I snapped this photo of our school/dining room at noon today as we were enjoying a blast of sunshine. It makes me think of 3 things.
1. I love the plentiful windows our little house came with and how much Idaho sunshine flows through them.
2. I am ever so grateful for the 2 weeks my mother in law spent here, enabling me to get caught up on decluttering all the surfaces and organizing our homeschool supplies and lesson plans.
3. I'm happy to say we've gotten comfortable with our current schedule. The kids know what to do and when, and things have been flowing pretty smoothly! We do our morning school work from 8-11:30 and then the kids do a "quick tidy" before lunch. Quick tidy time is when we clean up every mess made during school time, and they prepare the dining room floor for me to sweep, picking up any pencils, etc that fell under the table. (We do a big clean up at 2:30pm each day)
I managed to get my new wall decal up in the kitchen today. It's just a simple decal ordered from Amazon. I love it so much! Now I want to add ones to every room! :)
Tonight the kids are enjoying their brand new Mario video game they earned with their own money. Even our 5 year old worked to save up to buy it. We paid the children for work such as helping us pack up the abundance of Christmas decorations, sweep up the 9874980001 pine needles, and pluck a turkey!
We had an enormous, gorgeous snowfall this past weekend that left well over a foot of snow on the ground. Over the course of one rainy night it all melted! Our pond couldn't be fuller, and the geese couldn't be happier about that. However, they are next on the list for plucking....