Wednesday, April 22, 2015

This and that - ultrasounds, muffins, McGuffey readers, and other stuff

Tomorrow is the day!  We will (hopefully - as long as baby cooperates!) find out the gender of our baby.  I think most friends and family are expecting a boy (except for my brother, but he's probably just wanting to be different, ha) since we have two girls and the girls' two cousins are also girls.  Of course, we will be happy and thankful either way.  A boy would be a blessing but a girl, as my mom said, would fit right in :)

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I've been a little lazy in the breakfast department lately - we've been eating a lot of cereal.  Not that there's anything wrong with that, but we like some variety every now and then.  I don't really like to cook a big breakfast during the week so we usually rely on leftover pancakes or biscuits, or I'll cook up a quick oven pancake (honestly I don't make this often because it uses a lot of eggs and I'm pretty stingy with my eggs!), or I'll throw together a batch of muffins.

I'm writing about this because the hubs had to leave for work super early this morning and I know he wasn't going to get up in time to eat cereal, so I whipped up some of my oatmeal chocolate chip muffins last night.  You should try them - they're pretty healthy and they're made guessed it...eggs.  (I've tweaked the recipe a little since I first posted it, so be sure to check it out if you have the original recipe.)

This first picture of Izzy reminds me of what my mom used to say about me - how I would just look longingly at my food like I was in love with it.  Izzy does like food, especially sweets (and so do I...).



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We planted our garden this past weekend - okra, tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapenos, corn, zucchini, and I think that's it.  

Plus our roses are going to be blooming soon!  Ahhhh, springtime :)


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Izzy started t-ball recently - her first year playing.  I think she's having fun (at least she hasn't cried yet like some of the girls), but there are so many girls on the team this year - 18!  So who knows how much she'll get to touch the ball in the games.


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Izzy turned 6 (6!) a week ago and I've been thinking a lot (a lot!) about officially beginning school.  My hope is to begin year one (aka first grade) of Ambleside Online sometime around July (since baby is due in September - I'd like to get a month or two in before baby arrives) and I've been thinking about transitioning into the real deal rather than hitting her with it all at once.  

So, we started doing some light reading lessons again using the McGuffey Primer (I slacked during my first trimester - reading and anything homeschooling related made me queasy).  I have the primer downloaded on my kindle (since it's free), but it was a little difficult to use because many times Izzy would point out a word and, of course, the kindle would move to the next page.  Frustrating.  So I had planned to buy a hard copy, but decided to first check our local library - I don't know why I didn't do this already.  Turns out they have the whole set of McGuffey readers!  Plus, each book has only been checked out maybe 20-25 times, so I'm betting I could just recheck them out over and over again.  Score!  

We went to get the primer yesterday and Izzy got so excited to hold the actual book and open it up and try to read it for herself - much more excited than when we read off the kindle.  There's just something about a tangible book I guess :)  So, if someone else wants to butt in and borrow these readers from the library, I'll just have to pony up the 4 bucks and buy our own copies.  I think they'll be worth it.

I think that's good for now.  I hope you're having a lovely week!

1 comment:

  1. Planting time! I'm so jealous of your spring. :) Our planting time is usually around the 3rd week of May. Here's hoping the snow is gone by then.