Moving, Homeschooling, and more

So we’re moving in a few weeks… we don’t have a definite closing date yet on the old or new house, but it’ll be around the 3rd week of May.  We’re moving into a bigger place on the west side of Albuquerque so that we’ll have more room to accommodate all of our computers and have space for homeschooling and more for entertaining.  And maybe we’ll someday be blessed with more children too, who knows?  🙂   We’re a little sad to be giving up a location closer to the mountains, but at least where we are moving to, there are still trails near the Petroglyphs that we can try out and we’re closer to the Rio Grande so we can go walking along the river too.  After all our years of living in Albuquerque, neither Nathan nor I have been to the Petroglyphs.

In other news, I got to attend a Homeschool Convention last week.  It was a great time, filled with lots of great lectures (regarding school, parenting, and Christian living among other things).  Sean and I have had our ups and downs this year.  We’re both still figuring things out in terms of how best to structure things, but I’m pretty confident that we’ve gotten off to a good start.  He’s doing great in school.  The main struggle we have is with his motivation (he probably gets that from me).  If he had his choice, he would put off school until the last minute of the day (procrastination is another of my pitfalls).  We’ll most likely have to take a mini-break from school while we move and get settled at the new place, but that’s the nice thing about homeschooling… we can be flexible like that.  I think Sean and I will both welcome that break.

Mia is now 15 months old.  She’s about 26 pounds, 31 inches tall.  She’s growing so quickly.  Her hair is already halfway down her back, and of course she hates to have her hair done, so even though she has tons of hair, I can’t do much with it.  She’s gaining some independence and likes to walk off and explore things on her own.  I have a feeling that she’s going to be the child that I have to keep a close eye on lest she start drawing on the walls or stuffing toilet paper rolls into the toilet or putting slices of turkey in the dvd player.  She’s really all over the place right now.  She’s starting to talk more.  Today she learned to say “Costco”, although it sounds quite a bit like when she says, “taco”, too.  She’s also our little comedian baby.  She’s always doing funny things and once she gets a laugh, she’ll do it over and over.  I will say, though,  that she mostly likes to perform for her Daddy.

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