This last week has been crazy. The kids went camping over the weekend with grandma. They went to the drive-in for the first time. They thought it was super cool. What an experience! It got really cold over night, so they all came home with a case of the sniffles. They’ll survive.
Yesterday, they had a playdate at another homeschooling family’s house. Ten kids in one house is very loud and very fun. It is funny how full their social calendar is. Pretty much everyday on in my date book has something written on it. If not a homeschooling meetup, it’ll be a play group, or a trip to the library, or a weekend away with Grandma and Grandpa. They are much busier than I am, that’s for sure.
While the kids were away, Jason and I talked about the kid’s school work. We decided to let them have a little more say in their education, like what they are learning about. So rather than stuffing their heads full of things they aren’t interested in yet, we are going to follow their interests a bit more. At the very least, keeping in mind what they like when I am finalizing lesson plans. This all came to mind because last week, Jason did a fun side lesson with them about the origins of Martial Arts. The big boys really liked it and retained a lot of the things they learned. Not only are they remembering nearly everything Jason is teaching them (and discovering right along with them) it is leading them to be interested in other things. Jacy already expressed some interest in learning about how swords are made so we are going to spend some time learning about that. Hopefully I can find a couple of videos and/or books about it. If the Renaissance Faire is coming up, we could go watch swords being made.
Onto my knitting 😀 I finished the super secret object for Jacy. You can see a close up shot of the color, but that’s it until the pattern is published.
Now I am making a pair of longies for Lincoln. He desperately needs more pants since he isn’t quite grown into Israel’s hand-me-down pairs. The yarn is Lindon Merino in the Jack colorway from Three Irish Girls. I had been dying to get a my hands on some. A good friend of mine gifted me two skeins just because. I love it.
Speaking of Lincoln, he learned a new trick. He can sit up now. He does timber over every now and again, but he does pretty good. Sitting up to play is so much more fun that rolling around on the floor.
Since the kids were on their mini-vacation, we put the photo challenge on hold for a couple days. We’ll try to start up again tomorrow.
ETA: I don’t know what the deal is with the pictures. I am trying to fix them. Grrrr
Well, if you click the pictures, it shows the correct picture