Showing posts from August, 2016

Carissa Turns 18

Monday was the day. It was eighteen years ago that she came into the world. I remember how her father was so beyond excited to hold her. He bonded with her right away. He has always been a hands on dad. I am so thankful that my daughter has a father that I never had.

She received many gifts for her birthday. Each one of her younger brothers bought really nice gifts for her, which they paid for with their own money. She received a pair of 14 k gold/crystal earrings, an Anne Klein watch, Taylor Swift perfume, and a pink dress. Mom and dad paid for her Swedish massage and other items.

Happy 18th birthday to our daughter. May the Lord always be in your heart and may you always follow His steps.

Having Fun

Very funny Jarrett. He looked so funny running around the house looking like this. He is not making fun of anyone. He is just having fun bouncing off people and objects.

First Day of 7th Grade/Challenge A

This boy got up at five in the morning on Monday to endure the two and a half hour drive to get to class. He has to be at his first class by eight twenty-five. He was so excited to start 7th grade. He is taking a big step up from 6th grade. There is more required of him now that he is in 7th grade. I did my best to prepare him for the expectations of 7th grade. I think he will do just fine because he enjoys learning. He said that Math, Latin, and Geography will be his favorite subjects. I wonder if he will feel the same at the end of the year.

Shane is in Classical Conversations Challenge A. This will be his first year in the Challenge program (with one of the best tutors around, Mrs. Phillips). The Challenge program will dictate the bulk of his studies during the week. 
Here is a list subjects he will be studying this year.

Latin Alive! for Latin [We are substituting this program for the CC recommendation of Henle.]Math-Saxon [Pre-Algebra & Algebra 1]Science- research natural …

A Boy's Friend

Who says a dog has to be a boy's best friend? Take a look at these pictures. Here is a cat that love his boy. Let me tell you, this cat really does love Jarrett. He is always around him. I know this boy would not mind sharing his bed with his cat but no cats allowed inside. Mama is allergic to cat dander and fur.

More Summer Fun

Here are some pictures from about 3 weeks ago. They were taken by my cellphone, so they are not the best quality. I did not take my new camera with me. I received a new camera as a birthday present. I will have to show you it sometime.

Anyway, back to the pictures. We took Maria and the kids for one last fling of fun before she went back to Spain.

Summer is gone now. Shane officially starts 7th grade on Monday. Carissa and Nathan will start classes this week too. Jarrett officially starts 4th grade on August 29th. Time is going by too fast.