One outing to used book stores yielded this set of books:
Another trip enabled me to acquire these two books for my beginning reader(s):
Finally, this is the kids' bookshelf filled with several years worth of acquisitions:
Of course, the above is not all the books we have collected. I am addicted to books and will grab as many as I can afford whenever I can. Thankfully, my oldest son is even more addicted to books than his daddy and I are. Our daughter is getting there. Baby Boy is still young, but I am confident he will love books, too.
So, this is our beginning. A family with a will to learn, a million and one (or so it seems) books and other materials, a mom who is a research-aholic, and a year until we "officially" begin homeschooling kindergarten. Hopefully, that will be enough time to experiment with curriculums, teaching methods, and anything else so we can hit the ground running next August.