Sunday, June 5, 2011

April and May 2011

WOW I had so much to write about from the past 2 months that it took 3 pages! you are going to have to click older posts a lot just to get down to the green heading MARCH.

So Go ahead and grab yourself a cuppa, be it whatever you prefer. Cause you are going to need to be sipping on something while doing all that reading.

My only excuse for skipping a month and letting it build up so! Is my to do list has been out of control lately (see how much is written on that one piece of paper above!).

I have been spending every minute that I can painting our renovation home that hopefully by summers end will be our second rental home. When I am not painting, I am catching up laundry (which I also did today as I wrote this all), baking, educating the kids, driving kids to their activities, making meals ahead to be heated on renovating days, and catching up our books.

Oh and the past 2 months I have also been doing a lot of selling excess out of our home. April and May are big months for sales, and I wanted to take full advantage of that.

So read up and catch up!

Track and Field Day Ribbons

Below you will see pictures of my kids in action on homeschooling track and field day.

One of their favorite things about the day is the ribbons afterwards of course.

And cause the numbers in your age group are bound to be smaller in home school co-ops over classes in public schools that means more ribbons for my kids!

Courtney has hers hanging from her chandelier in her room right now!

Highlights of this years Homeschooling Track and Field Day

Diane and I at the finish line, keeping track of who comes first, second, third and fourth. And yes it was a cool day, yet strangely sunny, hence the shades and coats.
Courtney stopping to rehydrate after her race

Thomas flying in the long jump pit, to an age group blue ribbon!

Aiden leaping to a Third

Courtney falling! thankfully the right way!

Thomas with his hair blowing in the wind! MY BOY CAN RUN!

Diane's boy Seth and My Thomas ran neck and neck till Seth thought at the finish line to stick out his arm and win by a finger!

Aiden running his best!

Homeschooling track and field day is always a favorite with my children. Jack usually has the day off so he too gets to take in the event. He held the camera and took the pictures this time. We usually end the day with a trip to the Pizza Hut buffet all you can eat pizza and salad (with coupons of course)

My kids really do have some running and jumping talent! I love watching them compete.

Our Last day of School for the 2010/2011 school year

Around here school gets out the end of May and goes back the beginning of August. This year we finished our year by the middle of May. We are now on half days for the summer break. Which means just 2 hrs a day, and if we get busy having summer fun and the 2 hrs don't get done, I don't stress about it. Usually by the time summer is through we half 20 half days done, which allows me to take 10 bonus days off throughout the year. This system works really well, when you are married to a man that works every other weekend, and prefers to travel during non peak season. We can take off time with Dad in the middle of the school week and not worry about getting behind in our lessons. AND THAT IS JUST ONE OF THE MANY BENEFITS OF HOMESCHOOLING.

This year we ended our year with a field trip to a local Air force museum. All three children found it really interesting. We loved ending school so much this way that I think next year I will plan a never done yet field trip for the end of our next school year.

We may be Frugal but we do use a lawn mowing service

He is called "OUR TEENAGE SON"

Kids Don't Just say the Darnedest things...