Hello! We've been busy, AND our computer broke a few days ago! And before that, we were in LA for a few days (it was a great visit, by the way!) We're using a computer that's about 9 years old. It works good enough for me to check my e-mail and that's about it! If you have 2 or more programs or webpages open at a time, it will freeze. I haven't even attempted at uploading pictures, I'm going to wait until we get our new computer (Michael ordered another Dell). Michael tried and tried (it was almost an all-day affair!) to get the other computer working, with no success. SOOO, it'll probably be a few more days before I post again.
I started ALL of Josephine's 2nd grade schoolwork yesterday, and so far it's gone surprisingly well. I made up a more detailed daily schedule (for Josephine's school and for what goes on after school is done) and yesterday and today have gone very smooth, because I actually followed the schedule! I wake up by 7:00, start school by 9:00, 9 subjects later(Mon.-Wed.), w/ 3 breaks in between, we get done by 2:30. We actually only spend about 2 1/2 to 3 hours actually doing school work. It's amazing we can get 9 subjects done in that time! Thursday we only do 7 or 8 subjects, and by friday it's only 4 or 5. I'm even doing a pretty solid PE program this year, too... I got a homeschool PE book, written by a man with a doctorate degree in Kinesiology, who ALSO had 8 or 9 kids (don't remember) that he and his wife homeschooled... I LOVE it so far, and look forward to doing it the rest of the year. I've been doing the exercises with Josephine, so I'll hopefully be able to get a little in shape, too!!! I added a link on the left of the page, labeled "PE book" if your interested in more info...
I started Maureen's preschool last week, and she's really enjoying it. So far we spend anywhere between 30 min. to an hour per day, which more depends on her mood and attention span than anything else! we've done a handful of arts and crafts...I'll get pictures and post them next time.
Well, I'm off to bed! I even set a bedtime for myself, so that I can actually get up by 7:00! 7:00 is almost like sleeping in to some people, I bet!