Thursday, August 21, 2008

Schedules and Routines Step 1

I've been needing to rethink the flow of things in our household a bit - not just because school will be starting, but that is one reason. One thing that I had already tried to add back into my life was reading a bit from the Bible each morning (which I've been doing most some days after I nurse the baby.) Anyhow - was thinking about the whole routine thing this morning and then read:

"Let us wake in the morning filled with Your love and sing and be happy all our days." Psalm 90:14
I know that what I need to do is wake up each morning full of love - not stress, or worry, or grumpiness (I'm not much of a morning person) - but LOVE. The rest of the routine - well, I need to think about this first step for a bit - the rest will have to wait for my next post.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Finger Knitting

How to keep a 7 year old busy and happy...

After reading this post on Gypsy Caravan blog, I decided to give finger knitting some further investigation in hopes of finishing off our day better than it started. Monkeet happily agreed to give it a try after watching a few youtube videos like this one.

I'm not exactly sure what we will do with all the long strands of tiny scarves that we will have in the next few weeks (any ideas are appreciated!) - but I happily say, "It doesn't matter - if he's happy and busy then I am happy (and able to stay busy on my school planning which I haven't finished yet!)

thanks for the idea!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Two Peas in a Pod

This is the first in what I hope to be an ongoing series here - periodically taking a pic of Froggy and matching it up with a pic from when Monkeet was that age. It's funny, because to me they look even more alike than this photo shows - I guess facial expressions make all the difference! Next time I'll have to do it the other way around and find a pic of Monkeet that I like and then purposely take a pic of Froggy to match :)
So here we go... Froggy and Monkeet: Two Peas in a Pod - Take 1

Friday, August 15, 2008

Baby Hands and Feet

In my opinion, there is nothing as cute as baby hands and baby feet (except baby talk and baby giggles which I have a hard time getting photos to show!)

And I have to admit that baby chomping on his sweet feet is my favorite thing that babies do (except for the baby talk and giggling of course.) So I was delighted this week to see that Froggy discovered his toes.

Why Onduli?

Starting with a fresh blog. Hoping this new blogging platform will make posting pictures etc. easier for me. Besides, there's nothing like a fresh, clean slate.

Why Onduli?
In searching for a username at one point, my dear husband came upon a website with translations for the language Kwanyama. My favorite animal is the giraffe - or onduli in Kwanyama. An online identity is born :) . In many homeschooling communities I go by the username JudyJz - so in this blog I combine the two. Life As Onduli - JudyJz's homeschooling Journey.
My old blog - unless they delete it.