Even though it feels like we were never home this week, we did manage to squeeze in a few days of school. Although, it was definitely not a full week by any stretch of the imagination. It did serve one huge purpose though - I will be completely re-evaluating our homeschool choices as well as our schedules. It's just not working right now.
Monday I found myself down at my sister's home for the day. I am really enjoying the mini-co-op we are doing together. It's helped both of us accomplish some great music and art study this year. Far, far, far more than I ever would have done on my own!
Oh Tuesday...Tuesday is probably the busiest day of our week hands-down and it just got busier. Why? Baseball season started this week. I began the day an hour north at my weight loss class and then we headed back out to piano lessons. I arrived home thinking I had about an hour before taking J7 out to baseball. Nope. I had the wrong time. I was home for all of 30 minutes before running him over to the local rec center (former elementary school) for our first practice of the season.
And this was really depressing. Here is a photo from this year's first baseball practice:
And this photo is from last year....
green grass starting up
Around here Wednesday was a holiday. You mean to tell me you missed it? It was N10's birthday! That's right! My middle son has hit the "double digits!" And I've realized I may have to change his name over on my homeschool blog. He's been known as "Conductor" there for over a year. However, his love has shifted...to planes.
For his birthday, I was able to arrange for us to go to a local airport and check out a real airplane. The weather didn't cooperate (far too windy) but N10 has an invite back for another day to actually go up in the plane and he can't wait! This was all a total surprise to him. He didn't know where we were going until we showed up at the airport. Thanks to a great friend we were able to make this happen. Her father is the pilot.
I think that grin says it all.
All the kids who wanted to
(my friend has seven)
were able to get in to the pilot's seat
and try it out. I think J7
thought this was a "video game"
and he to be reminded to
"take it easy!"
Mr. Carr - the pilot - is explaining what things are to N10.
He spotted me with the camera though and jumped back rather quickly!
Thursday found us back on track. They completed their lessons and we ended the day with more baseball practice for J7 (N10 will be helping and he'll be the official "bat boy"). Then it was off to AWANA. Another full day!
The last day of the week, Friday, found us at our 4-H meeting. I'm so glad we discovered 4-H last year. It's been a lot of fun and I think my boys have been learning quite a bit through it. Aside from all that, we've made some great friends!
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