Wednesday, March 31, 2010

unschooling

I've decided to go ahead and take the plunge into unschooling. I've been attracted to this approach since we started on our homeschooling journey but I guess the thought of actually doing it here in Pa with it's homeschooling law has been a bit intimidating. However, I took some action and joined up with a PA Unschooling forum. From there, I was able to find a different evaluator who looks like she will be able to help us out. I also am going to switch to a different diploma program which offers an honor program if our boys want to take advantage of this.

Change is good. And is what we've been getting a lot of these past four or five months.



Friday, March 19, 2010

growing up

Mr. Tailor applied for his first job yesterday....and was hired. We celebrated with turkey cheese sandwiches on tomato basil bread, chips, ice-cream, and a movie.

Why does time have to fly by so fast?

By the way.....he'll be working at Scout Camp this summer for about six weeks selling goods in their Trading Post store. He has never been away from home that long. Saying I'll miss him doesn't even come close to describing how I feel. Love that boy!

spring

Signs of spring for March 18th.

yellow crocus
yellow daffodils
tinkerbell flowers
cardinals in my holly tree
rushing water in the creek
greener grass
symphony of birds love songs
warm morning walks
bicycles taken out of the garage and ridden
muddy bike wheels
potholes in the backyard created Josh and Alec digging with white plastic spoons
spring fever
panic attacks to finish up the boys portfolios
the sun rising at 7:12 am
the sun setting at 7:18pm