Wednesday, October 31, 2012

His very first....

library card!!!

And people - you would have thought it was a golden ticket!  This boy was beyond overjoyed to receive his library card.  I'm so proud of him!





This boy loves his story hour.  If I haven't mentioned on the blog yet, I'm on fire to make this boy a life-long reader, lover of books.  So far, we're off to a good start! 






Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fall tradition

Started way back when he was a baby...
Age 11 mos
and every year since....
Age 23 mos
Age 2yrs 11 mos
Age 3yrs 11 mos
Its one of our favorites days of the season...
 maybe even the whole year...
Age 4 yrs 11 mos
 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

One whole hand

That's how old my boy is.....
5 fingers....
 How can that be?
 We celebrated this year with our 
favorite fellow pirates 
big and little - all who love us and love him. 
I am a mess of emotions...
sadness for how fast my 
baby is growing up...
overwhelming gratitude for what a 
healthy, strong, happy, smart, 
curious, feisty boy he truly is. 
Excuse me now while I go have a good cry.



Monday, October 8, 2012

Why not pre-school?

It's that time again. The school year has begun and so too have the questions.

"Does he go to pre-school? Why not? Why isn't he in school?"

While I could title this post:
"Why do total strangers think they get an opinion?"
or "why do people care what we do?",
or my favorite "when did pre-school become as monumental as what college our child goes to?"

(are you sensing my bitterness sarcasm)....

But I won't go down that road...not right now at least....because really, that deserves a very long scathing post all to itself.  

So, back to the question at hand ...why not pre-school?

Because...

I enjoy teaching him and watching him learn.
Because...I enjoy being hands on with him.
Because...I enjoy experiencing the world with him.

Because...there is a lot of foundational learning we want to focus on with him right now, like Jesus, and the Word; character and principles.  OUR principles...not the worlds.
Because...I am fully capable of teaching him the academics he needs at this point.
Because...we are all home during the day - together - and it works for us.

Why not pre-school?

Because its not for us.