And we did! The next week or so will be all about finding our groove, so in the meantime we are doing EVERYTHING. Which meant the longest homeschool day we've had so far, but it was still great. We had a recess and an afternoon quiet time.
The day started with the girls getting up at 8 and eating breakfast. I didn't get a picture this year, I was too busy being sure laundry was put in and the school table was cleared off.
At about 8:30 they were dressed and ready to go. The first task was to get the itty-bitties schooled. Which looks like this:
Corbin will be 2 in December and knows several colors already. Not the least of which is "PEENK!" hehe
Then we got on with GraceAnne's schooling which includes bible study, handwriting, history, reading, writing, math, geography and this year we've added Spanish. Today we definitely did too much, but like I said before, that's for stream-lining. Part of what's amazing about homeschooling is the fact that we can look at GraceAnne's handwriting and decide that she has fabulous penmanship and doesn't need a formal handwriting lesson. She writes daily, so it won't be a detriment to her. I love how personal we can be and how intimately I get to know her through this journey.
She found her reader to be a little tough and she was getting frustrated this afternoon. She really wasn't doing bad at all, but then I reminded her that it is a 4th grade reader and that it had to be in order to challenge her and that I was so proud of her. She smiled and kept on reading after that.
After she finished her Spanish lesson (God love Rosetta Stone!) I got to take her to get a haircut. She ended up going shorter than she originally thought she would and getting bangs cut again. She is growing up so fast!
On the way home, GraceAnne and I picked up pizza and soda in glass bottles as a celebratory dinner on the porch. The family time was nice and the weather here the last 2 days has been heaven-sent after our 60+ days over 100 this summer. Tonight everyone was bathed and smelled so yummy as we all curled up on the couch to read bedtime stories. Baby Bliss, I tell you.
Hope the first day of school at your house was just as awesome :) Love and miss you all!
P.S. The kids aren't the only ones who learn...Violet taught me this afternoon about an "EAT-A-GATOR." It starts with an A. ;)