Saturday, January 30, 2010

Hawaii is a paradise, right? The bad, part 1

1. The centipedes

About a month ago my dear hubby got bitten by one of these in our bed while we were sleeping. He said it felt like someone had stabbed him. Apparently it could have been much worse. Now every night he throws the sheets off the bed to check to make there isn't one of these buggers in our bed.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Hawaii is a paradise, right? The good, part 1

1. The Beach!

Any time we encounter a bad thing about living in Hawaii, my hubby and I remind ourselves that we live a 10 minute walk from the beach and then we realize how lucky we are.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hawaii is a paradise, right?

Before moving to Laie, Hawaii 5 month ago, I was totally excited about moving to a tropical island. I mean, what could be bad about living in a paradise? Now, don't get me wrong, it is pretty awesome, but there are a few negatives. So, coming up next on An Organized Mess, I present you with a series of posts on the good and bad of living in Hawaii.

Here is a sneak peek (you can guess which is which):

Thursday, January 7, 2010

We're Baaack!

We started school this week, back to our good ol' independent homeschooling. It is a short week. Rand went back on Wednesday, so we did, too. And we have to go into town tomorrow to officially withdrawal from K12. And we did half days because I didn't want to start history and science for such a short week.

Today was absolutely lovely... Compared with the torture of my days with K12, it was just wonderful. Yes, it was only a half day of work for the kids, but still. The girls did math, and grammar, and wrote thank you notes for their Christmas presents (handwriting, composition - check). I read aloud from The Calder Game. Kali made cookies from scratch all by herself with no help from me and even (mostly) cleaned up.

Inspired by The Calder Game, we made out own mobiles. I can't say enough good about the books by Blue Balliet. We learned about Vermeer and pentominoes while reading Chasing Vermeer, got excited about Frank Lloyd Wright during the The Wright 3, and check out these Alexander Calder inspired mobiles.
It's good to be back.