All posts filed under: Friday Musings

Friday Musings – CH.6

I’m running a couple days behind. Maybe I should change this to Sunday Musings since Friday’s have become one of our busiest days. I’m just going to run through the weeks high points really quick.   1. I’m going to talk about Isaac’s new passion – fighter planes. We got a book on fighter planes and it has become his obsession. We look at the pictures and read it Every. Single. Day. He takes it with him everywhere. It’s seriously the cutest thing ever. And he’s getting so good at identifying the different types of planes. It’s an Usborne book – we LOVE Usborne.   2. Aub had an interesting moment while taking a reading test this week:  Aubi was taking a reading test on the iPad and I was apparently not being considerate because she yells “Be quiet!!! I’m trying to get a gold medal and I cannot miss anymore!!!”  Me- “Goodness gracious! I’ll be quiet.” iPad- “Click on the sentence that says ‘The fox has on socks’” Aubi- “Hmmm. Well, this one says “The fox …

CH. 5 First Day of Homeschool Co op

This week was another busy one. We started out our week by making a crazy one day trip to St. Louis and back. So twelve hours on the road altogether. But we survived and it was fun.  We got back home and back to homeschooling and gymnastics in the evening.  Elli and I got to go just the two of us to speech therapy this week and she was thrilled to have some girl time with me. Afterwards we got some cake pops as a special treat. Zack and I have been talking about how we really need to start having regular dates with each kid individually. It means so much to them and we need to have more deep and meaningful talks with them to learn about their precious little hearts and minds.  Friday was super exciting – it was our first day of homeschool co op! Elli is in 2nd grade, Aubi is in kindergarten, and Isaac is in preschool. I’m very excited our this new adventure and the kids are having a blast! …

Friday Musings – CH.4

Wow, was this a busy week! I wanted to record videos of the girls reading buuuuut here I am and it’s already Friday evening and I still haven’t wrote this week’s Musings. I will record those…soonish. So without further ado:  1. Firstly, school is going great. Elli is doing great with her reading and math. Aubi is reading above her age level and is able to learn concepts so quickly. Isaac is learning shapes, colors, and animals. Ollie is learning how to open and close doors and all sorts of other wonderful mischief-making skills. This week was also our first week back to speech for Elli.  2. This week I did something completely out of my comfort zone, but something I should have been doing for years: I shared the gospel this week with a couple of men that came to the door. I did a terrible job and am truly embarrassed (seriously haha), but God is greater than my abilities and I’m determined to face my fears of sharing the gospel with everyone. People …

Friday Musings- Ch.2 First Week of School

Week 1 of the new school year is almost over and it’s been a great start to our new school routine. It hardly went smoothly and almost nothing happened the way I planned, but as Shakespeare said “expectation is the root of all heartache” and I definitely did not expect anything to go as planned.   Hey! Will you look at that?! Not even a little heartache in the Taylor home! That Shakespeare must really know what he’s talking about.  So now, with week one coming to a close, my goal for next week is to keep working towards being and doing better and learning more and more each week. One of the most amazing parts of this journey is how much I’m learning right there with them – how to be more organized, which learning systems are best, what their individual learning styles are, how much coffee I can drink before I explode…important stuff.  If I can teach my kids one thing it would be a love of learning. I want them to never stop …

Friday Musings- Ch.1 New School Year

I’m starting a new series on my blog called Friday Musings. But since you read the title, you already knew that, didn’t you? Maybe, just maybe I will be able to keep up with a weekly family update every Friday. I have kept up with my 52 week challenge so I’m hopeful. So, here’s the first installment: This week we are preparing for a new homeschool year. Elli is going into 2nd grade and Aubi is starting kindergarten. We actually never stopped doing school over the summer and Aubi has been doing kindergarten for the last two months at least, but next week we will “officially” begin the school year. I don’t like to stop because I am not as productive when I get out of a routine and it is SO hard for me to start everything all at once. I do much better if we keep some small routine going and then start just a couple new things.  Next week I will be doing my very mom-best to establish a daily school routine …