Sunday, September 2, 2012

Hailey's First Day of Preschool

Hailey started her first day of Preschool last Monday. We are homeschooling this year and we are all just so excited about it. For her first day we got up and had a special breakfast of eggs and bacon, one of Hailey's favorites, and then she and I went outside and took some "first-day-of-school" pictures. 

Then we came back in and started her schoolwork. We went with Sonlight for our curriculum. I came across it a few years ago and have just fallen in love with it. It is very easy to use and I love the fact that they focus on reading good books and enjoying time as a family. I really feel like this curriculum is going to work really well for us.

We packed a lunch in Hailey and Caleb's new lunch boxes that their Aunt Kristin got them and took them out to the church playground to have a picnic...

...and we got in some "recess" while we were at it :) Caleb got in on the "first-day-of-school" action too!

I think she enjoyed herself!

We threw some "science" in too!

I am so excited about Preschool this year. I know I am looking forward to watching my kids grow and learn. I can already tell even just from the first week that this is going to be a good thing for mine and Hailey's relationship. I'm not naive enough to think it is all going to run super easily all the time...because even this week didn't...but I am looking forward to growing and learning and finding things out about my kids and helping them to "unpack" the world around them. This sweet little girl is so excited too! I was so proud of her this morning in Children's Church when she was able to recite her word for the week and the definition for it in front of all the other kids. (Attentiveness: I listen with my eyes, ears, and heart.) She gets up every morning and asks me if we get to do school today. Randy and I truly feel like this is what God has called us to do (homeschooling) at this point in all of our lives and we look forward to seeing what God is going to do in our family this year!