So...here's what we've been up to in the past few weeks:
Jonathan turned 6!
We had a fun, laid back party at a local park.
Fed the ducks.
Played Duck, Duck, Goose. (Yes, me too!)
I love doing park parties. They're not wildly expensive, I can throw one together in about a week, and everyone has a blast.
We're doing a lot of homeschooling. I feel like we're finally hitting our stride there (finally!) and I'm enjoying it.
We caught a caterpillar and made a house for it in a jar. Within the first hour it escaped through the air hole (???) and I found it crawling across the table! We put it back and gave it smaller
We're working our way through the list of thank you notes for writing and art:
Math pages every day (aw, MOM!)
And the most wonderful field trip ever; a working farm!
Jonathan even got to milk a cow!
For the last week we've been following up the field trip with related activities. We've learned about wool; all the processes that take it from the sheep to the jacket. And we made butter out of cream! (Mom, remember when we did this? I do!)
It was delicious. :)
Josiah isn't doing "school" but boy is he learning! He figured out how to use a hammer:
And loves to "make soup" outside while I'm cooking.
Thomas has his very own workbook (he loves to "do school"!) and of course, comes along on field trips. He's loving being in preschool.
That's more or less our life right now! Celebrate the special days, explore the world, and (I) try to keep on top of the laundry pile. :)