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Hey there…happy hump day! I had a pretty laid back day today. Atticus has had a little bit of a cough lately, so today we stayed home. I was supposed to go to work, but that’s the joy of working with family! I had a headache when I woke up and just took two Excedrin about an hour ago. I’m hoping I will wake up in the morning headache free!

School was awesome today. We started off with some art. My husband should definitely be our art teacher, but hey…it’s Pre-K/Kindergarten! I can’t be that bad, right? A few years from now, he needs to really take that over. The boys are doing so well with school. Bonus is really catching on and I’m so proud of him for how far he’s come in the last few months. When we started he had trouble with the alphabet and messed up on his counting here and there. Now he is right along side Atticus in every worksheet that we do. I can’t give him enough credit. It’s so sweet to see his face light up when I say “Bubba, you did so good!” It’s just precious. I feel lucky that I am able to see them learning AND be the one who is doing the teaching. When the school year started I was stressing out. I put so much pressure on myself and thought there was no way I could give them the education they needed. Wrong! Home school is awesome and I wouldn’t change it for the world. My boys are smart…I know that. They are learning at their own pace, whether that’s faster or slower. It doesn’t matter. We are learning and we are having fun at the same time as a family. I love it and the boys love it too. Even Bonus said today, “I like school!” When we first started the year he hated it. He hated sitting down at the table…he would rather be playing or something else. Now he’s the first one to the table. That’s cool! I feel like I’m at least doing something right. Thanks to my husband who told me I was capable of doing it when I was crying and stressed out. I almost….ALMOST…put them in public school, which I’m sure would have been fine, but I’m so glad WE decided that home school was right for us. Yes…it takes time and patience (which some days I have more than others) but it’s worth it. I love them boys so much.

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Have a great Thursday everyone!

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Today was great! First day of home school was a success!! Bonus is officially in Pre-K and Atticus is Kindergarten. ABCMouse.com was a big hit. The boys really enjoy it and throughout the day they were asking to do more! I had each kid do their computer learning while I did paper work with the other. That helped me out a lot. I could really focus on helping them do the sheets, while the other was learning on the computer. I think this year is off to a great start. I’m excited about tomorrow and so are the boys!!

Another awesome thing we did today…Jeremy and I started Couch to 5k! We have been trying to exercise regularly and have heard great things about the app. We thought we’d give it a try tonight. Believe me…I am NOT a runner. I love the idea, but I have never enjoyed it. I’m hoping this will help me get over my fear of running. The first 5 minutes is warm up walking. From there you do 8 sets of 1 minute runs.  In between runs you walk for 1.5 minutes. It went smoothly. We ended up only doing 6 sets of running tonight. It doesn’t sound like a lot until you do it! I was exhausted!! It’s a 9 week program and I’m excited to see how it goes. Each week gets harder and harder and builds you up to where you can run up to 30 minutes. I have never even made 2 laps around the track so this should be interesting! It felt great to be trying something new.

How far we will come in that 9 weeks.?! Stay tuned for updates. I’m sure you will be hearing about it a little each week! 🙂

I laid out a card tonight and hopefully will get to it tomorrow. Off to watch a movie with the hubby.

I almost forgot…Today is Lucy’s birthday!! Look how sweet she is! We couldn’t ask for a better pup. Lucy is 2 years old today!

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See ya tomorrow! Steph Shock


Jeremy and I surprised the boys with a little night out tonight. We loaded up in the minivan and headed out to the movie theater! We’ve been waiting to see the movie Planes for a while now and thought it’d make for a great family fun night before school started. Let me just start out by saying, we had a great time tonight. I’m glad we went, but that movie was horrible. I thought maybe I was the only one that was disappointed with it, but even Atticus said it was boring.

Have any of you guys seen it? What were your thoughts?

This movie is worth a Redbox rental. Make sure and use your weekly free code when you get it.

We should have saved our $53 and done something else tonight.

In other news, I think we’ve decided to start school tomorrow. I signed the boys up on ABCMouse.com today. They are excited about learning on the computer. I think a mixture of that, paperwork, and fun learning activities we are going to have great success this year!

See ya tomorrow!

Steph Shock