Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Wow....another day gone by

Here Katrina is making her Italian dish for History Class. She made Biscotti's.

Dylan's party was a huge success. Every one had fun golfing and feeding the alligators!! Baby gators of course!!

All of the boys invited to his party. Of course, Katrina is in the picture!!

The Practice green.

One of the holes!!

Feeding one of the gators.

The Ice Cream Cake.

Blowing out the candles.

Gift time!! He asked for gift cards. With his birthday so close to Christmas it is so much easier to have gift cards. He is so good about waiting till after Christmas for the great sales!!! He gets more for his buck!!

The gang.

Tomorrow is his actual birthday. He was born in the ice storm of Northern New York!! We were lucky we made it to the hospital!! Of course, once he was 3 weeks old we lost the power for a week and had to stay at the in-laws. It was tough with a new baby and not being at home, but it was so much better than a shelter!!! I can't believe my baby is going to be in the double digits!!!! Time sure does go by quickly!!
School is rufffffffffffff right now. Katrina and Dylan are on each others nerves. Mine are very frazzled. We are ALL READY FOR A BREAK!!! But we need to finish up are semester!!!

Here Dylan is measuring in inches the planets. I thought it was a cute thing to do.
We have another busy night planned. I have to help teach Religious Education, Dylan has scouts and is getting ready to receive his Parvuli Dei Religious Emblem. I believe the Parish Priest is coming to talk to them about it and he'll receive it at Mass next year.
Katrina is suppose to go to Youth group, but I am unsure if she work isn't completed.
Better go and get supper going.
Love ya all

Friday, December 07, 2007


I found a website that I have been using for a couple of months.
It gives you a character trait to work on for the whole month. I choose which character trait I need to work on with both my kids!!
They have different traits like, responsibility, honesty, gratitude, generosity, courage, knowledge, caring, fairness, patriotism and respect.
These are things my children need to be working on. They have two different levels, elementary (which I use with Dylan) and High School (for Katrina).
They give you a list of books to read, quotes for each day. I will try to post them daily, but I am sure I will forget!!
Some of the quotes hit home!! I purchased to small dry erase boards at Lakeshore for each one of them.
I then write a quote on the board, and we discuss it.
Katrina will read her quotes and come in to me and tell me "I hate you!" because they are describing her to a capital T!!
"The best prepartation for tomorrow's work is to do your work as well as you can today." Elbert Hubbard

"Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life." Unknown

For Dylan:
"Let deeds match words." Plato
"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." Benjamin Franklin

They have been fun, and I hope that they are learning from them!!

It is FINALLY getting a bit cooler here. I can actually wear jeans once in a while.

Mom has finished her radiation. She has a couple weeks off and will start chemo on Dec. 26th.
We are going to spend Christmas with them this year. Kids are kinda sad about not being at home, but understand why I want to go to their home.

We are celebrating Dylan's 10th birthday tomorrow (not true date) by having 6 friends come over, we will go play 18 holes of miniature golf, back for pizza, cake and presents.
I am leaving now to buy his cake, soda, chips etc!!
Have a wonderful day and weekend.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Christmas Time

Here the kids are putting their first ornament on the tree.
I don't have a picture of complete tree because I still have to
buy the tinsel!!!
I am trying very hard to make this holiday more about
our Lord, but the devil sure is making it hard.
I am trying to do our Advent Wreath and readings before
bedtime. (Last year morning didn't work)
Last night, they were horrible to each other and me while
trying to read!!!
They just CAN NOT GET ALONG!!!!
I know alot of it is my fault, I dreamed of a great time homeschooling, us
all getting along and doing fun things together. NOT!!
Oh well, I am sure I will get through this!!

We had fun at the park last week. Yesterday we went to the
Orlando Rep Theatre and saw "A Wonderful Life"
It was wonderful, though I think Dylan was a bit bored.

Today we are going bowling. So I must go get ready.

I hope everyone is having a great holiday season!!