Monday, August 17, 2009

First Day!

What a smashing first day of homeschool! This was, by far, the most successful first homeschool day we've ever had. Thank you, Yahweh, for ordering my steps! I was gathering our things to start, and over the last couple of days, I starting thinking about adding some Five in a Row into the mix for fun. So, today I said to Yahweh - The first book FIAR book I come to on our shelf is the one we're going to start with. I could not have chosen a better book had I researched and pondered on my own!!!

Today we started rowing Make Room for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey, a lovely book about the Mallard Family (of ducks) in Boston, Massachusetts. Well, guess what the state dog for MA is? The Boston Terrier!


And the state insect of Massachusetts? The ladybug! Just the day before, we were at a friends house, and look at Miss Millie:


She was so excited when we talked about the Boston Terrier and ladybug! Caleb enjoyed it as well, even though I didn't require him to sit in on FIAR. He was so excited about learning about Massachusetts the he has decided to do his own study...but on the Cook Family! We are choosing and voting on similar items that we learned about Massachusetts - family animal, bird, dance, dinosaur ;), cookie, etc.

Day one and we've already taken a tangent. Not bad. :)

On the weight loss front, my weigh in last week was outstanding! I lost 4.6 for a total of 24.2! I'm not really seeing a difference yet, but my clothes are starting to show a big difference. I have such an amazing support group with my family and friends.

Another wonderful thing that has happened: Dave got a job! He is in training this week and will start the actual job next week. He is working in sales which he said he would NEVER do, but we all know to never say never when you are a Kingdom person. ;) Had he not gone through the week long interview process with Schwans, he never would have applied for this one, so we are grateful for that experience, even though he wasn't hired. I know he can do this. He will succeed!

That's it for now. More to come.