Cooking with Charlie

As I begin Homeschool today one of the classes my mother is having me take is a cooking class. So tomorrow night I will be cooking dinner for my family. I have chosen a Steak, Stove Top Stuffing, and Pork N Beans as they are one of my favorite vegetables. So be watching tomorrow to see how I decide to cook the Steak.

Will I use Dad’s new grill or mom’s George Foreman or will mom and I decide to Pan Fry it with Onions? As I know my mom loves Grilled Onions? No, one knows until dinner time tomorrow.

I wonder if mom will help me set the table or if that is something I will need to do as well? Also, what should I serve to drink for mom and I. As we all know dad will want a Beer if he has the money to run to the store and pick on up with. Although since payday isn’t until Wednesday he just might have to have a soda of some kind.


Homeschool Blogger Shoutout

This is a feature my mom offers on her website so other Homeschooling Families can find other bloggers to help them out with the classes. So this morning my mom is showcasing Ashley from Some Random Lady if you would like to find out what my mom liked about this new website you can find out here at

Thank you,

Glenda, Charlie and David Cates


Next week is Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Did you know Monday, January 15th is Martin Luther King Jr. Day? Which means my friends may be out of school.  I asked my mom if I would be and she says she isn’t sure if she will have me attend or not.

Martin Luther King which is Monday, January 15th, 2018.

Oh, the Joy of Homeschooling… My mom gets to decide when I go and how long I go. As well as which Holidays we celebrate. I think I need to rethink Homeschool. Because knowing my mom I just might not get a Summer break.

Although my mom does let me pick out some of the things I want to learn. So next week I asked my mom if we would be able to study Martin Luther King Jr. and she said yes.

I want to learn more about his speech and also why he wasn’t allowed to play with certain children. As I just don’t think that is right. What would you do if it was like that today?

As for me I would play with everyone no, matter there color is as this is what Jesus would want me to do.  If you would like to learn more about                        Martin Luther King Jr. come check out the resources my mom put together for us to use next week on her blog

Thank you,



Wordless Wednesday

Welcome to this week’s Wordless Wednesday for January 10th, 2018

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Would you like to come and play with me today? Once I finish my homework?

Thank you,

Glenda, Charlie, and Charlie Cates

 Narnia – The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

This week for my homeschooling lesson my mom is having me listen to                 The Lion, The Witch, & The WardrobeThe Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe is a book I hadn’t read before. Although I think my dad had watched it on TV. As I remember seeing parts of the movie but as usual  I didn’t sit down and watch it with him.

My mom and I found a website online called Ancient Faith where you can listen to Narnia – The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe 1-2  for free.  Tomorrow we will be watching chapters 3 and 4.

Then we have some lessons to work on as well as some Recipes to make that was taken from The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.  If you would like to check out the resources we found you will find them on my mother’s blog at:

Narnia . . . a land is frozen in eternal winter . . . a country waiting to be set free

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the second book in C. S. Lewis’s            The Chronicles of Narnia, a series that has become part of the canon of classic literature, drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over fifty years.

Four adventurers step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice.

This ebook contains the complete text and art. Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color ebook device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. This is a stand-alone read, but if you would like to explore more of the Narnian realm, pick up The Horse and His Boy, the third book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

I have two other resources you might like to check into. Especially if you enjoyed The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe there are The Chronicles of Narnia Songbook: The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe Kindle Edition and also The Official Narnia Cookbook: Food from The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis Kindle Edition

My mom knows about the cookbook so I am sure she will have me cooking. But she doesn’t know about the songbook so let’s keep it to ourselves or she might have me putting on a concert. Which isn’t something I want to do. Although it would be a music class.


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Thank you,

Glenda, Charlie, and David Cates


I Visited Epic Indoor Water Park in Grand Prairie Yesterday

Yesterday my family was invited out to visit Epic Indoor Water Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. Epic Indoor Water Park is the only indoor water park with a roof that opens up to allow the Sun to come inside.

