This morning we had our first day of homeschool. And just in case you're scrolling back trying to do the math.. yes.. I started with a 2 week old baby in tow ;)
Summer has officially reached it's "dog-days" mark here in Texas. It's too hot to play outside during the day which has left us all feeling a bit of cabin fever by the time the day ends. Routine was calling our name!
Two years ago I homeschooled Emma for her kindergarten year. Then last year she went to public school for first grade. Both were the right decisions for those years and both years were SO wonderful! But after a lot of prayer we decided that homeschooling was the best fit for our family for this year. I love having a flexible schedule and being able to learn alongside the kids. And we wanted them to be able to explore the world around them… not just from a classroom.
I've had several people ask what curriculum we're doing and what our schedule will look like… that post will come in a month or so. Once we've had a chance to get into everything :)
Our school morning started bright and early. Once one kid wakes up the rest of the house is up as well! I had set out the kid's new school supplies on the table for them to find when they woke up. You would have thought it was Christmas morning :) After breakfast the rest of the morning was spent trying out our new routine and digging into their new books.
This morning before the kids were up I was nursing the baby and praying over our day. Praying that our day would be peaceful and that the Lord would bless it with so many little ones doing so many things. And now here we are on the other side of the morning… and He did just that. I am so thankful for this time with my kids. So thankful for the time that I have been given to invest into their lives. Now off to make myself an afternoon cup of coffee…. I'm exhausted :)