Homeschool: We've started the 2015-16 school year; I have an 8th and 6th grader. I find it crazy they are both in middle school.
We're continuing with Life of Fred and Story of the World [vol. 4] as our main curriculum. Still working on German with Duolingo and various textbooks. I really love Duolingo as a supplement. We actually have a writing curriculum this year for the first time: Jump In! by Sharon Watson. My girls are trying hard to start their school day earlier. Last year we tried to make sure we started by noon, and no we weren't always successful. This year they are shooting to get up at 8a and start school by 9a. We haven't hit the mark yet this week, but we've improved drastically over last year.
In the House: We've subtracted 2 people, our boy and Kemmy [the 18YO who moved in with us last August]. Kemmy moved home with her parents and is doing well. The boy moved in with his grandparents last November and has grown/matured so much since then. We are very proud of him. This school year he's looking to get his driver's license and start attending college full time. YAY for our boy!
We've also added 5 animals. Not all at once. Last December we got 1 guinea pig and then we added a buddy for him a week later and then a 3rd a few weeks after that.
|Our first two boys. The black one is named Loki and the other is named Hawkeye. I am amazed at how tiny they were.|
|Our little girl doggie named Prussia. These were taken the day she came home.|
|#1 - A picture of Loki, Hawkeye and the 3rd boy, Bruce [as in Banner]. #2 - Bruce and the 4th boy, Lutz, getting ready for a bath. #3 - Loki and Lutz have been the best of friends since Lutz came home. #4 - Lutz and Bruce learning to live together.|
Dad says no more animals until one of these dies, so we should be set for a few years.