I’ve been so packed with various activities lately that I haven’t had a lot of sit-down time. I am behind on reading blogs, I haven’t watched many movies lately, and I am a little behind in my book reading. And the cool part about it, is that I’m extremely okay with it. I love the sense of community we’ve had with some of the people who have been at our church for the past few months (near to a year). We’ve been forming bonds with others and I love it. Considering how far my best friends live, I really need that. They live in Maine (8 hours away), South Jersey (3 hours from us), PA (2 hours away), and the Middle East (until the end of the summer before she comes home). I get lonely pretty easily, so it is nice that there are people around whom I can hang out with.
Homeschooling this year is nearly complete, though I do continue to do certain teaching aspects in the summer (going to work on teaching Micah to read words this summer – he only knows a few). I’ll be doing a lot of book reading and art things (and Leto will have summer reading too and book reports for each one). I’m going to have to do placement tests for Leto because he is only 6 but is almost done with 1st grade now and I can totally see he is ready for 2nd grade in most subjects, but other subjects I see that he is still going to be in a 1st grade level in. Considering the fact that I have the majority of his 2nd grade materials already, I am going to have to work a lot this summer on configuring and reworking his curriculum to suit his understanding. Micah is almost done with preschool, but I’ll be doing Pre-K mixed with certain Kindergarten materials next year. He’s finally been paying attention and isn’t being stubborn about not doing his work. He’s starting to have more fun and that makes me thrilled.
My camera is running down on the end of its life which is sad for me. I’ve had the same camera since around January of 2007 and use it constantly. I’m not too happy about that since I do freelance photography, but no one’s been hiring me and I’m not upset, though I totally could use the money. Thankfully Rob has an upgraded version of my camera that I can use in the meantime (but I like mine more).
These photos are from Mother’s Day. I told you I’m behind . . .that includes in my own blogging. I never really cared about Mother’s Day, but it was nice that for the first time I received a card from my sons as well as my husband. We went to a park for a little bit after church and that is when these were taken. Otherwise the day was the same as always. . .which every day as a mother is cherished (even the frustrating ones). I wanted to climb trees so badly but Rob told me to not do it in a skirt after I was starting to do it. Next time in pants I’ll do it!
Oh, so yeah, this is the first outfit post with black hair. I like the color, but think I like brown better. Rob had been wanting me to dye it black for years and I always said, “No.” I definitely like darker shades better than lighter ones for my hair though. In the sun my hair looks brownish, so that is pretty cool. I also chopped off 2.5″ of my hair.
[Outfit Details: Hairclip & Necklace – Lila-jo | T-shirt – American Eagle | Skirt – Won from a Shabby Apple giveaway | Shoes – TOMS]