With the passing of my Grandma on March 21st, I filled a Bean backpack with some school work and a laundry basket with clothing and headed to my parent's house 200 miles away with the kids. How fortunate we are to be have the flexibility to be with family when they need us the most!
My family lives on a small island off the coast of Maine. It's a fishing town with lobster pots piled in yards, big trucks lumbering down bumpy roads, a few convenience stores (that close by 8:00pm), and the smell of salt water and mud flats in the air. And where everyone knows your name and your parent's names and your grandparent's names...Check out my Snapshot Summary: Scenes from an Island here!
|The Harbor at Sunset|
- With my sister, BIL, niece, and their puppy, we took a brisk, early evening walk along the Atlantic, seeing lobster boats floating in the ocean, seaweed swaying in the current and beautiful summer homes
- We had lunch at a Chinese restaurant before spending the afternoon with my sister and BIL and visiting a horse rescue farm to get fresh eggs
- C learned to tie square knots and made Friendship Bracelets for all of us
- J and I played many hands of Skip-Bo and Scrabble Slam!
- We went to a total of 5 dental appointments (with the hope of not going back for a while)
- C and J made new friends and spent several afternoon playing with them, mostly in the woods building forts
- I tried out several new recipes, including 2 crockpot dinners and muffins. (Check out the muffin recipe and see a photo here!)
- We spent a warm afternoon "beachcombing" on the rocky coast, finding sea glass and different shells, searching in tide pools for ocean life, throwing rocks into the ocean, and climbing granite boulders
- C made us all pancakes for breakfast, on her own
- S stayed overnight with my sister, BIL and niece N; his 2nd overnight without me
- J finished up 2 Mods in Apologia General Science and several lessons in Pre-Algebra and Grammar; C finished up 2 lessons in Apologia Zoology III and several lessons or days in Daily Grams, Saxon 54 and Handwriting Without Tears; And S continued on with Houghton Mifflin addition, Handwriting Without Tears, Days of the Week, and reading
- We went to Pizza Hut with my sister and niece, shopped at the pet store and then saw Hop
|J and S at the Beach|
|C's Square Knot Bracelet...Yup! Taped to her Math Book|
That was our last couple of weeks! How did your week go? Check out other homeschooling families at the links below!