Saturday, December 14, 2013

Hi! We’re still here! And here’s the pics to prove it

Wow, it’s really been a long time since I posted.  My job went from temporary to permanent back in September, so things have continued to be crazy.   I’m hoping to get back to regular posting soon.  Meanwhile, here’s what we’ve been up to:

The kids are doing great with Time4Learning. 

Vicki is now working in second grade for Language Arts and will be doing third grade Science and Social Studies once her reading is strong enough. 

George has moved on to fourth grade in everything except Math. 

They are moving very quickly through T4L.  It’s not a very rigorous program but they are learning.  Vicki’s reading took a huge jump once she started T4L and she is now working her way through the Magic Tree House books (among others).   They frequently share interesting tidbits from science and social studies. 

I’m very glad they are showing progress with T4L because we’ve been really bad about getting to the supplemental stuff.  I’m hoping to change that once we get through the holidays.

What else have we been up to….

We celebrated the kids’ 8th and 6th birthdays in August…


We reviewed bear safety thanks to a visitor to our yard…


The kids went to the beach with Daddy and some of his friends, and it turns out they LOVE the ocean.  We might have to visit more frequently next summer.

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We had a great time visiting Big Sis Steph at school for homecoming and seeing her dance (she was Ginger Spice in a 90’s tribute)!

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The kids were a pretty pink unicorn…


and a Purrloin (a purple cat Pokemon) for Halloween…


and had a great time getting candy and dancing to the DJ at our town’s Trunk or Treat.


We celebrated Thanksgiving, where I once again attempted to get decent pictures of the kids together….

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This one isn’t bad if you ignore that neither of them are actually looking at the camera.


We did get a nice girls picture…


and a boys picture.


We’ve already enjoyed playing in lots of snow.  We’re currently experiencing our second snow storm in a week.  I think this is going to be a fun winter.

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And then they decided they were tired of me taking pictures of them through the window (I stayed inside where it was warm!).


Now the kids are doing Christmas crafts with Granny Kaye and we’re getting all decorated for the Holidays (more on that later).

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