Monday, August 17, 2009

"Not" Back-to-School Blog Hop~ Meet my students


Since we are a homeschooling family, we fit right into this blog hop. Darcy over at "My 3 Boybarians" is hosting it and has been since the beginning of August. Each week she covers something a little different. I just happened to catch it this week and thought it would be fun to introduce my students.

I don't talk about homeschooling much on my blog possibly because it is, at times, THE hardest thing I have ever been called to do. It challenges me daily because of the immense responsibility of educating each child. If I am being completely honest, I just need some me time and that isn't always possible. I say all of this in the same breath that I say what a tremendous blessing and privilege it is to be at home with these precious gifts from God.

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Introducing, and a lot of you have already "met" them...



One of my 3rd graders... Cooper Nathaniel



His twin, and the older of the two by a mere 12 minutes is Grant Matthew, also entering 3rd grade.



Melanie Grace is going into the 4th grade.



Braaten Noelle is 11 and will be starting the 6th grade.



And finally, Austin Robert~ my 8th grader.


Here are my precious five. I took this picture today with the inspiration of this blog hop. Aren't they the cutest bunch? Well, next to yours, I mean. Ahem...

8 comments:

Joyce said...

well yes they are (next to mine of course)...hope you have a wonderful school year.

Heart2Heart said...

Carol,

Well what a wonderful bunch of eager bright young, students you have there. My, my, seems like you are going to be super busy this year.

We start our school year next week and then we will see what it all means. I kinda forget just how chaotic it can be when school begins again.

Looking forward to learning some great tips and tools from all of you other homeschool parents.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Five Moms & A Blog said...

Wow, you do have your hands full, now don't you? I homeschooled our four for a lot of years and your right. It is a HARD JOB and one I don't wish to have back.

Love your names as I have a son "Robert", a son "Mathew", a brother "Grant" and a dog named "Cooper". ha ha ha

He & Me + 3 said...

That would be a challenge because of the differences in ages, but a rewarding one. They are so cute and I am loving the braids in Melanie's hair. Too cute.

Under the Florida Sun said...

What a great post! I hadn't heard about this blog hopping. How fun!

We homeschool too! This is our 11 year and my oldest will be graduating!! WOW!

It is scary at times but the blessings totally out way that. :-)

Have a great one!

Rachel said...

Adorable! I love the pics. And I love having blogs like yours to read - I will especially need them in a few years when I start homeschooling!

chili pepper said...

This is a great idea. Sorry I missed out on it.

A beautiful bunch of cuties, indeed.

While home school may be difficult...it is easier than the alternative, is it not?

Are you all officially back to school or are you still on break?

SmallWorld at Home said...

What a beautiful family! So, is it "Brah-ten" or "Bray-ten"?