄
Happy Thanksgiving!! Hope you all have an amazing day with lots of good food and family!!
One other thing I am loving about this science is our Science Wall!! It includes our vocabulary words and types of energy now. We will add more as we continue lessons. It makes for easy reviewing of topics we have covered. One last science post for a bit lol #thegoodandthebeautiful #homeschool #homeschoolers #homeschoolmom #homeschoolscience
My boys learned about atoms and molecules today. Loved the hands on activity which really made learning fun and information stick!! We are loving Science now!!! #thegoodandthebeautiful #homeschool #homeschoolscience #homeschoolers #homeschoolmom #homeschoolingboys
Another Christmas decoration done. I hand painted the lettering and trees. I can’t wait to decorate this weekend!!!
Started our new Science today. It went really good and they enjoyed it!! I like the hands on approach to this curriculum much better than what we had been using. Today they learned what energy is and how things in our house and outside use energy. They also created the covers to their Science journals. #thegoodandthebeautiful #homeschool #homeschoolscience #homeschoolers #homeschoolmom #homeschoolingboys
I am so excited to be starting a new Science program with my boys. Our other one wasn’t quite working for us so we are trying the #thegoodandthebeautiful science curriculum. We decided to start with Intro to Energy and Meteorology. The quality of these books is amazing and how in depth they get is even better!! I think we have definitely found a winner science curriculum @thegoodandthebeautiful #homeschool #thegoodandthebeautiful #homeschoolscience #homeschoolmom #homeschoolingboys
Two more decorations done for our new Christmas decor this year!!
Working on some new Christmas decorations for our house this year. This is our new stocking hanger. It says merry and bright. I painted the wood to look rustic and old. It started out as natural looking brand new wood. I’m impressed with it!! Just have to add a few nails to hang the stockings on and it’ll be done!! More to come as Christmas decorating time gets closer!!
Getting math done! We are using Saxon and Teaching Textbooks. Both of my kids like what they are using which makes math more enjoyable for all of us. #homeschool #homeschoolmath #teachingtextbooks #saxonmath #homeschoolingboys #homeschoolmom
This is how we start our day. Our morning work. Every day the boys learn a new vocabulary word and every week they memorize two states and capitals and two presidents. We review all that we have learned before that day as well. This is today’s morning work. #homeschool #homeschoolmorning #homeschooler #homeschoolingboys #homeschoolmom
Trying out a new math game. Both of my boys tried out Quick Math on the iPad today and both enjoyed it trying to beat their own times they set previously. It was fun to watch and they learned some too. #homeschool #homeschoolmath #homeschooler #homeschoolmom #homeschoolfun #homeschoolingboys
Working hard on their Animal Classification Unit Study! #homeschool #homeschoolscience #homeschoolers #homeschoolmom #homeschoolunitstudy
We started our poetry unit this month!! The boys wrote three Acrostic poems. Can I just say how proud I was to see my 4th grader use his word of the day Docile in his Acrostic poem. Then you have my 6th grader who insisted on using uncleaned for his U in his name. 😂 They really enjoyed making these and joking about different words they could use. Make sure you swipe to see all of their poems. #homeschool #homeschoolmom #homeschooler #homeschoolingboys #homeschoolwriting #homeschoolpoetry
Two very happy kids with way too much candy.
I’d say they are enjoying our new school schedule. It now includes recess/ breaks between subjects and they took full advantage of it today! #homeschool #homeschoolmom #homeschoolingboys #homeschoolbreak
Only one kiddo wanted to decorate pumpkins this year. This is his pumpkin.
My view as I finished the first pair of pajama pants for Christmas! Also the finished pants. A little long for room to grow over the next couple of months. My first project to sew on my own and I really enjoyed it!!