Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Gearing up for our new school year

At the Walters's house, we home school year round. We are in the last few weeks of our 2014/2015 school year and the 2015/2016 school year starts the day after Labor Day. I have been busy prepping lessons and making plans for a fun year ahead of us!

This year I will have Alex in 4th, Destiny in 3rd, Kairi in 1st, Amelia in PreK and a of course Cassandra will be toddling around, causing mischief for sure. There are days that I feel very overwhelmed with the work load but I know we can do this!

This year we are adding three new classes to our normal schedule ( Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science and History ), We are adding art, health and a bible study. I have not ordered anything yet, still looking at a couple and trying to decide what I want to use.

I think big things are to come this year! I am looking forward to seeing all the advancements the kids make and everything they are about to learn!

I would love to hear what fun and exciting things you have planned for your home school year if you are a home schooler! Be sure to leave a message in the comments. :)


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

It's been awhile







I can't believe how long it has been since I sat down and blogged. We have been busy and I have just fallen out of the habit of sitting down to write. Recently, I decided to change that I am I have made a goal to post once a week.

I am sure you noticed that I completely revamped the look of the blog and added new pictures. It was long over due, the most recent pictures were a year old already. The kids have grown and changed so much! Our youngest is already a year and a half old. She no longer looks like a baby. It seems like one day just not that long ago she woke up and had lost that baby look.

Life has been busy here at the Walters home! I want to take some time to give a little update on everyone!

Chris and I had our tenth anniversary this year! It does not seem like it was that long ago that we got married!







Alex turned nine this year. 


He is big into minecraft, pokemon and power rangers. He spends his days reading ( favorite series right now is diary of wimpy kid ), playing with his friends, he is a boyscout, playing games on his tablet, playing minecraft and just enjoying life.
This was his first year that he was able to go to summer camp through out church. He loved it and had an amazing time! The team he was on won second place for most points ( earned from answering questions and good behavior ), he was in a play ( he played the mighty David ) and I was told he was so sweet he earned the name camp sweetheart. I just love this boy.


Destiny turned eight this year.


She is very much so a girly girl. Love all things pink and sparkly. Over the summer she has come leaps and bounds in her reading, I think she is about ready for some chapter books and she is very excited about this. She spends her time coloring, playing with friends, loves to be outside, enjoys helping in the garden, crafts and is in tumbling. She is a very good helper and growing up into a lovely young lady!



Kairi turned six this year. 


She enjoys being outside, playing with friends, I think she would live at the zoo or in the pool if we let her,  loves being at church and has changed so much in the last year. You may remember from older posts that Kairi has lead poisoning when she was younger. We have been dealing with this issue for many years and I swear turning six just flipped a switch in her. She is just so different lately.
She loves learning, we have been working on reading and writing over the summer. She just soaks up every minute of it. 




Amelia turned four this year.


She is following in her oldest sister footsteps. She loves pink, girly things and shoes. Her favorite thing is frozen and sings Let it go all day long. She started doing some preK work this year and is learning very fast. She loves friends, being outside, the pool and coloring.
Picking flowers is one of her most favorite past times. She does not care what kind of flower, just likes to pick them and make presents for people she loves.



Cassandra turned one this year. 



She is a shy girl. She loves to play outside, being with her family and climb on everything. Since learning to walk, she has also learned to climb like you would not believe. She gets on the kitchen table, computer desk and anything else she can get on.
She loves chocolate, music and the swings at the park. She is not very outgoing but that is okay. She is very much so a mommy's girl and not very fond of going places she does not know. She is my little cuddle bug.



Make sure to check back once a week for new posts!










Wednesday, August 5, 2015

August meal plan

August 1st
Saturday
Breakfast - Yogurt or Oatmeal
Lunch - Eggs, toast and apple slices
Dinner - Out
Snack - Ice cream

August 2nd - 8th
Sunday
Breakfast - Yogurt or Oatmeal
Lunch - Eggs, hashbrowns, bacon and pineapple
Dinner - Crockpot shredded roast beef sandwiches, french fries and corn on the cob
Snack - Watermelon

Monday
Breakfast - Yogurt or Oatmeal
Lunch - Pancakes and fruit
Dinner - Beef and noodles and green beans
Snack - Jello

Tuesday
Breakfast - Yogurt or Oatmeal
Lunch - Tuna or PBJ sandwiches and carrots/dip
Dinner - Pizza ( Destiny's birthday choice )
Snack - Cake ( Happy Birthday Destiny! )

