Questions and Answers

I’ve been terrible at answering questions, guys. I’m sorry! I’ll try very hard to answer them right away from now on!

First off, I’m due sometime in September. We weren’t trying and I wasn’t keeping track of my cycle very well so I’m not sure exactly when. Probably the end of September.
When I told the girls they broke out into the hugest grins I’ve ever seen and jumped up and down and ran over and kissed my belly. They’ve talked about their little sister nonstop since finding out. I remind them it might be a boy and they are fine with that idea, too. They just really want a baby girl. hee

And some other questions I never answered from you guys:

-How do you get your pictures so big?
A tutorial on how to post large images is next on my list 🙂

-If I do this will it work in a pre-made template? (talking about the sidebar tutorial)
Yep, my original template for my blog is minima.

I’ve been meaning to ask you when you started teaching your oldest to print words besides her name. Reading first then writing, together, the other way around? What’s worked for you?
I taught her to read before I taught her handwriting. At this point I don’t have any tips for teaching handwriting. Brooklyn really struggles with handwriting. I’ll let you know if I find a program that helps her a lot.

How much Flax do you add to the recipe? (talking about the green smoothies I make)
A sprinkle. Probably a tablespoon or two worth.

-where did you get the toy chest/organizer thing in Payson’s room?
Ikea, I think it was $70.

-I am always so curious as to why you decided to homeschool, if you don’t mind answering I would love it, but totally understand if you aren’t comfortable!
I’ve tried to write a post about why I decided to homeschool several times but can’t seem to put it into words fluently. Maybe I’ll try again later this week! lol

you mention that you bring your Canon 30D with you when you run errands. What do you keep it in to carry, having the kids with you as well?
I toss my camera in my diaper bag or purse or just have it hanging from my shoulder. Not convenient but oh well.

How do you keep records? Do you use a daily homeschool planner where you record everything you do in the day?
Yes, I have a lesson plan book. I write down what we did after we do it. I rarely have a set schedule or to do list before the day starts!

What kind of chicken did you do in the crock pot? What did you serve it with?
I either cook a whole fryer chicken with rotisserie seasoning or chicken breasts with cream of mushroom soup and lemon pepper seasoning. I serve mashed potatoes or rice with chicken. And veggies. Always veggies with dinner 🙂

I LOVE your shoes. They are so cute. Where’d you get them, if you don’t mind my asking?
Target, really cheap too.

Your library looks so neat! How long does it take to get there?
around 30 minutes.

Do you use the free Typepad accounts or the subscription.
I use blogger 🙂

And what’s a post without some pictures?
Some other snaps from yesterday-


How funny is this one?

8 thoughts on “Questions and Answers

  • I love the one of them kissing. I have many like that of my girls. I remember one time a friend of Tim's saying he thought it was strange to have pictures of our children kissing on the lips and it made me so mad! I think it's just about the sweetest thing ever.

  • Congrats on baby #4! Very exciting. I love your blog, I stumbled on it one day via google and have been a regular follower since. On another note, I teach kindergarten and absolutely LOVE Handwriting Without Tears (handwriting curriculum developed by OTs and good for all grades)…the “required” materials are cheap as far as handwriting goes – All you really need is a chalk board and a workbook – the workbooks are $7. 🙂

  • Love the pictures of your girls, such a fun time!

    Thanks for taking all that time to answer those questions…I found some very interesting and I never would've thought to ask!

  • I agree with Sarah. Carter is using Hand Writing Without Tears at school. He LOVES it and he has great handwriting for a four year old.

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