Monday, March 30, 2009

So excited!

Kristen and I are going to this! My friend Jan and some of the ladies from her church may be going too! Soooooo excited!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


We made it home from camping! We went to James Island and had a lot of fun. Keith had a sore throat and isn't feeling well at all but he was a trooper and toughed it out with all of us. We visited Charles Towne Landing and went down to the marsh to find little crabs and shells. The girls and Brice had a blast! I'll post some pictures tomorrow. So glad to be home since it is raining but can't wait to go again!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

A quick update

We started homeschooling in February and it is going pretty good. Still trying to figure out how everything works but we are getting there. Brice loves it and he is trying so hard to do a good job. The science we started out with just did not interest him at all. For all of you who know Brice, you know that he is a science lovin' kinda guy. My friend Rachelle recommended Apologia Science and he LOVES it! I am so glad! We are studying Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day. Bats, bugs, birds, etc.

The history we were using wasn't interesting to either of us so we have found another one that we are going to try. We've just started Mystery of History 1 so let's hope this one can keep his interest. I think he's going to like this one a lot more than Story of the World 4.

I started out doing Five In A Row with Brinley and Bailey and they really love it but it takes a lot of work on my part so until we get Brice settled into what works for him we have gone back to just doing some basic ABC's and working on cutting skills with Bailey and some more advanced things with Brinley. They both love homeschool so far. Brinley says she doesn't want to go back to school. I love having them here with me.

Bailey's tantrums seem to ebb and flow like the tides. Some days we only have one or two. Other days we have an unending string of tantrums and fits. Things do seem to be getting better for her. Last week she was crying and she sobbed, "Mama, I have a family in China and I don't REMEMBER them. I don't KNOW them! I can't find them, Mama!" It was so sad to hear these words in her tiny little voice. She was clinging to me and just sobbing her little heart out. She often tells me, "I love you, Mama. I stay with you and Daddy always." She was so tiny when she was found. No more than a few days old and yet she knows that she was abandoned and that she has a "China mama". I do get frustrated with her tantrums but I also look at her and I can't help but just feel so protective of her. She is so sweet, she will do anything for anyone. She loves all of us. She gladly sits on our laps, hugs us, gives us kisses, great eye contact....but she has something that is truly just eating away at her happiness. It makes me so sad. I watch her sleeping and I wonder exactly what is going on in that little head and heart.