Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Some more of my silly kids

My kids enjoying our pool

Enjoying summer break!

This week has been great! I went and bought a pool for the kids and my husband and I. I was not able to get a very big one this year, but it's enough to get out in and enjoy. Since my dad passed away, I have decided to take more time with my husband and kids and enjoy them, instead of a little time here or there and the rest is momma/teacher/wife. I got to get this done ,I got to get that done, and ect., ect. My kids have really enjoyed mom & dad taking time to relax and do more QT with them. They are only young once, so we better enjoy tham as much as possible. Don't get me wrong, when it's time to start back with the school stuff we will just like always, but I'm gonna take more time with them outside of school work and house work. So what if my house isn't cleaned 1 day.LOL! That's my biggest pet peeve.

Friday, June 09, 2006


My little girl wanted us to look up butterflies.
I found the most fasinating butterfly. It may not be that intreging
to yall, but I just had to share.
Greta oto is one of a number of similar transparent winged butterflies. It comes from central America, and is found from Mexico to Panama. It is quite common in its zone, but it not easy to find because of its transparent wings, which is a natural camouflage mechanism.Family: NymphalidaeGenus: IthomiinaeLatin name: Greta otoCommon name: The Glasswing

Tuesday, May 30, 2006


Sorry I haven't blogged in a while, but my life has been stressfull and hecktec lately. I have several things I want to post, but hopfully things will start settleing down and back to normal soon. Or, aleast what we consider normal.HA!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Critical Thinking Skills

These are the critical thinking skills books I use to help my children. It helps improve on test scores. It helps with logical thinking,similarities& differences, sequences, classifications, analogies, vocabulary development, antonyms & synonyms, following & writing directions, descriptive writing, spatial awareness, measurement, geometry concepts, map reading, graphic organizers and much more.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

schooling through the summer

Since February I have been working only on my kids weaknesses. I have put their curriculum away till August. This summer we still planning on doing some tutoring over at the Mid-South Theropy center. Also I plan on going around the house pricing everything and playing store to help teach Kb the concept of money and also for all 3 can learn how to add taxes, and count money back without using a caculator or something. I want them to enjoy their summer and not get too burned out with schooling, but I still think it's important to do somethings with them that they will think is fun , but learning in the process. I feel that if I'm able to strenghten their weaknesses they will enjoy school more when we actually start back in August. I'm hoping to build their confidence back up where the school has knocked them down. That has alot to do with their anxieties.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

My dad's obituary

Troy (Ken) Keith>Pope, MS -
Troy (Ken) Keith, 67, died April 18, 2006 at Tri-Lakes Medical Center. Services are Saturday at Forest Hill Funeral Home on Whitten Road in Memphis at 10 AM with burial following. Visitation will be Friday from 5-8 PM on Friday.Ken, born in Pontocola, MS on February 10, 1939, was a bus driver for South Panola Schools. He was retired from Pepsi Cola in Memphis, where he won numerous awards, including Salesman of the Year. He was a member of Courtland United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Marcy, of Pope; his children, Rory and BettyReeves of Vernon AL., Russell and Christi McLain of Missouri, Sam and Carolyn Keith of Pontotoc, Ms, Randy and Pam McLainof Memphis ,Mike and Robin Keith of Pontotoc, Ms, Katie and Daniel McGloflin of Pontotoc,Ms, Teri and Bill Hoffman of Memphis, and David Keith of Pontotoc, Ms; one sister, Carolyn and her husband Billy Mauldin of Tupelo Ms; 27 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents,Rufus Troy Keith and Mona Hendrix Keith, 2 brothers, Rex and Max Keith, and one son, Kenny Reeves.
Sam, Mike & David Keith are my real brothers. Kenny and Rory Reeves are my half brothers from my daddy's 1st wife. Terri, Randy & Russel are my step brothers and sister. He was married to my step mom for 33 yrs. So, I guess you can say I had 2 moms and their was 9 of in all.
In loving memory of my Daddy.

