Today we started our first day of our new schedule and our first official day of school.
*we all had our personal time with the Lord in the morning
*Daddy, Mommy, and 7 children took a 10 minute walk around the block before breakfast
*we ate an early breakfast, read a chapter of a book, and a chapter of the Bible together around the table
*I was able to do an art project and review the letter "A" with my little ones while the older ones cleaned up from breakfast
*I was able to spend some individual time teaching all of my children
*Timothy taught Noah to recognize several new numbers
*I got 8 new paintings/drawings to hang on my walls/fridge
*I taught a piano lesson
*the girls and I read together on their bed
*the children and I spent 30 minutes outside swinging and playing kick ball in the afternoon
*after baths, Daniel and I swang together while the children threw balls at us and showed off all their stunts on the trampoline
*Samuel and Eliseo cuddled lots on my lap while I taught school
*we all wrote a thank you letter to a family
*Alma and I practiced a song with Daniel for Sunday
*everyone was well fed and had at least 1 bath :) and the house is picked up
*we ended the evening singing songs together in the family room while Daddy played his guitar, taught us about Elijah in the Bible, and prayed with us
Today we did not stay perfectly on schedule.
*Sleepy heads, messy diapers, and such took most of our walk time...but the 10 minutes we had were just perfect
*A chewed up crayon, another messy diaper, and a child needing some loving discipline took the place of most of my plans for preschool teaching time...but we got over half an art project done ready to finish tomorrow and hang on the bulliten board
*School time went like it always does...never perfectly smooth...but the children talked non stop with Daddy when he got home about all they learned in their new books
*And unexpected visit from Alma, a dear young lady from our church, replaced the time I read to the little ones and half of a piano lesson...but we were able to visit, she told Daniel she wants to get baptized, and we were able to practice a hymn to sing Sunday
*Little things here and there took up half my cleaning hour so I only got the front of the house clean...but my girls surprised me and cleaned my room and bathroom
*Dinner was late due to another visitor and the yards hadn't been cleaned up like we want to do before Daddy gets home...but of course, Daniel didn't mind a bit and so we skipped our evening walk and we all cleaned the yard and played a bit after supper and baths
*I felt bad because the boys were excited about playing a game with me tonight, but since the evening ran late, Daddy and I thought it would be best for them to go to bed....but when I hugged Elijah good night and asked him if he had a good day, he told me it was one of the best days ever...
I agree :)
Beka helping Daddy lay bricks
Surprise packages arrived in the mail with school supplies!!!
Sunday School Hour
Sunday School Hour