Saturday, September 25, 2010

Home Makeover...the school room edition (cont)

While we're still in the midst of this major project, I decided to post some updated pictures...

these boxes (on the right) hold the contents of the entertainment center

The couch that WAS across the room.

NO more cheap bookcases!!!!  It actually fell apart as we were trying 
to pick it up to move it!

Bookcase #1.  It's contents are now all moved around.

Where the couch used to be :)

Remember the bookcase that I said fell apart???

This is 4 bookcases.  The two on the right are back to back.  
Hubby is putting together drawers for the one on the far right.

I'm sure you're wondering WHY we're going through all this hassle and expense.  From the time we were married, we never looked to the long-term future as we acquired new things.  Since our collection of homeschool "stuff" is growing, it only makes sense (finally) to look to the longer term for organization.  So many things in this house aren't working or make sense anymore.  So we brainstormed and planned for quite some time.  Homeschooling is a life-style for us.  It's a major part of our household and will be for quite some time to come.  It needs it's own space (at least for us).  We tried schooling at the dining room table, but it hasn't really worked for us for a while.  Some spilled drinks were the final straw(s) :)

We have desks and chairs on order.  The entertainment center is now in pieces and listed on Craig's and the local paper in hopes of selling.  If it doesn't go soon, it'll be donated.  We've begun brainstorming about our desk and the couches and how to better set things up.  This is a major paradigm shift here.  While it's uncomfortable, it's also worth it and kinda fun!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Home makeover...the school room edition


one side of the room

the other side of the room...

this bookcase is buckling, just like the other one of it's kind did.

so we bought some of these :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010


The Professor is  a Wolf cub...

Velcro Boy plays soccer!

And...what new school year would be complete without a new pair of glasses?!?...

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Shield & Helmet ???

Hubby found some videos on you tube the other day of some really outrageous K'Nex creations.  Of course The Professor was intrigued.  He proceeded to disappear into his work area closet and has barely been heard from since. :)  He created a shield and a helmet.  I guess he thinks he's going into battle or something ;)

He even created a nose guard, chin guard and a sun shade :)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

What Happens When... put 1500 kids (ages 4-16) in colorful uniforms and crowd them onto one soccer field?  

You get the opening day ceremonies for the Fall season of AYSO Region 345 soccer.  

Opening Day ceremonies were this morning and it was packed.   And HOT!   At 8:00 in the morning, it was HOT.   They had a record number of kids register this year, over 1500.   Each team made a banner and paraded around the soccer fields.   I believe there were about 130 teams.   24 of them are boys under 6.   For so many people, they were quite organized.   I was impressed.   Parking however, another story...

His game was at 4:00, so we had to go back to the fields.   The Killer Whales (Velcro Boy's team) played The Sharks.   There are 6 kids on each team, and only 4 of the ones on his team know how to play soccer.   VB has a lot to learn and spends most of his time just standing on the field.   The Professor was much the same way his first season of t-ball, until he figured it out.   They lost 4-1 :(   Hopefully they'll do better next time.

Tomorrow: Mass & kickball game with cubs.
Monday: school, allergist appointment & soccer
Tuesday: school
Wednesday: school, groceries & soccer
Thursday:   school & cub scouts
Friday: MOM's meeting (bring food), school
Saturday: cleaning, pictures, game (bring food), birthday party

The Professor has learned the Pledge after only saying it twice!   He's also well on his way to learning what he needs to know to ear his bobcat rank.   We picked up his uniform the other day.   OUCH!   Found the expense in scouting :)

Happy Birthday to you...

On the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Pray for us sinners 
now and at the hour of our death.

Friday, September 10, 2010

My hard little worker!!!