Responding to Comments :-)

Wanted to answer a couple of questions I never got to yet.
I also wanted to thank you guys for all the comments. I really enjoy reading your thoughts. I really need to get my butt in gear and visit more blogs and comment more, I’ve been a total slacker with it! You all motivate me with your frequent commenting!

Do you mind if I ask how long does it take to prepare these units?
The under the sea stuff took three hours to put together. The pizza activities didn’t take long at all, maybe a half hour.
I’d say on average per week I spend 5 hours planning and putting together the school stuff.

Love the Shoes and the nail polish!! What shade is that?
Thanks, the nail polish is Celeb City by Sara Hansen.

ps: There are printable coupons on http://www.coupons.com right now for that kind of ice cream!
Thanks!!

I would love to see your take on the movie photographed with the children. Kinda like the Wizard of Oz pic that used to be your header! 🙂
Uh oh, don’t tempt me! I’ve toyed with that idea a bit. Maybe I’ll do Brooklyn’s birthday in an Alice in Wonderland theme!

-Alice In Wonderland has always freaked me out a little…so we haven’t seen it yet. LOL Maybe I need to give the new version of the movie a chance.
-Was it scary? The previews seemed a little scary and Mia gets freaked out so easily that we haven’t tried it yet! I want to see it though!
-Please tell me how you think they did with it – Tim Burton tends to be a little, well, quasi-scary.

Payson was in the picture but didn’t actually watch the movie. I think it’s way too scary for a toddler! As for the girls, it was a little scary for Sierra but she did fine and really loves it. Brooklyn didn’t seem scared at all. It is a VERY weird movie. We all love that, though!

Does it bug you to hear about other people “finally” getting to enjoy doing outside things now that it’s summer?
Not at all! We enjoyed months and months of great weather, it’s only fair that we suffer for some of the time. lol

Last summer our Costco had TONS of organics, this year so far they have about NONE in the refrigerated/produce areas! 🙁 So anyone that’s looking to buy a membership…check your local store first! It seems to vary VERY greatly.
Good to know, I had no idea it varied so much from store to store or year to year.

What a fun craft activity!!! Which book do you like must for craft ideas?
My favorite for activities are the superbooks by mailbox magazine. I like most idea books, though, I’ve never purchased one I didn’t like!

are you worried that Ember Anya is like

Amber Enya…just transposed?
Haha, no.

Just a thought – The other girls start with ‘B’ – don’t you think she might feel ‘odd man out’ without her’s starting with ‘B’?
Brooklyn’s the only one in our family with a B name.

I have to make the decision if we should homeschool soon, as in 3 months soon. I’ve been dragging my feet…and was so happy to see this post.
Any advice on someone who’s so torn on the subject? My eldest loves being with her peers, which makes it even more diffucult. I never dreamt that you had a hard time being with your kids all the time, and I’m so glad to read that! Makes me feel not so bad!

I don’t have advice because it’s really SO personal!

Do you attend any co-op programs or are you involved with any support groups? If not now, do you see yourself doing this down the road?
We don’t yet but I’m hoping to join a few things this fall. Not necessarily homeschool groups but I definitely want to put the girls into sports or clubs. We’re leaning towards soccer and 4-H right now for Brooklyn and either ballet or gymnastics for Sierra.

You will have to let me know if this continues to be a hit. I plan on getting Graham a train table/tracks for either his bday (in October) or Christmas this year.
We glued houston’s down and they eventually come up if pulled hard enough 😛 So be prepared. What type of glue did you use, one particular brand we used worked lots better than the other.

I hot glued the tracks down and there is really no way they’re ever coming up! I glued one down slightly out of place and had to use a thick knife to jar it up and even then it took some muscle!

ive never tried stitching on what you have there, but it looks great. she has practiced on a white cloth napkin and such.
so you draw a picture, put it into the wooden thing and they sew along that? how need and easier for little hands!

Yep! The girls drew the picture directly onto some linen and sewed the outline. I need to take some pictures of their recent projects.

5 thoughts on “Responding to Comments :-)

  • My daughter turns 5 on July 17th and I am doing a Alice in Wonderland theme for her! It's been so fun to plan so far! I ABSOLUTELY love Alice in Wonderland and made her watch the movie. Now she loves it too. I am so excited my sister just finished the invitations and send them to me so I can print. I can't wait!

  • To the person who asked:

    I have to make the decision if we should homeschool soon, as in 3 months soon. I've been dragging my feet…and was so happy to see this post. Any advice on someone who's so torn on the subject?

    Can I add a bit that might help? We are in our 4th year of homeschooling now but we also tried regular good old public school and also online schooling. The advise I give to anyone that asks us about how to make a decision is just go with your gut and try whichever one you think is best first. You can ALWAYS switch! If school doesn't go how you like it, you can pull them out, or if homeschooling gets to be too much you can enroll in online or public at any time. You won't know what works for you and your family until you give things a try.

    And…one of my 3 really really loves being with friends/peers more then my other two so I understand dealing with that. She is thriving being homeschooled and has more friends now then ever. Being at home does NOT mean being unsocial. (I also used to help with a 1st grade classroom in my pre-kids days so I am not against school either. :))

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