Friday, April 14, 2006

My home & family

My work area & stick horses we been working on

This is me and my work space.
I know, I need more shelves.
I look like a clutter bug.Lol

This is some home made stick horses we've been working on. I'll try and so the finished
product later. When I do, if anyone interested
I'll also post the steps. This is really great for gifts for very little ones or the elderly.


More school stuff

Boys' work area. KB working on computer.

Junk box(not really junk) crafts, colors, And ect....

KB's work area.

<< This is a picture of our work area as a whole.

Some of homeschool stuff

Another pic of craft box. Also our books under printer. (Their folders, critical thinking books and more.

This is somemore of books on my self.
I told ya, I need selves. LOL!
But for our 1st yr we haven't done too bad.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Quote for the day

A person can hear, But a friend listens for the meaning.
A person can look, But a friend sees the heart.
A person can know, But a friend understands your dreams.
A friend Loves at all times.

Monday, April 10, 2006

The lovely life of hormones

I have always been worried about my little girl coming into the life of change. I have never thought much about how to deal with my boys. Till the last few mths, and boy it has slapped me all in the face. I guess being a girl , you worry about the girls cause you know what they will go through. I didn't realize that boys have a harder time than most girls. Oh my gosh! I have always tried to raise my kids to be good kids, but I didn't think about the truth of reality. Things they can't help!
The other day I got my cable bill in and it was $200! Someone had been ordering dirty movies. WHAT! On my TV. I was mad! My husband & I were gonna fight! I told the kids I was upset and do chores and not to push me. The next thing I know my oldest son is having a panic attacked. I had no clue! I rushed him to the ER. While the nurse was checking him out and asking questions, he said I need to talk to my momma. Did my mind ever get blowed. He said momma I have a problem and I'm loosing my mind! I'm having big boy problems. I felt so bad for getting so upset. Him and I went and had a big talk. I let him know that this was part of life. I also told him that I always exspected to mind not be perfect. (He had been ordering the movies. )
I understand in a way how he feels, but I don't know exactly how to help him.
If anyone has any suggestions, it would be apperciated.

Thursday, April 06, 2006


Last week we took Spring break. I thought that I would get alot of my pics on my blog but didn't. The kids and I were so busy. So, this week we started right back in the same ole same ole routine. Well, Tuesday my oldest child had an anxiety attack. I think it was over his spelling sheets. (I do know all of the why, but for the privacy of my child, we'll just leave it with his spelling. That was part.) So, Wed. I went to Wal-Mart and bought 4 bubble wonds with flavored bubbles. ($1-each) That was our schooling for Wed. We went out and played bubbles! Lots & lots of bubbles! We spelled with them, we did math, and a little science. Mostly we had fun!! That is the cool thing of Homeschooling. You know your kids very well and you work around their needs not some system.
Boy!, I love homeschooling more and more.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

More about dealing with dyslexia

What's It Like to Have Dyslexia?If you have dyslexia, you might have trouble reading even simple words. You might mix up the letters in a word, for example, seeing the word "now" as "won" or "left" as "felt." Words may blend together and spaces are lost.
Color codeing your letters help your child know the difference between vowels, constants and blends.
Also with dylexia kids you can color code their work. You only alow them to work one small section at a time. At the very begining put a green mark to let them know to start and a red mark to let them to stop till futher instructions. This really helps the stress levels.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Dealing with LD kids

Living and dealing Ld kids has not always been easy, but can be rewarding. My little girl KB and my middle child JB have AHHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Audio Processing disorder.
Even thou they both have the same problems you have to deal with each child completly different. This can be so stressfull at times because they both demand so much one on one.
Just in the past week my little Kb read a sign at a store. The look on her face was priceless. We were both excited. You might of thought we just won something. She looked at me just a smiling and said, " Momma, All that hard work is finally working."
I'm still researching and learning more about how to help my children.

If any comments or suggestions please feel free.
Thanks, Kitten