Thursday, August 21, 2008

Our First Week Back...

And what a week it's been!

Sunday, we had a BBQ. It was so much fun! We had Eric's sister, dh, and son, William over and we spent time with some friends we hadn't seen in a long time and their little guy Greyson. All those little ones were so cute together!

Here's Sophia and William on Allison's lap. Sophia was

Here's Sophia in her cute "new to us" outfit...

Here's Sophia and Greyson sharing our little red car...

They were so cute together!

I think they made instant friends!

After this party, what could possibly go wrong with our first week back to school you might ask? Well, Monday, Allison needed her knee looked at again. It's been bothering her and is swelling and bruised looking. The Dr readjusted it and says if it's not better by next week, he'll need another MRI. We may be looking at possibly draining the fluid. Not good! For now, she's on Ibuprofen and has an ace bandage on it.

Tuesday began our outside activities and it was sooo much fun! I really missed the YMCA group and it was so nice to see everyone again. The only damper was the tropical storm approaching us. ::snort::

Wednesday was a good day. We spent it indoors doing our school work and pretending that a tropical storm wasn't on it's way to our house. La-la-la-la-la. Of course, when my dh showed up at 2pm, it was a little hard to pretend, but I'm pretty good at it. LOL

Jon decided to treat everyone to Gourmet Chocolate Truffles that he made from SCRATCH at 10pm this night! They were very good. At least that's what everyone told me. Those meanies!LOL

Jon and his fabulous truffles...

A close-up of those little balls of happiness..

Alas, there was not one ingredient in those delectable little morsels, that I am allowed on my diet, so I just watched everyone moan in delight.LOL

Today, Isaac had another surgery. He did good. He amazes me and makes me proud. I pray that this one makes a difference and that it will bring him closer to being finished with these.

Right now, everyone is asleep and I am listening to the pounding rain from our Tropical Storm, Fay. There. I said it. lol We didn't do too much to prepare for this, so I'm praying that nothing important blows away and that God will keep us safe during this storm.

As for our school work, everything has gone quite well. I'm so thankful. Both older kids have been getting up at 6am each morning so that they can complete most of their work before the littles are too awake to prevent them from getting it done. It's working quite well, although the plan was for me to be up too and I only made it one day out of four so far. If Sophia would allow me to sleep during the night, I'm sure that I'd be up without trouble but she's only been letting me nap in the evenings, thus, I'm zonking out whenever my dear, dear husband tries to wake me Tomorrow is another day, though and I'm ever the optimist!

I've been working with Evie each morning and she's really excelling this year! She's gone from not being able to read, to reading little beginner books this week. You know, when they're ready, they're ready. It always amazes me.LOL

Isaac and Sophia have been getting their own activity time too. Since the older kids are done with their work early, we've been dividing the littles up and working with them separately. That has been a good idea too. We would like to stick with the same kids for the next 9 weeks but so far, we've been shuffling them around to see who does best with whom. I'm thinking by next week, we'll know who belongs where.LOL We are getting so much done this way! We've done science, art, cooking and Jon even built another cardboard city with Isaac this week. I love seeing us all work together and build relationships with each other. What a blessing!

Well, this is getting loooonng and I'm This year has given me such hope. I feel like we're doing what God really wants us to do and I'm happy. What a blessing.



Debbie said...

Lisa, that all sounds so terribly positive and productive...way to go! You give me hope for our school year.

I love all the wonderful pictures. What fun for Sophia to have a cousin around her age...very cute.

De'Etta @ Choosing Joy said...

Great cousin photos!

I'm in "big time brain storming mode" around here for the upcoming year. I love to read your plans for the you know I have a similar juggling act and it's encouraging to hear what works and doesn't work for others. Thanks.

Dorothy said...

Lisa, it sounds like you've made a REALLY good start to the year. Well done!

But I still can't get over that you fit in time for cooking THREE meals a day. The only one I cook is dinner. Breakie and Lunch are non-cooking meals, usually.

I'm sorry Alison's knee is bad. I must have missed what happened to her. Praying she heals up fast.

Cynthia said...

I've been wondering how you were faring with the storm.

UGH about Allison's knee! I hope it gets better ASAP!

WOW! The first week under your belt. We need to gear up to start here soon.

Diann said...

Wow! You have been accomplishing a lot. I am trying to get everything ready for Sammy's school next year (would have had more time had she decided sooner that she was coming back home) this weekend.

Jodi said...

I hope th storm didn't do any damage in your area, I was wondering if it was affecting any of the FL SHS'ers.

Sounds like your first week of school went great! I hope ours does....

The cousin pictures are so cute.

Kristine said...

Well, LOOK at those two little red, curly heads!