Thursday, January 29, 2009


This is what happens when a 4 year old is left to his own devices while I am upstairs homeshooling his older brother.

His creative little mind could definitely have done worse!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Decision

Meant to post yesterday, but the day got away from me, so you're getting 2 posts today!!! Aren't you excited?!?! Actually, its a follow-up post to my home school dilemma.

After allot of praying and thinking and talking, Michael & I have decided to allow Morgann to finish out the year in her current Kindergarten class. I think we will probably begin home schooling her next Fall. She isn't happy with our decision, but is content knowing that she will be home next year with Alex & I.

It took some time, but I finally came to the conclusion that I have way too much on my plate right now, and with the impending changes that will be taking place in our household very soon, I need to spend more time preparing to have all 3 kids at home for most of the week...beginning next year! Granted, Ian will more than likely be enrolled for at least 3 days a week for PreK, but having Morgann at home will be a big adjustment for Alex and I both. Its not something that I can jump into lightly, as I would probably fall flat on my face. And, the last thing I think I need is more life is a little too hectic already.

So for now, things are going to remain as they are, and I am very happy with my decision. Thank you all for your prayers and advice...sometimes my emotions get the best of me and I need some outside influence from friends/family. Although now I need to start studying up on my phonics.....

Breakfast Anyone?

Betty Crocker & Martha Stewart I am not. But, apparently I can make a mean waffle!

A few nights ago, while rummaging around the kitchen trying to figure out dinner, I found an un-opened box of Bisquick. So, I decided on waffles. And, as a bonus, I let the kids help mix the batter and make their own waffle (by pouring the batter onto the waffle maker). They had a blast and it made dinner very fun for everyone.

The next morning, I was bombarded with requests for more waffles. Although I had the excess batter wrapped up in the fridge, we didn't have the time to pull out the waffle iron. But I made a special point of allowing a few extra minutes yesterday to fulfill their request, and earned scores of brownie points in the process. And, I discovered that it doesn't take any more time to make a waffle with pre-made batter, than it does to pop a toaster waffle into the toaster. So, guess what my kids are asking for each morning now....and honestly, I'm having fun with it :)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

A New Direction

Well, I think it is safe to say that I am officially off my rocker!!! Brace yourselves ladies & gentlemen (if there are any out there reading my blog!). Michael & I are talking about withdrawing Morgann, before the end of the school year, and beginning to home school her. I cannot, for the life of me, figure out why we are suddenly discussing this new path, but its on my heart and I cannot shake the feeling that some of the problems we are starting to have with her are somehow related to needing more time with me. Although, more time with me means…more time with me….and I don’t know if I can handle that yet! Right now, having the 2 boys home all day, every day, is really tough on my nerves – especially since starting these hormone injections! – so adding my whiney daughter to the mix is down-right scary! What am I thinking???? I keep hoping that maybe I am being overly-hormonal and that Michael will talk some sense into me, and put his foot down by insisting that she finish out these last 4 months with her Kindergarten class & teacher (whom we absolutely love, by the way!), but he’s not helping. He’s actually considering it! And we're discussing taking the next step ~ why????

And so, here we sit, wondering what is the matter with us, then pondering the “how’s” and “when’s” of this new journey!

Someone grab the Tylenol...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

No Creative Title Here!

So yes, I've been neglecting my blog. My life is full of allot right now and I just haven't had the where-with-all to compose much as of late. Not because we've suddenly become boring and less chaotic, but simply because the happenings either aren't blog-worthy, or aren't memorable enough to stick with me to the end of the night when I would have the time to mention them. So, I'm hoping that Murphy will be on my side and that I will have something to share very soon. Until then, you can read about my "other life" and recent developments here.