Thursday, September 16, 2010


I love September! My birthday, our wedding anniversary, start of school, and cooler temps with Fall on the horizon. Fall is my favorite season; well, maybe tied with Spring; but I'm very ready to say goodbye to Summer.  As we've moved into September, my depression has also calmed down, for which I'm very thankful.

And good thing, because although I'm glad to get back into a scheduled routine, our school start-up has not been smooth this year.  Besides doing more work with Aaron as he's in 1st grade this year (and still not reading), I've added some new subjects and curriculum, one of which I'm throwing together myself from several different sources, and have classes on Mondays and Thursdays, and every-other Wednesday. Last year we took a break from any outside classes, so that's one more adjustment for this school year. We're fortunate to have a large homeschooling community where we live, with plenty of class options to choose from. They're a great supplement to our learning at home, but it sure adds up to more running around. I'm still trying to catch my breath after the first two weeks!

The temperatures have cooled down rather quickly after a very warm summer, so it feels even more like Fall.

Welcome Fall!


Maisy said...

I love this fall picture, Chris. Fall is my absolutely most favorite season as well. I love to snuggle inside, as well as go to the orchards, etc. And, it just seems more close family time, for some reason. Not to mention the beautiful colors around. I can't wait to go on a color tour via highway up north.

Mom said...

Just a HUGE Smile! :=}

Yeah for you! <3

Sara K. said...

Happy birthday, Chris! :) In contrast, MAY is the month of my birthday, our wedding anniversary, and the *end* of school. :)

Your plans for 1st grade sound great! I'm impressed at how you sort of "piece-mealed" it together just the way you want it.

Re: reading, my husband and I have been discussing that subject lately, since our Kindergarten curriculum has a phonics/reading component. Brandon doesn't have a ton of interest in it, and it's not really "clicking" just yet... so I put it on hold. My husband doesn't think he learned how to read until 1st grade. And Ruth Beechick suggests a good average age to start reading lessons for a boy is about 7-1/2 years old! So there!! :)

Happy autumn! :)