Friday, September 12, 2014

Bojan's New Path

Well, Bojan is growing up before our eyes.  Yes, we blinked again.  Bojan is 15yo and now a freshman in high school.  He is enjoying the school and likes the new experience.  He has joined chess club, works in the library and joined some other club I can't remember.  Something about helping people.  Not sure exactly and don't think he is either.  LOL.  Asked him the name of the club and he forgot.  Bojan is soaking up books still.  Always was and is to this day my only book worm of the family here.  Thought it was time for a few freshman shots.  We wish Bojan all the best this year in school.  What does he want to be when he grows up?  A pastor.  And that my friends is a whole other story.  And yes, being serious.   I think the profession suits him well. 

What, you want a picture of me?

So, wanted to get some back to school pics in front of the house.   Bojan grabs the hedge clippers and does this.  Nice, huh?  He is a freshman you know!  LOL

Closer view of the goofball.  Great balance though being a double amputee.  

Bojan, trying to decide if he should get serious here.

And finally, a real picture from the comedian of the bunch.  Our freshman this year.  Next year, we'll have another entering freshman, Alyona.  Year after that, we'll have 3 more entering.  Alex, Logan and Houseguest.  (ahh, now you all have an idea how old houseguest is :))  Bojan will be taking driver's ed this year too.  Look out.  I'm sure his brother will be giving him tips.  Max will be getting his license VERY soon so you'll be seeing him driving as I'm going to send him everywhere I don't have to go!  Why, isn't that what all parents of new drivers do?  LOL.  Many drivers soon here and they are trying to save up for cars now.  We'll probably be trying to help them with all that.   It is the ultimate drawback of having so many close to the same age...driving age. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Grapes Galore

I know I have been out of the loop lately and going to get back into the groove.  With a little one in the house that has sleeping issues from time to time, that is hard to do.  But, promised I'd make time because it helps writing as well.   The other day, we made a discovery in our yard which frankly, not sure why we didn't notice before.  Grapes. 

My grape hunters looking for the grapes that fall from the vines.

The grapes are big, easy to find too.  Anyone can do it which makes this fantastic fun for them.

They taste delicious and we have gotten a bowl full each day the last few days.  Haven't checked all the grapevines on the side yard yet either.  Guess we should!  Made us definitely want to plant more items next year. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Manic Monday-- a day late

Crazy has been an understatement.  Little Guy has been keeping us busy to say the least.  So, a bit of this week.  Here goes:

  • went to a local fun fest for the kids this past weekend
  • going to park this week for a homeschool group
  • kids have Civil War Class now
  • kids take Spanish class now
  • going to nature center twice a month for science stuff
  • Houseguest is taking dance
  • Nik, Alex and Logan are going to take Tae Kwon Do
  • getting in the homeschooling groove
  • have been up for three days due to Little Guy not sleeping well
  • Little Guy's birthday is this week
  • Bojan wants to be a pastor
  • Bojan is enjoying high school.  He joined the library and is starting a chess club as well
  • Sofie will pass Summer this year in learning (mixed feelings on it)
  • house is back on the market
  • getting organized
  • torrential rains yesterday
  • weather is cooling off
  • kids still swimming in pool
  • looking forward to a relaxing weekend
  • going to see Max's art exhibit this weekend
  • Max has been asked to do a commissioned piece
  • Max is doing some odd jobs now (construction/landscaping)
  • Max will graduate this month from homeschool (he had one course left & completed it here)
  • going to have a party for him
  • Max will be getting his license
  • Irina is working again
  • going to story time with the Littles
  • girls are starting to write a pen pal
  • all the kids have grown (Nik is taller than Alyona now)
  • in the midst of our adoptions
  • Alyona and Reni have eye appointments
  • need to schedule a PPR
  • today is FASD Awareness Day

And of course much, much more that I will do my best to fill you all in on.  Many updates to come.   There has been good and bad at Chaos Manor.  It's time to share and catch up on things I've been missing.  I have missed blogging to be honest.  So, be prepared to hear some long winded posts.