Tuesday, November 13, 2012

EEK! Where Does The Time Go!

Wow, I haven't blogged in quite a while. So much for keeping up! Life gets busy.

We have been trying to keep on track with lessons. The year is flying by and it seems we are behind. We decided since the weather is turning cooler we will be spending more time at home doing lessons and less time hanging with friends. We still have co-op and the holiday parties coming up.

Luca is doing well with his reading. We are advancing on our letters and he is getting excited about remembering them. Numbers are coming along as well. He actually told me today he likes Math. I decided that I needed to take smaller steps with him and do his lessons in smaller segments. He seems to grasp it better. Luca is loving hip hop dance and still takes jazz, ballet, tap, and gymnastics.

Nico is also doing great. He has finished Delta MUS and moving onto Epsilon. He absolutely loved roman numberals and I actually learned how to read them while teaching them to him. Onto fractions! I just bought Muggins Math game and am looking forward to incorporating that into our school days to break up math and get his multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction skills sharpened up. We started reading "Cricket In Times Square" (a book I have never read) for reading. I am enjoying reading the classics with him as we are both learning together! Who would have thought!? Gosh I love homeschooling.

Nico is preparing for his solo in hip hop and will also be performing with his team, OZONE. He has his solo video taped so he can practice it, but has asked that I don't watch it or him until his first performance. He knows I love surprises, but this is killing me! I know he wants it to be perfect before I see it. I love the talent my children have!

I had Brian home with us for about 5 days. We had a 50th anniversary party for my mom and dad and made sure he attended. He then stayed with us so he could vote in his first election! It was nice to have him home for a while. I miss him, but he is still not ready to conform to my rules at the house. He prefers to live with friends not working and hoping he gets a meal. I did go to GoodWill with him and bought him some warm clothes. We also made a stop by SAM's to stock up on some healthy food for him. In 5 months he will be 21! I just don't know where the time has gone.

Halloween with friends. Luca is the creepy Zombie on the right and Nico is Scream. Halloween is my favorite holiday and to me...the scarier and bloodier the better. Both boys picked out their own costumes this year. I was surprised Luca wanted to be so creepy...but I loved it!

Nico's artwork. This photo does not do it justice. Nico is so artistic. He does take art lessons from someone other than me. She is amazing! This year the focus is water colors.

The guys dancing at mom and dad's 50th wedding anniversary party. This is Mike, Brian, my brothers, Vern and Vince, brother in law off to the side and Nico in front. I loved how they were not shy at all getting up there dancing the YMCA together!

Nico and I love watching So You Think You Can Dance. This year I made it a point to buy tickets to see them on tour! We had a great time having a mom and son night out. The show was amazing. I am so inspired by these dancers and their passion for dance. We were really hoping we could meet some of them in person, but it didn't happen.

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