Sunday, May 20, 2012
1. We are a military family, with that comes long absences from my husband, moves when we are told, and we take leave when they let us. With homeschooling we can take the breaks we need when we need, for a move, a trip home what ever comes up. We can always take school with us for the longer trips.
2. We don't get to pick where we live and can't always count on decent schools. We are in a place now that, though we love it, has kind of terrible schools. We don't have to worry about gaps in our kids education with the moves, we control the education.
3. We get to move at our sons pace. We move on when he is ready and pick up the next thing.
4.If something seems really interesting we can just sink our teeth in and learn all we want.
That is why we do what we do and we love it most days :)
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The addresses are below for anyone else who would like to send cards to these hero;s this holiday season!
Spinal Cord Injury Unit GLD
San Antonio, Texas. 78229
Wounded Warrior Ministry Center
APO AE 09180
Medical Family Assistance Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20307-5001
Spinal Cord Unit
2002 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030
3851 Roger Brooke Drive
Fort Sam Houston, Tx 78234
Sunday, December 11, 2011
We had a box full of toys to donate when we were done. It was a great project for Ayden :)
Saturday, December 10, 2011
So today we put some candy and a small trinket from our present closet in a box and left it on the front porch of a neighbor whose husband just deployed at the beginning of the month.
Friday, December 9, 2011
- 4 cups all-purpose flour ( do 2 whole wheat and 2 all purpose)
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 (16 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
DirectionsIn a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt. Add pumpkin, oil, eggs, milk and vanilla; beat on medium speed until well mixed. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 13-14 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Cool for 2 minutes; remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Second, I want to share what has been happening in our house since we have started this challenge. My five year old has been changing. Kindness is spilling over in to all parts of his life, yesterday he let a child get in front of him to use the slide. Also when we went to see Santa instead of asking for a bunch of things for him, he asked that all the boys and girls whose parents can't get them much would get extra presents from him this year. The talk of presents has pretty much stopped here all together. Which was my goal. Presents at Christmas are great and wonderful, but I really don't want that to be the focus in our house. I want him to think of others and it is happening. It is so great to see this wonderful character trait growing in my little boy.
Now on to our act for the day, I have been baking pumpkin cookies for a few get togethers we have coming up. Pumpkin cookies are a staple in this house at the holidays, we call them Christmas Crack because they are so good and equally addicting. So we wrapped up some cookies with a note and left them for our neighbors! Ayden had fun sneaking up to their front porch and leaving them there. Maybe I need to invest in some Santa hats for us to wear while we are blessing others.... defiantly something to think about!!!
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Today was shopping day. Ayden had a great idea to gather up all the carts that were not put away so they didn't bump into anyones cars and scratch them. I thought this was a great idea for the day.
We gathered up the carts there and then later at the px where we saw santa. It has been great to see Ayden thinking about others this week. I have seen it spill over in to all parts of our life, I think this lesson is working :)