Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Homeschool, needlework, and Adie

We have started homeschooling early this year so that we can take time off once the boys come in November. As you can see, things can get out of hand...even when they have all disappeared. I think they are playing on the floor around the corner. The winner of this week's favorite toy is a box full of poker chips. (I think they are one of my brothers, but they never claimed them at my mom's so I took them to be counting chips.) They love to sort, stack, make patterns, and build with them...I would have never thought there were so many uses!

This was a first lesson in needle art. Flour sacks, needle, and string equals loads of fun while Adie took her nap.

They were so proud of themselves saying things such as, "Mom, I bet Laura Ingalls Wilder did the same thing as us."

Adie had a great day and I can't believe how easy it is to get things done when I have a cooperative 2 year old who doesn't throw tantrums or get into anything. (Yesterday it was Elmer's glue on the carpet). She played so nicely this morning that I didn't know whose child I had. She loved those poker chips that I was talking about earlier. I am praying for another good day tomorrow!


Steph and Mitch T said...

That looks like so much fun!! :) I remember one year when Mitch was teaching 3rd grade, he bought all the supplies and taught his class how to do needlework. He says it went really well. :) We started school on far it's going really well, but we haven't added science, history, or spelling yet. I'm sure once we add those our schedule will kick into a higher gear and our days will be busier.

Shonni said...

Hi Angel, I need to get some poker chips! With all my little guys, I can only imagine what fun they would have.
My girls like to do Red is so pretty and easy.
Thank you for visiting out blog. How cool that you used to work at Buena Vista...where we camp is North of there past Emerald Lake...such a beautiful place. And they are really fixing up Mt. Princeton Springs, which is where we went.
It is so fun to enjoy the beauties of the out doors with my children!

Katie said...

You are a genius! I found some poker chips, and the twins had a blast playing with them!! :-) And, the whining stopped for a few minutes.