Saturday, October 6, 2012

Status Update

We're playing Settlers of Catan with my brother.  Kylen has gone over to the sink to spit out his Coke three times from laughing.

Player 1: How about a sheep for a wheat?
Player 2:  You wood!
Player 1: Ore . . .


What I do while waiting until my turn.

Friday, October 5, 2012


What is life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
. . .
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
~William H. Davies

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Micro Ship Out On the Big, Open Sea

Kylen likes inventing micro LEGO models.  We thought this one was cute on a blue base plate.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


We've been SOOOOO busy with school-related stuff!  I've run into a bit of trouble planning my co-op class for this coming Monday, and I volunteered to plan our co-op's Christmas party in December, so I've been spending my extra time researching ideas.  Over the weekend, we shot footage for a short video that will be part of my class in a couple weeks.  It was lots of fun, and I can't wait to post it here!

School is going well.  There is just a LOT of it!  We are doing pretty good keeping up with most of our subjects.  One of Kylen's favorite things right now is guitar!!  I feel like Katrina saying that.  Lol!  But he didn't really get into it until last week.  Before that, he was doing the minimum amount of practice required daily.  Last week, he was doing way more out of sheer motivation and made a lot of progress.  He sings all the songs while practicing them, so it's probably helping his voice as well.  :-)  He's learning plenty of vocab in German and Greek/Latin roots.  We're doing the math book at an accelerated rate, science at a decelerated rate (kinda slipping in that one), lots of reading aloud for history, keeping up great with Bible and verse memorization, and Greg has been teaching Kylen computer programming in the evenings.  I can't believe we have done more than a month of school and this trimester of co-op is half over.  Praise the Lord for a great start to the year!!