Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Nine is fine and so am I!

Well, it's been a long long time since my last post!

I've come by occasionally to blog again but then it's been so long I haven't known where to start!

Since my last post, my beautiful daughter has turned 9! We made up a catch phrase when she had her birthday "Nine is fine" and it certainly has been!
She is blossoming into a lovely little lady!
Some cutesy little girl things have made way for more 'lady like' things, interest in fashion, make up etc are on the rise!
I'm really enjoying this season of my daughter's life, besides, it's great having some one to give me fashion and make up tips :)
Every age has it's own charm and beauty doesn't it!
She has become very interested in cooking and learning to sew and we've had some fun cooking times together and with her friends on 'cooking' play dates!

On the home school front, we started Living Books Curriculum when we finished our last school year some months ago. We are thoroughly enjoying it once again!
I love that I can just pick up the teacher's manual and go every day (aside from some minor tweaking to add Aussie history, art, poetry etc).
The books are engaging. Rebekah's favourite book is 'The Children's Homer'! She is yet to realise that her mummy didn't grow up with these books and that I am learning so much while home schooling her!

I've had a terribly busy year with work (I do some part time work from home), with my involvement in the local home school community, our church, and to top it off, we've had to travel interstate a few times this year due to family reasons.
I've missed my blog friends, I know some of you on Facebook and that has been great! However, I've missed the rest of you and have visited your blogs as time has permitted, which hasn't been that much!

I am not sure how much time I can devote to blogging and keeping up with blogs but I will certainly try to come by and visit from time to time. My health is improving slowly which has been great! Thanks to all of you that prayed for me! I know it has helped!

Here are some pictures from the past few months:

Rebekah doing some baking:

A bracelet she 'sewed':

Ron, Rebekah and one of our guinea pigs 'Peekface':

and this last one was just a couple of weeks ago, when Ron got to sit in for the first time on her end of term 'exams'. Here is Rebekah proudly showing off a 'certificate' I gave her for completing her term well!


Ruby said...

Hello there! I am not blogging or reading much either but here I am up late and thought I would check the blog roll. So good to see you and yes, Rebekah is growing up fast. It is one of the great things about our blog world friends is that suddenly you realise you have known them for a fair while and you know and care about them and their family.
As I approach the end of my homeschooling years it is always heartening to see others coming behind with lots of enthusiasm.

Ganeidaz Knot said...

It seems to be the season. I pop round all my blogging buddies but don't often have time to comment as well as read. I am so pleased to have you on FB as well. That way I know you're OK. ☺

Multi-tasking Mama said...

It is such a lovely age. I have 11 and 9 year old girls and they are such a delight too. We are indeed blessed to get this wonderful time to spend with them.

Carol said...

Good to catch up with your news, Rosemary.

Sarah said...

So glad you dropped into blogging land, it's lovely to see and read all your happenings. My daughter also turned 9 recently, and it is a great age. I am really pleased to hear your health has improved, Praise God. xox

Probhita said...

Lovely to hear from you again! Daughters ARE the sweetest thing! And congratulations to you on completing another school year! Glad to hear your health is better! God is faithful!

Vanessa said...

Just lovely! I'm so pleased things are going well for you and that you are feeling better. I am loving ages 8 and 9 too. :)

Susan (HomeGrownKids) said...

Well, it looks like all us sporadic or no-longer-blogging bloggers are meeting up here!

I loved our daughters at that age - thoroughly delightful. Actually they can be delightful at all ages but there is something special about these years.

Glad to hear about your health improving. :)

Deborah said...

Just checking my blog roll too and noticed that you had posted. :) It's amazing how much changes during the course of the year. I hope you can find some time for some more posts soon. :)

Joluise said...

So good to hear from you and know that all is well with your family. Nine years old, quite the young lady:))) my youngest is turning 21 this month and it's kind of sad knowing he is all grown up and my baby isn't a baby anymore .

Have a lovely week