April 14, 2016

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  • We woke up a bit later than planned this morning but still had time to get everyone ready and to start our breakfast and school day at a decent time.  Robby took Keaton, Whitman and Campbell with him this morning and wow, what a difference it made during school.  Everyone finished before their usual finish time and it was almost angelic as they all worked.  And when it was time to clean up there was hardly anything to pick up.  Next year we will have two quiet days when Whitman and Keaton are in school but even though it is quiet and peaceful around here without those two, I sure will miss them when they are not here.
  • Whitman and Campbell came home with a car full of groceries and lots of tales about the snacks that they had eaten.  It took a long while to put everything away and then we all sat down and worked on our science for a bit.  I am on a mad dash to complete science before the end of the school year.  The kids have really enjoyed science this year but that curriculum was just a one time thing so now I will have to decide what we want to do next year.
  • We had our lunch and the kids experienced pita pockets for the first time.  Not only did the enjoy eating something different, they were so excited about them that they wanted to make their own sandwiches.  I, of course, agreed.  After lunch we did a bit of cleaning and then the kids started to migrate outside.  Robby was already outside working and soon I came out.
  • It didn't take long for my Campbell, who was riding her bike in front of the neighbor girl's house, to convince their crew to come outside so we all had a yard full.  Campbell's friend and her older brother and sister along with the other neighbor boy all spent most of the afternoon and a good bit of the evening playing in the yard. 
  • I overheard Reagan and the other girl talking about school.  They were comparing subjects and then talking about how their other friends just "didn't get" homeschooling.  Around 3, I left to pick up Keaton and Whitman went along with me for the ride.  She had a good time at school today (even with a substitute who didn't know what to do but had a blue list) and a great time at Grannymom and Grandpa's house.  
  • As we were driving home from Grannymom's house, Whitman looked over and spotted a water fountain spewing water high into the air.  He immediately shouted, "look, a volcano!"  I assured him that it wasn't a volcano but he kept wanting to turn around so he could see it again.
  • Back at home, the kids were still playing outside and after a good 4ish hours outside, they were a stinky and muddy mess.  We were able to have dinner before we started showering everyone and then we all worked on cleaning and straightening the house a little bit.  The girls could hardly wait to go to bed tonight because they were going to get to read in their beds with their flashlights.  

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