29 January 2010


So we're now over halfway through the school year.  I'm not really necessarily looking forward to this next year, the 2010-2011 year because we have to start declaring James this year.  I'm thinking the attendance sheets are going to be a pain in the butt.  Oh well, I'm sure I'll get through it just fine :)  Better than trying to homeschool in New York.

So I looked everything I wanted up and it's going to be around $400 this year for James and Jade.  I would LOVE to get the Bible curriculum, but it's another $280 and I don't think it's feasible.  I'm thinking I'm going to have to go down to Lifeway and maybe look at the Sunday school materials and see if I can't put together something myself.

I also need to figure out what I'm going to do with Jade.  She doesn't care if I take things away, or if I put her in time out, or if I just talk to her.  She'll continue the bad behavior (it's not a lot of things, and she's usually very well behaved it's just like that one or two things she'll give me problems over, cleaning is a big one, and so is getting ready in a timely manner).  So I'm pretty much at the end of my rope on discipline.  I don't like spanking, it's not for our family, but even that doesn't work on her.  I tried, and it just doesn't work and all it did was make ME feel guilty and horrible.

I'm just at a loss, James breaks down if he knows he's disappointed you, but Jade doesn't care if she disappoints you, she usually laughs about it.  Ugh.

Steven, he's finally trying to be more vocal, so I'm thinking the talking is going to get better and better in the next coming months :)

Willow.....what can I say about Willow?  She's doing wonderful.  She's 25" long now and is 12 1/2lbs.  I am having to put her into 6-9 month clothes now, only we don't have a lot of them.  Luckily we have a wonderful neighbor who said I can borrow some of hers because otherwise Willow would have a total of 3 outfits to wear.  She can wear *some* of her 3-6 month clothes but I highly doubt it will last much longer.