Thank GOODNESS it’s Friday!

Posted on in Kids/ Kids safety/ photos/ School

thankgoodnessWe’ve now pulled all 4 of our school aged kids from school and we will be homeschooling all of them! I’m really relieved we came to this decision and am even more relieved all the kids are totally on board. Today, is their last day! Woo hoo!

Again, I won’t go into details yet, but huge issues came up this week and I’ve had enough. I will elaborate soon, when I can but until then I wanted to share my sweet Jayden’s photos from this week..

He is in Senior Kindergarten and he would be “graduating” Kindergarten this year. None of my other kids attended schools that did this in SK so he was really excited.

Turns out on Grad photo day Jayden wasn’t feeling well and missed the photos. I was called and told if he wanted to have his photo done we could take him this week to a different school to have it done, the photographer had set it up.

Well, dad took him Tuesday where we were told to have him between 8-9a and when they arrived were told kindergarten photos were the next day to come back. Jayden was heartbroken. The next day my husband had work so it wouldn’t work for us. He came home and cried he wouldn’t get his photo in his spiffy tie.

So, I took him outside to snap a few fun shots. Keep in mind I am NOT a photographer – but we like how they turned out!




jayden4That last one is my favorite. He was thrilled and didn’t care that he wouldn’t get professional shots! I have to frame these he said!

I took him to school after the photos. It was that day things took a turn and we made our final decision.

So, after school today all my kids will be officially withdrawn and I will be able to keep them with me in a safe, loving and healthy environment to learn their little hearts out. We will be going to pick up ice cream, and a bunch of fixin’s for celebratory ice cream sundaes tonight after school. After all they’ve been through, it’s well beyond deserved!

Jayden may not get his SK graduation now, but we get to celebrate being free of an extremely unsafe and unhealthy environment. Which to me – – is a HUGE reason to celebrate!

Happy Friday all.


  • Reply Terri Ramsey Beavers March 13, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Good luck with your homeschool journey. What a cutie pie you have, you did great with the photos. I’m so thankful it’s Friday and in 3 more days school will resume. :)

  • Reply Kara March 13, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    That’s a big change, I hope it all works out for your family :)

  • Reply Myrah - Coupon Mamacita March 13, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Your little man looks so cute! I think you have a future star on your hands!

  • Reply Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle March 13, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Good luck with the home schooling! You’re very brave to undertake such a huge responsibility.

  • Reply aimee fauci March 13, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    These are wonderful! I am loving the snow so much. You are so lucky!

  • Reply Amy Desrosiers March 13, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Good luck to you with this adventure! I tried it, but had very little patience to do it!

  • Reply Betsy Segars March 13, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    I love the idea of homeschooling kids! These pictures are way too cute. My favorite is the last one with him in the snow.

  • Reply Crystal March 13, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    He’s so adorable in his spiffy tie. I hope the next phase of your journey is a wonderful experience.

  • Reply Jenn March 13, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    These are great shots! Your SK man is so CUTE! Congrats on the homeschooling! I wish I could, but I have to work to support the family. I worry about the kids at school as it is not reliable. With all the political stuff going on, i’m scared it is only going to go down hill even more

  • Reply ourfamilyworld March 13, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    What a cute little man. Good luck with your homeschool journey. I always admire those who homeschool

  • Reply Maureen @ A Debt Free Stress Free Life March 13, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    I love the pictures of your little handsome man!

  • Reply Jessica Harlow March 13, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    I think your “homemade” candid photos are 100 times better than those awful school portraits! Good for you to do what’s best for our children! Enjoy those celebratory sundaes!

  • Reply Amber NElson March 13, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Thank goodness is IS Friday. This has been such a long week.

  • Reply Chubskulit Rose March 13, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    You did a great job in taking all those fun photos, he look super cute! Good luck on homeschooling all of them! Sometimes I wish I could homeschool my two kids.

  • Reply Nina Say March 13, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    I agree, all of these are frame worthy. You got some amazing shots.

  • Reply Carol Cassara March 13, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    His photos look way better than anything a commercial school photog would do!

  • Reply Heather March 13, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Well it sounds like you made the right decision for your family. An unsafe environment doesn’t sound like anything any parent would tolerate. Glad you’ve found the fix. Jayden’s pictures are cute!

  • Reply Beth@FrugalFroggie March 13, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Congrats on making the decision to homeschool. I have thought about homeschooling myself.

  • Reply lisa @bitesforbabies March 13, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    I said this about 20 times today!!! Now I get a nice, well-deserved week off, lol! Good luck with the homeschooling!

  • Reply Lesley March 13, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Friday is the best day of the week. I like your handsome model.

  • Reply courtney March 13, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Omg what cute photos!!!!! Such a cutie :):) good luck on the homeschooling journey . More and more people are making that choice daily….. Who knows what I will end up choosing when my princess is old enough ;-)

  • Reply Tough Cookie Mommy March 13, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    I think homeschooling is great. It’s something I would have loved to do with my own kids if I could afford to do so.

  • Reply Elizabeth O. March 13, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    I’m homeschooled! I had a great time… I’m sure your son will love it too!

  • Reply Rosey March 13, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    They did turn out great. The last one looks like a professional photographer took it, and he looks like he’s having a blast!

  • Reply Theresa March 14, 2015 at 1:22 am

    The photos look great! Good for you for doing what is best for your child, and best of luck on your new home school journey!

  • Reply Angela Christoper March 14, 2015 at 3:05 am

    Your son looks a businessman haha he’s very cute and handsome at the same time.

