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Friday, April 6, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up: The One with Another Birthday

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We started off our week with another birthday.  It was TS 1's birthday this time, and he turned 11 years old on Monday.  I do not know how this happened.  Just last week, he was a tiny infant!  We started the day with his breakfast of choice- chocolate chip pancakes- and presents.  These photos make me smile because he was still sleepy-eyed in them :) We also celebrated by going out for a family dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant.  

After the birthday breakfast, we had a typical school morning.  After lunch, we headed to TS 1's writing class.    Speaking of writing class, he did give me permission to post his autobiographical incident essay: God on the Diamond on the blog.  You can find it here.

On Tuesday, the contractors returned to complete their work.  That meant some more real life learning for the test subjects.  The contractors poured the blacktop for the driveway, and everything looks so beautiful.  

I can't wait until it will all be useable.  We have to wait one more week to park in the driveway and two more weeks before we can walk on the newly planted sod.  I'm looking forward to planting some colorful flowers at that time.  I'll be sure to post pictures of the completed project!

Wednesday and Thursday were typical homeschool days.  On Thursday afternoon, we joined some friends from our local homeschool group for a field trip at a nature preserve.  The workshop was focused on weather, and was primarily a hands on, game and activity driven event.  The last activity was a scavenger hunt in the woods to find all the items one might keep in an emergency kit.  The kids LOVED that!  My kids are a bit nature deprived.  I'm not one for hikes, woods, country, etc.  I grew up in New York City, that's my excuse :)  So this field trip was a special treat for them.

There was no co-op Friday and RA had the day off as well, so it was the official start to our Spring Break.  The boys spent the early afternoon at a kickball game with some friends from school.  They won the experience in a raffle benefitting the school a few weeks ago.  Three teachers from the school ran the game and provided a pizza lunch for the kids.  It was great fun!

Warmest wishes for a Blessed Easter from our family to yours!

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

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