Wednesday
Breakfast - Yogurt or Oatmeal
Lunch - Chicken nuggets, cheese and bananas
Dinner - Crockpot chicken, potatoes and carrots
Snack - Apple slices

Thursday
Breakfast -Yogurt or Oatmeal
Lunch - Turkey sandwiches and carrots/dip
Dinner - Pizza
Snack - Popcorn

Friday
Breakfast -Yogurt or Oatmeal
Lunch - Chicken nuggets, carrots/dip and string cheese
Dinner - Cheesy beef burgers, homemade fries and veggies/dip
Snack - Jello

Saturday
Breakfast - Yogurt or Oatmeal
gone

August 9th - 15th
Sunday
Breakfast - Yogurt or Oatmeal
Lunch - Omelettes and hashbrowns
Dinner - Beef stroganoff, green beans and garlic bread sticks
Snack - Apple slices

Monday
Breakfast - Yogurt or Oatmeal
Lunch - Pancakes and fruit
Dinner - Crockpot pesta ravoli
Snack - Brownies

Tuesday
Breakfast - Yogurt or Oatmeal
Lunch - Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Dinner - Crockpot lasagna and garlic toast
Snack - Popcorn

Wednesday
Breakfast - Yogurt or Oatmeal
Lunch - PBJ sandwiches and fruit
Dinner - Smothered pork chops, mashed potatoes and corn
Snack - Watermelon

Thursday
Breakfast - Yogurt or Oatmeal
Lunch - Chicken strips, string cheese and grapes
Dinner - Chicken tacos and refried beans
Snack - Watermelon

Friday
gone

Saturday
gone

August 16th - 22nd
gone

Monday
Breakfast - Yogurt or Oatmeal
Lunch - Tuna sandwiches and carrots/dip
Dinner - Crockpot layered bean burritos and rice
Snack - Ice cream

Tuesday
Breakfast - Yogurt or Oatmeal
Lunch - Turkey sandwiches, cottage cheese and fruit
Dinner - Crockpot chicken mozzarella pasta and veggies
Snack - Oranges

Wednesday
Breakfast - Yogurt or Oatmeal
Lunch - Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Dinner - Shredded beef sandwiches, french fries and veggies/dip
Snack - Popcorn

Thursday
Breakfast - Yogurt or Oatmeal
Lunch - Turkey sandwiches, cottage cheese and fruit
Dinner - Beef and noodles with green beans
Snack - Apple slices

Friday
Breakfast - Yogurt or Oatmeal
Lunch - PBJ sandwiches and fruit
Dinner - Breakfast skillets and fruit
Snack - Jello

Saturday
Breakfast - Yogurt or Oatmeal
Lunch - French toast and fruit
Dinner - BLT sandwiches and veggies/dip
Snack - Cookies

August 23rd - 29th
Sunday
Breakfast - Yogurt or Oatmeal
Lunch - Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Dinner - Meatball stew and dinner rolls
Snack - Oranges

Monday
Breakfast - Yogurt or Oatmeal
Lunch - Eggs, toast and fruit
Dinner - Chicken tacos, rice and beans
Snack - Carrots/dip

Tuesday
Breakfast - Yogurt or Oatmeal
Lunch - Pancakes and fruit
Dinner - Beef and cheese enchiladas and rice
Snack - Brownies

Wednesday
Breakfast - Yogurt or Oatmeal
Lunch - Broccoli alfredo tortellini
Dinner - Cheesy beef burgers, french fries and veggies/dip
Snack - Watermelon

Thursday
Breakfast - Yogurt or Oatmeal
Lunch - Chicken strips, cottage and fruit
Dinner - Spaghetti and meatballs with garlic toast
Snack - Watermelon

Friday
Breakfast - Yogurt or Oatmeal
Lunch - Eggs, toast and fruit
Dinner - Pizza
Snack - Popcorn

Saturday
Breakfast - Yogurt or Oatmeal
Lunch - Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Dinner - French toast and fruit
Snack - Oranges

August 30th - 31st
Sunday
Breakfast - Yogurt or Oatmeal
Lunch - Chicken strips, cottage cheese and fruit
Dinner - Chicken tacos, rice and beans
Snack - Cookies

Monday
Breakfast - Yogurt or Oatmeal
Lunch - Turkey sandwiches, cottage cheese and fruit
Dinner - Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and corn
Snack - Apple slices


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