20 week and 4 week Updates

I'm at the 20 week mark today! Baby boy is very active and moves around all of the time. I actually first felt him move at 14 weeks so he's making sure his presence is known. We've known for 2 weeks now that he is indeed a boy and are very excited about having all of these precious children and about having 4 boys in a row! I realized we will have 4 teenage boys in our house at one time!
We're almost positive we've picked his name but we are sitting on it for awhile just to be sure. We actually picked it out the night of our ultrasound. Kate was the only other child we've decided on that quickly.

In other news, we just passed the 4 week mark in school (this is our 5th week). I can't believe we've already completed 4 weeks! I love having all of those days under our belt in August. That will give us plenty of days available to take off later in the year for baby boy or just because we need a break.

I am very thankful that so far, we are all loving all of our curriculum choices. I couldn't say that a month into schooling last year. I'm going to try and update every month how things are going and our top picks for that month. Our top picks so far are:

1. Singapore math-I'm using the Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade level and all 3 children LOVE it! It is very challenging  but they are all begging to do more than 1 lesson a day! Can't beat that!

2. Apologia Astronomy(with Jr. Notebooks)-I think the jr notebooks make this course. It's great and we are enjoying it. The girls do the notebooks but Henry and even Jack sit in on the lessons and Henry participates in narration. The boys love just looking at the pictures in the book even when it's not "science time."

3. Veritas Press Bible-We are doing Genesis-Joshua this year and will learn 32 events chronologically. I wasn't quite sure how this would work out because it is designed for 2nd-6th grade but it's working beautifully. The kids all love the song that you learn to help remember the 32 events. We spend 1 week on each event which is great for the grammar stage. The kids really soak up the information and we are doing 1 project each week. More are listed but 1 is working out perfectly for us. Kate is able to do the review questions on her own and really likes that.

We'll see how things are going in another month!!

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