Oh... hello there, blog!
We just finished up our third week of school. All four children are fed, clothed, alive, and mostly happy. The dishes are tamed to a small mountain. And that my friends, is my big accomplishment in life right now.
We are doing about 90% of the schoolwork so far. We still need to add in a few things, but the routine is taking shape. Rosetta Stone Spanish is not installed on my computer yet, I'm working on Lucy's reading curriculum, and there are a few other odds and ends we will add eventually. (cursive, more art, etc) Its been nice to start early enough that I feel like we can ease into things and take breaks later this fall when we need to. The girls really enjoy the busy mornings.
Lucy and I are still mostly gluten and dairy free. Actually I am soy free now too. Once I had everything else cut out, it was very obvious that soy bothers Isaac. We experimented with adding a bit of gluten to our diets, but are taking that slowly. At times I get frustrated with our limited diet, but we've kept it up, which is more than I thought I would be able to do. I have found a few great recipes that we enjoy.
Isaac is almost six months old! He's a happy little guy... as long as someone is holding him. Lucy and Julia are great about sitting with him or singing songs to him when he gets crabby and I'm in the middle of cooking dinner, changing a diaper, etc. Sometimes four kids seems overwhelming, but just as often I am amazed at how precious each one of them is.
.. and with that, I'm about out of time. A precious little someone needs to be nursed back to sleep. Goodnight!