Is it really almost February?! January zipped by so fast. Although it’s been freezing outside, we’ve been enjoying a little virtual preview of spring inside. The boys and I have been watching a mama hummingbird named Phoebe and her baby chicks Bea and Jay. We’ve been observing them online for over a week….it’s very addicting! Sportsman’s Paradise Online hosts over a dozen life web cams where viewers can witness animals in their natural habitat.
Phoebe’s nest is located in a rose bush. We were fortunate enough to discover the feed just hours after her two chicks hatched. We have been checking on them every day. It is astonishing how quickly they have grown. Click here to watch. Congratulations Phoebe, your babies are beautiful!:)
Grant and I have been studying the life cycles of animals and the hummingbird cam was a bonus find. Homeschooling continues to bring many blessings. We do have our challenges but overall it has been a very rewarding experience. I received a comment asking about our curriculum, so I figured I would answer it in this post. We are using Calvert with Religion supplements from Seton and the Baltimore Catechism. After signing up the boys through the Ohio program BOSS, we received a giant box in the mail with the complete curricula:
It was like Christmas! Everything was included, which is outlined here. The world of homeschooling was so much more developed than I ever expected and it continues to impress and inspire all of us!
I still have more to update but a 6-mile run is calling. Time to lace up. I do need to address my last post though. I wrote a review of the movie “The Rite” and ended up pulling it down. My opinion was that I did not care for the movie (and still feel that way) but after some reflection, I realized it could be a good thing. Just not for me.:) Many of my colleagues in the Christian entertainment field loved and applauded the film, as did the author and main subject. So, apparently my opinion was the exception. Thankfully, I had the change to do a little “off the record” grilling of author Matt Baglio (what a gracious guy)! Lol. It helped smooth over my frustrations with the film, and understand a different angle. You can hear the interview here.