Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A question

I'm sure I'm not the only one but sometimes it sure feels like it when "life" gets in the way and you find yourself looking back and realizing that....."Oh dear we haven't done much "school" lately?!?"
Well this is how I've been feeling in this last month! It was supposed to be better when I got back from my trip but instead it's continued..... just doing a little here and there but not seeming to be ticking all the right "Schooling" boxes at all!!!!
What is it that speaks to me saying that I'm not schooling my children if they're not sitting at the table writing this and marking that?!?! Have they been learning ANYTHING in this last month or have I just waisted these precious children's minds to playing and visiting family from afar and simply getting the housework done?!!

What do you do in these moments?? I'd love to hear!
Smiles The Torrents's :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sophia's sweet second {#six}

Hello fellow friends!! WOw it's been awhile since I've shared one of these but I'm here (just before setting off to Melbourne for my Stamping weekend at convention!!!!!)
Last Friday we had some lovely friends over for our Friday Family Fun day!!! Each and every Friday we make pizza's, watch a movie whilst eating and then when the children are tucked in Allan and I have our date night!!! I LOVE it!!
Well Sophia saw a moment to take some photo's while I was preparing.....

Ummmm even now (at 6.50am) that pizza looks good!!! he hee hee!
Have a super Thursday and weekend to come!
SMiles The Torrents's :)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

My Home Ed group

One of the great things about homeschooling is the network of friends and fellow homeschooler's that I meet with every week. There has been many a time in my 4years of "teaching" that I've called one of my wonderful friends and asked questions, needed encouragement, bounced ideas off or simply cried too!!

Not so long ago one of our outings was to travel on the local Tiger Bus around the city and enjoy the sunshine!

The children had soooo much fun (as did the Mum's and Dad's) so I thought I'd introduce some of my lovely homeschool community...

This is the beautiful park that the bus stops at in our city, it's called Princes Square and this water fountain was supposed to be in Launceston, England but it was delivered here instead! Very cool!!

Now for some chat time while the children happily play.

Andrea and Penny

Left to right: Amanda, Anna on lap, Lui, Caleb in front (baby)
Anita, Sammy, Israel and Christina

Alison and Claire

George, Cheryl and Samantha

Esther, Myself and Andrea

Happy Homeschooling week to all you wonderful people!! I hope that it is a great one!
Smiles The Torrents's