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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Precious Katie

Katie is changing so fast! I thought it only fitting she would get the first update as so much changes within the first year. She is quite the sweetie and has a winsome smile. She still only has her 2 bottom teeth, which broke through just after she turned 4 months. It has been funny that no others have popped through yet, but they are on their way. She chews non-stop and is constantly putting her 2 fingers in her mouth, moving them on either sides of her bottom teeth (smart girl! ouchie!). She is eating up at the table with the rest of us...well, her chair is at the table anyhow. :) She is a wonderful eater and seems to look forward to table food. She is just learning the art of getting Cheerios into her mouth. You almost feel bad for her when on the forth try of shoving her entire fist into her mouth she still didn't manage to dislodge the one Cheerio stuck to the palm of her hand! And for all the misses, well, my floor gives enough testimony to her valiant efforts.

Katie has started doing something that I don't recall either of the other two kids doing. As she does her 360's, not just on her belly but her knees as well, she stretches one leg out and pushes herself to a sitting position. It was quite the surprise to find her sitting in the living room when I know I left her on her belly. She has become proficient at it and flips from her belly to sitting position at will. She still isn't crawling just yet, although she has moved her knees forward a few paces. Here she is strutting her stuff. :)
The last thing I was going to add, which has changed this past week, but was funny enough of a thought I had to include it. I thought she might be becoming part bunny and not because she hopped, twitched her nose or her ears were long and pointy. For a while there every diaper change there were these little bunny 'droppings' as sweet surprises. I think perhaps she thought the days were getting mundane for me and took it upon herself to spice them up. :) With that smile who needs anything else to brighten your day?

2 comments:

Margie said...

Oh what a cutie the Katie girl is!

momma's heart said...

I agree with MARGIE! KATIE REALLY IS BEAUTIFUL!

IT DOES SEEM REALLY STRANGE TO TAKE CHEMO MEDS FOR SO LONG. MAYBE THEY'VE FOUND THAT THE CANCER STAYS AWAY LONGER IF THEY TREAT THIS WAY? I AM GLAD THEY ARE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT HAVING GOTTEN IT ALL. HAS SHE STARTED THE CHEMO YET?

I HAVE SONLIGHT READING AND SCIENCE. I LOVE THEIR MATERIALS. THEY DON'T SEEM TO HAVE THEIR OWN MATH CURRICULUM. I HAVE SEEN SINGAPORE MATH ON THEIR SIGHT ONLY. MAYBE IT HAS CHANGED NOW.

I ALSO HAVE BOB JONES SOCIAL STUDIES. I LIKE THEIR MATERIALS ALSO. WE ARE REALLY LOVING THE MATH BOOK. THE MATH TE WAS OVER FIFTY DOLLARS, SO I'M GOING TO TRY TO GET IT AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE ON THE WEB. I'VE TRIED TWO OTHER MATH CURRICULUMS - MATH U SEE AND ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM - THE NAME OF WHICH HAS SLIPPED MY MIND. WITH AS MANY KIDS AS I HAVE, I NEEDED A TRADITIONAL APPROACH. MATH ISN'T MY STRONG AREA, SO I LIKE A MORE STRAIGHT FORWARD METHOD THAT DOESN'T REQUIRE A LOT OF PREP AND TIME IN THE TEACHER'S EDITION FOR ME.

MATH U SEE IS VERY GOOD IF YOU HAVE SUFFICIENT PREP TIME. IT COMES WITH A CD THAT GO OVER EVERY LESSON. I HAVEN'T GIVEN UP ON IT. I WILL TRY TO INCORPORATE IT WITH THE BOB JONES. I MAY EVEN DO IT DURING THE SUMMER AS EXTRA.

WHEN I SUPERVISED HOMESCHOOLERS IN CALIFORNIA, I GOT RAVE REVIEWS FROM ONE MOM ABOUT BOB JONES. A LOT OF THOSE FAMILIES USED ABEKA, BUT I'M NOT TOO IMPRESSED WITH THEIR STUFF. IT SEEMS TOO WORKSHEET DRIVEN TO ME. THEY DON'T SEEM TO DO MUCH WRITING.

HOPE THIS IS HELPFUL. I THINK AT FIRST IT IS COMMON TO GO THROUGH A FEW CURRICULUMS UNTIL YOU FIND WHAT WORKS FOR YOU. I WISH I KNEW HOW TO USE EBAY. MIGHT SAVE US A LOT OF MONEY. MY DAD'S WIFE USES IT. I'LL HAVE TO HAVE HER GIVE ME A LESSON.

HAVE YOU FOUND ANY HOMESCHOOL GROUPS IN YOUR AREA? LADIES FROM MY GROUP PERIODICALLY EMAIL EVERYONE WHEN THEY'VE GOT CURRICULUM TO SELL.

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