Good bye Summertime!

These are some pictures that I found tonight. I thought it only suitable that I post pictures from our fun summer on this first day of Autumn. 
This is one of the sunflowers that grew in our garden this summer! We loved seeing them grow so tall. 
This is Anna Kate’s rotten face.

 Anna Kate was playing with Sadie’s feet. Sweet 10 month old feet!

Thankfulness #377-385

So thankful for:

377. Finally finished the book, From Clutter to Clarity: Simplifying Life from the Inside Out ,
 that I have been reading for months.
378. Football season has hit the Perdue home
379. Our first week of Classical Conversations
380. A God who never leaves us or forsakes us
381. Hearing Jake quote Psalm 23:1-6 from memory
382. Memorizing and meditating on theses verses Psalm 40:1-3.

I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in him.

383. The ladies in my Friday morning Bible Study are such a blessing. I am so thankful that we are studying the Word together.
384. Awesome staff and deacons who are willing to help change my flat tire as I was headed back to Crosspointe for Sunday evening services. 
385. 5 hours of kid free shopping while my awesome mom watched Sadie and Jim had the other three.


Let’s start our day with this poem:

Lord, please be with us today-

Bless our school in every way.

We promise to

Listen to

Everything You say!

Help us as we learn new things,

Guide us as we count and sing.

When Mama speaks

We’ll be meek

To honor You, our King!

Lord, we want to learn and grow,

Because You gave us minds, and so

We’ll begin


The way that we should go!


As is the tradition in the Perdue home the kids go to the dentist when they are three. For Anna Kate, August 17, 2011 was her first trip to the dentist office. At first she was very apprehensive about all of the little gadgets, but she did let our super awesome hygienist, Amy Kellum, clean her teeth. The funniest part was when Amy tried to put the suction in Anna Kate’s mouth, Anna Kate was scared and jumped so quickly I thought she was going to get down out of the chair. I must admit Anna Kate did very well and I am proud to say that 3 out of 4 kids enjoy the dentist. Let’s just hope Sadie keeps the record going when she turns three.
Anna Kate was listening very carefully to Ms. Amy as she discussed the teeth cleaning process.

She was a little nervous about all of these gadgets going in her mouth.

She LOVED the sunglasses and the mirrors in her mouth. 

She did such a great job as she got her teeth cleaned.

An Ideal Day at the Perdue Academy

I am sure that this isn’t really interesting to anyone except me. I just want to remember how in the world I ever completed school with so many little ones running around. This is an ideal day and a rough schedule. I like schedules, they make me happy! 

However, this is my prayer for this year and maybe every year. 

We pray that God would be glorified in our school year. Our prayers are that  the kids would not only grow in their education but in character as well and that  through learning, many valuable teaching moments will be utilized. Also, that we would see learning as a joy rather than a chore and that we would be wise in how we give and spend our time. Honestly, I pray  most of all…for patience, for me! This is  going to be a great school year!

An Ideal Day at the Perdue Academy

6:30-Three mile run M, W, F

7:00 Daily Bible Reading & Shower

Breakfast/dishes/maybe toss in load of laundry and/or start/empty the dishwasher

9:00: School bell rings (no, we don’t really have a bell. Maybe I should get one.

9:00 – 10:00: Group time, (Sadie Naps) we all do the following together:

                Bible: Pray, Sing songs, do Bible study, discuss, review AWANA verses

                First Language Lessons:

                Story of the World

                Classical Conversations Memory Work

10am – Workboxes– I will explain them in another blog. All I can say is AMAZING! (It typically takes us 2 hrs or so to go through our 6 boxes)

11:00- Sadie is awake.

11:30-Noon: Lunch!Followed by independent play outside or in the playroom, and a few moments for me to do dishes and straighten the kitchen.

1:30pm: Fun stuff, or finish any workboxes not completed during the morning.  I usually save crafts, art projects, science type experiments etc for this time. (We may also run errands if needed.)

2:00- Sadie Naps

3:00-Everyone has QUIET TIME. I need at least 1 hour of quiet.

4pm: Chores like laundry, we have LOTS of laundry.

5:00pm: Start Dinner…

10 Minute Tidy: This is where I set a timer and everyone runs around like maniacs cleaning up anything can they find so when Daddy comes home the house is a clean and serene oasis, and he thinks its like that all day

sorry honey, the secret is out…please don’t come home any earlier than 5:30 unannounced or my reputation will be ruined forever. Ha! HA!

5:30 pm: Kids meet Dad at the driveway to ride in his truck.

5:30ishDinner/dishes/sweep kitchen floor

7pm-7:30: Bath, family devotions & bedtime – Clean up living room, take baths.

8pm: Go to Bed. Unless there is a good Georgia sports team playing!

Free time for mom and dad….sit down, sigh…blog…laminate… and praise God we made it through another homeschool day.