  • Reply Colette @JamericanSpice March 14, 2015 at 4:30 am

    What a wonderful thing!
    I wish I could homeschool my children! I have always wanted to homeschool my little ones and they are begging me to do this, however their father are not on board right now.

    Have a wonderful time with your little loves!

  • Reply Donna Ward March 14, 2015 at 8:27 am

    I love your photos and his tie, white shirt and jeans – and he looks soooo happy – I also had some issue in school for my son in the 6th grade and he was taken out for a few years for private school and home schooling

  • Reply Chrissy Mazzocchi March 14, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Awww he is so cute and his pictures turned out great! I’d love to homeschool my kids but worried about the cost.

  • Reply Jess C March 14, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Good luck with homeschooling! It must be a very exciting time for you – and your boy is GORGEOUS!

  • Reply Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama March 14, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Very cute “senior” portraits!! I’d rather send my kids to private school than homeschool them. It’s not for me! :)

    • Reply Jeanine March 14, 2015 at 3:10 pm

      I wish private school wasn’t so expensive here or I would try that too!

  • Reply Carmy March 14, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    he looks ADORABLE with his tie! Looks like he had a blast.

  • Reply Debbie L. March 14, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Your pics are really cute. You did a great job capturing your son and the snow.

  • Reply Sarah Bailey March 14, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Good luck with your home schooling journey with all of your children. Let the adventure begin! x

  • Reply Paula Schuck March 14, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Your son looks so happy and cute in these photos! What wonderful memories of being in SK. Sounds like you are doing the thing for you and your kids.

  • Reply Carra D March 14, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    How adorable & handome . I like the last photo too. You did a good job

  • Reply Megan @mnmspecial March 14, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    He is such a darling young man in that tie! I’m happy you were able to make a decision that works for your family.

  • Reply Taralyn March 14, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    Congrats on the start of your journey homeschooling. He is a cutie!

  • Reply Dawn March 14, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    He looks adorable in his little tie! I’m glad he got to get his picture taken!

  • Reply Marcie W. March 14, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    All three of my kids had a Kindergarten graduation and I cried at all three ceremonies! I love the way the photos turned out and commend you on making the right choice for your family.

  • Reply Jenny Temcio March 14, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    I’m glad your kids are going to be homeschooled. It’s also good that they are excited!

  • Reply Stacey- Travel Blogger March 14, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    These pictures are adorable! I’m glad he got to take some fun pictures outside!

  • Reply Erin March 14, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Congratulations on homeschooling! And what sweet pictures, I’m so glad he was happy with them! <3

  • Reply Estelle March 15, 2015 at 1:30 am

    Your son is adorable. Congrats on making the decision that is right for your family.

  • Reply Natalie March 15, 2015 at 3:59 am

    I never pay for school pictures, they just cost too much these days.. But I think your pictures are awesome! What a handsome little man you got here!

  • Reply Chrystal @ YUM eating March 15, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Awww he’s so handsome. Looks so grown up in his dress shirt and tie. I am sorry you had to deal with all that drama. But you know what, they say everything happens for a reason and I am pretty sure things are going to be so much better for all of you. That is, after you get over than initial overwhelming of homeschooling 4 kids ;) But, you have all of us here to cheer you on!

  • Reply Christie March 15, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Little kids in ties are adorable! Congrats on your homeschooling journey!

  • Reply Beth March 15, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Good luck with homeschooling! Make sure your kids get plenty of interaction with other kids still :)

  • Reply Pam March 15, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    I’m glad you were able to make the right decision for your family! That first picture is adorable! I would definitely frame it.

  • Reply Chene Atkins- Whittington March 15, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    He is so freaking adorable! I love his little tie and button down.

  • Reply Shell March 15, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    His pics are adorable! Good luck with homeschooling- sounds like you had good reasons to make the switch!

  • Reply Aimee Smith March 15, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Cutest pics! I love how his personality shines right through!

  • Reply Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies March 15, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    They grow up so fast don’t they!? My little boy is turning 2 years old on Wednesday and I can hardly believe it!

  • Reply Aisha Kristine Chong March 15, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Such a handsome little boy! <3 Super cute. Best of luck!!!

  • Reply Christina Aliperti March 16, 2015 at 2:30 am

    Your pictures are awesome! I am glad you were able to do what is right for your family. Good job mom!

  • Reply Debbie Denny March 16, 2015 at 10:01 am

    That young mans is so handsome. I would be so proud. Good luck with homeschooling. It will be a great experience.

  • Reply Lynndee March 16, 2015 at 11:04 am

    How adorable is your little young man! The photos that you took are really nice. Good job!

  • Reply Cherri Megasko March 16, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    I’m interested in hearing what issues you’ve had. I have a friend who is on the brink of making the same decision for one of his daughters.

  • Reply Roselynn March 16, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    I love how all your photos turned out! I don’t think you ever need an experienced photo place with the quality of the shots you can take! Definitely jealous. And your little one looks so handsome!

  • Reply Digna D. March 16, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Awww, cute pix. Such a little big man. They grow up so quickly. Enjoy the times….

  • Reply Kecia March 16, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    These photos look professional to me! Especially that serious look…he will be a heartbreaker! I have been following your journey toward homeschooling on Facebook, and I think it’s the best option for your kids. I hate that they were treated poorly, but you’ll have the perfect opportunity to make sure they are safe and happy while they learn!

  • Reply Danielle @ We Have It All March 16, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    I love the pictures!! Thank goodness its friday!

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