Friday, May 6, 2011

In the Beginning

Well Here it blog completely dedicated to Schoolin' The Boys :) I've been wanting to have a blog completely dedicated to our home school adventures separate from my other blog. That blog will be dedicated to my personal journeys with the Lord and this one will simply focus on what my boys are learning whether in our home school or in just regular life lessons along the way.

Many of the fun and amazing things we do I get from the various blogs I've listed on the right side of the screen. Even if you aren't a homeschooling mommy I HIGHLY recommend you checking them out! They have the funnest packs and ideas ALL kids will like and they'll be learning in the process without even knowing it!

So who are my boys?

Brady is 6 with such a sweet & sensitive spirit!
He doesn't like to hurt people's feelings & gets sad if he knows someone is mad at him. He's a BRAINIAC! Shortly after he turned 2 he learned all his colors in 1 day. So the I went on to shapes & he got those quick to. By 2 1/2 he knew all his letters & he taught himself the letters by playing with his Leap Frog refrigerator magnet!!! He LOVES to learn. He has spoiled me greatly ;P Brady is also an EXCELLENT big brother! He loves to make the little ones smile & hold & feed the baby too! Though sometimes his patience runs out with Rylan.

This is my bundle of strong willed, rough & tumble, all boy, but loves his momma, almost 3 year old! Rylan is hilarious! He enjoys being tough, but he still wants to be a baby too! Not that I mind! He LOVES to snuggle with me & in his mind there's nothing my kisses can't fix! He's very sweet to his baby brother, but holds nothing back with Brady. Rylan thinks he's as big as Brady and gets very frustrated when he can't do the same things his big brother does.

This sweet face belongs to our newest family member, Keller. He's 6 months old & like Rylan, thinks he's bigger than he is. His little legs are always moving trying to go & get after whatever he wants. He is spoiled! His brothers spoil him, I spoil him, his daddy spoils him, & everyone else too. He has a goofy big smile that melts my heart! He loves to touch my face and kiss me, but he often pinches my faces, rips the hair out of my head, & gnaws on my chin so much it hurts!

Why do we home school? No big, long reason here. I taught school the 1st 3 years of Brady's life & was able to stay home when Rylan was born. I had enrolled Brady at our church's K3 program & on the way there one morning Brady saw a big, yellow school bus. He was so excited! I went to tell him that one day he would get to ride one & before I could get a word out God stopped me! I heard Him speak so clearly, "You are going to home school." The thought had never occurred to me before! So I began researching, asking questions to other home school moms I knew and prayed, prayed, prayed!!!

A few months into K4 I was struggling with sending Brady & couldn't figure out why. So when I prayed about it the Lord told me it was time to bring him home. The next year I enrolled Rylan in a Mom's Morning Out program thinking I could get so much done those days, but the truth was, I missed him! He always threw a fit & didn't want to go, but I knew he had fun once I left. Nonetheless, I still struggled taking him each time. After confessing to my husband about how I felt he told me to bring him home too.

Every year I pray about homeschooling them, struggle with sending them to school, and God always reminds me that He has called us home. It's a journey that humbles me & scares me sometimes, but I know that this is the plan God has for us! So a day at a time & completely relying on God!

I'm so excited to share our schoolin' stories with yall! Stay tuned to see what's next!

1 comment:

  1. I know this post is old, but I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your story. My 4 y/o will start K this "fall" and i feel we are called to homeschool. But like you I don't have a big long reason. We have a lovely little public school down the road. We do have some scheduling issues, but I just feel God wants us to homeschool even though I don't feel we "have" too. I sometimes feel a little odd with some of my friends who homeschool who have more involved reasons for choosing homeschooling. It is so nice to read of someone who is kind of like me. I believe we will consider ps every year, but right now could see us homeschooling "forever"