Monday, September 22, 2014

Better Late than Never

We had such a good time celebrating Titus' birthday. It was so good, that I got busy and forgot to post his birthday questions and answers. Oops! You know those third kids sometimes don't get documented as well as the first two. If you would like outside confirmation of that, just give my little sister Abbey a call, or ask any third child. :)

Some of Titus' favorite things are truck and tractor, tools and anything to do with construction or helping Daddy. He is in the "all by myself"phase of toddlerhood. This is fueled by his desire to keeps up with big sister and brother. He wants to accomplish everything he see them doing. He is also my cuddly child. Not matter how hot it is, he has to be snuggled up next to me. Often next to me isn't enough because his favorite place is in my lap with a book or watching Paw Patrol. He is always  the first person in our home to wake up. I've had to teach him if the sun isn't up, you should be either. With this early rise time, he stills gets a daily nap.

1. What is your favorite color?  Blue
2. What is your favorite toy? Fire Trucks

3. What is your favorite fruit? Grapes
4. What is your favorite TV show? Paw Patrol
5. What are your favorite food? Oranges
6. What is your favorite thing to wear? My fire jammas ( his fire truck pajamas)
7. What is your favorite game? I like the tablet
 8. What is your favorite snack? grapes
9. What is your favorite animal? horses
10. What is your favorite song? Let it Go
12. Who is your best friend? Tilda ( Matilda is a little girl in Titus' class)
13. What is your favorite cereal? Cheerios
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? ride bikes
 15. What is your favorite drink? milk,  But he ask for juice all the time!
16. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
17. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? a cake
18. What your favorite Bible Story? I like God
19. What do you want to be when you grow up? A Police Officer

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New Covenant Christian Academy

Well, it's official! As we start our third year of homeschooling, we've finally been able to register with the state. We now have a certificate recognizing us as an official school, New Covenant Christian Academy.  A child must be 7 years old, or in the 2nd grade in order to register in the state of  North Carolina. We've  joined over 100,000 other homeschoolers in North Carolina. It is neat that we're part of a growing movement of change in education.

This year started with one of the things I have longed for, a school room. When we looked at homes, having a space for a school room was on the top of our priority list. This house had the perfect space! It's a bright cheery room that had space for our comfy couch where we do lots of reading, lots of wall space for our bookcases and cubbies, and french doors that go out to our back yard. It also has tiled floors for easy clean-up! It's a fantastic space, for which I am very thankful!

 First day of the 2014-2015 School Year.
We actually started the last week of August, but I'm slow to post thing.

 My sweet 2nd grader.

My rambunctious kindergartener.

 I wanted to remember what it looked like clean and organized.
It does not look like this now :)

 Getting to work.

One of the other things we have started this year, is preschool for Titus. Our church offers a half day preschool. Titus loves it. He gets to go to work with Daddy. They ride in the red truck. He has a construction themed backpack. They have a fun classrooms, a great playground, a science room, a music room, an imaginative play room, and he gets to go to chapel twice a week with Daddy and Pastor Bert. Oh, he is a happy boy! 

To my knowledge, he has never shed a tear at school. He was fine when we dropped him off the first time, and has been fine ever sense. The same can not be said for his Momma. This is my first time letting go, and it came with lots of tears. However, they are selfish tears. I am thrilled with the love and attention he gets from the staff. They are like a big family, and we are blessed to get to be a part of it.

And evidently, Titus' stubborn streak is only evident at home. They have yet to see a temper tantrum at school. I remember being a preschool teacher, and parents questioning angelic behavior.  Now, I'm that parent! It's great to know, Titus is so happy and well behaved at school. 

The time he is at the preschool, gives me the opportunity to focus on Eden and Josiah.  We get almost everything done before he comes home. Then we have lunch, and Titus naps. We can finish whatever didn't get completed  during the morning, when he sleeps. We could not have asked for things to have been arraigned any better. It was like God had it all laid out for us when He called us to Lower Creek. Hmm-mm, Imagine that! :)

Titus also wants to school with us, and is happy to join in the fun.
Here are a few photos of my little south paw at work. :)