Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Changing Seasons

We've had our first two frosts this week. Much earlier than last year and I am sorry to lose so many of my flowers already. But the frost brought beauty of its own.

I've been missing the pictures from my SLR camera ever since we switched to cell phones this summer and have been using my phone camera almost exclusively. I'm trying to get back into using the SLR more, even though it requires more steps to upload the photos. The results are worth it.

Laura had her final appointment with her Developmental doctor yesterday! This means we are down to 3 specialists from the original 6!!! A happy milestone for our family. We are delighted that God has seen fit to grant Laura such good health.

School is going much better with our adjusted schedule in which we concentrate on history and science on Monday and Tuesdays and then work on our other subjects the remaining three days. Everyone is happy! 

Emily's wedding is foremost in our minds as we all make lists and check them off. The flower order will be made this Friday and then things will ramp up from there. I have two showers to post pictures from someday soon.

Today I am thankful for clean carpets, a silver-lining from our water damage disaster. I am also enjoying the bright sun with cold weather and the chance to wear sweaters again.


Catherine said...

I was sad to lose our flowers too. Although Hannah tried to convince me that we should run out before the sun came up to pour water on them like Almanzo's family did for their crops! I told her the zinnias were not our livelihood so we could just let them go.

I'd be interested to hear more about how you do your amended schedule. I've heard other seasoned homeschool moms talk about not having to do every subject every day, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to practically implement it and still cover enough (especially for things like math and science). Or maybe it's that older kids can do more of a subject in one sitting and retain the information longer?

willow said...

Beautiful photographs of the frosted roses though sad too because it really means summer is over.
No frost yet here but days are shorter now as we move towards winter. My husband leaves home in the morning and comes home at night in the dark - I am so glad I don't have to commute.