First Day of School 2015

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We get to do this twice, its a bonus of homeschooling. Yesterday was our first day of home-school, we rolled out of bed, had a yummy breakfast and got to work.


Zoie is a really good student so far. She enjoys learning and picks things up really fast.


Pennie is excited to do some of the “hard stuff” this year, like learning to read.

Zoie and I sat down to read this book together last night and that’s when it hit me, my baby isn’t a baby anymore!!!


After the book she told me she was a little bit nervous so I asked her if I could pray for her, her classmates, and her teacher. As I was praying I glanced over and saw this, my big baby praying with my little baby. #cuethemommytears

This morning was a little different. It was the first day of workshop and it was a big deal! Waking up on time, hair combed, teeth brushed, matching shoes. Lunches packed, nutritious breakfast eaten and off we go!



We met up with Zoie’s little friend Audree and they made their mamas happy with a picture!

She lined up and all of a sudden she looks so big!

And off she went! I can’t wait to pick her up and hear about her fantastic day!

Happy Tuesday.

Blessings from my family to yours!


Box o Fun

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Homeschool. Awesome for Zoie, boring for Pennie.

I was looking at Pinterest. Cause what’s a girl to do while the hubs is watching hockey.

And I came across this pin.

But I tweeked it a bit. Cause we don’t have that much room. And I’m not THAT creative.


This is what we had week one. I do one box for the whole week. Granted we only do school 3 days a week for 2 hrs a day. So maybe if we did more, I would have to change it up a bit.

In the box:
– cotton balls
– cup, bowl, measuring cup & spoon, mini silicone cupcake molds
– linking rings
– dr. Seuss color & shape flash cards
– feed the monkey fine motor game
– ribbon weaving (not pictured is cooling rack)
– 3 or 4 board books.


To say she loved it is an understatement. Pennie asked for it EVERY DAY. and Zoie gets 20 minutes of free choice at the end of school to read, repeat an activity, or every once in awhile tablet time. She asked for it EVERY DAY too!


She even asked for it at 5:30am. Whatevs.


Week #2.
– board books & same sensory tools
– fish rocks
– paper plate counting w/ clothespins
– lacing cards
– where do they live memory game
– matching cards

The rule is Pennie gets her homeschool box on the carpet. She is allowed to do anything in the box or play with some of brother’s baby toys, but she must stay on the rug for her 30 minutes.

I’m grateful for the homeschool box.

She is happy and learning. Therefore we are all happy. 🙂

Blessings from our family to yours.

Homeschool via Pinterest (December 2013)

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Time sucker.

Also…. GREAT curriculum helper. :)Here are some of the things I hope to accomplish this month in Preschool with Zoie girl. (Pennie too when she wants to sit still)

Can’t wait!

oh. Merry Christmas!!