Gearing UP!

It's that time of year when homeschooling parents are cleaning out, brushing off, fixing up, and getting ready for the big "firstday" of school. That is, unless you're a "year-rounder" , in which case you're still plugging away steady as ever.

We do take summer breaks. Our sunny days in WA are way too sparse and precious to be spent inside doing school so we're pretty lax in the summer. However, this year is a bit different. See our "big first day" will be fairly anti climatic, since our little Ruby will be joining us that first week of Sept. When everyone else is off to the races, we'll be at a screeching halt.

So, I'm doing my best to get ready, get set, and go go go as much as we can during these beautiful and precious summer days, without depriving my kids of much needed and much deserved outdoor summer fun. It's a tricy balancing act.

Also, we came up with a name for our school. Since this is our third year of homeschool, I figured it was time to take the plunge and fully identify ourselves as part of the formal homeschooling community. OUr new school name is.....drumroll...
Cedar Heights Home Academy. Like it? I kinda do. Our back yard is loaded with cedars so it seemed to fit.