Sunday, September 28, 2008

Noah's One Liners

Our little man Noah is slowly becoming the king of one liners. Here's a random sampling of his one liners:
I need to speak to you. (said very seriously)
I'm going to kick your butt.
I'll be right back. (but he never comes right back)
Someone smells and its not me. (usually means he farted)
I've got bees in my head. (a fly is hanging near him)
I'm going to grow up and be a bird.
Not me, Zachary did it.
You got a boomer. (when walking by someone playing Chuzzle)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Today we finished our tour of Australia. We made salt water colors and painted pictures. After they dried we hung them in the window and looked at the pretty colors of the salt. We also made a diorama of the Great Barrier Reef. I think Nathan had more fun with the diorama then the painting although he really loves painting. Tomorrow's stop in history is the continent of Europe with the first stop being Spain.

Nathan's handwriting is still not great. He does really good with some of the capital letters but struggles with the few lower case letters that we've learned. I used the preK Handwriting without tears program for his capital letters and right now we are learning lower case letters through the Code phonics program.

Noah is becoming the troubled child. The kid can't stay out of trouble. I did buy him a science experiement set and that has helped in so many ways. If this kid doesn't become a scientist of some sort I'll be amazed.

Zachary is still well Zachary. He worships his older brother. Everything Nathan does or says or buys or wants Zachary does the same exact thing. Even if its something he doesn't like in the first place.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Its been three weeks now and I think Nathan has finally gotten into the habit of having school work to do on a consistent basis. As for me I still haven't figured out how to organize so it seems like I don't know what I'm doing. There is alot of materials supplied through the k12 program that I haven't found a way to organize yet plus all the extras stuff they I have to keep the twins busy and don't get me started on school supplies. Nathan struggles some with school but I think having two brothers running around distracting me and him doesn't help. I've ditched the k12 phonics program for now. The stress on Nathan and me has diminished and he's actually learning the sounds and not getting frustrated so I think it was for the best. We are using the Get Ready for the Code program right now and when he completes the 3 books we will see if the k12 program works for him then or if we need to continue with the Code series. Instead of dreading the lessons he now asks for phonics near the beginning which he has been reserving for his favorites.