My 3 boys and I

July 27, 2008

week in review

Filed under: Home and Family,Uncategorized,week in review — by my3boysandi @ 6:41 pm


Back to home schooling 🙂


After play group today popped into the local kindergarten and picked up some enrollment forms. Our Little Man was very interested in all the things there were to look at. Mr Wonderful accidentally took the carseat for Our Little Man in his car today so I biked over to Annes to get Our Home Schooler then on the way home popped back into the kindy. Our Little Man starts kindy on the 18th of August. I know hes going to love it. Theres so much to do and see. He will go 3 afternoons a week and its a easy bike ride away form home.

So lots of biking was had today 🙂

I got this from Amy. Thanks 🙂 If your reading this post I give this to you. You are such a kind blogging friend to care about what my week was like 🙂

This afternoon the mother bear in me arose. My Home schooler was on his paper run. He texted me. I rang him. He was kicked in the chest by some other boy for no reason what so ever. This boy was on a white bike. He was not another paper boy. He simply came up to where My Home Schooler was counting his papers and kicked him in the chest.


I quickly got Our Little Man and cycled over to where My Home Schooler was. Rang the police. Then went around My Home Schoolers paper run and helped deliever a few papers. When we got home we had a hug. My Home Schooler was sore and very upset. Rang his boss to tell her. What causes some kids to be so freaking mean and attack other for no reason.



After home schooling today I cleaned the house up. Completeing what is usually carried out on a Saturday morning. In the middle of it Ialso rode around and helped My Home Schooler with his second paper run and cooked dinner. After dinner and straighting up the lounge I went grocey shopping. Once that was all complete I was wore out. The reason I did all this is because we have a very special visitor coming tomorrow. My Home Schoolers Granddad is coming up to see us for one night. He is picking up a car in Wellington and decided while he was in the area hed come and see us. I like the fact that he reckons hes in the neighborhood:) To New Zealanders being 4.5 hours away is not in the neighborhood:) It wont take long by plane but nevertheless. Still its awfully nice of him. He is an awfully nice man. He has been so supportive of us all. He was going to stay in a motel. I wouldnt hear of it. We dont have this lovely home for nothing. We have the room and besides hes coming to see My Home Schooler for one night just cause hes “in the neighborhood.” Bless him.

While I was out shopping last night My Home Schooler got a phone call from his Granddad. The flights didnt fly out of Christchurch last night. Hes going to try to get an early flight up here today. I pray earnestly he can. I havent told My Home Schooler yet but this might put the visit off. My Home Schooler has been so excited all week. Just look at what can be achieved when he has the right motivation. Ive never (well not for a long time) seen his room look like this. Granddad is going to sleep in My Home Schoolers room. My Home Schooler is going to sleep in the lounge.

Granddad made it just 1/2 an hour late.

He looked after Our Little Man while My Home Schooler went to do the paper runs. We did one each so My Home Schooler wouldnt be away so long and thus spend more time with his Granddad

Went out to dinner see photos below I also had apple and rasberry crumble cake with custard, cream and icecream. Forgot to photo is was having such a nice time.

My Home Schooler, Granddad and I went to see and meet Anne (My Home Schoolers private tutor. Granddad has access to a family trust whom pays for this). Then we went to the airport to see Granddad going again

Rest of the day quiet and rainy. Didnt do much at all. Didnt have to clean the house I did it on Thursday 🙂 Did do some home schooling lesson planning.


Church. Brought some books the $$ is being donated to church rebuilding. Havent told Mr Wonderful he reckons I have enough books already.

did some more home schooling planning – we are going to do our first lap book very soon

chatted to Diane on Facebook 🙂

went to bed and read 🙂



  1. What a sweet Grandad. Your photos reminded me of seeing my mum off last year, kind of sad :(. But she is here again in a few weeks, woohoo!
    Sorry to hear about your homeschoolers troubles on the paper round. Scary stuff, poor kid 😦
    Hope you have a good week Jen

    that will be nice Hay
    thanks 🙂

    Comment by smile966 — July 27, 2008 @ 7:40 pm |Reply

  2. Sorry Jen, smile 966 is me, just signed in as Madi 🙂

    Comment by Hay — July 27, 2008 @ 7:43 pm |Reply

  3. Hi Jen, sorry to hear what happened to Home Schooler. I’d be mad too if that happened to my kid.

    One could never have enough books. heheeee…

    agree and thanks 🙂

    Comment by Alice Teh — July 27, 2008 @ 9:07 pm |Reply

  4. You can never have too many books! I have one I want to send you when I get around to it too. Shhhh don’t tell Mr Wonderful.

    Ooooo now Im wondering what it will be 🙂 I LOVE books and reading

    Comment by lovestitches — July 28, 2008 @ 2:38 am |Reply

  5. I’m so sorry to hear about what happened to your boy. What a lovely treat for him, especially after all that, to have his Granddad visit. It looks like you had so much fun. Also, Mr. Wonderful may think you have enough books, but I don’t think there’s any such thing, do you? 🙂 🙂

    Granddad is awesome 🙂 No I dont think either 🙂

    Comment by Gretchen Hanna — July 28, 2008 @ 2:59 am |Reply

  6. I am so sorry about what happened to your son. It’s hard to know what gets in to some kids. I am so glad he had a visit from his grandfather, though!

    neither do I Barbara I cant understand it. It was very nice Granddad came 🙂

    Comment by Barbara H. — July 28, 2008 @ 6:57 am |Reply

  7. I had to laugh about the books. My dh thinks I have FAR too many but I can’t stay away from them at rummage sales!

    LOL neither can I

    Comment by Jen — July 28, 2008 @ 8:51 am |Reply

  8. That would make me very mad about that kid! I dunno what I would have done… Glad you had a pretty good week. And granddad sounds very nice!

    Have a great week ahead.

    thanks Jessica. i was so thankful for the cellphone

    Comment by Jessica — July 28, 2008 @ 11:59 am |Reply

  9. grrr that makes me mad! We had alot of that happen to my oldest son when he was around the same age as your homeschooler. We went to the police who talked to the boys and we ended up having to teach my son to stick up for himself but yeah…I can understand your mother bear instincts.

    My cousin in the UK suggests I get some self defense classes for My Home Schooler. Im considering it

    Comment by Amy — July 28, 2008 @ 1:39 pm |Reply

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I thought I’d come this way and check out yours. How awful what happened to your son! Working in the public school system, unfortunately I see that some kids can just be so mean! It sounds like you are super busy with homeschooling your boy and lesson plans! I can relate to the full time job that teaching is for sure! I’ll keep stopping by and I look forward to getting to know you.

    thanks Mandy. Its busy but so worth it 🙂 Do visit again 🙂

    Comment by Mandy — July 28, 2008 @ 2:12 pm |Reply

  11. It’s good that Granddad wants to be a part of your Homeschooler’s life, especially since his Dad doesn’t.

    And I’d have been ticked off about that bully too! Keep an eye out for him; that kind tend to repeat their meanness.

    I enjoyed our chat! We’ll have to do it again sometime, when I’m not having to go to bed early (early for me!, LOL!).

    Have a great new week, Jen. 🙂

    Diane Granddad is very very special. He cares about all of us:) We will keep an eye out. I wont scare My Home Schooler saying what you said but we know to ring the police if we see him again. You have a nice week too 🙂

    Love and hugs,

    Comment by lenadianejennings — July 28, 2008 @ 2:37 pm |Reply

  12. I am very sorry about what happened to your son, love you my friend.

    Comment by Denise — July 30, 2008 @ 1:32 pm |Reply

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