Tuesday, January 26, 2010

As of late..

The late Christmas present to the kids.. (bought used on Craigslist!)

The boys pretending to spend the night in the "spaceship."

At the park.. this was the first day (two weeks ago) when the cold spell "broke"

The boys and their "swords" or "guns." the sticks are multi-functional.

Jorge has a new trick.. i promise that Eva liked it very much!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

If i can just survive...

This has been my thoughts for today: If I can just survive (dot.dot.dot).

I think most of it centers around homeschooling. I think.

Jorge is 4 1/2. We have done some pre-school stuff and he loves to learn. We did figure out that he is color deficient. Not color blind, but he can't determine yellow and blue very well. I was so thankful to be the one to figure this out and not some frustrated teacher in a classroom with 20 other 4 year olds wondering why this boy "won't focus." Needless to say, I wasn't any better because I thought he wasn't paying attention, but then God put in my mind/heart, "Rachel, he may not actually understand the difference. he could be color blind/deficient." So to the Internet we went and found some ways to "diagnose" it. Oddly enough, it was through the came Candyland that we figured all this out.

With that behind us. I now have to make a plan for when we start Kindergarten. I think I've decided to go with My Father's World Curriculum (feel free to let me know of any others you might suggest). With that, I feel very confident to start this coming September. The only thing that scares me.. well the three things that make me tremble and think.. If I can just survive are:



and this...

Well I don't actually have a picture of the little butter bean.. Isaac.

Come September I will have a fourth baby that will be four months old, a 2 yr old , an almost 4 yr old and 5 year old. Okay, Im not whining.. Just stating the facts.

The reason this makes me wonder my stats on survival is that today I had to lay down the law and put up a baby gate to keep Eva out of the schoolroom. Which she obviously did not like. The reason.. She will get into everything and will absolutely keep me from being able to focus on what I am trying to do with the boys. So come September I will have two little ones that will need to have something to do while I do school with Jorge. Well, actually i know that we will do his school in the afternoon while the other three are napping. But Alex will have to do school in the morning with the baby gate up.

Seriously, I am not complaining.. just wondering if I will survive it.


Monday, January 11, 2010

well DUH, Im pregnant.

So Im 22 weeks pregnant. But I forget about it all the time.

I had a birth last week that was absolutely beautiful. First time mom that made her 17 hour labor look easy. I was with her for about the last 7 hours of that. When I got home, I wondered why I was so sore on my lower back and legs.

then I remembered, "duh, im pregnant."

then I thought, "oh dear, and I have births right up until April, three weeks before my own birth."
I may be in over my head. Or just needing some heat packs when I get home.