Friday, June 30, 2017

Benjamin breaks his arm....again

Because things can never just be boring around here....Benjamin broke his left arm. Again. Broke the ulna and radius. Again. I swear these kids are trying to kill me or at least give me more gray hairs.

He fell off his scooter Wednesday evening. I didn't see it happen but I heard him scream "My arm!" and I just knew. Once again, I freaked out, froze, screamed and cried while Glenn sprung into action. I don't know what it is about broken bones but I just can't deal with it. Benjamin was far more calm and brave than I was. As I sat rocking him in the grass while Glenn ran home to get the van, Benjamin kept saying "It's okay mom. It's just a broken arm, don't look at it." Bless him.

He stayed overnight at the hospital so the orthopedic doctor could set the bones and cast the arm first thing the next morning. He did great. Didn't shed a tear.

Enjoying a well-deserved popsicle in the recovery room.

He was sore and very tired yesterday but slept almost 12 hours last night and woke up this morning feeling better. He is such a trooper.

This isn't exactly how I wanted to start our summer break but at least we managed to get one water park visit in last week.





I have to share this picture. We went to Bryce's 12th birthday party last weekend. These 3 boys have known each other since they were about 2 years old.
Bryce, Nate, and Caleb.


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Last day of school pics, homeschool style

We wrapped up another year of homeschool today! The boys humored me just long enough for me to get the obligatory "last day" pic.

But first...here is their first day pic.


Last day pic...



I'm pretty sure this is the last time I convince them to hold up these signs. We homeschool year round anyway so these "first day" and "last day" pictures are kinda silly I guess. Plus our curriculum doesn't follow grade levels anyway. 

While the boys don't enjoy these cheesy photos, they do like the end of the year questionairre. They love comparing the answers from the first of the year to now.

Benjamin's first day questionairre:


Benjamin's last day questionairre:

I love seeing the improvement in handwriting. Benajmin grew 2 inches and gained 6 pounds since last August. I'm not sure when he decided to join the Navy. 

Caleb's first day questionairre:


Caleb's last day questionnaire:


This man-child has gained 12 pounds since August!! I'm not sure how tall he was at the beginning of the year because that was before his SPML surgery so it was impossible to get a good height measurement. I do know that he has grown several inches since that surgery and the height growth must have balanced the increase in weight. He's huge. And I love that his favorite show right now is The Munsters (circa 1960's!)

Year 4 of homeschooling is a wrap. While we do follow a more year-round schedule, we take about a month off (5 weeks to be exact) in the summer. We will start back up on August 1st. 



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