Sep 16, 2007

A Little of This and A Little of That

Highlights from the Week
*The kids and I hit Cole Park for a little break and a little exercise this week. They ran around getting sweaty while I just sat enjoying the beautiful day, and some quiet time to myself. One great advantage of homeschooling was that my kids basically had the place to themselves to explore.
*Skip came home Thursday night and made this. Oh my goodness! It was so delicious that night, the next day for lunch, and so on. We also had a date Friday afternoon. It was so nice to sit in a movie holding hands and sharing popcorn. We saw 3:10 to Yuma which was EXCELLENT. It doesn't hurt that Russell Crowe and Christian Bale were the leads. They are 2 of my favorite actors. This was a western, but I totally loved it!
*We made it through week 2 of homeschooling and I'm still sane. Actually my kids are doing great, but they miss being with friends. Each one of them had some special time this week to have friends over, or they went to a friend's house. I really need to schedule friends over more often. It may stress me out a little, but they need the interaction and a break from each other.
*My mother-in-law had a b-day this week and though we haven't had a chance to celebrate, Ashley painted her a beautiful pot ALL BY HERSELF. I went to the craft store and she used her own money to buy everything, and then I left her alone to create. She did a great job, and obviously has a gift for the arts like her daddy. I will try to get a picture to show this week when she gives her MeeMee the pot.
*I had a wonderful meeting with my bible study ladies, but I have a ton of homework I still need to do, as well as lesson plans. Yet, here I am typing this. I think this mom needs some help with prioritizing.

I don't think I posted this picture of the girls from early this summer. It was just too sweet. Annie was a cheetah girl in her hip-hop dance, and Ashley did beautifully in her ballet. Annie did try ballet for about three weeks, but found it too boring. She is my little gymnast, and I can't wait to get her back in classes when we move.

I couldn't resist pulling out another special picture for you. This one is of me and my sister Debbie. She didn't take dance very long, because she really excelled at sports. It was great that we each had our own thing.

Have a blessed week!


Ruth said...

You did have a busy week! I love both pictures, and I can't wait to see the pot that was painted. I'm glad you and Skip had a date, too. Have a great week!

Linda said...

Those are great pictures Susie. Makes me wish all over again I hadn't been too shy as a little girl to take dance lessons. Ah well...
Sounds like you're getting into a good routine with school. Maybe once you get moved you can get involved with a Homeschool group. They seem to have more activities than my dil can keep up with. It gives the kids lots of time with friends.
Have a good week sweet girl.

Penless Thoughts said...

The pictures are darling. I especially like that you also posted a young you dancer!

Susanne said...

Aren't both sets of pictures sweet.

I made that recipe a couple weeks ago and it was wonderful although my family much prefers the real mozzarella cheese in lasagna and not the cheese slices. But the sauce is wonderful.

Sounds like a busy week.

Robin said...

This has nothing to do with your post, but I cannot for the life of me get your email to pull up on my gmail (and I don't memorize them anymore) to say THANK YOU for your sweet card and little Pier 1 treat!! It was such a nice surprise and Terry apologizes, but he just gave it to me today. God love him, he's really bad about delivering stuff to me. I have a ton of stories on this very topic, but I won't share here.

Hope you have a great HSing week 3!

ex animo said...

Cute pics!


Mayhem And Miracles said...

Oh, my word. You look like Annie and your sister looks like Ashley. Well, they look like ya'll when you were little, but you know what I mean. Your depictions of homeschool are making me miss it very much. I am glad you seem to be finding your groove. Still praying about the house.....

~April said...

CUTE pics!! Congrats on Homeschooling!!

NeeNee said...

Love those pictures! so very sweet!

Barb @ A Chelsea Morning said...

Adorable pictures, Susie. And yay for having a date! Rob and I are supposed to see 3:10 to Yuma this weekend, too. I saw the previews at the theater a few weeks ago and although I normally don't like westerns at all, I knew I'd have to see this one. Can't wait!