Tuesday, May 10, 2016

As I stated, Pookie joined the American Heritage Girls this year.  The boys have been involved in scouting since they were 6, but after looking at Girl Scouts we decide that it was not a good match for our family and our values.  AHG has similar goals to Girl Scouts, but still keeps the traditional values that our family holds. 

Pookie has loved her experience.  She has gotten to know a great group of girls and after each meeting she bubbles with enthusiasm.  Because all ages meet at the same time, she also gets to see the older girls in leadership positions and organizing activities and service projects. 

In her own words, this is what she loves most about American Heritage Girls:

At long last I am back.  A lot has changed around here.

Wonder Boy is almost 14 and entering high school in the fall.  He stopped studying tae kwan do last fall when his studio closed.  He is active in his Boy Scout troop.

Jophus is 12 and in the 6th grade.  About a year ago he retired from gymnastics after achieving his goal of going to Regionals.  He also love scouts.

Pookie is 8 and has had a wonderful third grade year.  She also joined a scouting organization: the American Heritage Girls.

Wonder Boy, Jophus, and Pookie are all still homeschooled.  They also started learning parkour.

Bear is also 8.  He has probably had the most changes.  In February of 2014 we decided to put him in our local public school.  This turned out to be a great experience.  It let me  be just his mom and not worry about being his teacher too.  It also let me focus more on the other kids education. Because he was taking so much time and energy, the other kids were falling behind a bit.  This coupled with the weekly therapy as yielded some great results.  He is the happiest he has ever been, and we have almost no major behavior incidents.