About Me

South Louisiana
I have been married for 20 years to a great husband and we have 8 children ranging in age from 1 to 18 years. I am a homeschooling mom, which can be very challenging. I love sewing, knitting, reading, gardening and have recently started oil painting. I love to create. I really want to have a blog to show off some of the stuff I create, but I also want to share about my life and family. email me at ctrich8@bellsouth.net

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Saturday morning

It is Saturday morning and we are back home. This is what I basically did while on vacation. I would sit in the rocking chair on the porch while drinking my coffee, enjoying the breeze and knitting. I am wearing some pajama pants I made out of an old, ripped pair of sheets. You can't really get more relaxing than this. Of course, the little ones would come out every once in a while and want to climb up in my lap, but mostly they would watch the older children fish. Now we are back home and Samuel and Ava are fighting over whether they will watch Little Bill or Dora : ) Back to real life LOL

I did finish both booties and started on a third one, this time in pink. As you can see, they aren't the same size, I guess this is what happens when your brain is too relaxed lol I will have to make two more to match each one, I can't give this odd sized pair to anyone.

Today, I need to clean all the cat fur off of my furniture. Oh, and we still have the little kitten : O Dh is NOT happy! He was really not happy when she jumped on his head at 7am this morning. The cats never do crazy things like this to me, just the one person in the house who doesn't like animals. I really need to find her a home, but we are so attached to her, so it is going to be hard to give her away. She is just the sweetest little thing and I want to make sure the person I give her to will take good care of her.

I can't believe it is already the end of July! Public school will start soon, and it seems like the summer break just began. We don't start homeschooling until after Labor day, but that will be here before I know it. I need to get all of the curriculum bought and organized. We are trying several new things this year, hopefully the children will do well. The main new curriculum we will be using is Teaching Textbooks for the two high school boys' math. I know several families that have used this and they say it is awesome. I am also looking for a new Science and History curriculum for Sydney and Isabella. They do these two subjects together since they are only a year apart in school. I know there are several homeschooling moms who read my blog, any suggestions? I need to make the most of my last few weeks of freedom LOL I know the moms whose kids go to school are counting down until they have their freedom back : D

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend : )


Amber said...

Glad you had a nice vacation! I'm dreading the thought of starting up school again! I think just because it means I'll have to stop sewing non-stop :-)
We are going to use Story of the World for History this year (I read it and then we do the activities together) and for Science we have a little co-op that we do once every 2 weeks. For the younger two we are doing Swimming Creatures of the 5th Day by Apologia. I love these books. We did the Flying one last year. I read it to them and then we have activities in our co-op. They are really great books. Hope this helps!

Tine said...

Love the pj's! And what cute little boots :-)
I wish I were a knitter. My mom taught me how, but I just don't have the patience for it. I don't know hoe you do it :-)
I'm glad you had a great time. It's always hard to return to everyday-life. LOL!
Hope you find a home for the kitten!

Lola said...

Just wash that one big bootie in Hot water....maybe it will shrink??
(if only it would work on my Big Bootie!)

Come to my blog for a goodie!

Kristin said...

The PJ's look so comfortable and the booties are so sweet :) Don't you just wish vacations could last forever? *sigh*

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randi said...

Cute booties!

Have you heard of Apologia Science? They have curriculum for high school kids, and recently added elementary/middle school books. We love them! Here is a link:


We used the swimming creatures book last year and plan to use botany for this year. You can add some more in-depth assignments for middle school students. I highly recommend the books! my kids enjoyed them and that says a lot to me when it comes to science!!!

muralimanohar said...

Sometimes I think knitting a pair of socks might be a fun thing to try...but then I realize your example is exactly what would happen to me if I tried to make two matching socks. :p