In my life this week… pack.unpack.repeat. And, a big thank you to Tracey at Little Bitty Design Studio for the beautiful new fall themed blog header, buttons and sidebars. Aren't they pretty?
Helpful Homeschooling Tips or Advice to Share...Children's language skills, both expressive (speaking) and receptive (understanding) develop from their play skills. Little ones need lots of play time; not lots of table/worksheet time.
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… Mr. Darcy and I had a wonderful time in New York City. We stayed at the Waldorf-Astoria and took in a Broadway Show and a carriage ride through Central Park. I will be sharing all about it on my travel/language blog next Tuesday. Next we are headed to CA; our eldest daughter has a Feis (an Irish dancing competition-- pronounced "fesh").
My favorite thing this week was… going to Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC. We also went to the Neil Diamond concert this week. Mr. Darcy and I saw him in concert the first time 10 years ago. This month is the 40th Anniversary of Hot August Nights, for those of you who have that
Things I’m working on… I'm still working on my History Masters Degree. I only have one class this semester, The French Revolution, but it is already keeping me busy. I have two papers due by Sept. 8th. I was saying to Mr. Darcy "you know you are in graduate school again when you are no longer bothered by long layovers because you can use them to study".
I’m inspired by... We've gotten out the the Halloween and fall themed cooking and craft books and been picking out the projects and recipes we want to do for the upcoming fall Holidays.
I’m praying for...safe travels for everyone this Labor Day Weekend, a successful and prayerful homeschool year, and for God to help me to have a gentler spirit as I go through the daily task of teaching my children.
A photo, video, link, or quote to share… here's a few...
New York...St. Patrick's Cathedral
Central Park Carriage Ride...
Our horse's name was Duke...Mr. Darcy feeding him his carrots...
Me, headed to the Neil Diamond concert. Mr. Darcy calls this my "Charlie's Angels Outfit". LOL.
Have a safe Labor Day Weekend, Everyone! Don't forget our new Music Monday series starts this coming Monday, September 3rd! This post is hooked up to the Homeschool Mother's Journal Series LinkUp hosted at IhomeschoolNetwork.