I'm so thankful for the life God has planned for our family. We had yet another crazy, homeschooling day today and I loved every minute of it and I'd like to share a few of the details with you.
I have to start this story with yesterday's activities. All of my kids did all their school work (even all the extra work they do with me!) and I didn't have anyone in tears. It was a great school day. The girls were all excited about gymnastics on Monday evening, but when we showed up we realized that Fergus most not have had school for the day because there was no gymnastics. I forget that even as a homeschooler I have to keep up with the public school schedule. So, I took my girls back home and they had their own gymnastics class in the living room. Thanks Nana, for all the gymnastics mats! They sure do get used quite often.
On Tuesday, Shawn took the morning off work so he could take Kolsen duck hunting. They didn't end up shooting any ducks, but were able to see a huge flock of Tundra Swans flying off the wetland they were hunting and enjoy some quality time together. I'm thankful we can choose to delay school work for the more important things in life!
The girls and I slept in (until 7:00) and enjoyed snuggling on the couch for a while before eating breakfast. Then we worked on school for a few hours before my friend, who just started homeschooling on Monday, came over with her kids to look at some of my curriculum. I love getting to share my curriculum and books that I'm not currently using with friends.
When Shawn and Kolsen got home from hunting we went to Applebees to use a gift certificate that I had won on Facebook. Shawn left from there and went to do a conference call at work. The kids and I ran by the library to get some books I had requested from other libraries for next week science and social studies. Of course, I forgot to write Kolsen's speech class on the calendar for November so we missed it. I didn't remember about speech class until one of my friend posted a picture on Facebook about her daughter giving her speech. Needless to say, Kolsen wasn't too disappointed. ;)
When we got back home, we finished up the rest of our school work and then Shawn took Kaylee out for an evening duck hunt. She was really excited to have a special trip with daddy. She loved that she got to use his duck call to call in a duck he ended up shooting. She was on cloud nine when she called me on their drive back.
Kolsen and Karolyn spent the afternoon working on a home-made Christmas gift. Kassidy and I played at least 6 different board games. She's pretty competitive and I'm pretty sure I know where she gets it from.
Tomorrow, Kolsen and Shawn will get another chance to go hunting in the morning before he
heads to work after lunch. Snow may be in the forcast, so the girls and I will be hunkering down at home with school work and hot chocolate. I love this crazy life!