A Beautiful Day

The weatherman was calling for rain today. It didn’t rain. It ended up being a springy-feeling 77 degrees. Not a single cloud in the sky.


We took advantage of the sunshine and spent some time on the playground at the local elementary school.



The cutie on the spinner with Laina is a friend of ours.

Blake played some soccer and frisbee with his dad.


Connor got some pointers on the basketball court from one of our friends. He actually shot his first basket today!


How was your day of rest?

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Weekly Wrap-Up: January 28, 2011


It’s been a while since I’ve updated, so I thought a good way to do so would be by participating in Kris’ Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers Weekly Wrap-Up.

We officially started back from our Christmas break on January 18th.  Unfortunately, I’ve been struggling a bit with some anxiety, so we’ve just been plugging along trying to get the scheduled items completed. So far, so good.

We have been cooped up a bit inside, due to the weather and my issues (Yes, I have some issues. I can share more later.), but this week was much better so we managed to spend some time out of doors.

We decided to explore Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park that lies just on the outskirts of town. We found it has a couple small play structures, suitable more for toddler age, and a larger, wooden playground set that the boys loved. Even more exciting was the fact that the park houses two baseball diamonds, a basketball court and a nature trail.  There is plenty of room for the kids to run around and even to ride bikes if we choose to take them out there.

On Wednesday they spent some time on the playground and on Thursday we loaded up some bats, gloves and a ball and the kiddos took some time for P.E.



My husband found a snakeskin in a shed while he was working, so I took the boys to see it. Blake, of course, started to touch it and examine it, while Connor yelled at him, “Don’t touch it! Don’t touch it!” They are two totally different little boys! Blake then informed me that it was an old snakeskin because when snakes shed their skin, their eyelids come off with it and the eyelids were no longer visible on this one. Just in case I was concerned they weren’t learning anything being homeschooled!

Inside the schoolroom, we’re continuing our Ancient Egypt study and have begun reading Exodus. Just for fun, they watched The Prince of Egypt yesterday afternoon.  I’ve also decided to start with some early American history, mainly for Connor’s benefit, so we’ve started reading the Landmark book, The Vikings and will continue on from there.

That will do it for this week. I’m hoping to get back into some sort of regular blogging again soon!

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