Saturday, August 15, 2009

One Down, Thirty-five to Go.

Weeks of school that is.

The kids did really good this week. I however had a slight melt down mid week. I'm still trying to figure out the reason. I'm not sure if it was because my sister/sister-in-law asked me if I'm pregnant. (I'm not.) The subsequent frantic digging out the workout video and daily work out. (The dreaded Shred) Or the vegetarian diet I've been on most the week. (We had no meat in the house and I didn't feel up to grocery shopping.) Or if it was simply getting settled into a new routine.

The jury's still out. (Is it bad that I'm talking about myself as multiple people?)

So today, the kids worked hard in school. HARD. When the (figurative) school bell rang they put their minds to it and settled into their seats and worked hard for several hours. They read science and identified the parts of an insect using insects they collected, Tyler did double math, history was read and an oral review quiz taken. Reading assignments accomplished. The weekly Bible verse and poetry memorized and recited. Grammar and art work reviewed and proudly displayed. The required penmanship work was written and self corrected. What was lacking?


And for that we headed to a well deserved recess. At the sprinkler park. After all, the kids need socialization right? We called another homeschool family in the area who is starting their school year next week and headed out. The kids had so much fun running out the wiggles from the week.

Tyler and Becca were so busy running around and making new friends along with the friends we brought that I could only get posed photos of them.

Hope on the other hand was a more daring this trip, but still stuck close to the edges. She is getting brave about sticking her face in the water. Surprise, baby, it's cold.

Days like this make me wish summer could last forever. But I really like sledding too.


JanMary said...

Now that looks a great reward for all their (and your) hard work!

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Alexis said...

You don't get P.E. like that in public school! Your kids are so lucky!

Marley's Mama said...

Wow, what a busy week!
It's making me even more aware that very soon I'll be heading back to 20 new little faces.

Love you!

P.S. For the record, it WASN'T me who asked if my sister was pregnant!

Laura said...

That's some pretty cool recess!! Much deserved for everyone I'm sure. Glad you all survived the first week of school.

He & Me + 3 said...

I hear the first one is the hardest. Now that that is over with you are well on your way to a great school year Love your recess! How fun.

Amanda said...

Yikes!! Thirty Five weeks to go?? Guess I better get started. :)

Kidding. I might not officially start until next year.

GREAT pictures Bethany!!! You are just great!