Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions
Isn't that how the saying goes?

I have all these great "intentions" and they just never get finished because either I procrastinate or I just don't feel like doing it.


I want to blog about something the kids did.

Or tell you about my granddaughter.

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Share a Thanksgiving picture since I cooked this year.

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Show you an awesome product that was sent to the house.

Tell you how homeschool is going.  Share a great story about how awesome the girls are doing.

Share a silly picture of my dog Sophie or of my crochet project.

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BUT I NEVER GET AROUND TO IT.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

PLAYMOBIL’s NHL Hockey Arena {A loud fun review.}

It’s all about a little friendly competition between siblings and friends. That's what I kept saying when the PLAYMOBIL’s NHL Hockey Arena came in the mail. It has been and still is a HIT at our house as you can tell.


With Christmas coming up and this year being the 100th season of operation of the National Hockey League I had to sit down to tell you all about it.

PLAYMOBIL’S NHL Hockey Arena

Get ready to hit the ice with the interactive and imaginative play built into every PLAYMOBIL playset. With the four (included) NHL players, take the shot by using the player’s movable arms and hockey sticks or block the goal by using the joystick to maneuver the goalie from side to side! Perfect for fans of any NHL team, customize the rink with the included team stickers!

PLAYMOBIL’S NHL Hockey Arena

The hardest part about putting the game together was the kids being so impatient with me and trying to rush me. Even with four kids over my shoulder and messing with the parts I had no trouble following the directions and getting it put together right.

I’m super happy that there are four ice pucks too and have only given the kids two and I'm proud to say that they still have the first two after weeks of playing already. But ask them to find a shoe…..

Thank you PLAYMOBIL for allowing The Adventures of Supermom to review such a fun product!

**I wasn't paid to post this and the opinions expressed belong entirely to me, Michelle Lee at The Adventures of Supermom. I was sent a free product in exchange for my honest review.**

Sunday, November 13, 2016

President of the United States of America
#homeschool

On election day last week I wrote on the dry erase board the journal entry for the day for the girls.  Every morning before school we take a few minutes so they can write in their journal then we can discuss it together before we move onto multiplication tables .

My 11 year old has the right idea.

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#homeschool win.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Our First Day of Homeschool

Today was our first day of homeschool.

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It started about 8:15 a.m. with the girls writing in their journal. I asked them to write about what excited them about homeschool.

They both agreed that spending time with me as their teacher and being home was number one along with liking math.

Then we worked on their multiplication tables for the number two.

The morning has been very smooth and touching. At one point Ninja Gurl was reading aloud in a book about a girl with a loose tooth while I was helping Lovely O with her grammar. I got choked up thinking how sweet it was to be in that moment and situation with them.

I've also noticed that they are more kind to each other.  {A huge bonus!}

Right now we're taking a break for lunch and free time before we start back up on history and art and reading literature.

Here are two pictures I took last night in honor of our homeschool adventure.

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Friday, November 4, 2016

Homeschooling.

Step 1 is complete.

The girls last day was October 31st.  It was a bittersweet moment for them.  Missing their friends, missing their teachers, missing their friends.

You get the drift.

But for us it was an ordinary day.  It was in fact just Halloween.  We went through the neighborhood with my granddaughter and friends. It was really nice. Lovely O was Bat Girl and Ninja was poison ivy and I went as Just Michelle. Sweet sweet baby was a giraffe and she was the best giraffe I've ever seen.

This past week the girls have been unschooling.  I've encouraged them to sleep late and play outside in the middle of the day.  I took them to play mini golf to practice their math and I took them with me as I voted for History.  I taught Lovely O how to make tuna salad then she made sandwiches.  I also encouraged them to help in our school room to get ready for our big day.

Our school is even official!!!  With a name!!!!  In North Carolina you have to notify them that you are taking your child out of school to home school them and you must name your school.  It was exciting for Superdad and myself to come up with this name for our school, a school where we will teach our girls all sorts of fun subjects, a school where they will laugh and be encouraged to learn,  a school that I will love teaching.

We will enjoy the weekend as we prepare for homeschool on Monday. 

Do you want to share a story with me from when you started to homeschool your children?

Halloween