I’m thinking about a few things in particular lately, one being how to fit some fitness into my day. Even today, I was up at 6:30am, but there hasn’t been time without feeding boys, cleaning the kitchen, prepping for a morning out. Do I need to get up even earlier? Put on a few cartoons for the boys while I work up a sweat? Next month I’ll be starting a new series about fitness for women, with several great guest bloggers, sharing their goals and personal routines. Hopefully that will help me!
Also on my mind: when to allow my girls to have an email address. No one needs/wants to email them yet, but I have been considering also setting them each up with a Goodreads account so they can keep track of what they read this year. So many things can be learned if I let them do that–computer skills, reviewing books, keeping track of what they read, searching for authors and titles on the website… Thoughts? When have your kids gotten their first email address and other online accounts?
I just finished some books! Now I’m going to read “The Little Oratory”. Besides that, we’re about to start up with our formal studies again, so it’ll be a lot of books about Colorado, US History, and the books the girls have chosen to read.
The same ol’ tunes on my playlist. Soon we’ll be listening to some new tunes, though. I’ve decided to loop our music study (or not study, but what we listen to and hopefully learn to at least recognize, if not become familiar with) as part of our homeschool year. The idea of looping came to me from both “Plan Your Year” and “Teaching From Rest“. My plan is to start out listening to movie soundtracks, then move to American patriotic songs, then some music by the masters like Mozart, Back, Strauss, etc. I’ll play the music during chore-time, in the car, during lunch, as a pick-me-up in the afternoon…
My baby is starting to walk! We’ve been watching him take toddling, wobbly steps the last few days. The big kids find it incredibly amusing. It’s fun to watch *them* get so excited for their baby brother’s milestones.
Beautiful days and long walks with my brood. We tried geocaching the other day, and didn’t find the cache. However, we had a nice walk, enjoyed the fresh air, and loved the grove we found. God is good.