Saturday, January 31, 2015

Slow and Steady

It's sort of hard to blog when there's "nothing" happening.   A friend asked me last week how school was going and I said something to the effect of "good, but boring."  I immediately remembered a book that Kate and I had just finished and regretted my words.  We both really loved the book!  She so much so, that a week later she is still talking about it. 

Callie and I are reading Mansfield Park by Jane Austen and are enjoying that and everything else is going pretty well on her side.  Kate is progressing in her reading.  She's getting a bit faster,  and not struggling as much.  For some reason, she will still say she can't read.  I have no idea why!  We have been nothing but encouraging with stickers and little rewards for number of pages read and so on, so it drives me nuts when she says that, although I try not to show it.   A couple of nights ago we were out and about and she read a bank sign and then talked about what it would say if you switched the letters around.  I could have done a back flip!  I think I could have done ten!!  So yeah, she's a reader, she just doesn't know it yet.

So really, my answer should have been, "Good.  Just no field trips lately."  I'm hoping to rectify that before too much longer, but we'll see.  We are going to be studying the Civil War in a few weeks and there are a few places around here that I would love to go and I'm even hoping to visit some places in Kentucky this spring or summer maybe.

 Of course there is always the Indianapolis Museum of Art which we really enjoy.  I'm hoping we can get there this month.  If you are local you should try to go before April.  They are going to begin charging for admission, which really stinks!  We have had so many enjoyable times there that cost us nothing except for the gas to get there.  

We are finally getting some snow tonight!  There is a possibility of six to nine inches.  Woo hoo!  It won't effect school for us, just make the views out the window so, so much prettier and of course we'll have to read some of our favorite winter picture books and of course have some hot chocolate.  Kate will beg Callie to go out and play with her and I'll promise Callie anything something in order to "encourage" her to go.  Then Kate will eventually talk all of us into going out.  I do like it if it's not too windy.  Especially if it's the wet kind of snow that can be used to make something fun.

I guess that's enough rambling for one night.  I'm going to go stare out the window for awhile and watch it fall.  It's so pretty!

Stay safe and warm!


  1. I'm glad Kate is making progress with her reading. It will really open up worlds to her! It's exciting!

  2. You will be back at those field trips before you know it!! :)

    1. I hope so! I hope I have a car I can actually leave town in! LOL Right now the van is not running properly, so it's an in town only vehicle. Hopefully it will be fixed before too much longer. I just keep reminding myself, first world problems!