Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The "Anderson Academy"

We are well into the swing of things with school. The kids seem to enjoy it and I am constantly amazed at everything that they are learning and how quickly they are learning. We begin every day around 1:30 and are finished somewhere between 2:30 and 3:00. We work on their AWANA Bible verses and spend most of our time focusing on Math, Penmanship and Phonics. We do Science once a week and then History once or twice a week. Last week I was preparing for school and pulling stuff out and Kaibryn asked what a picture was that I was holding. I said, "We are going to learn about Christopher Columbus next week." Very seriously she look at me and asked, "When are we going to learn about Kaibryn Columbus?"
I was hoping that by Christmas they would be reading. We are just at the beginning of October and last week we began reading a book called "Hats Off!" It is a book that has several little stories in it. They look forward to reading a new story every day. Even though Kaibryn is only 4 she is keeping right up with Christopher. I don't tell him that because there are days when he is not too happy that she is in school with him.
I forgot how exciting it is to see the look on a child's face when something they have been trying to learn finally "clicks." There have been several times when Christopher and Kaibryn finally understand something we have been trying to learn and their faces light up and they are so excited. Kaibryn just smiles so big and Christopher gives high-fives and says, "yes."
There are days when I would rather take a nap or watch HGTV than do school but to know that I am a part of their education makes me smile and grateful for all of my kids.
I know this blog has been about the kids so this "blog" will include their Dad. I am married to the most wonderful man. He works so hard so that I am able to stay at home and do what I have always wanted to do...be a Mom. Sometimes I think that I have 5 children - just kidding. He is always in a good mood and always making me laugh and smile...even when I don't want to. He knows me better than anyone and loves me anyway. He is such a good dad. He loves to play with the kids and is always interested in their day. Every night at dinner we will sit at the table and he will ask each one about what they did that day. The boys are really short with their answer. Usually it is "we played." Kaibryn on the other had gives DETAILS!!!! She starts with "well, we woke up and ate breakfast..." and then continues on. She is definately a girl.
I probably better quit. I did not realize that this has gotten so long. "Now to Him who is able to do more than we could ask or imagine, to Him be the glory and honor forever."