Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Homework: Help Wanted !!!

Hey homework crazy moms....

So yesterday was our first day of school & first day of homework!! We have done homework pages during the summer, but real live homework is a bit different Ive discovered.

Homework time took 1 1/2 hours yesterday!!!(and that doesn't include reading) For first grade. Now she wasn't assigned too much work, nope. She just didn't want to do it. And I (equally strong willed) wasn't about to give in. I am in charge after all, that's why I'm called Mom.

I want my amazing daughter to succeed in school & so she has to learn to do homework. But I am not willing to spend an hour and a half fighting with my precious girl. So day two of homework is going to be quite different.

I am changing lots of things.

First off, a timer 30min. And that's all folks!

I got many ideas from my sister (the timer idea for instance) but I also found a TON of useful ideas on


The second change is that my 3year old is going to have a paper activity as well since she was the cause of so much distraction. (I'm glad they missed each other!!)

If you have any tips, please let me know! And I will tell you if anything works tonight!

Wish me luck :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Summertime is bliss

So I haven't written.

Call me crazy, summer is just too fun to spend any time blogging! We have enjoyed boating, lake Powell, a cave adventure, hiking, and swimming.

Lots of swimming!

So I have a lot of pictures to post but it might be a bit yet.

Oh and this summer, Miss E has caught a few flies, many MANY grasshoppers, 2 frogs, a fish and a baby bird. Whoa.

And we spent a week hiking in Utah and spent lots of time canning salsa, boulenease, apricot jam and the girls got a playset for their birthdays.


I'm not ready for school to start :( only 2 more weeks of this bliss. But September will be busy so we'll be alright. Miss E is VERY excited for 1st grade, so that's good!