I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


The beginning of our summer break (June & July) I told #3 that if he read 1000 pgs. by the end of the summer he could get the Lego City Police Command Truck (I think that's what it's called) . I told #4 that if he read 700 pgs. he could get the Lego City Fire boat. Neither one of my younger 2 boys are "readers."  Well, #4 read all 700 pgs. in about 4 wks. #3 on the other hand, well he was taking his time. We ended up moving the last 2 weeks of our summer so I gave #3 an extra 2 weeks.

Today #4's boat arrived via post office...

I must say, that my little bit of bribery seems to have worked, they both seem much more interested in reading actual chapter books, especially #4. Whatever it takes. :-D

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Home Again

We just got back from a five day camping trip to Yosemite. I finally got to go back to my most favorite place ever, Tuolumne Meadows, it's in upper Yosemite about 9,000 ft. up. Now that our camping trip is over we can now get back in the swing of things. It's been a busy summer to say the least, but things should settle down and we can start our school routine. We start school on Tuesday, so I need to finish putting the school room together (it's the only room I haven't finished unpacking).  I also need to do some last minute school planning, like I said, it's been a crazy summer. This is the latest I've ever gone without being totally prepared. :p 

View from bridge in Tuolumne Meadows