Friday, June 17, 2011

Homeschool Mother's Journal ~ Home

In My Life

We are home from Disney World and I am busy setting up our routine for the next few weeks. We arrived home Friday and hit the ground running with a fencing tournament for the oldest on Saturday and tennis lessons for the three youngest on Sunday afternoon.

I want to make sure there is time this summer to knock out some home projects. We are hoping to organize the basement, paint the kitchen cabinets, paint some trimwork and numerous other small projects. This week I did get my husband's raised-relief map framed and it will be up on the wall by tomorrow. That is a project that has been waiting for almost a year.

In Our Summer Homeschool

We are going to have lots of sports this summer. The kids are signed up for two weeks of free swimming lessons that start next week. I plan to sign them up for two more weeks in July. Also, the kids started tennis lessons that our city provides at a considerably reduced price. The kids had their first lesson this past Sunday and they all loved it. The instructors made a big fuss about Tom Sawyer's natural talent. They could not believe this was his first time holding a racket! We shall see where this leads.

My Favorite Thing This Week

My favorite thing this week is finding some new grain-free recipes that Tom Sawyer can eat. Even better is that all of the family likes the recipes, and we are finding some new foods to replace all the foods we have lost in recent months.

(Grain-Free Ginger Snaps)

(Grain-Free Banana Muffins)

A Photo to Share

What Little Red Ridinghood wanted most from Disney World is a Rapunzel wig. We could not find one there, so we bought this wig from Ebay. Our little brunette loves it.

Boomer (on the left) is now 8 months old and 60 pounds!! He is doing so well with training. However, he is still having accidents in the house and needs more work on walking on a loose leash. Overall, he is a great dog, and we are so happy to have him. His almost 12 year old "sister", Lady, on the right thinks he can stop growing anytime now. HaHa!



  1. First, LOVE your header photo! How nice to have free or reduced rate lessons! My kids will be doing Track and Field Camp and Swimming lessons for reasonable rates, but all 3 will be going to camps that aren't QUITE as budget-friendly, but they LOVE them. LOL LOVE the wig! Very cute! Just like the puppy! Stopping in from HHH!

  2. So glad you've found some new foods to enjoy. It is such a blessing to find things you like when there are so many things you just can't have.

    Looks like your kiddos are going to get lots of sunshine and exercise this summer!

    Love the pic of the wig! So cute :)

  3. Wonderful news - from the free lessons to the new recipes! Where were you able to find free lessons? Just wondering if there might be something like that around here. I have several that need lessons.

    Enjoy your summer!


  4. That is so great you all are finding foods that T.S can eat and you all like and what FUN you all are usual. [o= That is so cool that T.S had a natural talent at tennis. I can't wait to see how that adventure goes.

    Miss you!
    Blessings and ((HUGS))