Monk (11)- Original goals- Read 1 hr+ per day, learn to type, complete Vacation Stations workbook. Reality- 90 day Bible challenge which takes him about 1.5 hrs per day; typing progress has been slow, but steady; Vacation Stations went by the wayside early on. Monk has also been painting fences at the ranch with his grandparents and spending lots of time with his cousin who's staying with us this summer.
American Boy (4)- Original goals- Learn to swim and learn to read. Reality- I completely failed at teaching AB to swim this summer. I haven't been in the water most of the summer and never signed him up for lessons with anyone else. However, AB is coming right along with his reading. He's now able to read short sentences with simple words. I can tell it's already clicked with him and that reading is going to come easily to our AB.
Louie (21 months)- Original goal- Potty train. Reality- I haven't started yet, but I'm sure she'll train quickly when we get back from vacation. She's already asking to go potty and makes me change her as soon as she's wet.
Me- Original goals- 90 day Bible challenge for the second time. Reality- I'm keeping up with my reading, loving it just as much as the first time through, and getting even more out of it this time. I'm also a 90 day Bible mentor right now trying to encourage 14 ladies who are attempting the challenge for the first time. I shared with you in my last post some of the other interesting books I'm reading. And while I haven't been swimming this summer, I've been consistently walking while the big kids swim each day.
So, all in all I'm happy with our progress this summer. Next year I'll ditch the workbook plans.