With this feature, we can visit the facility year round and swim all most the who Which is perfect for my family as I am homeschooling now and can use it the Water Park for PE.

Another feature most children our age will enjoy is there is a Video Arcade. Inside it are games we will experience as old school games my dad played as a child. For those of you who don’t know it that would be when the dinosaur roamed the planet. LOL

Don’t worry about having lunch before you come as they have that covered through there Snack Bar and the cart which sells Hot Dogs. Or skip the food and go for the Dippin Dots Icecream. Which I will be purchasing instead of the food they have for sale.

Tell your parents they offer season passes, and they have three different passes for us to pick through. If you’re like me, then you will want them to get you the year-round pass just as I  want my parents to get me.

If you have little brothers or sisters that will not leave you alone drop them off in the children’s area and you will never have to worry about them because they will be to busy playing.

Do you like Basketball? Then you can join me in the pool, and we can shot baskets as they have four goals in the pool. Or at least I think it was 4. I was so busy looking at everything that I forget to count them.

If you need water shoes or a bathing suit, then visit the Gift Shop as I found a lot of items I would like to get for myself. Although I might be nice and purchase my mom the pair of water shoes she saw and asked my father if she could buy. My dad didn’t get them for her yesterday.

As for the slides, there are so many to chose from that until I have a chance to try them all out I can’t pick out which one I like best. Although I can tell you there is one that goes outside.

Before you ask me if I was able to swim yesterday, I would have been able to, but my mother wouldn’t let me. As I still have a horrible cough and she was afraid I would end up getting even sicker.

Epic Indoors Water Park opens on Friday evening, and they have a contest you should check out. You can bet I will be asking my dad to take me there. If he says no, I can always say it’s for school. LOL As it can be my PE class for the week.

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Last Week Due To Be Tripped In School I Am Homeschooling Now

Welcome, to a new chapter in my life. My dad decided yesterday after the accident in school last week that he would remove me from school. At this time my mom is homeschooling me.

Along with several friends who have been sending us resources to use. Until my mom has a chance to check with K12 and also Texas Connections to see if they can get me into there schools.

For those of you who don’t know they are public schools but you do them in your home on your own time. Although there are tutors which my mom wants me to have.

As she isn’t sure she would know how to teach me everything I need to learn. If you want to know the truth I worry about that as well. Although I would rather be at home and be safe. Then in school worrying about someone hurting me again.

Thank you,



January 3rd Ultimate Blog Challenge Day 3

Good morning, Finally I am getting the prompts for the challenge. This morning we were asked, “Who Do You Admire & Why?”

I admire my dad because he works at the Airport and is in charge of a group of men. Even though he can’t read or write be still takes care of my mom and me.  My dad is very kind and would give you the shirt off his back if you asked.

My dad can seem to mean but it is only because he cares about us. No, matter what my mom and I want to do my dad tries to make sure we get it done. He is kind to animals and children alike.

I hope when I grow up to be the kind of dad I am to my kids. Which is the same way his dad is?

Thank you,



January 2nd Ultimate Blog Challenge Day 2

Can you believe it I made it back? I know before you tell me it isn’t January 2nd. Although you must remember that I am playing catch up for the Ultimate Blog Challenge. As I had been sick.

So this morning I would like to welcome you to January 2nd Ultimate Blog Challenge Day 2. As a friendly reminder, I would like to let you know they will be sending us prompts.

Although with me being sick mom and I didn’t sign up as soon as we should have. So for the first couple days, I will just be winging it and blogging about anything.

Since I still don’t feel real good I thought I would just keep this short and let you know I appreciate you and I would like to know what you would like to hear from me.

Invite any children you know to come check out my blog and have them leave me questions to answer so we can get to know each other better. If you have pets come share them with me. As I love all animals and like seeing pictures of them.

Thank you,