I know, it's been a while. Too long, in fact. We've just had a lot going on, and emotions have been crazy. And as my mom has always said, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all!" :D
We have had a busy 2010 so far, and I thought I'd catch you all up in one fell swoop!
School is going well, we've had many milestones hit this semester. I'm proud of all the kids, and all they have succeeded in this year so far.
Connor has his multiplication tables mastered and is doing great at his cursive writing. In fact, Stephanie and Shelley saw his recent bible verse on the fridge this weekend and told him how nice it looked. It made him very happy, and me too!
Chloe enjoys all of her subjects and does very well at all of them. But I think my favorite thing to do with her through the week is listen to her read. She has such a beautiful voice, she knows how to express herself so well. I love her intonation and expression, and I know it's a gift that she will use for a very long time.
Canon is reading!! Canon is adding!! Canon is skip counting by 2's and 10's!! Seriously, is this the child I was so hesitant to begin formal schooling with last fall? Yes, there are still the occasional days when he has no interest in doing any bookwork. But for the most part, and on most days, he absolutely eats it up. I'm so proud of him.
Co-op is still one of the highlights of our week. I know I look forward to it as much, if not more, than the kids most weeks. I love being with my sisters in this rollercoaster homeschool life and sharing our needs and blessings with one another. The spring musical, "Parablelooza" is almost upon us, and Chloe and Connor will both be in it this year. They are both very excited about it.
There has been a lot going on at Evergreen this year. But through it all, I know the Lord is in control. We are all learning to trust in Him, and waiting on His timing. Through all of the turmoil, we are becoming a closer family. The children's wing is truly on fire! We are seeing amazing growth in the kids, and I'm so thankful to be a part of it.
We had a great turnout for the Valentine's banquet and talent show, "Evergreen's Got Talent". Chloe performed her first worship dance to "Who Am I?" by Casting Crowns. Kelly and I are so proud that she wants to worship the Father with her talents. Connor, on the other hand, does NOT share his sister's love of the stage! So he brought some of his artwork and hung it up for people to look at. I love that he's found something he enjoys, and he is getting to be a very good artist. I see so much of me in him when he is sitting at the table poring over his drawings.
Now one of the biggest milestones of the year so far: Caleb turned 2 on the 3rd. I can't believe how big he is getting. Time has really flown, and it really is bittersweet. He is no longer a little baby, but a full fledged toddler - with all of the attitude to go along with that title! Honestly, though, he is such a joy to me, and brings a smile to my face all the time.
I'm glad to be back to my world of blogging. Thanks for reading, and I'll talk to you again very soon.