In my life this week…it was my twin sons' 11th birthday this week. They are my special needs homeschoolers. Also, HOORAY! We had our second meeting with the landscape architect and we love his plans for our backyard (which is currently a one acre pseudo dirt/brown grass lot...). Phase one (in color in the photo below) will start July 18th. There will be three phases over the next two years.
In our homeschool this week…worked on French and reading each day. Enjoying some leisure time this week. I neflixed "Schoolhouse Rock" for the kids to watch this week. Remember those? My one train loving son loved "conjunction junction". My daughter and I liked "there's a telegram line...you've got yours and I've got mine...It's called the nervous system..." love these...
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…if you are looking for a good foreign language program, I really can't recommend Rosetta Stone TotalE highly enough.
I am inspired by… watched "Miracle" this week. One of my favorite movies... about the 1980 Miracle on Ice US Olympic hockey team. Have you seen it? There's some fabulous lessons in there.
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing...Mr. Darcy and I are headed to Los Angeles this week. Will be nice to see the ocean again and we have tickets to the Hollywood Bowl.
My favorite thing this week was…without a doubt, the sweet comments you all left on my post ( click here) about raising my special needs sons.
I’m reading… Sense and Sensibility. It is the book of the month for my Jane Austen Book Club I started this year. Read it last in 1996. Enjoying it the second time around just as much.
I’m cooking… hearty salads to give my oven a break in this heat and a few yummy, hearty recipes this week. To see what I am cooking this week and a recipe for you, click here.
I’m grateful for… my husband, my kids, my home.
A photo, video, link, or quote to share… our soon to be backyard. phase one (in color) starts July 18th. The penciled areas, not color, are what will come next year. I'm pretty excited to see the difference that sod, pavers, granite, 97 flowering plants and 17 trees will make! That will make for a great before/after post!