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What a Great Week…

25 Feb

This has been such a great week here in our homeschool this week.  We were able to get a lot accomplished in many different areas.

-History went well-started our timeline, made some WW2 crafts!

-Science-we have so many plants on my window sill-it looks like a nursery in there!

-Math-worked through an assignment each day.

-Grammar-worked on our writing and also parts of speech.

The one thing that I am still trying to get is planning!  I plan  to do this on Saturdays, but then the Saturdays slip by and Monday comes around and I have no plan.  So, I am praying that God will help me gain focus in that area!  I know that with our busy schedule, homeschool would go much, much better if I did that!

So, that being said I am dedicating today to getting some things organized and getting my  planning sheets in order!  What’s the saying, “you don’t know how you’re going to get there if you don’t know where you’re going?”  I’ll let you know how it goes!

On a side note, I will say that I have reflected on each of my boys this week.  I have been making it a point to find GOOD qualities in each of them throughout the week.  Oftentimes, boys get a bad rap 🙂 Boys will be boys!  But, I wanted to take time this week to focus on some of their amazing qualities.

I will start with Landon.  Landon is my oldest-he will be 17 in April.  He is such a sweet spirited child.  He has basically lived his entire life on the mission field.  We surrendered to full-time ministry when he was 4. He has been able to participate on more mission trips than any 16 year old I know.  This week I was very proud of Landon.  He chose to spend his winter break (he had no online classes) with his Grandma (my mom).  My stepdad passed away August of 2010, and in January she got laid off.  She was going through a difficult time.  Everytime I called her she would be sorting through papers, etc.  I guess Landon heard me in conversations with her and my husband about being worried about her.  He asked if he could go stay with his Grandma Alice.  Now, that may seem like no big deal-lots of grandchildren go see their grandparents, but my mom lives out in the middle of nowhere!  She has no internet, no cable tv, nothing!  So, for my almost 17 year old son to want to go and sacrifice his iPhone, iPod, Facebook, and television says a lot about his character!  And then to see his post on Facebook “I had a great time at my Grandma’s”  It makes this mama proud!

My middle son showed great sacrifice this week.  Thomas is 13, and he is our drama king!  I really think he should go into acting!  🙂 For Lent he has decided to “fast” from his video games.  We do limit the amount of time that he can play, but after his school work he does play his Wii.  But, this week he has decided that he wants to give those up during the season of Lent.  I am proud of him for his sacrifice!  He also decided to give up his one glass of soda that he gets per day.  Now, get this-he wants to put aside some money that he would normally spend on sodas and put it towards our Haiti trip!

Aaron is my baby! 🙂  He will be 11 on March 1st!  He is probably the most selfish out of the bunch.  He is a little spoiled (sorry-just being honest).  But, this week Aaron has really tried to focus on not being selfish.  He has tried to give more compliments to others, especially his brother!  I have also noticed this week that instead of pointing the finger at someone else, he has stopped to evaluate the situation to see if he played any part in the mishap!  That is a big accomplishment, and I am very proud of him!

I am going to make it a point to focus on something positive in each of my boys this coming week as well.  With all the bad rap that boys get-they need all the positive reinforcement we can give them.  I certainly don’t want them relying on “the world” to give it to them!

Have a Blessed Weekend!

Enjoy the wonderful weather!

But, most importantly, enjoy your children!

In Him,

Kimberly 🙂

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