Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Two Hours In the Life of A Homeschool Mom.

All I really wanted to do was clean my kitchen. 
So I started running water in the sink.. 
But then I thought I should check on Bubbie before I start

On my way to check on Bubbie, Lee needed help with his math.
I checked on Bubbie..
Then Elizabeth needed help with her Science. 

I picked up a couple things on the floor that needed to be put away, then headed back to my kitchen. Only to realize that I needed to check on Bubbie again.
But first, a quick stop to help Lee again.
Finally, I am back in the kitchen. I realize that my fridge is a mess, so I pull out some things and start cleaning. Somehow... I manage to knock down a shelf and busted a jar of sweet peppers, all over my kitchen floor. 

I start cleaning it up, but Fayth needs help with math. After answering her questions, I head back to my VERY messy kitchen floor.. I am almost done wiping, Fayth has another question, Bubbie comes into the kitchen sporting "pretty" blue fingernails. So I stop to redirect him..

I finally have the floor mopped. But now the floor is wet, the fridge is half done, lunch is not started and the counters are a mess. 

I take a moment to sit down and plan lunch and dinner.
David brings me his school books, he needs to redo some work. so I send him back to his room to redo it.
Bubbie comes to cuddle with me, I check his breathing and kiss his boo boos.
David brings me the book he just corrected, he has several questions.
Bubbie wants me to read a book.
But first I must give him a breathing treatment and turn on the a/c. (that he has turned off for the 100th time!)
I finally read Ruben's Wants A Treat to Bubbie, who now wants crackers and milk.

David needs more help with his school work.
My phone rings... I ignore it, so that I can complete a list of things I NEED to accomplish today. 

After completing my list, making sure everyone is set with school work and Bubbie is happy. I decided to return the phone call to my friend, while I do a quick clean up of the bathroom. I chat  while wiping down toilets and sinks, and redirecting Bubbie and David, until my phone battery dies..

I help Bubbie ask Fayth to help him get his animals and barn set up for play time.
Elizabeth has a science question and David has now pushed me to my limit...
So I take a small facebook break and read the posts of all the moms who send their kids to school. :)
Now Lee needs help with one last math problem.

 It is also 11:30. I quickly clean the fridge and the counters while the kids finish up school. I decide that lunch is find your own. Dinner will be chili. I pull out roasts for tomorrow's dinner too.
 I count the minutes until 1:00 when I can lie down with Bubbie for a LONG nap! 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Horse Love..

Animal Love...

Misty and Jake are happy to be done with riding lessons. 

Fayth and Bubbie race up the hill.

This is one of my favorites... swinging on the gate.

My reliable one.. cleaning out the water tank, while Brownie waits patiently. 

Baby Ben

Miss Duck..

Benjamin Bunny

Mustard the white gandar and his lady. 

Dear patient Gretal.. she loves her boy.

He loves her..

Baby Ben loves his bottle.

Friday, September 25, 2015


We had an incredibly fun summer. We spend much time inside during July and August. We did a lot of fun things with our friends. I did not carry my camera with me on regular family days. I wanted to enjoy the moment with my kids. (and keep up with my busy toddler!)
But I do have some fun moments from our vacation.. 

We go on this vacation every year with my inlaws..

Our favorite spot is a lazy, family friendly place with very little activity. 

We ate all our meals in our condos. 

I went shopping at the discount grocery store and bought all sorts of junk that I would normally not allow my kids to eat.. 

Bubbie was wheezing and struggling all week. I was tired and worn out..

So we watched lots and lots AND lots of tv.. we also played a couple games. 

Nesiah enjoyed playing with her whatever things she could find.

Bubbie learned how to play games on his tablet. 

We had a lot of fun, watched to much tv, ate to much junk... but we made memories...

Friday, September 11, 2015

Early Christmas Gifts...

 God blessed us with these 2  beautiful horses! 
Misty... calm and gentle. She understands when I tell her to take good care of my kids.

Bubbie likes to eat the Misty's carrots.

When we ride, I prefer to wear him. It keeps him safe and out from under the horses feet. He loves loves the horses and loves that he can be at their head level when I am leading for the big kids.

Even Nesiah got to ride! She was not sure at all about this. The kids were all freaked out but i wanted her to try it! Elizabeth did a great job lead her!

Jake.. I originally only bought Misty but the owners wanted them to go together, so we got Jake too. The kids were super delighted.

Now the story of how God provided all that we needed for these two horses, because well buying the horse is the cheap part!

God provided these 2 extremely tolerant, and extremely old horses for $500. 
He also provided 1 free saddle and 1 saddle for $100. We got 2 free bridles with the horse. But they did not have bits. 
I took a trip to the harness shop, and left with some very disappointed kids! OUCH!! Horse equipment is EXPENSIVE! 
So I prayed for saddle blankets, hay bags, a large water trough and bits for the bridles.
I found on craigslist: 2 complete western (light easy for kids to use) bridles,an english bridle (no bit), 2 saddle blankets, a large water trough, 3 water buckets, 3 hay bags, and 5 lead ropes. for $140!!!!! 
Praising God for caring about every little detail of our lives!