Believe it or not, both kids went to bed tonight with not much fuss. Lily only cried for a couple of minutes and then fell asleep, and Rory was okay as soon as he got his glass of ice water. I hardly know what to do with myself!
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I tried a new grocery store today, called Trader Joe's. I had expected the prices to be high, but they really weren't. Most of the items in the store were Trader Joe's brand, and all of them are all natural, which is a good thing. I try to buy natural products whenever I can, and it was easier knowing that I didn't have to read all of the labels! I spent more money than I do sometimes at the local store, but I also bought more specialty items than usual, just to try them out. I had also been very frugal the last couple of weeks, which meant we were out of a whole lot of things, so I had to stock up a bit. We had some of the food for supper tonight, and it was all quite good!
I think I've decided on a curriculum for Rory for next year. Geography Matters carries a curriculum called "Paths of Exploration," which uses biographies of different explorers to teach the history and geography of America. The curriculum basically ties in all the subjects except for math, so that will be helpful. It is supposed to be for grades 3-5, but they say it can be modified for 2nd and 6th. I looked at the samples, and I believe Rory will be able to handle most of the third grade work without modification, anyway.
Rory is convinced that the calendar and Punxsutawney Phil are both wrong, and spring is already here. I'm tempted to agree with him! It has been warm for the last two days, and most of our snow has melted. We're both getting the gardening bug. Rory wants to plant a corn field in the front yard. We'll see how that works. Maybe hubby won't be too upset, because it will keep him from having to mow that part! I don't think Rory knows exactly how difficult it will be to dig up the whole front yard, but maybe it will keep him out of trouble for a while. We haven't really had good grass there since we had construction done on our house, so it wouldn't be a great loss. The corn might actually look better.
We are planning to go ice skating with our homeschool group on Monday. Rory has never been ice skating, and I haven't been for about 20 years, so this should be interesting! Hopefully neither of us will break anything but our egos.
No one has gotten back up yet, so I am going to take this opportunity to get ready for bed, and actually get some sleep myself! Good night, all!