Flowers My Lovely Two Men Picked For Me!
There are NO home school curriculums to choose from here in Ireland; and certainly NO Christian curriculums either! This is mainly because homeschooling is still pretty rare here, and there are even fewer Christian homeschoolers; there just isn't a market for the kind of books we would like to use. I won't bore you in this post with the ins-and-outs of our frustrations, but after many hours of deliberation and a final discussion, we think we have found a better way to go forward, for the next year or two at least! :)
After reading reviews online, we have decided to use Galloping the Globe curriculum for Dylan in addition to his math, phonics and reading programs; that we are already happy with. I ordered his books just a few days ago, and he is very excited for them to arrive - yes, I am too!
Amy will continue with the books she already has for the most part; except for science, which we will be sourcing from the US. At the moment we are considering both Abeka and Apologia for our science curriculum. Hopefully my husband and I will be able to sit down and take a look later on this week, at which might work the best for our family. Any advice on science curriculum would definitely be appreciated, if you feel so inclined! :)
Dylan's Math Book!
My thoughts about this pregnancy are a first for me; it is the first time that I find myself feeling completely overwhelmed somedays! Overwhelmed by the thoughts of mothering 4 children...4 seems like 100 on those days! Haha! I know irrational thoughts are completely "normal" during pregnancy...but I still have moments of "How on earth am I going to do this??!!" If you are a mama with 4 or more kiddies and you know I've spent crazy amounts of time on your blog lately; fear not, I'm not stalking you, I'm simply trying to glean all the tips and advice that I can before December rolls around! ;)
About two weeks from now, will be our first visit with our new midwifery team and our first ultrasound. We'll hopefully be able to talk with them more about our wishes to home birth! Excited! The kids are all looking forward to the appointment too...Dylan even remembers coming to the hospital for Meg's ultrasound, when we "looked at the TV and saw the baby"!
Speaking of Dylan and babies; he thinks that the "baby" on my pregnancy ticker is our real baby. He thinks it is showing "live" footage of what our new baby is doing right this very second! He is a hoot; almost everyday he will ask to "see the baby" and exclaims at any changes! ;)
Delicious Homemade Donuts...Yummmmm!
Meg "Making Dinner"!
Finally, we are LOVING our new church! LOVING IT! Everyone has been so friendly and welcoming, that we feel like we have just been there forever! Every week we feel absolutely privileged by the amazing sermons we get to listen to, and learn from. Just last week our pastor preached on biblical, God honouring marriage...so convicting! There is no avoidance of certain topics just in case people get "offended"; while our pastor is NEVER mean, he does not hold back, always preaches straight from the Bible, and has zero tolerance for sin in the church. We are glad for a strong pastor! Did I mention that we are LOVING our new church!!?? :)
Little Miss Meg, All Ready For Church!