This blog is my attempt to document our busy but BLESSED lives raising and educating our children for His glory. A child of God, wife to one, and mom to 6 fabulous kids. We are in our 15th year of homeschooling using a Classical ~ Literature based approach.

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

2011-2012 Weekly Wrap Up ~ week 1 Ear tubes, earthquakes, and hurricanes…oh my!!!

weekly-wrap-up_thumb2To say we have had a busy, exciting week would be an understatement.  Monday, Kenzie bug had ear tubes put in.  She enjoyed playing in the playroom before her procedure with the two little boys before her.  The process was so quick that I was only in the waiting room like 10 minutes.  Kenzie did really well and was recovered enough by Monday evening to make the gymnastics run. 

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The Lt. was the teacher of the day on Monday as I took Kenzie to her appointment.  He taught the girls while I was away and did a fantastic job!

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Monday evening, our gymanstics head coach at our gym put in her notice of resignation.  While it was not a total shock to me, as I knew it was coming, it still was a sad evening leaving our family with a hard decision to make.  Do we stay at our gym or follow our coach to a new gym??? After a lot of prayer and weighing our options, the Lt. and I decided it was time for us to move on to a new gym, World Class Gymnastics. The advancement opportunities will be greater for the goals the girls have.


Tuesday was just a normal day, trying to get back in the swing of things as far as school goes.  We made it through all of our lessons and that made this Mama happy!  I found this note on my computer Tuesday morning from Madison.  school starts 047

Those are the colors of the new team.  The Lt. and I told her, it’s not the color of the leo it’s how you represent the team and stick the landing.  She’s a funny girl! 

Madison & Mikayla went to a placement practice with the new gym we’re considering.  I was able to meet with the owner of the gym and she explained a whole lot of things and opportunities that will be able to happen for the girls at the gym.  Including Mikayla being able to train for the TOPs (Talent Opportunity Program) for 2012 testing.  Madison & Mikayla were placed in levels Advanced 4 and Level 5/6 respectively.  Mikayla will also be training with her same coach from our current gym once the move is made in September.

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Wednesday, I thought I was seriously losing it when we had an 5.9 earthquake.  I was sitting at my desk reading Marie’s competition schedule and all of a sudden I felt like I was rocking and rolling.  Immediately I thought, Oh No, the washer is rocking and ran to it only to find it not shaking.  Then I ran to the breakfast nook and looked outside, the water in the pool was moving and that’s when I put 2 and 2 together and thought Earthquake.  Marie came running downstairs and said her room was shaking.  So, we then had a impromptu earthquake drill and the girls learned to duck and cover.  Well, everyone but McKenzie, she didn’t want to be bothered, she was playing babies and didn’t have time to worry about an Earthquake drill.

Thursday and Friday we spent preparing for Hurricane Irene.  Prepping for a natural disaster is S-T-R-E-S-S-F-U-L times 10!  At least we have warning though, but I am not sure of the reasoning why people clear the shelves of everything from bread to bananas and eggs.  Ok, I get the bread but eggs, not quite sure about that.  Friday, we spent the day finishing weekly laundry and general prepping of the outside cleaning gutters, draining the pool a bit, tying the trampoline down, and just generally getting things done.  While I was putting away groceries McKenzie decided to get nice and moisturized, All by HERSELF! school starts 055school starts 053 

Did I mention she will be 2 years old tomorrow?!?  She definitely keeps me on my toes…they all do!

I am linking this up with Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers Weekly Wrap Up.  Check it out and be inspired!  

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