The speed at which time passes just amazes me. It was just Summer. And now it is November. As a child and teenager time seemed to go so slowly. The older I get the quicker it seems to speed by. Keilee has always been aware of time going quickly. I’m not sure why but she has always said, “Time goes so fast”.
There is a tree on the outskirts of our town that I have taken pictures of Keilee since she was 6 or 7. It is a beautiful tree that has branches almost down to the ground. It is spectacular in the Fall.
One thing that I do most weeks is talk to Jessica at Teachable Moments. I consider her one of my dearest friends even though we have never met ‘in real life’. It is hard to be a single Mom at times and she always listens to my concerns and gives great advice!! We have so much in common and at least once during each conversation one of us says, “I was just saying that same thing!”. I love how the internet has made it possible to have friends that don’t live within a certain amount of miles. Thank you Jess for always being so supportive.
Algebra is going well. It has made a huge difference to sit down with Keilee and do each lesson with her. [Another idea from Jess :)] I am amazed by how much I am enjoying Algebra. I hated it in school. I am the same way about History and Science. I never cared for either one but I LOVE them now. It is amazing to me how much it matters what teacher you have and how the information is presented.
Kei is doing Biology from CK-12. They are FREE courses on the iPad. They even have workbooks for some classes. She LOVES Science of any kind. Go check them out if you have an iPad. You can get them in the iTunes Store and they open in iBooks.
Play practice is going great too. Keilee knows her lines and even though this is not an ‘over the top’ character she is enjoying it. “Miracle on 34th Street” is such a sweet story.
1. Learning back handsprings. These things scare me to death!
2. Voice lessons. Her voice teacher is so lovely.
3. Yes she wears her tiara around the house.
4. I have been waiting to see an Ender’s Game movie for 25 years since I read the book. Keilee has read it too and we were very happy to how they did it.
5. Working on herb pages. I got her a “Medicinal Plants” coloring book that she is really liking. I so want to learn more about plants and herbs as medicines and things.
At a bridal shower for my great niece and at a Halloween party that was postponed because of weather. Keilee DID NOT like the ride and she loves rides. She didn’t like being upside down!
This was a slower paced week for us and I loved it. Next week is crazy busy again. The weather is getting colder and we like days that we can snuggle in and read or play games. We are trying to find a TV series to watch on Netflix since they took off our beloved “Monk”. Any suggestions? I can’t believe it has been 1 1/2 years since we have had cable. We rarely miss it. Usually only when Alabama is playing football and it isn’t on CBS. We do watch “Castle”, “Once Upon a Time”, and a couple others but with Hulu Plus we can watch them the next day. And for $7.99 compared to almost $100 for the cable!
“There are two lasting bequests we can give our children:
One is roots. The other is wings….” Hodding Carter, Jr
“Kids spell love T-I-M-E.” – John Crudele