Friday, September 16, 2011

Back to School...

Today is the end of the second week of school. And I must say things have been running rather smoothly, despite all my worries. I am teaching an Introduction to ASL class at the homeschool enrichment program this year. We have a small class but I think it will be fun once we all get our bearings. The kids are doing science at home this year, and since we are working ahead in science I decided to let them do the book over two years which has reduced a lot of the stress from last year.

 Isaac started a new job working 10 hours a week at church. Unfortunately the grass is still growing so he still has his lawn jobs which means not a lot of time to rest. Basketball conditioning is keeping him busy but he still finds time to rock out on his guitar.

Isaac's Literature books  

Hannah is taking my ASL class and sewing and she still loves playing her violins and mandolin. She is my right hand at home. Keeping the house clean and getting dinner started if I am busy with basketball.

Hannah's Literature List

Poetry for Young People, Robert Frost
The War of the Worlds
Homer Price
Norman Rockwell, Storyteller with a Brush
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Mr. Popper's Penguins
Letters from Rifka
All Creatures Great and Small
The Cay
The Hiding Place
Number the Stars
Snow Treasure
My Side of the Mountain
Pippi in the South Seas
Through My Eyes
The Cross and the Switchblade
The Hobbit
The Annotated Innocence of Father Brown
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Justin!

Our friend Justin had a surprise 15th super hero birthday party. The kids had a lot of fun dressing up and surprising their friend.

Lala from Sky High, Poison Ivy, Rogue, Power Ranger? 

 the Incredible Hulk


 Superman and Clark Kent

 Sandman or should I say Sandwoman and Violet

 Batman Characters: Poison Ivy, Cat Woman, The Joker, Robin, Batman and Cat Woman

 The Batman character boys

 Batman character girls (I wish I had thought of doing all the villains picture)

 Ironwoman, Cat Woman, Rogue, Poison Ivy, Cat Woman


 X-men Characters: Rogue and Wolverine

 Top 4 costumes
That is Chuck Norris in the plaid shirt


 Top girl (and all around winner) and Top boy

 The birthday boy

 Group shot

Super hero pose!