Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Public School Parents' Guide to Homeschool Parents

We all know that there are a lot of misconceptions about homeschoolers, and, while most of those tend to be centered around the kids, there are a lot of misconceptions about homeschool moms (and dads), as well.  I’m often surprised to hear some of the things that people who don’t homeschool think about homeschooling parents.  I guess I shouldn’t be.  I used to be a public school mom (for two years) and I imagine that I thought some of these things, too, though it’s been so long that I really can’t recall for sure.
Anyway, I’d like to make some homeschool mom confessions (at least, as relates tothis homeschool mom).  Oh, and the title just sounded fun.  No negative implications intended there at all.  Some of my best friends and favorite relatives are public school parents.
You can read the rest here.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Gideon Turns 9!

Gideon is a joy.

There is just something so very special about him.

Maybe it has to do with everything he has been through.  He has such perseverance to accomplish whatever it is he sets his mind to.

I just could not imagine my life without him.

When I think back to a few years ago, when we thought we may lose him, my heart is overwhelmed with gratefulness that God saw fit to allow him to remain with us.  What an incredible gift Gideon is to our family!

Birthday Questions:

How old are you? 8, I mean 9!

Who is your best friend? Jonathan and Henry...to which Nolan replied: I'm not your best friend?  And Gideon responded: You are, you are my best friend....everyone is my best friend!

What is your favorite color?  Light Green

What is your favorite food? Pizza

What do you like to do with your family?  I like to go to church with them

What is your favorite toy?  An angry bird that comes with a slingshot

What do you want to be when you grow up?  A golfer

What makes you happy?  Going mini-golfing

What makes you sad? When Millie cries....I just want her to be happy.

What is your favorite show to watch?  Tom and Jerry Tales

What is your favorite book?  Joke books...wait!  I-Spy books!

What do you love to learn about? Jesus

What was the best part of your birthday?  My pinata

Where do you like to go? I like to go to the fair

What is your favorite treat? Reeces Peanut Butter Cups

What do you think about before you fall asleep?  (laughing) I don't know, that's a silly question!

If  you could meet someone famous, who would it be?  Mr Bean

What was your favorite birthday present?  My Reeces PB cup....and my Perry shirt is in second place!

Here are some pictures of his cake, pinata, party and birthday breakfast at Dunkin Donuts!!