Monday, March 17, 2008

Rain, rain go away....

I seem to start my posts out with a "long time no write" more often than not these days. It's partly because as we approach spring and the days become longer and rainier, they also seem to get fuller; full of things I love though which is good. We usually get more company as the days get longer. It's also because I am trying to make some sense of all the thoughts buzzing around in my head. It does help to write them down so here I am.

We are still involved in the school saga although we both (Kev and I) feel closer to an answer. We are always open to new ideas and directions though so we won't say we've decided for sure until he's actually sitting in a desk or at my kitchen table in September.
We went into our meeting with the principal feeling we would most likely register Levi as a home schooler with the school and only participate in their field trips etc. We left the meeting feeling we would most likely send him to school next year. This is a huge deal for us but it feels like an answer to prayer. The school is super flexible. The kids only attend 4 days a week and he wants our input into the kind of courses etc the Levi takes. We're pretty excited! Stay tuned...

Oh and I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for their kind words and encouragement in all our questions and indecision surrounding Levi's school. I've been so touched by the personal emails some of you have sent me. I'm humbled by your vulnerability and it's really helped to know I'm not alone. Thanks!

In other news.... My mom and dad were here for a week. My little brother turned 33, now how did that happen I wonder?!

Here we all are after taking him out for a dinner meal. Happy birthday little bro!

It was wonderful as always. My mom and dad give so much time and energy to the kids it's amazing. My mom coloured and did crafts until I felt a bit crazy for her.

here are some play-doh people they made....


She also helped me clean my house which I can not say enough about. I'm in a bit of shock now that my kitchen no longer self cleans. It's a bit hard to get used to!

Here's my mom and my girls enjoying a tea and a dolphin show at the Vancouver Aquarium on Friday....

And my dad drove the boys around to Warhammar stores and skate board shops. YAY dad!

and here's dad, being his goofy self at the restaurant...



We finished the weekend off celebrating my oldest nephew turning 15. Happy Birthday Josh! We love you....


16 comments:

Amy said...

I am glad your feeling good about your decison for Levi's schooling. I am sure things will all work out.

Some more visitors... what else is new? just kidding They are not just visitors - they are your parents. Hope you had some nice time with them.

I love the play dough people, btw.

Any races scheduled? Best of luck, if so. Take care.

InTheFastLane said...

the good thing is that you have good choices and it looks like you had GREAT family.

Steph said...

Looks Like a good weekend! Glad all is going well on the school front

Pregnantly Plump said...

I'm glad that you're closer to a decision about the schooling. I know that's got to be a hard decision, but it's great that you found a school that you like so much. Sounds like you had a great weekend! Yay!

Klin said...

Sounds like fun times.

Those school decisions can be a doozy. Glad your feeling good about your decision.

:)

Kellan said...

Great pictures of the nice visit you had with your (good-looking) parents - so nice when family can spend time together, sometimes it's hard. I hope everything works out with Levi's schooling - I'm sure it will. Take care - thanks for coming by - Kellan

the mama bird diaries said...

So glad you are having fun with lots and lots of visitors and reaching a decision about Levi's schooling.

TheVasquez3 said...

so happy to hear you are feeling closer to a decision on the school.

how fun to have a family visit. it looks like y'all had a great time.

Family Adventure said...

I'm glad you were excited coming out of the school meeting. It sounds pretty amazing, that school. Keep us posted on your decision process.

Great pix of the family, too. Looks like a good time was had by all :)

Heidi

Becky said...

I'm so happy that you're feeling good about schooling. It's a tricky thing to figure out and it sounds like you've really put some time into thinking about it.

Lori said...

I think the options you have sound amazing! What an interesting school. I would love to know more about how it works. Then I can sit here and fantasize that something like it exists near us.

It all looks like fun!

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Love the photos! I hope you said hi to your parents for us, looking forward to seeing everyone in the summer.
Happy Birthdays to your brother and nephew too!

Lisa writes... said...

"Long time no write"--me TOO!

Will your mom come do my kitchen too? It not only doesn't self clean, it self destroys!

Sniz said...

Your dad is so handsome. And your boys look great with long hair. When our son's hair gets long, it looks terrible. He just doesn't have good hair. Sigh. It's wonderful that you have such a flexible school opportunity!

Don Mills Diva said...

You're so blessed to have such a close and loving family - thanks for sharing...

Sniz said...

Hey, there's an award for you over at my place if you do that sort of thing. Come any time and pick it up!