Homeschool Mother’s Journal: June 15, 2012

I haven’t been doing a good job of putting family/personal updates on my blog for a while, so I’m going to start joining iHomeschool Network most Fridays for The Homeschool Mother’s Journal to recap our week!

In my life this week….

We had a good week, although we missed BookGirl. She went to church camp for the first time, and she turned 9 years old while she was away! At the end of last week, Princess Roo was really anxious about spending the week separated from her sister. We worked with her therapist to create a plan to help her make it through the week. Before BookGirl left, Princess Roo and BookGirl chose one of BookGirl’s stuffed animals for Roo to carry with her all week. I planned a lot of activities so Princess would stay busy. Everywhere we went, we took a picture of Roo and the bear and created a record of our week to show BookGirl when she came home.

Just before BookGirl left for camp. See the bear Princess Roo has?

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

We were busier than normal this week because I was trying to keep Princess Roo’s thoughts off missing her sister. We went to the movies, the library, the bowling alley, and out to eat. We spent some time with my mom for her birthday and saw Roo’s OT and therapist. We even went to visit my sister-in-law and their kitten!

Eating dairy-free, gluten-free sorbet. A special treat!

She said there was “rice heaven” on her plate!

Bowling with BookGirl’s Bear.

Now Princess Roo qualifies for the summer reading club party too! BookGirl qualified before she left for camp.

My favorite thing this week was…

As part of their summer reading program activities, Princess Roo and I attended The Incredible Bubble Show on Thursday. It was a wonderful show, and we came home with lots of great ideas to try. (I’ve always loved bubbles. I think my children take after me in that respect.)

The Incredible Bubble Show at our public library.

We found some of the dishwashing detergent needed to make our own bubble solution!

Things I’m working on…

I’m trying to get caught up on some writing projects that I need to get done. I’ll have some reviews and giveaways very soon! I’m reading through Bible in 90 Days again. So far, I have managed to stay on target, and I’m trying hard to keep it that way! I also started a great Christian fiction book this week. (Review to come later on that too.)

I’m reading…

I’m slowly working my way through Educating the WholeHearted Child by the Clarksons. I’m also reading The Fiddler by Beverly Lewis, and I finished You Are a Writer by Jeff Goins this week. Princess Roo and I read How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell together this week too. And, of course, I’m reading the Bible for about an hour a day.

I’m praying for…

Some relief in some areas of our lives and for friends who are also struggling. I’m praying for answers for several families too. I continue to pray for our nation and for the upcoming elections. I’m seeking God for help maintaining balance and raising my children intentionally.

Questions/thoughts I have…

I’m incredibly proud of BookGirl. She missed us a lot more than she thought she would, but she made it through camp this week and had a great experience. I am so glad she’s home!

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…

BookGirl and Princess Roo, together again. The reunion was sweet!

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3 Responses to Homeschool Mother’s Journal: June 15, 2012

  1. Lara V. says:

    enjoyed reading this. I want to read the Clarksons book too. I have 24 family ways. I like it for character training. Glad that Book Girl got home safe and was reunited with her sister. Cute idea with the bear. Bubbles are a big hit with my family as well.

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