Preschool: Week 1

Completing the last page of a maze book. She can’t wait to begin the other maze book we have which is for ages 5-7. She feels so proud she can do work that says ages above her own. Kaelyn asked to make pretzels after seeing a photo on Pinterest. We choose this recipe on This Week for Dinner because I happened to have self-rising flour that needed to be used. We learned to check our measuring cup before moving it away … Continue reading


Today we began our first official day of preschool. We started this early for a few reasons. 1) We want to get the feel of what a full school year looks like so that if we continue to homeschool in the future, we won’t be majorly surprised by required school time. I say this kind of loosely because… well, I’m not counting hours. School hours include lunch and recess and going to the bathroom and learning how to wash your hands. … Continue reading

“What do YOU want to learn about?”

I felt inspired to ask Kaelyn what she wanted to learn about. This will be our third year of learning and her “official” preschool year. We’ve dabbled in workbooks, manipulatives, YouTube videos, and various other things that strike our fancy. Kaelyn loves to learn and it’s very important to me to maintain that love. Lately we have found some of our activities to be dreaded for both of us. We want to love them but, as Kaelyn put it recently, … Continue reading

Bedroom Birdies

We finally have one room in our house (that has 15 distinctive spaces) that feels done. Or at least 99% done which is the closest we’ve gotten. Ever. Early in 2013, we upgraded Kae Fae to a big girl bed and then hung some huge flowers. Although I never blogged about it, her walls were painted by the end of June (2013 still….) which you can see in my second house tour video followed by a brief peek at the glitter … Continue reading

Bedside Manners

We’ve never managed to have a side table for Jared’s side of the bed. We’ve only been here four years…   As a female who tends to have lots of stuff, I made sure I got one long ago. Jared’s side was much more problematic than mine. My side is a corner of the room with no complications. Jared’s side has the bathroom door. So we couldn’t have anything big and luckily, as a male who contributes little to the … Continue reading