Monday, May 30, 2011

Summer is here....

Well maybe not actually SUMMER, but vacation! We have just finished our 7th year of homeschooling. I can't believe it! You know, I am convinced that homeschooling is not for sissy's, or undisciplined, or is hard work! It is an everyday job, that you don't get "paid" for. It is 4-6 hours, 5 days a week, for 160-180 days a year! Do I love homeschooling??? Some days. Some days it is hard and like pulling teeth! Do I think I am doing what is best for my family??? Absolutely! Wouldn't have it any other way! People ask "Do you take a summer break?" My answer, "YES! Mommy needs a break!" So now that text-book schooling is over for a few months, I wonder what will I do with my time?!?! Sew, Read, Clean, Swim and Teach! Children are always learning and wanting to learn! So I guess technically I do "school" all year, but from May through mid-August we don't open a text book! =)  I just enjoy my children, and teach them the love of learning and the many aspects of doing so! I think I will go have a cup of coffee now...oh wait, I think I will have one of my children make it since they LOVE making my cup of coffee!!!

 A typical evening sight here at the Bailey house!

 Shiloh is making a facial mask

 Shiloh and Jacob with the mask kept sliding off so they laid on the floor!

 Moriah and Bethany...2 more brave persons!  =)  

All 5 of my beautiful children!!!